Visitors are once again arriving on Iona and enjoying the natural beauty of the island.  Although we will not be welcoming residential guests until 19 September, we are receiving enquiries about worship in the Abbey Church.

Iona Abbey is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.  HES closed all its sites on 18 March, including Iona Abbey. 

The grounds of the Abbey are open, but the buildings are closed to the public.  Although a few HES sites are now re-opening, there are no plans at present to re-open the Abbey. 

However, the Iona Community is currently working closely with HES so that we can welcome visitors to daily services in the Abbey Church.

The Abbey will remain closed as a visitor attraction, but people will be welcome to join us for worship each day. 

Services will be different because of Covid-19 regulations, but everyone will be made welcome. 

Please continue to check the website for updates and to find out when worship in the Abbey will resume.

For further information from HES, please contact HES’s local manager on Iona, Jane Martin, at [email protected].

For further information from the Iona Community on the island, please contact the Abbey Warden at [email protected].

Share →

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:


Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop us a note so we can take care of it!