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In It Together

In It Together

In this week's blog, our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence Hannah Stone reflects that we are no longer at a stage where Covid 19 is everything to us because other events and issues are impinging on our consciousness in lockdown.   Modern modes of communication...

An Aroko for David Oluwale

An Aroko for David Oluwale

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and Archbishop of York, John Sentamu have responded to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday 25th May 2020. “Recent events in the United States of America have once again drawn public attention to the ongoing evil...

Silence is no longer an option: Black Lives Matter

Silence is no longer an option: Black Lives Matter

Church leaders from across our city, including Leeds Church Institute Director Dr Helen Reid, have written an open letter that says 'Silence is no longer an option: Black Lives Matter ' following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, America.   "As...

Entertaining Angels

Entertaining Angels

Hannah Stone, our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, is reminded of the Letter to the Hebrews, 13.2:  "Do not neglect to entertain strangers, for some thereby have entertained angels unawares" and invites us to write and share a Haiku in the comments box in...

A Chosen Generation

A Chosen Generation

Hannah Stone, Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, has been thinking about choices and asks "Does being 'chosen' by God make any of our human decisions easier, or more straightforward"?   This week, I’m thinking about choices. In the panic buying just before...

The Paraclete

The Paraclete

The Christian festival of Pentecost falls this week and Hannah Stone, our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, considers this richly resonant event in the life of the church, focusing on how we can interpret comfort and support: the sense of being alongside.  ...

The meaning is in the waiting

The meaning is in the waiting

Hannah Stone, our Poet Theologian in Virtual Residence, asks how do we contain ourselves when waiting and considers the practice of mindfulness, of being 'in the moment', as a means to finding peace in the small things of the here and now.   Last week, we waited...

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