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: Sanctuary – Churches as Sanctuary Spaces

Thanks for choosing the Leeds Sanctuary podcast! This is our "Sanctuary" stream, and in this episode, Emily talks to Russell Trudgen and Dora deGraft Aidoo of Arctic Associates. Dora and Russell share their experience of working with local churches to maintain a sense of sanctuary, ensuring the building is able to serve it's local communities… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Sanctuary – Churches as Sanctuary Spaces

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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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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

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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

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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