What is the Iona Community?

Our short flyer ‘About the Iona Community’ and our longer strategic vision, ‘Transforming Lives to Change the World’ will give you core information about our work and witness inlcuiding our Strategic Vision.

Our movement

We are Members, Associate Members, Youth and Staff, Volunteers and Friends of the Iona Community. What we share, expressed in many different ways, is an experience of the liberating power of Jesus Christ, and a commitment to the personal and social transformation that spring from the vision and values of the gospel.

Members share a common Rule which includes:

  • Daily prayer and reading the Bible
  • Mutual sharing and accountability for our use of time and money
  • Regular meeting together
  • Action and reflection for justice, peace and the integrity of creation

Members meet regularly throughout the year in local and regional groups, around our Common Concerns, and in plenary gatherings, usually including a week on Iona.

Our organisational work

Although we maintain three island centres (Iona Abbey and the MacLeod Centre on Iona, one at Camas on the nearby island of Mull), our mainland home in Glasgow is our base for:

For further information about the Iona Community, our concerns and how to get involved, please email [email protected]

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