M- 619 - Joining Up the Body: Building the Common Life of the Church
John Bell is a hymn-writer, a Church of Scotland minister, and member of the Iona Community. He lives in Glasgow where he studied Arts and Theology. He lectures, preaches and conducts seminars across the denominations in Europe, North America, Australasia, and more recently, in Southern Africa. He is a hymn writer, author and occasional broadcaster on national radio and television, but retains a primary passion for congregational song. He and the work he shares with his colleagues have been honored by the Royal School of Church Music, the Hymn Society in the US & Canada, and the University of Glasgow.
Bell is also a resource worker at the Iona Community which is an association of men and women, lay and ordained, fully ecumenical in membership, committed to the renewal of the Church and Society.