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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 current programme here.


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Oct, 2019

The Gifts That Others Bring

Event Date: Oct 28, 2019

28th Oct – 1st Nov, Launde Abbey. This retreat, led by John Bell, will allow us to savour spiritual and biblical insights from Christian outside Europe. We will explore prayer and wisdom emerging from Africa, Asia and South America, guided by a principle deeply held by the Japanese theologian, Kosuke Koyama that the mother-tongue God […]

Everybody Sing!

Event Date: Oct 27, 2019

Lion Walk Church, Colchester. An afternoon of singing, exploring the life of Jesus and our own seasons of life.  Experience John Bell’s unique gift of enabling anyone to make music, even those with no previous experience of singing with others. Two aspects of the musical life of the church to which scant attention has been paid […]

Everybody Sing!

Event Date: Oct 26, 2019

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St. Edmunds. An afternoon of singing, exploring the life of Jesus and our own seasons of life.  Experience John Bell’s unique gift of enabling anyone to make music, even those with no previous experience of singing with others. Two aspects of the musical life of the church to which scant attention has […]

An Intimate Evening with… Mark Burrows

Event Date: Oct 24, 2019

7pm, Glasgow, Community House. Mark Burrows is an academic theologian and published poet as fluent in German as in the American English which is his native tongue. He contributes to and edits poetry magazines as well as being an avid translator of texts from German into English. He will engage in conversation about his work […]

Befriending Autumn

Event Date: Oct 23, 2019

Kicking Leaves and Kindling Fires: 23rd-28th October 2019 Do you think of yourself as someone who lives creatively? Do you habitually draw on art, writing, making things, time outdoors, to reflect on life? Are you curious about the practices that others practise, that help us stay alive, especially in the darker months of the year? […]

The Greening of God

Event Date: Oct 18, 2019

18th-20th Oct, Holland House, Worcs. A review of why ecology and faith were together in the beginning, were torn asunder, and now desperately need to find each other again IF God really loves the world. Many of John Bell’s songs and writings touch on God’s love of what God has made. Holland House too has […]

Revisiting the Psalms

Event Date: Oct 14, 2019

14th-18th October, Scargill House, N Yorks. For some people the Psalms are evocative of what they learned by rote in childhood. Others associate them with particularly poignant events – weddings and funerals. Others yet may regard them as an unnecessary intrusion between the Old Testament and the Epistle when a nice worship song would be […]

Come & See

Event Date: Oct 12, 2019

12-13 October, Christ the King High School, Southport. THE IRENAEUS PROJECT FOR SPIRITUALITY ‘Come & See’ conference 2019 including workshops with John L. Bell: God’s Gift of Diversity – looking at how this theme runs through the scriptures and should run into the Church. Body of Christ or Audience of Strangers – looking at the […]

Community Hymn Sing & Workshop with John Bell

Event Date: Oct 05, 2019

First Congregational Church, Houston, TX, USA. Join us for a weekend of learning, singing, and inspiration with John Bell. Sat 5th Workshop 1.30-4.30pm includes the topics, The imaginative use of limited resources, and Jesus – absent or present in the Church’s song? Sun 6th Hymn Sing 3.00-4.30pm – ‘World-Wide Singing’

A Big Sing for the Missing Jesus

Event Date: Oct 02, 2019

New York Ave Presbyterian Church, Washington DC, USA. What we sing shapes what we believe. This explains why, for many people Jesus is considered to be ‘gentle, meek and mild’; words which are a hangover from Victorian childhood hymns. But little will displace that image as long as we concentrate our song of Jesus on […]