Broken Beauty

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (St Paul) The quote above was in last week’s meditation and it started me thinking about the idea of imperfection as beauty. The first image here shows a mended bowl using the Japanese concept of Kintsugi, the ‘art of precious scars’. When the …

Reflection on creativity

A guided meditation about the power of creativity for positive change. We explore it as an outlet in difficult times, as a way of connecting with one another and asking for the world we want to see. There is a stilling exercise, some time of silence and some reflections about creativity to ponder. Please do …

A walk in nature

This podcast has been especially created for using when you go on a walk to your favourite bit of nature. It encourages you to prayerfully notice what is around you, be grateful for it and reflect on why you love that particular place. It is a stand alone podcast created in partnership with Leeds South …

Time is up

“What have they done to the rain?” (Malvina Reynolds) Take a look at the images. The installation artwork is called Tears of the Angels and consists of hand made clay bowls, each imprinted with the chemical equation for rain or acid rain. These were displayed with crystal drops and a video piece showing moving thunder …

The present moment: a visual meditation

Have a look at this picture. What do you notice? What interests you? What do you find disconcerting?

This print is one of 14 based on drawings based on small, almost unnoticed natural forms; such as plants that people often call weeds. The humble, yet exquisite details of nature. Each image has a pair of gold leafed woodblock shapes in them. These are taken from the daily midday office in which the ‘glory be’ is sung with a different tune but the same words each day over a two week cycle. The woodblocks are in the shape of the notes and are placed in their different places on each print, in the same way that glory can be found differently in each moment of our lives. As Jorge Luis Borges says “There is no day without its moments of paradise”.