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Greening the darkness: ending Lent with the Book of Kells and care for the earth

Greening the darkness: ending Lent with the Book of Kells and care for the earth.


Iona Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 April 2019

Led by Iona Community members Rosemary Power and David Coleman.

A three-day event exploring the ancient traditions of Iona through the icon-imagery of its great manuscript, the Book of Kells; with pilgrimage around the major sites of the island; and reflection on how we can best rejoice in and care for our world. For those who can stay on, David will be leading the Palm Sunday service in Iona abbey on 14 April, with input from the event.

Rosemary Power is a writer and medieval historian who works in church ministry. Her books include The Celtic Quest, The Story of Iona and (forthcoming) Image and Spirituality in the Book of Kells, and she also writes liturgies.

David Coleman is Environmental Chaplain for the Scottish churches. He has a post-graduate diploma in creative media and has produced numerous animated films, plays and projected installations that present Christianity in new ways.

Prices for the three days, including bed, breakfast, two-course evening meal and course fee, start at £320 each for two people sharing. More details from rosemarypower16@gmail.com, 01408 621239.

Please note bookings for this event are made directly with Rosemary and not via the hotel.

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