The abbey

The Abbey

Winter & Spring services in the Abbey Church

If you’re on Iona, join us for morning worship in the Abbey at 9.00am Monday to Saturday and at 10.30am on Sunday.  Click here for more information and to book your place in advance.


The Abbey Centre

The Iona Abbey Centre has been beautifully refurbished and made more accessible over the last three years.  The Abbey will be open to residential guests when the current Covid restrictions are lifted and we look forward to throwing open the doors and welcoming our first visitors.

The Iona Abbey Centre comprises the buildings that were rebuilt by the founding members of the Iona Community. Built of stone and slate, these were originally the living quarters of the monks and have retained a distinctly monastic feel.

Corridors and staircases link the shared bedrooms with the washrooms, the magnificent Refectory (dining hall), the Abbey Cloisters and the medieval Abbey Church itself.  

Resident guests gather in the ancient Chapter House for formal sessions, relax in the cosy Common Room and have the opportunity to read or reflect in the impressive wood-paneled library overlooking the Sound of Iona. 

The ancient Abbey Church of St Mary is under the care of Historic Environment Scotland which is responsible for the upkeep of the fabric, the grounds and the museum.

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