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Jun, 2021

Young Adults Pilgrimage to Iona, June 9th – 21st 2021

Event Date: Jun 09, 2021

Starting from Govan in Glasgow on Columba Day 2021 (9th June), and finishing on Iona on 21st June, you are invited to join in this pilgrimage. Walking from Glasgow via Faslane, Dalmally and Oban, to Iona you’ll be with others exploring the founding story and the contemporary reality of the Iona Community. Download the poster here […]

Jul, 2021

The Last Journey

Event Date: Jul 24, 2021

John L. Bell presents a session at The National Network of Pastoral Musicians online mini-conference: Friday 23 and Saturday 24 July. Each evening, from 7-9pm, includes worship, a presentation, questions and a Big Sing. The presenters are Jo Boyce on 23 July, talking about Encouraging people to sing after the pandemic, and on 24 July […]

Sep, 2021

Ten by Eight

Event Date: Sep 20, 2021

20th – 24th September, Scargill House, N Yorks. There are ten Commandments and eight Beatitudes. The former are considered to be restrictive (Thou Shalt Not), the latter rather vague (to be ‘meek’ sounds a bit insipid). They are long due for refreshment. John Bell will argue that the Commandments are about liberation, and the Beatitudes about the […]

Nov, 2021

Horror and Humour in the Bible

Event Date: Nov 19, 2021

Minsteracres Retreat Centre, Consett, Co. Durham, Fri 19th – Sun 21st Nov.  To the casual reader, humour in the Bible can be totally lost, mostly because we have a habit, when reading privately, of hearing the dullest lector or priest reading the verses in a monotone. But the humour is there, in the Old Testament […]

Dec, 2021

The Forgotten Stories

Event Date: Dec 10, 2021

10th – 12th December, Ammerdown Centre, Somerset. The notion that ‘Christmas is a time for the kids’ has helped to turn the Advent and Christmas seasons into a babyfest. It also eclipses the significance of incarnation, the importance of adults and even the connection to a woman who murdered a man in a campsite. This […]