The 2024 Programme: 

Work Week 1 (FULLY BOOKED)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Come and help us get Iona Abbey Centre ready for the 2024 season. This week is for energetic people who don’t mind getting their hands dirty. This week is available at a discounted rate.

Time and Space 3 or 6 Nights

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Come for some Time and Space to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  Arrive on Saturday or Tuesday of this week for a 6 or 3 night stay.

Holy Week and Easter 2024

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Experience the heartache, confusion, silence and joy of the journey through Holy Week into Easter. Facilitated by Jo Love and Pat Bennett.

Time and Space- 6 nights (FULLY BOOKED)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

This week will allow you to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

Time and Space short break – 3 nights

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Come for a three night short stay and experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

Time and Space 3 or 6 Nights (FULLY BOOKED)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Come for some Time and Space to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  Arrive on Saturday or Tuesday of this week for a 6 or 3 night stay.

Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Led by Iocal artist, Mhairi Killin, this week will include illustrated talks, mindful observation, conversation time to create. All are welcome, regardless of artistic skill experience, just bring an active imagination.

Wildlife Week

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

A gathering to deepen faith, encourage action in love & solidarity with Creation, face truth, and build spiritual resilience. Facilitated by Rev. David Coleman, Chaplain of Eco-Congregation Scotland, and others.

The Miracles Unboxed – John Bell – (FULLY BOOKED)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Has science or cynicism put an end to thinking about miracles of which the gospels record thirty one? Come and unbox the miracles with John Bell at Iona Abbey in 2024. Note this week is also running from 21st - 27th September.

Time and Space – (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

This week will allow you to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

Wild Goose Resource Group

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Bones & Groans: exploring worship beyond words and into the imagination, through body, sound and visual artistry.
Led by Jo Love of the Wild Goose Resource Group, with Carol Marples (Soul Marks Trust) and Jane Bentley (ArtBeatMusic).

Time and Space – (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

This week will allow you to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

Grounding our lives in God’s Creation (FULLY BOOKED)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

The call to live into the 'hereness'. Join us to explore how we might become more faithful stewards of and with our lives in response to the ecological crisis. Facilitated by Dr. Mark S. Burrows & Rev. Ute Molitor.

Columba Week (FULLY BOOKED)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Join us as we celebrate Saint Columba and delve deeper into how his remarkable story resonates in 2024. A week of expansive discussion, creative writing, poetry and music.

Time and Space (Limited Availability)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

This week will allow you to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

Dùthchas and Everyday Celtic Spirituality – (FULLY BOOKED)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

The Gaelic concept of dùthchas entails an understanding of land, community, culture, belonging to place, and land-based learning. Together we will consider the spiritual foundations for such understanding, and how this may shape our everyday practice. Dùthchas programme facilitators: Profs Mairéad Nic Craith and Ullrich (Ulli) Kockel.

Time and Space (Limited Availability)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

This week will allow you to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

Sound and Vision (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

A week for creative people and people who just want to create to live in community, develop skills and forge new connections. Bring your inspiration, your dreams, ideas, work in progress, or just a willingness to collaborate, experiment and learn through play.

Time and Space for families (Limited Availability)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

This week will allow you to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

Time and Space 3 or 6 Nights

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Come for some Time and Space to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  Arrive on Saturday or Tuesday of this week for a 6 or 3 night stay.

Global Song

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Explore congregational songs from around the world, including how they can enrich our worship and help us meaningfully connect with God, each other, and the world around us.

Today we rise! YouthFest 2024 (age 14-18)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

YouthFest is a great space to form friendships with young people from across the world on this stunning, rugged island with its breath-taking scenery. Bring your youth group!

Women’s Spirituality Week

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Open to all, a week to investigate a different perspective on women’s spirituality, finding inspiration from some of the women in the Bible, and how their stories speak to us today. Facilitated by Evie Nieboer from the Iona Community's Young Adults’ Group.

Superpower your Climate Action

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

A week to gather, encourage and re-energise those working for climate justice.

Time and Space (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

This week will allow you to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

LGBTQ+ Week

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

A week of creative activities, peaceful spaces and workshop/sharing times to enable LGBTQ+ people and those in sympathy to find space for both rest and resistance in a time of change and division. Facilitated by Alex and Jo Clare-Young.

Time and Space (FULLY BOOKED)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

This week will allow you to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

Interfaith Week 2024

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

A week to celebrate co-operation and deepen friendship and understanding between faiths with a focus on caring for and listening to creation. Facilitated by Interfaith Scotland and a climate activist, in partnership with the Iona Community.

The Miracles Unboxed – John Bell (FULLY BOOKED)

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Has science or cynicism put an end to thinking about miracles of which the gospels record thirty one? Come and unbox the miracles with John Bell at Iona Abbey in 2024.

Wild Goose Publications Week

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Creative writing and art workshops, storytelling, breadmaking, a ceilidh – and more. A week to celebrate creativity and spiritual enquiry. Readings by Wild Goose authors and space to write and share your own poems and prayers.

Pilgrimage of life

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Exploring our lives as pilgrimage, deepening our resources to face climate change with Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil and Soul, Hell and High Water, Poacher’s Pilgrimage and more.

The Beauty of Contemplation~The Contemplation of Beauty

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

This week will allow you to experience life in community at Iona Abbey. This includes participating in regular worship, sharing in meals and joining in community tasks that contribute to our shared life.  

Longing and belonging: Associate Member’s Week

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

A time for Associate Members to gather on the land and in the space that has inspired a movement that offers belonging and challenges us to align God's longing for a world of justice and peace. 

Contemplation and Community

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Curious about contemplation? Experienced in the practice? We invite you to join us for this special week of contemplation in community with experienced facilitator, Stephen Wright.

Work Week 2

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Come and help us restore Iona Abbey Centre at the end of the busy 2024 season. This week is offered at a discounted rate.

Stillness in Community

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

No programme sessions, but sharing community meals, work, and worship. Not a completely silent week, but a time for stillness and reflection.

Stillness in Community

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

No programme sessions, but sharing community meals, work, and worship. Not a completely silent week, but a time for stillness and reflection.

Stillness in Community

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

No programme sessions, but sharing community meals, work, and worship. Not a completely silent week, but a time for stillness and reflection.

Advent in Community

Iona Abbey Centre Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

No programme sessions, but sharing community meals, work, and worship. Not a completely silent week, but a time for stillness and reflection.

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