The Isle of Iona Scotland

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There are many places of worship on Iona and visitors are most welcome at all of them. Service times are subject to change, so please do check with the worship centres nearer the time of your visit. Winter season is generally November to mid March. 

The Abbey

From mid March to October there are daily services most days at 9am and 9pm. The Friday morning service is at 8.15am and the Sunday morning communion service is at 10.30am. During the summer months there is a short service of prayers for justice and peace at 2pm Monday to Saturday.

Email: Tel: 01681 700404

Bishop's House 

This Episcopalian retreat house holds regular services in Columba's Chapel, in the centre of the house. During summer months there are daily services at 8am and 8.15pm. During the winter a Sunday service is held at 9.30am.

Email: Tel: 01681 700101

Church of Scotland Parish Church

Sunday Service held at 2.30pm during the winter and 12 noon in the summer. The parish is now in a vacancy situation and seeking a new minister.


Cnoc a' Chalmain
Roman Catholic House of Prayer

A Eucharistic service is held at 9.30am. During the summer this is held in the Michael Chapel (within the Abbey precincts) and during the winter in the chapel at Cnoc a' Chalmain. Monday to Saturday there is a service at 5pm, for further details please contact the Warden. 

Email: Tel: 01681 700369 

Benedictine Oblate
of Stanbrook Monastery, York

Resident on Iona, available for spiritual direction by appointment at Taigh Bhenedict.

Email: Tel: 01681 700144 Mob: 07851 478534


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