Tag Archives: Iona Community

Honking some encouragement

There’s a lot I love about wild geese and metaphors relating to them.  I heard more about them flying in formation and taking turns to be the leader at the Worship Central conference I went to last week.  The speaker … Continue reading

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Pitching your song

One of the things I like most about the folk club I attend fairly regularly is the frequency of singers’ nights and the encouragement to join in. I don’t think I’ve ever been with a group of people so keen … Continue reading

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Staying near Iona

Although I enjoyed the experience of staying in the Abbey with the Iona Community a few years back, generally I have preferred to stay on the nearby island of Mull instead. I found the full on programme just a bit … Continue reading

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Reflecting on community

The monks on Iona used to pray together eight times a day – five ‘offices’ during the day and three times during the night. There’s a special staircase from the dormitories into Iona Abbey to allow these night-time devotions, but … Continue reading

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