Revd Dr John Bell

Member, Iona Community

John is a member of the Iona Community, delivering lectures around the world on issues surrounding liturgy, music and spirituality.

He does not possess a marriage certificate, driver's licence, iPod, mobile phone or camera, but is an occasional contributor to Radio 4's Thought for the Day.


John is based in Glasgow, where, in association with colleagues and congregations, he has produced numerous collections of hymns and worship material, several of which are now published in translation.

Lecture titles

  • Rediscovering the Bible as the People‚Äôs Book
  • Singing our Way Into or Out of Belief
  • The Importance of the Imagination