Oasis

Wonderful couple of days retreat in the Yorkshire Dales. This is one of my favourite benches overlooking Troller’s Ghyll at the top of Parcevall Hall gardens. #thoughtsfromswallowbarn

Winter’s night

The sun sets as we prepare to start the longest night of the year. And, as our evening prayer rises before us, let’s pray with one heart and mind. #thoughtsfromswallowbarn

Walk in the light

7′ Christmas tree made for tomorrow’s All Age Worship – it’s only taken me and my wife 4 hours! To be decorated with transforming prayer baubles and a big present from God. ‘Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!’ #curatecrafts #thoughtsfromswallowbarn

Autumnal

Wonderful amidst the autumnal colours last Thursday on my morning prayer walk at St Ives on my rest day. #morningprayer #thoughtsfromswallowbarn

The dawn from on high

Some time in the beautiful stillness this morning ‘in the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.’ #morningprayer
#thoughtsfromswallowbarn

Find some Breathing Space

On Wednesday 6 November at St James’ Cross Roads at 10:15 there will be some more Breathing Space: an informal exploration of stillness in Christian contemplative prayer and meditation.

Refreshments provided.
All welcome!
LIfts can be arranged.
Email anthony.bennett@leeds.anglican.org with any questions,
or phone 01535 279624.

Breathing Space will follow the midweek Eucharist service at St James’ – 9:30 to 10:15. You are more than welcome to come to both the Eucharist and Breathing Space.

There will be 2 sessions of Breathing Space per month going forward, each 45 minutes long with refreshments first. They will be on the First Wednesday 10:15 at St James,’ Cross Roads, and Fourth Sunday 17:00 at St Gabriel’s, Stanbury.

So, the dates for the next 6 sessions are confirmed as:
Wednesday 6 November St James’ 10:15
Sunday 24 November St Gabriel’s 17:00
Wednesday 4 December St James’ 10:15
Sunday 22 December St Gabriel’s 17:00
Wednesday 8 January (moved on a week due to Bank Holiday) St James’ 10:15
Sunday 26 January St Gabriel’s 17:00

There will be a post-Christmas meal and meeting to discuss our new group and the way we all might want to take it forward into next year. Details to follow.