About the group
The Wild Goose Resource Group is a semi-autonomous project of the Iona Community. It consists of three resource workers – John Bell, Graham Maule and Jo Love.
Gail Ullrich is Administrator to the Group and Stella Cranwell looks after Sales.
The WGRG exists to enable and equip congregations and clergy in the shaping and creation of new forms of relevant, participative worship.
The WGRG has to find a majority of its own funding. As a result, it exists on a provisional basis, only taking on events for the coming twelve months at a time. The WGRG welcomes donations and other forms of financial support (Gift Aid) towards its work. If you are interested in supporting the work in this way, please contact the Group at the address below.
WILD GOOSE RESOURCE GROUP
JOHN L.BELL is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and a Member of the Iona Community. After a period in the Netherlands and two posts in church youth work, he became employed full time in the areas of music and worship with the Wild Goose Resource Group. He is a past convenor of the Church of Scotland’s Panel on Worship and presently convenes the Committee revising the Church Hymnary
In 1999 he was honoured by the Presbyterian Church of Canada and the Royal School of Church Music which bestowed a Fellowship on him, and in 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Glasgow
John has produced (some in collaboration with Graham Maule), many collections of original hymns and songs and two collections of songs of the World Church. These are published by the Iona Community in Scotland and by G.I.A. Publications (Chicago) in N. America. He is an occasional broadcaster, lectures in theological colleges in Britain and U.S., but is primarily concerned with the renewal of congregational worship at grass roots level
GRAHAM MAULE studied architecture, followed by several years in youth work, before moving into the area of worship renewal and adult education with the Wild Goose Resource Group. Graham’s main areas of interest are in innovative lay training and education (theological and artistic) and lay involvement in worship
JO LOVE is an ordained deacon of the Church of Scotland and an Member of the Iona Community. She worked for several years in urban parishes, with much involvement in youth and children’s work, faith exploration and enabling creativity in worship. She is qualified in primary teaching and is also a longterm member of the Holy City planning group. Drawing others into creative thinkings and doings is her passion and delight.