Scottish Isles Pilgrimage 2023 – Balance




This is the Balance Payment for a reserved place on one of the Pilgrimages to the Scottish Isles organised by the Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints.

Only purchase this Balance Payment AFTER you have purchased a Pilgrimage Deposit and your booking has been confirmed (via email, at

The total cost per place is 1600 GBP (or USD equivalent at the date of payment), split between the Deposit (300 GBP) and the Balance Payment (1300 GBP). The Balance is due by March 31st 2023, and becomes non-refundable after that date. Balances paid in advance (before March 23rd) are fully refundable until March 23rd.

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The three weeks of pilgrimage for 2023 are:

June 24 – July 1

July 8 – 15

July 22 – 29

For our USA pilgrims: the price of the pilgrimage can be paid by cheque. The cheque should be written to American Friends of the Celtic Saints and sent to American Friends of the Celtic Saints, 3736 W County Rd 4, Berthoud, CO 80513. Please include a note with the names of the pilgrims and the week of pilgrimage for which you are making the payment.

If you prefer to pay online, please be in touch at

For our UK and international pilgrims: the price of the pilgrimage can be paid online, by using the links available on this website.

The price of the Pilgrimage includes:

Accommodation for seven nights on the Isle of Iona and the Isle of Mull (split between our Hermitage on the Isle of Iona and our Pilgrimage House on the Isle of Mull);

All breakfasts, dinners and packed lunches (as we shall be travelling somewhere every day);

Transport by car everywhere on the Isle of Mull;

One motor boat to take us to St Brendan’s Isle;

One sailing boat to take us to St Kenneth’s Isle;

All ferry trips to & from the Isle of Mull and Isle of Iona;

Entry tickets to all places we visit.

We aim to make sure that, once you arrive to the Monastery, there is nothing else for you to worry about for the entire week. This way, we may focus on the pilgrimage itself, on personal prayer and communion with one another. If you need help with any aspect of the trip, we are here to advise and help you.

We visit some of the most remote and authentic places connected with early Celtic Christianity. Some of these places have been uninhabited for centuries, with no touristic or religious routes linking them to other destinations. The pilgrimages organised by the Monastery are the only way one can visit some of these isles.

Among many other places, we shall get to the Isle of Iona (Iona Abbey, Martyrs’ Bay, the Nunnery, St Oran’s Chapel, the famous Celtic High Crosses, St Columba’s Bay, the Hill of the Turning Back to Ireland, the Marble Quarry and the Machair); the ruins of St Kenneth’s monastery and the ancient hermit cells; St Brendan’s monastery on his uninhabited Isle; and some of the great Celtic Christian places on the Isle of Mull (The Nuns’ Cave, the Carsaig Arches, Kilninian etc). The schedule depends on the weather and the state of the ocean.