Active Hope

“Act Upon Hope” Commoners Choir So, we’re all starting to feel a bit more hopeful, but what does this look like? Is it just wishful thinking, or is it something more solid than that? Take a look at the first image. This is part of my process work towards my upcoming exhibition 'Then I’ll Begin'. …

5 ways to wellbeing

Wellbeing is a key element of the work we do here at LMM. We believe in holistic wellbeing that sees the whole of you as we know when one area of our life feels difficult our whole life feels difficult. We frame out ideas about wellbeing around a Christian-inspired concept of Human Flourishing. In every …

Getting There

“’I can’t see the way through,’ said the boy. ’Can you see your next step?’ ‘Yes’ ‘Just take that’ said the horse” Charlie Mackesy I recently had a vivid dream. In it, I was trying to get to a mountain top. I often have dreams in which I am trying to get somewhere, mainly by …

Creating safe spaces

At LMM we are trying to encourage wellbeing in all we do. Right for the beginning of planning an event, activity, course, meeting or group I try to think about how someone who is struggling will feel in the session. This is by no means an exhaustive list but does give some ideas of ways …

Letting go: mindfulness pillar 7

Each month we explore a different attitude of mindfulness with Tim of Blackbird Mindfulness. This month he teaches us and takes us through a practice of 'Letting go'. He encourages us to let go of memories, judgements, thoughts and emotions during a mindfulness practice. To recognise them and then let those things go. https://soundcloud.com/leedsmethodistmission/letting-go Here …

Empty Hands

“The heart regulates the hands.” 2 Corinthians 8 Ok, I admit it, I’m exhausted. A year of this, even though there may be a little glimmer of hope now, has taken its toll. And talking to friends, family and work colleagues, I’m not the only one. We are keeping going, we know we do not …

Leeds Piano Trail “Power to the People” workshop

Help us take the music into all areas of our city Book here  The Leeds Piano Trail is bringing music back to every street corner this September as part of the 20th Leeds International Piano Competition.  The Leeds Piano Trailis an imaginatively decorated series of pianos placed in urban spaces which are available for public to …

Inside Out Outside In

Take a look at the first picture. This is a piece called Square Peg Round Hole and Round Peg Square Hole by Liverpool based artist Brian Jones. A couple of years ago I seriously considered joining the clergy. Having got as far as a talk with the bishop, I realised that if I were to …

Anniversary

“celebrate good times” Kool & the Gang I don’t suppose many people celebrated the 23rd March. A year ago, this day lockdown started in the UK. Unbelievable as it seems, we have now been under covid restrictions one way or another for just over a year. Who would have thought it, a year ago? Around …