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
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!
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
As we head into Remembrance weekend 2023, David shares a reflection with us. Please see the transcript below: "This weekend is Remembrance Sunday, the day when we remember the signing of the armistice, the ceasefire which ended the 1st world war, at 11am on 11th November 1918. For generations around remembrance people have worn poppies… Continue reading Remembrance Day 2023
Our guest speaker for Views on The Dock on Monday 09 October will Revd Kerry Tankard, Chair of the Yorkshire West Methodist District. Kerry will be promoting discussion which encourages us to think about how music and songwriting can inspire our faith and thinking. Three of the songs Kerry will play for us can be… Continue reading Views on The Dock: The Music of Nick Cave
David's conversation this month was with Rt Revd Arun Arora, Bishop of Kirkstall in the Diocese of Leeds. Bishop Arun shares some of his story of coming to Christianity, and they have an open discussion about uncomfortable encounters in the church - from calling out injustice and speaking truth to those in power, to experiences… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – Encounter and Faith
In this episode of the "Encounter" stream, David talks to Angela Levitt-Harwood, North East Chaplain at Railway Mission. Angela shares some of what led her to chaplaincy, and tells us about the railway community and the support that Railway Mission make available to anyone working or travelling on the trains. https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/encounter-encounter-and-the-railways?si=dc31b8f3c5594129aa8facd0c9a0f073&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing In life and faith,… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – Encounter and The Railways
Following the success of “Night Vision” back in February, we are delighted to share that we’ll be co-hosting another sketch walk later this month with colleagues at Leeds Church Institute and Sketch Club Social. The walk will begin outside our office on 43 The Calls (LS2 7EY) at 5.30pm on Thursday 25 May, with Yusef… Continue reading You asked for it – warmer weather Sketch Walk!
As we move into the summer months and (hopefully!) some drier and warmer weather, we hope you will join us for fortnightly Wellbeing Walks. The Walks will be an opportunity to improve your wellbeing by getting up from your desk (or kitchen table!) in the middle of the day to enjoy a break from screens… Continue reading Join our Wellbeing Walks!
"Hi, I’m Kate Spooner and I am delighted to be facilitating Monday Mindfulness for Leeds Sanctuary. I qualified as a Mindfulness teacher several years ago and have enjoyed the opportunity since then to teach MBCT Mindfulness courses both in the NHS and in the recovery college, and drop-in sessions for NHS staff. I find it helps to… Continue reading About Me: Kate