Alternativity … for alternative ways to celebrate Christmas.
Art Beat (Jane Bentley) … a wonderful wee wumman who drums magnificently and will get you doing the same!
Paul Baker-Hernandez (singer/ activist) … a man who sings and works for social justice & reconciliation, with his heart, soul and hands… and a magic wee guitar made out of floorboards and toilet seats…
Christian Aid (Scotland)
Creative Space (St George’s West, Edinburgh) … a place for debate, exploration and creative reflection in the heart of Auld Reekie.
Fischy Music (Scotland)… great songs and stuff for kids from Stephen Fischbacher, Suzanne Adam et al.
GIA Publications (USA) … WGRG’s N.American publisher, based in Chicago. If you are in the US or Canada, many (though not all) of the titles available in the WGRG Shop are also available from GIA… now, please note (and not that we don’t want to relieve you of your hard-earned money) but you should check here with the GIA site in case you can get what you’re looking for more cheaply and quickly…
Glasgow Churches Together (Scotland) … the clearing house and centre for ecumenical church activity in The Dear Green Place.
Greenbelt (UK) … the premiere Christian Arts festival, in Cheltenham every August… and in lots of smaller ways at other times and in other places.
Halfway To Heaven (Scotland) … an experimental collecting place for writings, reviews, quotes and opinion, edited by ex-Wild Goose Worship Group member, Neil Glover. Lots of resources on current theological debates, news, sermon building blocks, musings and other useful resources.
Marty Haugen (USA) … leading US composer of congregational songs.
Hold This Space (Australia) … Cheryl Lawrie creates and resources alternative worship spaces & liturgy for those on the edges of church.
Holy City (Glasgow) … WGRG’s very own worship & workshop event and laboratory for liturgy and lunacy, monthly at Renfield St Stephens Church, Bath Street (Oct – May), in collaboration with an odd collection of Glaswegian citizens.
Iona Community (Scotland) … the unique, Scottish ecumenical community, under whose auspices WGRG operate. Work & worship, prayer & politics, with its Glasgow base & residential centres on Iona (the Abbey & the MacLeod Centre).
Iona Community Youth (Scotland) … the young yins associated with the above.
Labyrinth (Edinburgh) … Fiona Fidgin can bring her replica of the Chartres Labyrinth for you to walk in meditative and reflective ways.
Living the Questions (USA) … the faith exploration programme for progressive Christians. Available in DVD, both from LTQ in the US and Wild Goose Publications here in Glasgow.
James MacMillan (Scotland) … home page for Scotland’s premiere composer of classical delight. Much admired by Dr. J.L. Bell…
Progressive Christian Network (PCN) … works to promote and support open and contemporary Christian understanding. They host a network of local groups across the UK, a radical quarterly newsletter, and organise regular conferences and events. Members are from all denominations and they are linked with other progressive Christian movements around the world.
Renfield St Stephen’s Church (Glasgow) … the city-centre venue which hosts Holy City each month (Oct-May) and lots of other interesting stuff.
St James the Lesser (Edinburgh) … in Leith (a few yards from where golf was invented), a wee Episcopal church that does amazingly big and exciting things with liturgy and liturgical space… and a damn friendly community too.
Soulmarks (Edinburgh) … aka. Carol Marples (who’s also integral to St James the Lesser activities, see above). Creative visual artistic approaches, events and enabling. Workshops and resourcing.
Sticky Music (Scotland) … gorgeous wee indie label, home of Steve Butler (WGRG’s recording supremo), Sticky Kids, Lies Damned Lies and much more. Worth a look (and it plays Iain Archer’s wonderous ‘I Am Wishing You Were Wishing’ when you log in!… well in summer 2008 anyway).
Strathclyde University Chaplaincy/ Taize (Glasgow) … a venue for meeting and exploration (including collaborating with WGRG/ Holy City on Living The Questions and Saving Jesus programmes.
John Thornburg/ A Ministry Of Congregational Song (USA) … renowned practioner & enabler of congregational song, based in Dallas, Texas.
Verbum Forlag (Norway) … based in Oslo, the publisher of several WGRG collections in Norwegian translation. They also administer Norwegian WGRG copyright permissions.
Verbum Forlag (Sweden) … based in Stockholm, the publisher of several WGRG collections in Swedish translation. They also administer Swedish WGRG copyright permissions.
Wild Goose Resource Group (Glasgow) … yup, this is our general info pages on the main Iona Community website.
Willow Connection (Australia) … WGRG’s publisher for Australia & New Zealand. They also administer WGRG copyright permissions in these territories.
Worship Works (London) … aka. Alison Adam, ex-Wild Goose Rezzer, now flown south of the border to engage in congregational song evangelism. Specialising in enabling song with an emphasis on WGRG material, world church song and materials and methods for children, Alison is available for events, workshops and consultation. Email: al[email protected]