Encounter

This week, Emily discusses "Encounter", one of our core values at Leeds Sanctuary. All of us, every day, have encounters. We encounter others in our homes, in our apartment buildings, down our streets, at school, on public transport, in the shops; the list goes on and the possibilities are endless. But encounter isn’t always easy. …

Leeds Sanctuary

From today, we will be known as "Leeds Sanctuary"; a change we are really excited about and which has been some time in prayer and planning. Sanctuary has been one of our values from the beginning, so the choice of name feels like part of the journey we have been on for the last couple …

Stillness

This meditation was kindly provided for us by Tim at Blackbird Mindfulness, who runs our weekly Monday Mindfulness sessions. This meditation was written and recorded to give you the opportunity to discover Stillness. Stillness can be found all the time, and this practice encourages you to still your mind and your heart, finding a comfortable …

What is COP26?

We were honoured to welcome David Howlett to our latest online Leeds Craftivists event. David is a Senior Advisor to the UN High Level Climate Action Champions, and his current role focuses on helping people cope with the impacts of climate change, building resilience to it. He has been working in the field of Climate …

Labelling

This meditation was kindly provided for us by Tim at Blackbird Mindfulness, who runs our Monday Mindfulness sessions. Sometimes our minds can be very busy; our thoughts darting and pulling our attention in different directions. This recording is an introduction to the practice of labelling your thoughts, empowering you to defuse them and take control. …

Home

This month we have been thinking a lot about "home"... What is your relationship with home? Many of us find ourselves starting to spend more time at home and indoors at this time of year; there’s less daylight, and the weather is becoming increasingly cold and more unpredictable. This can present genuine challenges to our …

Postcards from the Edge

“I’d rather be in the mountains thinking about God than in church thinking about the mountains” John Muir "Mend" Take a look at the two images, what do you see? There are obvious connections, even though the two pictures are quite different in style and were made at two different stages of my art career. …

Make Do and Mend

“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Both pictures this month show patchworks. The first was made by Mary Lee Bendolph and the second is anonymous, made by Amish women. Patchwork of its nature is a make do and mend, originating …

Parenting Wellbeing Course

As part of Baby Week Leeds 2021, LMM are offering a five week course for new parents to think about how to look after their own wellbeing in this new phase. The sessions will be 2-3pm every Thursday from Thursday 18 November for 5 weeks. It will be in the Community Room at St George's …