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‘Have Yourself A Needy Little Christmas’

          Reflecting on need and desire in the gospel of Mark Holy City & Wild Goose's  annual Urban Retreat with Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet, peace & reconciliation worker and Leader of the Corrymeela Community. “What do you want?” is the intriguing question that Jesus asks Bartimaeus in the gospel of Mark.

£30 – £50

WEEWONDERBOX: Advent Rhymes – Poems to trouble the season

John in NLights

For the last 6 years, Holy City has collaborated with the wonderful Pádraig Ó Tuama in offering an Urban Retreat in Advent in Glasgow's city centre. This is the now the 7th glorious occasion.

This year, Pádraig will engage with poetry ... about religion, Christmas, Mrs Claus and other tinselled characters. Pádraig will bring some examples and retreat participants are invited to do the same.

These poems will be used to talk about Advent, Christmas, our stories and our cities, to engage in discussions and delights.

£20.00 – £40.00

weeWONDERBOX: Entertaining Advent

John in NLights

A weeWONDERBOX 2016-17 afternoon retreat in the city for Advent An afternoon retreat in the heart of the city for those who want to get away from the crowds or who prefer to be downtown by day. This afternoon Advent retreat, led by John L. Bell and Pat Bennett, provides a chance to step back


John in NLights

Unfortunately, due to low booking, this event has regretfully been cancelled. A short, afternoon urban retreat for those who wish to reflect in the midst of the season. Following our successful Advent urban retreat in December (Entertaining Advent), this is a second opportunity to take time to focus on the stories, practices and prayerful challenges


WWBOX: The Three Marys in The Gospel Tradition (Urban Retreat)

John in NLights

Looking at the gospel stories through the stories of three women: Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, Mary of Magdala The three Marys have been characters upon whom Christianity has long hung archetypes: Virgin, Bossy, Prostitute. During this urban retreat, Pádraig Ó Tuama will help us explore the stories of these extraordinary women in the


John in NLights

Unfortunately, due to a low level of interest Dust & Ashes has been cancelled. Our apologies. A Lenten Urban Retreat A short, afternoon time for reflection in the city, for those who wish to ponder the nature of the season. Following previous successful urban retreats, this is a second opportunity to take time to focus


Have a Complicated Advent, with RS Thomas

John in NLights

An Advent Urban Retreat with Pádraig Ó Tuama R.S. Thomas was a Welsh poet and priest. Prolific in publishing during his lifetime, his work spanned landscape, religion, nationalism, power and prayer. At once both soothing and unsettling, his work takes strong language and puts it into the place of poetry and prayer. When considering the

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