Leeds Sanctuary

An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – God’s extraordinary love

This week, Emily shares her reflections on walking down Boar Lane: "I usually start my day in the office quite early and it’s amazing what you notice when the city is a bit quieter. As I walk down Boar Lane towards our office on The Calls, I find myself thinking about all of the things… Continue reading An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – God’s extraordinary love

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – International Conflict and Local Communities

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This is our "Justice" stream, and in this special episode, Anna was joined by Simon Philips, Interfaith Director for the Jewish Representative Council and Vice-Chair of Leeds Faith Forum, and Kaneez Khan, Interfaith and Communities Coordinator for Wellsprings Together. Simon and Kaneez each share how the current conflict… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice – International Conflict and Local Communities

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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

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Flourishing – The Art of Enough Part II

Scroll down to find the second half of Sam's conversation with Becky Hall, a leadership and life coach, and author of the book, "The Art of Enough". https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/sanctuary-the-art-of-enough-ii You can learn more about Becky’s work at her website: presence.uk.net In life and faith, we value and appreciate different perspectives, and encourage you to consider what your… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Flourishing – The Art of Enough Part II

Flourishing, Leeds Sanctuary

The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Flourishing – The Art of Enough Part I

In the latest episode of our "Flourishing" podcast, Sam talks to Becky Hall, a leadership and life coach, and author of the book "The Art of Enough". You can learn more about Becky's work at her website: presence.uk.net In this first part of their conversation, Sam and Becky discuss the connections between community, activism, and self-acceptance… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Flourishing – The Art of Enough Part I

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – Encounter and Faith

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

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Flourishing – The Flourishing Student (Part I)

In this episode of our "Flourishing" stream, Sam talks to Fabienne Vailes, an expert on wellbeing in education. In this first half of their discussion, they talk about what flourishing really looks like, and ask who are we in this garden called life? https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/flourishing-the-flourishing-student-part-i?si=d9c3bc30d5ee4c95b5ae7843949d6af3&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing You can learn more about Fabienne's work and access free resources… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Flourishing – The Flourishing Student (Part I)