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    • Iona Abbey A brief introduction
    • Where is Iona?
    • Principles of the Iona Community
    • Praying, working, eating, sharing
      • Worship (9am & 9pm)
      • Work parties
      • Shared meals
      • Conversation
      • Workshops
      • Quiet times
    • Worship and work parties
    • Shared meals and conversation
    • Workshops and quiet times
    • The Abbey is…
      • Not a retreat centre
      • Not a conference centre
      • Not a hotel
      • Not a holiday centre
      • But it is…a place where people can experience and experiment with life in community
    • Accommodation
      • Abbey takes up to 45 guests.
      • Bunk-beds in 2,3,4 or 5 person rooms
      • Couples not necessarily together
      • 3 single rooms (disabled only)
      • All rooms small
    • Tight accommodation but space to relax
    • During the week
      • Pilgrimages (short or long)
      • Boat trips
      • Ceilidh and concert
      • Craft room
      • Discussion and learning
      • Music – especially song
      • Time to think
      • Time to explore
    • Pilgrimage
    • Music for fun and for worship
    • The island of Iona
    • The village
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    • Getting there…part 1
    • Ferry or no ferry!
    • Getting there….part 2 1 hour Drive across Mull (as fast as possible!) from Craignure to Fionnphort 10 minutes Ferry from Mull to Iona 45 minutes Ferry from Oban to Mull 12 hours Drive from St Weonards to Oban including stops for breakfast, lunch etc
    • Approximate potential costs
      • For information, and at current prices:
      • Minimum return train fare Hereford – Oban: £150
      • Minimum return air fare Birmingham – Glasgow + return rail Glasgow – Oban: £135
      £365 Total (subject to change – ferry prices etc as yet unpublished) £15 Insurance per person: (cancellation insurance + pro-rata 2 extra drivers per car) £25 Road: Approx 500 miles total each way: (so £100/4) £25 Ferries (return fares): Oban - Mull and Mull – Iona Travel per person: (2008 prices - all assume four people sharing 1 car) £300 Abbey per person (6 nights): (2010 prices - bed, meals, sessions, pilgrimage, subsidy levy)
    • Dates for the 2010 trip
      • Visit to Iona:
      • Saturday 11 th – Friday 17 th September 2010
      • Group booking deadline:
      • Friday 16 th October 2009
    • Questions
      • …and answers?