‘Outside Holiness’

a journey through
Holy Week
led by
Kathy Galloway
&  Christian MacLean

8th-13th April 2020


‘Take us outside holiness Lord.

Out to where soldiers gamble,

and thieves curse,

and nations clash

at the crossroads of the world.’

(George MacLeod)

Although our Abbey Centre on Iona will not re-open to guests until after Easter, we will once again be running a Holy Week programme in partnership with the St Columba Hotel which will provide the accommodation and food. Inspired by words in a prayer from George Macleod,  the Community’s current leaders – Kathy Galloway and Christian MacLean – will be exploring what it might mean for us today to follow Jesus ‘outside holiness’. We will also be joining other residents and visitors in immersing ourselves in the drama of Holy Week as it unfolds through the different services held in the Abbey and in other locations on the Island. 


Prices start from £725 (including VAT) for the 5-night stay and include the programme fee, dinner, bed and continental breakfast, and tea or coffee with meals. To book a place visit the St Columba website, go to the booking page, enter the dates and select the ‘Easter Retreat’ option for your preferred room. Alternatively you can call the hotel on +44 (0)1681 700304

Holy Week services on Iona are open to all






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