Encounter, Leeds Sanctuary

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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Remembrance Day 2023

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

Flourishing, Leeds Sanctuary

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‚Äôs 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

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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

Justice, Sanctuary

The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice x Sanctuary – Toxic Masculinity, Misogyny and Modern Slavery (Part I)

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This episode is Part I of a two-part episode under our Sanctuary and Justice themes, where Anna and Emily discuss Toxic Masculinity, Misogyny and Modern Slavery with Deacon Kerry Scarlett. TRIGGER WARNING: In each episode of this two part podcast, there is non-graphic discussion of trauma, abuse and… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Justice x Sanctuary – Toxic Masculinity, Misogyny and Modern Slavery (Part I)

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Views on The Dock: The Music of Nick Cave

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

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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

Flourishing

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

In the second half of Sam's conversation with Fabienne Vailes, an expert on wellbeing in education, they talk about mental health and education, spiritual health and parenting older children. If you haven't listened to part I yet, you can find it here. https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/flourishing-the-flourishing-student-part-ii/s-pjE33PZBvh0?si=3e68e98d39c54d27a8c4435002108381&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing This podcast will go live on Monday 17 July. You can learn… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Flourishing – The Flourishing Student (Part II)