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Social Justice Lunches – What is Activism?

Following the success of Intersections in February, and a follow-up listening lunch, we are delighted to announce the launch of our Social Justice Lunches. Social Justice Lunches will be a quarterly gathering for local citizens and communities, working together with those in authority to be agents of change for a better Leeds. We will share… Continue reading Social Justice Lunches – What is Activism?

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – East Leeds Repair Cafe

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This is our "Encounter" stream, and in this episode, David interviews Paul Coleman, who helps run the East Leeds Repair Cafe. They have a great conversation about the value of the Cafe when it comes to saving money and saving irreplacable items, and it's value in being a… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – East Leeds Repair Cafe

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Sketch Walk: Pentecost and The Upper Room

Our second Sketch Walk of 2024, in collaboration with Leeds Church Institute and Sketch Club Social, will be on Pentecost and The Upper Room. Unlike previous Sketch Walks, we'll be meeting at lunchtime, gathering at Leeds Kirkgate Market at 12.30pm on Tuesday 14 May. As always though, the Walk will be a great opportunity to… Continue reading Sketch Walk: Pentecost and The Upper Room

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Sharing Good News

In this blog, Emily discusses why it's important to share our successes and challenges as Christians and Churches... Since returning to work after Christmas, much of my work has been reflecting on activities from 2023, while planning and envisioning 2024. We have some really exciting projects, gatherings and events coming up at Leeds Sanctuary, and… Continue reading Sharing Good News

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounters through Sketching

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! In this episode of our "Encounter" stream, David sits down with Anna Bland, our Team Leader, and Yusef from Sketch Club Social to talk about Encounters through Sketching. They discuss viewing things from different perspectives, "flow state", and the value of learning our places' histories. https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/encounter-encounters-through-sketching/s-4Tlg9MPiNGC?si=d5f34fe046f64ee08bde8674c04c135b&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing You can find… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounters through Sketching

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Leeds Sanctuary pull off Christmas Cracker

Leeds Sanctuary ended 2023 with a cracking Christmas campaign which reached over 500 people in-person and received over 800 views online. Inspired by the “Out of the Ordinary” concept shared by The Methodist Church Connexional Team, we decided to highlight what we find Out of the Ordinary in Leeds, and celebrate what’s Out of the… Continue reading Leeds Sanctuary pull off Christmas Cracker

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An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – a prayer of gratitude and hope

This Christmas, we have asked people from our local networks and communities to share with us where they find something extraordinary in our ordinary Leeds! In this first reflection, our friend Andrew Lightowler shares a photo and a prayer of gratitude and hope. "I am so grateful to be living in Leeds. This one has… Continue reading An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – a prayer of gratitude and hope

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An Out of the Ordinary Leeds Sanctuary Christmas!

We are so excited to share our Christmas plans with you! Our regular communities will all take on a festive twist, and we'll be hosting TWO special events at Leeds Dock which will be an opportunity to get together with friends and neighbours to share in some Christmas spirit. Our first event on Thursday 14… Continue reading An Out of the Ordinary Leeds Sanctuary Christmas!

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – Encounter and Leeds Dock Running Club

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This is our "Encounter" stream, and in this episode, David talks to Suzette and Ian, part of the team at Leeds Dock Running Club. Their discussion covers quirky encounters, the value of running and community in their lives, and the link between exercise and mental health. https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/encounter-encounter-and-leeds-dock-running-club?si=20d74d9849be43a5a7859dd1b48f3a5f&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Find… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – Encounter and Leeds Dock Running Club