In our Region we have 20 Members and their partners, and about 150 Associate Members, as well as supportors and Friends.
HOW WE WORK IN THIS REGION
The Midlands covers a large area and a wide range of places and peoples, and includes the major city of Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, Oxford and lots of smaller towns and villages.
We currently meet quarterly online to greet and say the Iona Office together.
The Office is led by different people each time, with live or recorded music and strong themes, which are echoed in break-out room discussions. We have also hosted online book groups and in July 2021 were able to meet in person in Leamington Spa.
We are beginning to plan for a time when the pandemic is no longer dominating our lives. We hope to enable further social gatherings in person, a retreat, a book group, and an annual plenary, as well as sustaining the online regular gatherings to say the Office.
We are getting to know one another across the region, despite the physical distances and disparate lives, and we also encourage and meet one another through the Iona Common Concern Networks.
KEY PARTNERS AND NETWORKS IN THIS REGION
Members and Associate Members from the region have been part of the Iona Community presence at the Greenbelt festival and also the Glastonbury festival.