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Wildlife Week

27 April @ 4:00 pm - 3 May @ 9:00 am

Two puffins

Wildlife Week 27th April – 3rd May 2024

The experience of wonder is healing and motivating.  We will take the week to immerse ourselves in nature on Iona; her various species of plants, rocks and creatures.  From wondering we will move to a deepened love and solidarity with creation, spiritual resilience and a renewed commitment to living lightly and faithfully on our planet.

Find out more about Wildlife Week in this enticing short film created by a facilitator for the week, David Coleman:


The week will be facilitated by David Coleman is an Iona Community Member and Eco-Congregation Scotland Chaplain as well as other folks skilled in geology, botany, nature management, climate change and ecotheology.

Rev. David Coleman

Since 2018, Rev David J M Coleman has been Environmental Chaplain for EcoCongregation Scotland. encouraging and challenging Scottish churches, as well as training institutions, in their relationship with the Earth and commitment to Creation’s care.  Supported by partner Karen, he has travelled from Shetland to the Borders, leading worship and being encouraged by the often understated commitment of local communities, and emphasising their permission to move on creatively from the ’Stewardship Christianity’ which has been made obsolete by the Nature & Climate Crises, to something which better  allows us to be taught by  the Earth, by the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky’ [Job 12] He is a member of the Iona Community, having contributed much reflective visual material to Wild Goose Publications. He got into trouble for pursuing an interest in Creation Theology at college, but has survived the thirty years since,  as a URC minister, mostly in grassroots church situations, though having the opportunity to learn from the spirituality of Christians from the Pacific and elsewhere.


6 Nights: £762 per adult, £381 for reduced rate – see our programme page for more information.


27 April @ 4:00 pm
3 May @ 9:00 am
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Iona Abbey Centre
Isle of Iona United Kingdom
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