Enriching Christian worship through music and the arts

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An Afternoon with John Bell

Saturday 26 October 2019 - Bury St Edmunds

Sunday 27 October 2019 - Colchester

125 people gathered in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and over 50 in Colchester, to enjoy a workshop led by Revd John Bell, of the Iona Community.


John is a preacher, hymnwriter, composer, lecturer and broadcaster whose passion is to enable congregations to find their voice.  From the very start of the workshop he had participants, many of whom had no choral experience, singing in four-part harmony without accompaniment, covering a range of music that could be used in any congregation.


The workshop was followed by an Iona-style service incorpoarting some of the music from the day.

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"Brilliant leadership and encouragement"

"John's leading is warm, inspirational and uplifting"

"It brought back confidence in my own voice"

"Full of the joy of worship"