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How To Disappear – A Lent Retreat

Saturday 18th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm. Come and explore Lent with LCI and Si Smith, the illustrator behind ‘How to Disappear Completely’, a comic for Lent and for Leeds. The day will give you the opportunity to explore Lent by being part of the story. There will be a chance to create your own artwork and…
  • how to disappear, illustrator, Lent, retreat, Si Smith
  • 09/02/2017

Leeds Lent Prayer Diary – Together in Prayer

Wednesday 8th February, 7pm – 9pm. Meet some of the contributors to this year’s Leeds Lent Prayer Diary, pray together, and celebrate the launch of this year’s diary. The Leeds Lent Prayer Diary which is published annually, and includes information and prayer requests for over 50 Leeds based projects. This year’s diary was put together by…
  • leeds, Lent, prayer
  • 10/01/2017

Hook Lecture 2016

Tuesday 24th January 2017 7.30pm at Leeds Minster, LS2 7DJ. Lord Bhikhu Parekh ‘Religion and British Public Life’ How do secular changes in British society, and it’s diversity, affect the public role of religion? Lord Bhikhu Parekh has helped shape the British understanding of multiculturalism and is now patron of the Commission for Religion and Belief…
  • leeds minster, religion
  • 03/05/2016

Leeds Christians in Education

Launch Event-Thursday 6th October 7.30pm-9.30pm at Weetwood Hall, LS16 5PS Speaker: Kate Bottley of Gogglebox fame A night out for teachers, governors, schools-based youth workers and other schools workers. Join Kate Bottley to talk about the highs and lows of being a Christian in education. Share purpose, share experience, pray and enjoy an evening out…
  • Christian, education, leeds
  • 21/06/2016

How Jesus Read His Bible

Saturday 17th September 10am-12pm, 1-3pm at LCI Learn to read the Bible like Jesus at this LCI study day led by American Anabaptist teacher, Michael Hardin. Join us to engage with Scripture as Jesus did, asking questions and interpreting it so that we can see more clearly the glory of God and God’s calling on…
  • God, Jesus
  • 28/07/2016

Christians in Conversation for Leeds Pride

Saturday 6th August 3.30pm at All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, LS6 1NP Jayne Ozanne Jayne is a leading gay evangelical who works to ensure full inclusion of all LGBTI Christians at every level of the Church.  She will speak and tell her story.   Alphabet Club Screening Part of the Dancing Bear Trilogy, Alphabet…
  • Christian
  • 21/06/2016

Inside African Forests

Monday 6th June, 7.30-9.30pm at LCI An intercultural evening which will launch three new titles from Universal Books UK To book email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928
  • book
  • 22/03/2016

Perspectives – The Book of Esther

Tuesday 17th May 2-4pm at LCI The Feast of Purim An amazing narrative of feminine power from the Hebrew Bible.  Often neglected by Christians, Esther’s story is key to the Jewish faith.  But what does it mean? Come and explore.. Session led by Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz Refreshments will be provided To book email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone…
  • Jewish, speaker
  • 22/03/2016

Mapping the Future Together

Weds 11th May, 7.30-9pm at Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street, LS1 6DG. A gathering of churches and Christian projects in Leeds. Coming together to map ecumenical mission in the city, take seriously what your Churches Together group is doing, tap into the various networks of Churches to discover where there are strenths and…
  • Christian, city, leeds minster
  • 01/03/2016

Unfurling: An evening of poetry readings and reflections with Ian Adams

Thursday 21st April, 7.30-9.30 at LCI In the performance of Unfurling poems Ian Adams takes the audience on a journey reflecting what it means to be truly human- and imagining how we might help to bring good to the world.  This process, he suggests, begins with us rediscovering our own sense of peace and belonging. …
  • book, faith, writing
  • 29/02/2016

Lunchtime Conversations : Jesus and the Earth

Jesus and the Earth by James Jones Bishop of Liverpool. Tuesday 1st March 2016 12.30-14.30 at LCI, sesssion led by Revd George Otieno. Light lunch will be provided. To book email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928.
  • book, Christian, Conversation
  • 02/02/2016

Reflecting: HAREHILLS. meet . retreat . eat

Wednesday 25th May 2016. 10am-1pm. Think you know a place?  What if you encountered it, in faith, in a fresh way?  Well please join us for a transformative urban retreat. We MEET at Trinity United Church, Banstead Terrace East, LS8 5PX at 10am. We RETREAT, starting with some guided prayerful and mindful reflections and then going out,…
  • faith, leeds, retreat
  • 20/07/2015

Leeds Lent Prayer Diary 2016

A Network Leeds Project Launch Event Thursday 28th January, 7.30pm at Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street, LS1 6DG Book now at prayerdiary2016.eventbrite.co.uk.  
  • Christian, leeds
  • 07/01/2016

