Make Do and Mend

“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Both pictures this month show patchworks. The first was made by Mary Lee Bendolph and the second is anonymous, made by Amish women. Patchwork of its nature is a make do and mend, originating …

Behold

‘Now we see a reflection in a mirror; then we will see face-to-face. Now I know partially, but then I will know completely in the same way that I have been completely known.’ 1 Corinthians 13 v 12 Take a look at the first image. This is part of an exhibition I curated at my …

Monday Mindfulness

After a successful pilot Monday Mindfulness is returning on Monday 6th September on Zoom for the forseeable future. Each Monday Tim of Blackbird mindfulness leads us in 25 minutes of mindfulness. He often includes some breathwork, body scans and helps us become aware of our thoughts and feelings. It is all about us connecting with …

Flow

What does it mean to find flow in your life? Ask yourself this question with our guided meditation this month. Our guided meditations are inspired by mindfulness and ancient Christian contemplative practices. We hope to help you notice the present moment and encourage you to reflect on how you are. This month we look at …

Support Structure

Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young (Psalm 84) Take a look at the first picture. This is recent work by Rachel Whitread, the British sculptor famous for casting empty structures with concrete, making something solid, impermeable and haunting out of absence …

Meditation on Flourishing

This is a recorded meditation about flourishing. It explores what is means for us to flourish and gives you a time of stillness. It for anyone thinking about what their life might look like as lockdown eases and life changes. If you want to flourish this could be a useful reflection. This meditation is influenced …

Women’s Retreat – 24th July

Finding your flow: a women’s retreat morning Join LMM and Touchstone for a retreat morning on the theme of ‘finding your flow’. After a difficult year we all need some space for self care and self reflection. Book your place here. The theme ‘finding your flow’ invites you to reconnect after a year of grief, …

Embroidering the truth

“I would spread the cloths under your feet:But I, being poor, have only my dreams;I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” W B Yeats Take a look at the first picture. What do you see in it?  If you look closer, what detail is there? This is …

Joy

A meditation about the emotion of joy. How can you bring more joy to your life? This meditation is for anyone who is seeking a bit more joy today. It is about 10 minutes long can be done anywhere: sitting, walking, lying down. This reflection is influenced by mindfulness and Christian forms of meditation and …