Work Week 1
March 9, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - March 15, 2024 @ 9:00 am
Work Week 1: 9th -15th March 2024
An opportunity to help our staff team in the many tasks to ready the Abbey as a place of welcome and hospitality for the forthcoming season.
This week is for energetic people who don’t mind getting their hands dirty. Typical work involves working with our team of volunteers and resident staff on gardening, maintenance involving basic DIY, cleaning, moving objects and materials for worship between the Abbey church and the Michael Chapel at each end of the season.
Guests on work week participate in the rhythm and routine of work and worship in community. Previous work week participants describe the wonderful energy of working work together over this ‘demanding common task’, using their varied gifts. Lots of laughter is shared at the work week ceilidh and there is some free time towards the end of the week to explore Iona.
‘I learnt how the community works and how it all comes together to create something amazing.’ Work Week participant ’23
‘The experience of living in community was very spiritual. I live alone so at first it took a bit of getting used to but the joy of community has been infectious.’ Work Week participant ’23
We also have a work week in November (2nd – 9th) as we prepare the Abbey for the quieter months of winter.
6 Nights: This week is offered at an early-season discounted rate of £381.