Leeds Sanctuary ended 2023 with a cracking Christmas campaign which reached over 500 people in-person and received over 800 views online. Inspired by the “Out of the Ordinary” concept shared by The Methodist Church Connexional Team, we decided to highlight what we find Out of the Ordinary in Leeds, and celebrate what’s Out of the… Continue reading Leeds Sanctuary pull off Christmas Cracker
In the final reflection of our Out of the Ordinary Christmas campaign, Green Party Councillor for Hunslet and Riverside/ South Central Leeds Ed Carlisle shares a reflection on the community in Beeston.
This week, Tim reflects on his work with students across the University of Leeds campuses, highlighting the valuable work of It's Our Day, who run the student Breakfast Club we partner on. You can find out more about It's Our Day here: It's Our Day | Promote. Prevent. Pressure. (itsourday.org.uk)
As we reflect on what we see that's Out of the Ordinary in Leeds, David shares a reflection on our city's people.
Today, Sam tells us about where she's found something "Out of the Ordinary" in Leeds... "My "out of the ordinary" part of Leeds is the view from the top of Royal Park Road in Hyde Park. It always takes my breath away as I walk my dog around Woodhouse Moor. I find myself on the… Continue reading An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – consistency and change
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
This Leeds Sanctuary meditation was recorded to encourage you to take time to savour waiting, looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary. If you've enjoyed this meditation, take a look at our Christmas events and regular communities - we'd love to see you soon! https://soundcloud.com/leedssanctuary/god-in-the-ordinary-meditation Music is Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod on a… Continue reading An Out of the Ordinary Christmas – A Meditation for Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
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!