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weeWONDERBOX is a collaboration between the Iona Community’s Programme team and the Wild Goose Resource Group, and is a series of face-to-face events, that mainly take place in central Glasgow.
You’ll find details of the 2018-19 Programme here.



[ Oct, 2018 ] [ Nov, 2018 ] [ Dec, 2018 ]

Oct, 2018

Deep Praise with Diversity

Event Date: Oct 21, 2018

A Big Sing with John Bell, 6.30-9pm, St. Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London. He will be joined by Iona Abbey Musicians who will share some of their own music-making. This is part of a series of events to support the refurbishing of Iona Abbey. Donations welcome. Please book through eventbrite –

Singing Our Way Into & Out of Belief

Event Date: Oct 23, 2018

John Bell will deliver the Donald Gorrie Lecture for 2018 at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, Edinburgh. “What we sing is what we end up believing, irrespective of the calibre of pulpit oratory we experience. In this lecture, we reflect on how songs, traditional and contemporary, shape popular theology.”

Nov, 2018

Singing Faith

Event Date: Nov 03, 2018

Why do God’s people sing and what does it do for the development of faith? A workshop with John Bell. 10am-4pm at Didsbury Baptist Church. Suggested donation £10. Please reserve your place – [email protected]; 0161 434 1451

More or Less About Jesus

Event Date: Nov 05, 2018

Ammerdown Centre, 5-9 November. In this retreat, we will look at aspects of Jesus’ ministry, teaching and relationships, and aim to identify false assumptions whilst being open to surprises. Led by John Bell.

On Pilgrimage While Standing Still

Event Date: Nov 09, 2018

Minsteracres Retreat Centre, 9-11 November. John Bell will lead a series of reflections on how, throughout our lives, we are gradually moving to deeper understandings of ourselves, our world and our Maker.

In Advance of Advent

Event Date: Nov 16, 2018

Holland House, Pershore, 16-18 November. John Bell will lead a weekend of preparing to do Advent differently – reflections on the midwinter seasons before they begin, avoiding Christmas carols, nativity plays, mistletoe and partridges in pear trees!

Tales and Tunes – a Treat for Advent

Event Date: Nov 24, 2018

10.30am-3.30pm, Kinross Parish Church. Kinross Churches Together will host John Bell as he leads a singing workshop and a Big Sing. Suggested donation for the whole day – £15. Single session – £10. Snack lunch available. Free entry to under 25s. Contact the church to book a ticket.

Dec, 2018

Living and Praying the Psalms

Event Date: Dec 01, 2018

All Saints Church, Maidenhead, 10am-3.30pm. John Bell will reflect on the Psalms in preparation for Advent, as part of the Year of Mission March 2018-March 2019 for the parishes of St. Luke’s, the Church of the Good Shepherd and All Saints in Maidenhead.