The Iona Community

Wild Goose Publications is part of the Iona Community, which is:

An ecumenical movement of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Christian church

Committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to following where that leads, even into the unknown

Engaged together, and with people of goodwill across the world, in acting, reflecting and praying for justice, peace and the integrity of creation

Convinced that the inclusive community it seeks must be embodied in the community it practises

Together with its staff, the community is responsible for:

The islands residential centres of Iona Abbey, the MacLeod Centre on Iona, and Camas Adventure Centre on the Ross of Mull

and in Glasgow:

The administration of the Community

Work with young people

A publishing house, Wild Goose Publications

Its association in the revitalising of worship with the Wild Goose Resource Group

The Iona Community was founded in Glasgow in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression.

Its original task of rebuilding the monastic ruins of Iona Abbey became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond.

Today, it consists of about 280 Members, mostly in Britain, and 1500 Associate Members, with 1400 Friends worldwide. Together and apart, the community ‘follows the light it has, and prays for more light’.