Meditation on Peace

In this Leeds Sanctuary meditation, we encourage you to reflect on your inner peace; noticing what's going on around you, and within you. https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/peace?si=8ec4d1edc9304c2e9d7f511d63e2ed42&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing If you enjoyed this meditation, why not join us for Monday Mindfulness? Music is Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod on a creative commons license: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4273-re…-piano-music Here is the creative commons license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/… Continue reading Meditation on Peace


The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – Encounter and The Railways

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


Creating space to explore grief

We are really pleased to be hosting a space as part of "Dying Matters Week", organised by Full Circle Funerals. We will be creating an interactive retreat space at Headingley Methodist Church (LS6 3HZ) on Thursday 11 May from 3pm - 6pm, where you can work your way through a series of five stations exploring… Continue reading Creating space to explore grief

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About Me: Kate

"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

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The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – Encounter and Isolation

Following the relaunch of our podcast based on each of our core values, we are pleased to release the first one in our "Encounter" stream. This stream is hosted by David, who discusses Encounter and Isolation in this episode with Sharron Bright of the Canal & River Trust in Leeds. https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/encounter-draft-v2/s-2oRBPBENZx5?si=eb01be9380514faaa7ef79c4e01bff92&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Helpful links:Leeds Dock Community… Continue reading The Leeds Sanctuary Podcast: Encounter – Encounter and Isolation


Creation Meditation

This month's meditation is based on our July 2022 theme of "Creation". Our aim is to give you the opportunity to ponder your connection to the natural world. Can you relate to the idea of nature giving a sense of connection and refreshment? https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/creation Image by James Genchi on Unsplash. Music is Relaxing Piano Music… Continue reading Creation Meditation


Identity – A Visual Prayer Prompt

This beautiful artwork lives on the wall as you walk into the office we share with Leeds Church Institute at 43 The Calls. It was made by Shaeron Caton Rose, who wrote the meditations and curated/ contributed the artwork for our book, Everyday Sacrament. Praying Hands by Shaeron Caton Rose For many of us, the… Continue reading Identity – A Visual Prayer Prompt


Identity Meditation

This month's Leeds Sanctuary podcast meditation was written on our theme of "Identity". Take 12 minutes to pause and ask how you define yourself, and how you feel about the labels you give yourself. https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/identity?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing If listening to this podcast raises something that you'd like to talk through with someone, below is some information about… Continue reading Identity Meditation

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Everyday Sacrament: Book Launch Podcast

We are so delighted to be able to share with you some of the more formal aspects of our book launch a couple of weeks ago, in podcast form! https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/everyday-sacrament-launch This recording includes an interview with Shaeron Caton Rose, the author and curator of the images, about the process of writing the book; and some… Continue reading Everyday Sacrament: Book Launch Podcast