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Hope Expressed Through Gentle Activism: led by Anna Bland

Hope Expressed Through Gentle Activism: led by Anna Bland

As part of our series exploring Hope throughout Lent for Leeds Lent Prayer Diary 2021, in partnership with Leeds Christian Community Trust, we welcome Anna Bland, Development Officer at Leeds Methodist Mission, Revd Madeleine Andrews, Supernumerary Methodist Minister...

Reflections: A Poet Theologian in Lockdown Leeds

Reflections: A Poet Theologian in Lockdown Leeds

In April 2020, poet Hannah Stone was invited to become poet theologian in virtual residence for Leeds Church Institute, charged with writing an uplifting and empathetic weekly reflection on the impact the Covid-19 lockdown was having on the communities of Leeds, using...

Becky Cherriman’s poem “Morality Tale”,

Becky Cherriman’s poem “Morality Tale”,

Becky Cherriman’s poem “Morality Tale”, published in the anthology And The Stones Fell Open: A Leeds Poetry Anthology available here, is a prophetic poem and read by the poet herself with a pace and tone that emphasise the powerful ache of the words. "As a freelance...

“Imagine HOPE as a verb” Thomas Jay Oord

“Imagine HOPE as a verb” Thomas Jay Oord

For the launch of Leeds Lent Prayer Diary 2021, Thomas Jay Oord asks us to "imagine hope as a verb that calls all of us to join with a God who empowers and inspires us for the good work God wants us to do."   We ask for your prayers for the work of each project...

Finding Hope in the Pandemic – a conversation with Liz Mitchell

Finding Hope in the Pandemic – a conversation with Liz Mitchell

As part of our series talking to Christians in Education, LCI member Lawrence Cockrill speaks to Liz Mitchell about her experiences as a teacher during the pandemic and Liz offers some reflections on finding hope during challenging times. The Christians in Education...

Emma Storr reads her poem ‘Present’

Emma Storr reads her poem ‘Present’

Emma Storr reads her poem ‘Present’ published in the anthology And The Stones Fell Open: A Leeds Poetry Anthology available here.  Emma has a background in medicine and worked as a GP in Leeds for over 20 years in Harehills and Chapel Allerton after moving from London...