Saturday People, Sunday People

Tuesday 19th January, 2-4pm at Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street, Leeds, LS1 6DG. LCI Perspectives event-as part of an outreach programme to other communities, Makor, the Jewish cultural centre, offers a talk titled ‘First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people’. The talk features the current experiences of Christian communities in the Middle…
  • Christian, discussion, Jewish
  • 05/11/2015

Lunchtime Conversations: Arthur’s Call

A journey of faith in the face of severe learning disability by Frances Young. Tuesday 1st December 12.30-14.30.  Session led by Dr Helen Reid. A light lunch will be provided, please book (for catering purposes) email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928.
  • book, Christian
  • 19/10/2015

Faith and Work: Multi-faith Workplaces – Healthy or Hazardous?

Tuesday 17th November (National Inter-Faith Week) 6-8pm Makkah Masjid, 36 Thornville Road, Leeds, LS6 1JY. An interactive evening with food and lots of opportunity for conversation and discussion. Speakers: Dr Dilwar Hussain and Dr Helen Reid Chair: Imam Qari Asim A free event in partnership with LCI, Christian-Muslim Forum, Makkah Masjid, Near Neighbours and BCDD Booking is…
  • Conversation, interfaith, work
  • 22/09/2015

Earth Fire and Ink

Earth Fire and Ink –  A fun, interactive day exploring stories of war and saving the planet. A Free Family Day on Saturday 14th November, 11am-4pm at the Royal Armouries Leeds. http://www.bigbookend.co.uk      
  • children, reading, story
  • 27/07/2015

Lunchtime Conversations : A New Climate for Theology

Tuesday 3rd November, 12.30-14.30 at LCI A New Climate for Theology by Sallie McFague Session Leader TBC.  A light lunch will be provided. Please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928 if you wish to attend.  
  • book, theology
  • 27/07/2015

Jesus and Wild Nature

Saturday 17th October 10am-3pm at St Chad’s Church, Otley Road, Far Headingley, LS16 5JT. Join us for an informative, practical and spiritual day.  Explore how an earth-based discipleship brings good news to all creation. Led by Noel Moules. To book email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928
  • faith, nature
  • 20/07/2015

Lunchtime Conversations

Tuesday 6th October 12.30-2.30pm Who Chose the Gospels? Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy by Charles E Hill. Session led by Steve Allen Light lunch will be provided. To book please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928.  
  • book, Gospel
  • 06/08/2015

What’s the Good News for Creation?

Tuesday 22nd September, 7.30pm at LCI As part of a new series about the environment, Ruth Valerio from the charity ‘A Rocha UK’ will speak about the theological basis for the protection and restoration of the natural world.  To book, phone 0113 391 7928 or email events@leedschurchinstitute.org.
  • faith, Good News, speaker
  • 20/07/2015

Four Seasons in Harehills (with Mr Goldman!)

As we go through life we are all on a journey, all seeking secure refuge, yet do we see ourselves as refugees? Wednesday 22 July 10am-1pm, meeting at Trinity United Church, Banstead Terrace East, LS8 5PX at 10am.  If you are planning to come please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928.
  • christianity, David Rhodes, leeds, retreat
  • 25/06/2015

The Role of the Church in the New Political Situation

A last meeting with LCTiM, celebrating its work with speaker John Battle.  Thursday 9th July 7pm at LCI.  Please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928 if you wish to attend.
  • church, leeds
  • 25/06/2015

To Walk in Another Man’s Shoes: a creative response to human tragedy

A NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE, SONGS AND COMMUNITY DATE: FRIDAY 17TH OF July 2015 TIME: 5.30pm-6.30pm @ Mandela Gardens, Leeds, LS1 3DA (Opposite Millennium Square) To be Followed by a Film Show on Migration with Food and Reflection 7pm-8.30 pm @ Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street, Leeds LS1 6DG: opposite the Corn Exchange) JOIN…
  • 10/07/2015

Lunchtime Conversations: Christianity and Contemporary Politics 2

Tuesday 7th July12.30-2.30 at LCI, 20 New Market Street, LS1 6DG Christianity & Contemporary Politics by Luke Bretherton. We will be looking in depth at chapters 3 ‘Immigration and Asylum’ and chapter 4  ‘Fairtrade’ . Session led by Dr Helen Reid. A light lunch will be provided. Please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928 if…
  • book, christianity, politics
  • 04/06/2015

From Agent to Author with Jennifer Kavanagh

Sat 6th June @ 12.30pm – 1.30pm Leeds Church Institute, LS1 6DG Free but booking is recommended. To book, phone 0113 391 7928 or email events@leedschurchinstitute.org Jennifer will talk about her first novel, The Emancipation of B, and how it feels to write fiction rather than non-fiction, moving from being an agent to being a…
  • book, leeds
  • 28/04/2015

