The Iona Creed

In these difficult days of the COVID 19 pandemic, we draw strength from our faith.  Our faith is grounded in a loving God, described powerfully in the Iona Creed:

The Iona* Creed


We believe that God is present

            in the darkness before the dawn:

            in the waiting and uncertainty

            where fear and courage join hands,

            conflict and caring link arms,

            and the sun rises over barbed wire.

            We believe in a with-us God

            who sits down in our midst

            to share our humanity.

            We affirm a faith

            that takes us beyond a safe place:

            into action, into vulnerability…

            We commit ourselves to work for change

            and put ourselves on the line:

            to bear responsibility, take risks,

            live powerfully and face humiliation:

            to stand with those on the edge,

            to choose life and be used by the Spirit

                                                for God’s new community of hope.  Amen.

*The Iona Community is an ecumenical Christian group living on an island off the west coast of Scotland.