Applications from Associate or Young Adult Group members for full membership are open all year round. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further information.

As a consequence of the global pandemic the Iona Community, like many small charities, is working with reduced staff capacity. Please bear with us, and accept our apoloiges, if membership queries are dealt with more slowly than we, or you, would like.

Become part of our movement 

We invite you to join the Iona Community and so become part of a global movement. Together we seek a more just and equal society, a more sustainable way of living on the earth, and a progressive renewal of the Church and its worship. 

If you have any questions about membership, please contact [email protected]  

Become an Associate Member 

Associate Membership is for those who want to deepen their connection with the Community’s life and work. As an Associate Member you are invited to commit to participating in the life of the Community by observing the Rule – although without the commitment to accountability.

Associates membership requires a minimum donation of £60 annually, £85 for couples or a concessionary rate of £25.  

Associate Members receive: 

  • A welcome pack with a recent issue of Coracle 
  • Two issues a year of our magazine, Coracle
  • The Iona Community Annual Report 
  • Regular updates throughe-Coracle, our digital newsletter featuring news and stories of our Members actions from around the world 
  • An annual copy of the Iona Community Prayer Book (online)
  • Invitations to online learning opportunities
  • An invitation to connect with your Region and to join our Common Concern Networks

You can become an Associate Member of the Iona Community HERE 

If you are based in the United States of America please become an Associate Member through the Iona Community New World Foundation

Become a Friend 

Friends are people who have an interest in the concerns and work of the Iona Community and want to maintain a connection with it. They support the Community’s work with a donation of £40 per annum (concession rate of £22) and receive: 

  • Two issues a year of our magazine, Coracle
  • The Iona Community Annual Report 
  • Invitations to online learning opportunities
  • Regular updates through e-Coracle, our digital newsletter featuring news and stories of our Members actions from around the world 

Please become a Friend online HERE 

If you are based in the United States of America please become a Friend through the Iona Community New World Foundation.

Become a member of the Young Adults’ Group 

The Iona Community Young Adults’ Group is a dispersed group of people aged between 18 and 30 with a passion for justice and peace, who wish to explore what it means to belong to the Iona Community. They follow a Commitment similar to the Members’ Rule, and together explore spirituality and faith, actively campaign for social justice and are committed to the work and ethos of the Iona Community.  

The group communicates regularly over social media and have monthly online meetings focussing on a variety of topics. Some YAG members may have a view to become an Associate or a Member in the future, but this is not true for everyone. The Young Adults’ Group welcomes all young adults who have heard about the Iona Community through any means and want to explore it further. 

Members of the Young Adults’ Group receive the same information as Associates.  

For more information please contact [email protected] 

Become a Full Member  

Associate or YAG members of over two years’ standing are eligible to apply to join the 2–year New Members’ Programme with a view to becoming a full Member. Please bear in mind that this is a demanding commitment – including of time for meeting regularly with other Members. As well as considering the Rule, please read the New Members’ guidelines as part of your discernment.

For practical and environmental reasons, we do not currently accept people onto the new Members programme who live outside of mainland Europe. This model is currently under review. In the meantime, we are delighted to point you to sister networks in North America and in Australia.

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