Philippa Lester & Diane Saunders: From the Leylands to Leeds 17

Philippa Lester and Diane Saunders: From the Leylands to Leeds 17 Sat 6th June @ 2.30pm – 4.00pm Leeds Church Institute, LS1 6DG Free but booking is recommended. To book, phone 0113 391 7928 or email events@leedschurchinstitute.org Published in November 2014 and selling over 800 copies, From The Leylands to Leeds 17 was co-authored by…
  • book, leeds
  • 28/04/2015

SJ Bradley: Short Story Workshop Ideas are Everywhere!

SJ Bradley: Short Story Workshop, Ideas are Everywhere! Sat 6th June @ 1.00pm – 2.30pm Leeds Church Institute, LS1 6DG £3, max of 12 places. Tickets from http://www.bigbookend.co.uk/events/ In this practical, fun workshop, you will discuss ways of pulling short story ideas out of thin air. What is an idea, and where can you find…
  • book, leeds, writing
  • 28/04/2015

Max Farrar: Islamism & Terror: A Western way of doing Politics?

Max Farrar: Islamism & Terror: A Western way of doing politics? Sat 6th June @ 2.00pm-3.30pm Leeds Church Institute, LS1 6DG £3 from http://www.bigbookend.co.uk/events/ Max will be looking at the ‘who, how and why’ of what we call terrorism and our responses to it. The UK media’s reduction of Islam to Islamism, and its reduction…
  • book, discussion, leeds
  • 28/04/2015

Drink with a Chimp

Have you ever made a monkey of yourself? Premiere of Drink with a Chimp at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds with the launch of the Leeds Big Bookend Festival Thursday 4th June 7pm Tickets £8/6 from 0113 224 3801 or online at http://www.leeds.gov.uk/carriageworks
  • book, Hope
  • 16/04/2015

Finding Mr Goldman: A Parable by David Rhodes

Book Launch Thursday 14th May, 6pm at LCI “Had he known the hour of his death, the wealthy Harry Goldman might have arranged his day differently.  Instead, he finds himself plunged into a nightmare in which his life of violence and ruthless greed is laid bare before him.  A gripping adventure story.” To book, phone…
  • book, David Rhodes, faith
  • 17/03/2015

War Resistance Now and Then Book Launch

Book launch for Subversive Peacemakers Thursday 26th March, 6pm at LCI Hear from Lindis Percy, coordinator of the Campaign Against American Bases (CAAB) and Clive Barrett, author of Subversive Peacemakers. To book, phone 0113 391 7928 or email events@leedschurchinstitute.org
  • book, reading
  • 02/03/2015

Faith in Dark Places Lent Course

Sessions led by David Rhodes. Five Tuesday evenings in Lent 24th February, and 3rd,10th, 17th and 24th March 5.30-7.00pm at LCI, 20 New Market Street, Leeds, LS1 6DG. To book please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928
  • christianity, David Rhodes
  • 08/01/2015

Evening with Jonathan Berry of True Freedom Trust

At St George’s Church, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BR Tuesday 10th March 2015 at 7pm. Jonathan will speak from his personal experience of someone who lives a celibate life while experiencing same sex attraction.  He will talk about why he is called to this life, its joys and its challenges.  He will talk about…
  • christianity, discussion, speaker
  • 07/11/2014

Are you Saying NO to the Culture of Now? And should you?

                          Join us to explore what Sabbath can mean in Leeds. Thursday 12th February, 6pm at LCI. Refreshments provided. To book, please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928.
  • discussion, leeds
  • 14/01/2015

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial and future intentions: Opportunities for Christian leaders. 12-4pm on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at Leeds Church Institute. Join us for the afternoon to reflect on Holocaust Memorial and what it means for Christian and Jews today.  We will be accompanied in our learning by Iby Knill, a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Rabbi Esther Hugenholz…
  • Christian, history, Jewish
  • 05/01/2015

Lunchtime Conversations

Tuesday 3rd February 12.30-2.30 at LCI, 20 New Market Street, LS1 6DG Jesus and Politics: Confronting the Powers by Alan Storkey. Session led by Amos Kasibante. A light lunch will be provided. Please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928 if you wish to attend.
  • book, christianity, discussion
  • 12/12/2014

