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A Request from Iona Community – Karen Turner, Support Services Administrator.

Volunteering Opportunity

Ever thought of joining the team on Iona?

The Iona Community have a number of vacancies, please consider applying, or sharing with others who may be qualified and interested.

Permanent posts

We are currently looking for an Executive Director and a Membership Engagement Administrator. Both roles are home based but will require the successful applicant to be able to attend regular meetings in Glasgow, with some meetings on Iona and Mull.

Volunteer posts

We have opportunities for volunteering on Iona, from September onwards.

For information about these posts, please visit our Vacancies page on our website.

The Abbey team welcomes guests from many countries to Iona each week to explore issues of common concern – including the environment, peace-building, poverty & inequality, racism, refugees, inclusion & diversity, interfaith dialogue. We work together, we worship together and we share meals as part of our common life.

We look forward to hearing from you

Get in touch with us, if you’d like to find out more.




Church Army Discovery Events for early Autumn

Could this be for you?

Online – Thursday  8th September 2022,  7pm – 9.30pm 

In Person (Sheffield) – Saturday 1st October 10am-3pm

Do you have a passion for sharing your faith or know someone who does?  Are you exploring vocations, but are not sure where you fit, or know somebody like this?  Then how about considering Church Army?  Either as a support network or to train with us for Commissioning.

We’re hosting our next Online Discovery Evening on Thursday 8th September at 7:00pm-9:30pm for anyone interested in finding out about Church Army – What we do, supporting us, joining the Mission Community, working for us or training as an Evangelist with us.  AND also an in-person day on Saturday 1st October 10am – 3pm at Wilson Carlile Centre, Sheffield especially for anyone considering training with us to come and see the Centre, meet some of the training team and get more detailed information about being Commissioned Church Army.

To book a place on either please click the link below or find us online at or for more information, please contact Andrew Payne, in the Community & Vocations Team.

The link will show all forthcoming Discovery events for 2022 so if this date is not convenient then please do book on another one for later in the year.

Click here to view, and sign up for, our upcoming Discovery Events

For your information, or can be shared if you wish:

More about the event…

Discovery Events are for individuals or groups who are wanting to find out more about Church Army.  We briefly give some of our history, and share our vision and values for today.  At the event you will hear from Church Army Mission Community members and Commissioned Evangelists working in one of our Centres of Mission.  We have over 30 Centres of Mission with paid Evangelists and volunteers working in partnership with a local diocese across the UK and Ireland.

 We will outline what it means to be part of the Mission Community and also give an initial introduction to what it means to train as a Church Army commissioned evangelist. We hope that the process will enable you to see where God is calling you either as a supporter, to join the Community, or perhaps train with us. Church Army commissioned evangelists come from all walks of life and church traditions and are Admitted into the Office of Evangelist to work in a variety of roles across the Church. 

 About Church Army

Church Army was founded in 1882 by a Church of England clergyman to train ordinary men and women to share their faith. Today we are a mission community of evangelists authorised by the Anglican Church, people with a passion for evangelism who are transforming lives and neighbourhoods throughout the British Isles and Ireland.

 If you have any questions about the event, please contact us here.


Envoy – Free evangelism coaching from Church Army

Apply online today via the Envoy website:

 Would you like to learn how to make evangelism part of your everyday life, rather than something that’s reserved for special events? Would you like to discover what evangelism could look like for you in your own context? Would you like to do all this in a supportive community of other Christians who want to do the same? Then Envoy could be for you.

Envoy is a free evangelism coaching community provided by Church Army for anybody aged 18+ who wants to make evangelism their way of life. Envoy is designed to fit into your life – whatever it looks like – and will equip you to live missionally wherever you are. Our next Envoy communities begin in October. To find out more, or to sign up for Envoy, please visit our website: Applications close on 16th September.

For more information, please email the Envoy Team:


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