The Iona Community’s Shop, Isle of Iona

Community's Shop

Community’s Shop

As The Iona Community is an ecumenical Christian community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship, The Iona Community’s Shop reflects this ethos in the literature, crafts and other products sold in it. We attempt to source our products as ethically and environmentally friendly as possible by buying locally where possible, and also from fairtrade organisations, co-operatives, small producers and traditional family businesses.

Community's Shop - 2

Community’s Shop – 2

Some of our suppliers depend on the shop as a main sales outlet and provided their pricing remains reasonable and standards remain constant, we will continue to purchase from them and give them priority over large producers who have access to wider markets, sales representatives and larger funds.

All profits benefit the wider work of the Iona Community.

Although we currently do not have an online shop or mail order catalogue we are happy to post any item from the shop anywhere in the world!

Please phone 01681 700404 or email bookshop@iona.org.uk for more details.

Our shop can be found on the road leading to the Abbey on the left hand side at the Welcome Centre.

In 2014 the Scottish Government is introducing a requirement to charge for bags. As part of our committment to action for justice and peace, we are fully supportive of this requirement and have implemented it before it is compulsory. The net proceeds of this charge will be directed to our Access Fund

2016 Summer Service Times  Please note that at certain times the time and themes may change.  Updated notices will be posted on Iona.

23 Responses to Iona Community’s Shop

  1. Kevin Murphy says:

    Hello, IC friends!
    I’d like to purchase a silver Wild Goose pin and T-shirts. Can you advise as to colors of the latter, sizes and prices of both, Please?
    Thanks.
    Kevin Murphy (former vollie)

    • Alex O'Neil says:

      We have t-shirts in red and grey with the Iona Community logo embroidered on, they come in small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large and cost £12.95. Silver wild goose pin brooches cost £50.00 and we have a pewter version which costs £14.95.
      At the moment we also have a sale on old style t-shirts with the Celtic goose, and they cost £8.95
      Contact the Shop on either 01681 700404, or bookshop@iona.org.uk

  2. Bret Duchesneau says:

    Greetings:
    I live in Rome, New York, USA. My daughter has just graduated from Iona College, located in New Rochelle, New York. According to its website (www.iona.edu), “Iona College opened its doors in 1940, with nine Christian Brothers and six lay faculty greeting the first class. The Christian Brothers named the College after Iona, an island off the west coast of Scotland, home to the monastery of St. Columba.” I am trying to find a tartan for Iona that I can purchase as a scarf for my daughter. I’ve found a few references to an Iona tartan but have had no luck finding such in a scarf. Any assistance, suggestions, or directions you may be able to provide is highly appreciated.

    • Alex O'Neil says:

      Hi Bret,
      Lovely to hear from you and congratulations to your daughter on her graduation from Iona College. We have just had an Iona tartan designed. The Iona Community shop is stocking the tartan at the moment and will be happy to help you. Please phone 01681 700404 or email bookshop@iona.org.uk for more details. They can also post overseas.
      Best wishes
      Alex

  3. Michael Cosyns says:

    Hi Mr O’Neil, two years ago we – me and our little family, my wife and our two kids – were on Iona and in your shop I bought a small silver cross for, IIRC, around 8 pounds. It was a cross to be worn with a necklace, and it measured about 2cm in height and perhaps 1.5cm in width. It took the shape of a classical cross with the main beam protruding further downwards from the center than the arms and the upper part, and around the centre was a circle, so that we are rather speaking here of a Celtic cross. It was very precious to me and offered me a great deal of consolation during prayer, especially over the past eight months when I was under treatment for cancer. Unfortunately I lost it in a hospital a month ago, when I had to go under a scanner and had to remove all metal objects. Can I order a similar cross at your shop? I will phone you tomorrow (Wednesday 3rd of July) to see how to proceed best. Best regards, Michael, Belgium.

    • Alex O'Neill says:

      Hi Michael The number for Iona is 01681700404 and ask to speak to someone at the shop. I’m sure they will try their best to get you a new cross the same or similar.
      Best wishes.

  4. Diarmuid says:

    Hi there – do you by chance have the Iona Abbey image wild goose as symbol of holy spirit as a carving or in any form? It has become an important symbol since I was there for a retreat in the 90’s. Thanks and blessings, Diarmuid

    • Alex O'Neill says:

      Hi there, if you contact the shop on Iona 01681 700404 they will be able to help you with any stock of the Iona symbol.
      Hope this helps.

  5. Stephen Brewer says:

    Greetings
    I am looking for a statue of one of the high crosses on Iona, such as St. Martin’s. 8 to 10 inches high would be ideal. Would you be so kind to let me know if you carry such an item?
    Thank You,
    Stephen Brewer
    Davis, California

  6. John Sanderson says:

    I’m looking for a large communion cup – about 8 – 9 inches high and perhaps 5 inches in diameter.
    Was wondering if you have any in your shop?

  7. lesley Chapman says:

    I am vicar of a small church which has been left some money to buy new hymnbooks. I would like to buy 40 Church Hymnary {words edition] and I wonder if you could post them to me and at what cost?

  8. Caroline says:

    Hello, do you sell finger labyrinths for use during prayer? Many thanks, Caroline

    • Alex O'Neill says:

      We sell two kinds: one is a hard bronze coloured one that is made by Community Member Elizabeth Foulkes, the other is cloth material and made in England.
      If they wish to purchase one you can email the shop at shop.manager@iona.org.uk or contact
      Shalome MacNeill Cooper
      Manager
      The Iona Community’s Shop
      Iona, Argyll, Scotland
      PA76 6SN

  9. Mona says:

    It would be awesome if you could take photos of some of the shelves and list the pieces?

  10. Wendy Lacska says:

    Two years ago when we stayed on Iona for a few days, my husband bought a zip front fleece top (made by Fruit of the Loom) with the Iona Abbey logo on the front. Do you carry this by any chance? I would like to get him another one in XL, in black. He bought his at the Abbey Shop. But I can’t find a way to contact them. No email posted for them.

    Thank you very much,
    Wendy Lacska

  11. Tej Malcolm says:

    Looking for a silver celtic cross pendant. Bought one few years ago from the shop for around £15.
    Thank you very much.
    Mrs Malcolm

  12. Ken Chaij says:

    I would like to purchase the bronze pilgrim medallion/medal that I saw in the shop about 2 weeks ago. How best to make that happen?

    Ken.

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