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Information on the village of Bunessan in Scotland.

The Iona Community

This world-renowned group was founded in 1938 by Rev George MacLeod, later to become Very Rev Lord MacLeod of Fuinary, when he still Parish Minister of Govan, Glasgow. Initially, he saw the venture as a way of training young ministers during the post depression years, by getting them together in a place well away from the struggles of city life, where they could think, discuss, and develop their ideas and Christian attitudes. This original idea has grown to be a movement of ordained and lay people, of all denominations and backgrounds, who are committed to discovering and putting into practise new ways of living out the Christian Gospel in the world of today, at home, at work and in their own community.
The Community has two centres on Iona, The Abbey and the MacLeod Centre, and one in the Ross of Mull at Camus, between Fionnphort and Bunessan.
At these three centres, groups can spend a week-long stay sharing the common life through work and worship, discussion and relaxation.

Guests and staff come from all over the world bringing wide and varying experiences to add to the groups.

The Community today has a continuing commitment to increasing ecumenical understanding, for the renewal of the Church, and for social change - with an emphasis on social justice and peace.

For much more detailed information on the work of the Community: www.iona.org.uk

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