Following the success of our 2017 & 2018 Autumn Encounters series, we’re delighted to offer three further retreats this October -November.

Based once again at the St Columba Hotel, these 5-night led retreats offer the chance to stop, draw breath and take stock against the beautiful colourscape of Iona in autumn.

Each retreat is very different – there’s a chance to immerse yourself in poetry, in creative seasonal playfulness of various kinds and in an exploration the paradoxical play of light and shade in art and faith. Follow the links for further information on each retreat.

18th-23rd October
Ripening in Wisdom: Elder Poets as Sages for the Harvest of Life

Mark Burrows, Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Bochum

23rd-28th October
Kicking Leaves and Kindling Fires
Jo Love, Wild Goose Resource Group

28th October – 2nd November
Lighting the Dark, Darkening the Light: Exploring the Shadows of Art and Faith

Debbie Lewer, University of Glasgow

Prices start at £735 per person and include continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation and programme charges.

Places can be reserved via the St Columba website or by phoning the hotel on 44 (0)1681 700 304


If you’d like to advertise these retreats in your local Church or around your own networks, you can download a file for an A4 poster and a small  flyer below. Thank you.

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