Ten lessons learnt in Chaplaincy

Ten lessons learnt in Chaplaincy

By Sarah Derbyshire, Chaplain at Bishop Young Church of England Academy in Leeds My road to becoming a Chaplain began aged 16 when I first encountered chaplaincy and my understanding of how the education sector can support students and staff changed forever. I first...
A Watershed Moment in Education

A Watershed Moment in Education

A theological reflection on education with a Leeds city focus written collaboratively by Graham Brownlee, Shona Shaw and Tom Shaw. The motto of the Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham is “spes durat avorum” which translated means “let the hope of our ancestors...
Reflections on our City

Reflections on our City

By Ann Nicholl ‘God is in the city, it cannot fall at the break of day, God comes to its rescue’ Psalm 46:5 What sort of city is Leeds, what sort of city do we live in? It is ethnically diverse – white, Asian, black Caribbean, black African, eastern...
Can cities be good, and green?

Can cities be good, and green?

Wednesday 12th September 2018 sees Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley delivering the annual Hook Lecture at Leeds Minster. Here, Ed Carlisle, Parliamentary and Council candidate with the Green Party in Central Leeds, prepares for Jonathan Bartley’s visit by...
A city of our dreams?

A city of our dreams?

By Helen Reid Director of the Leeds Church Institute It is estimated that globally over one billion people and rising are living in ‘shanty town’ contexts. As Miles Davis writes, twenty-first-century cities [R]ather than being made of glass and steel as envisioned by...