Making Sense of Sex and Marriage

Saturday 31st January 2015 10am-3.30pm at LCI. A study day based on Scripture and tradition, exploring the theology of marriage and human love.  The day is led by Professor Adrian Thatcher, a practising Christian, whose specialist areas are Biblical interpretation, ‘Theology of Sex and Gender’ and ‘Marriage and Family.’ The day has been planned at…
  • christianity, discussion, Equal Marriage, Marriage and Family, Professor Adrian Thatcher, speaker
  • 07/11/2014

Cake, Coffee and Conversation

Join us at our next  Cake,Coffee and Conversation, Thursday 15th September, 10.00am-12.00pm.  In aid of Macmillan Nurses.
  • Conversation
  • 05/01/2015

Pastoral Care Discussion Forum

for Clergy, Ministers and Pastors. Tuesday 13th January 2015 2-4pm at LCI. At a time when Equal Marriage legislation is new in the UK, Christian leaders in local settings are responding to new pastoral situations and requests.  This Forum is an opportunity to talk with others informally about your experiences.  As a group, we will…
  • Christian, discussion, theology
  • 07/11/2014

Alphabet Club at Hyde Park Picture House

Monday 8th December, 7pm at Hyde Park Picture House, LS6 1JD. Alphabet Club is part of the Dancing Bear Trilogy, a series of talks, films and performance by Leeds-based director Jamie Fletcher that aims to engage and encourage different audiences in conversations, discussions and dialogues about LGBTQ issues.  The film stars actor/singer/dancer/drag queen Owen Farrow…
  • discussion
  • 04/12/2014

Hospitality and Sanctuary

Thursday 4th December 11am-2pm at the St George’s Centre,LS1 3BR Join us for the launch of some new resources for Christian Leaders that explore Hospitality and Sanctuary in Christian Scriptures, tradition and practice. Produced and presented by Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal.  Enjoy LCI’s hospitality joined by Refugees and Asylum Seekers for a grand Christmas Dinner.…
  • Christian, leeds
  • 21/11/2014

Lunchtime Conversations

Tuesday 2nd December 12.30-2.30pm at LCI.  Sabbath as Resistance – Saying NO to the CULTURE of NOW by Walter Brueggemann. Session led by Dr Helen Reid.  A light lunch will be provided, if you would like to book a place please ring 0113 391 7928 or email events@leedschurchinstitute.org.
  • book, Christian, discussion
  • 07/11/2014

Mary and Martha Meet

Friday 9th January 2015 10-11.15am at LCI. For parents and carers with their young children.  An opportunity for adults to explore theology and the city while the children play.
  • children, christianity, discussion
  • 07/11/2014

Hook Lecture 2014

Sara Maitland: Bread and Roses connecting Justice and Joy.  Thursday 13th November, 7.30pm at Leeds Minster, LS2 7DJ. Admission is free but by ticket only.  To reserve one please contact LCI at events@leedschurchinstitute.org or tel 0113 391 7928. Online tickets are available here
  • 22/07/2014

Teaching the Holocaust within the Church Community

On Wednesday 12th November 16.30-18.30 at the City of Leeds School. A free CPD event sponsored by the Leeds Church Institute and facilitated by the Leeds branch of the Council of Christians and Jews.
  • 28/10/2014

Alphabet Club

Film screening followed by discussion. Thursday 6th November, 7-9pm at LCI Alphabet Club is the second instalment of The Dancing Bear Trilogy, a series of experimental queer films by Jamie Fletcher, aiming to engage and encourage different audiences in conversation, discussion and dialogue about LGBTQ issues. Alphabet Club uses contemporary dance, poetry and opera to explore perceptions…
  • 20/10/2014

Lunchtime Conversations

Tuesday 4th November 12.30-2.30 at LCI Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition by Christine Pohl. Session led by Brother Kentigern.A light lunch will be provided, please contact events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928 to book a place.
  • book, Christian
  • 28/10/2014

Book Launch Kemi Atanda Ilori -Wole Soyinka and Other Poems

Thursday 9th October from 5.45pm at LCI, 20 New Market Street, Leeds, LS1 6DG. A vibrant evening of readings, speakers, food and music to celebrate this new collection of poems from Dr Kemi Atanda Ilori, which pays tribute to the fearless activism of Nobel Prize winning playwright and poet, Wole Soyinka.  To obtain tickets please…
  • book, poetry
  • 05/09/2014

Lunchtime Conversations

Tuesday 7th October 12.30-2.30pm at LCI ‘A Rabbi Reads the Torah’ by Jonathan Magonet.  The session will be led by Dr Helen Reid and a light lunch will be provided.  Please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928 if you would to attend.  
  • book, discussion, interfaith, theology
  • 19/09/2014

Cake, Coffee and Conversation

Thursday 18th September from 11-12 at LCI, where we will be reflecting on learning from a Jewish perspective.
  • 21/08/2014

Mary & Martha Meet

Friday 12th September 10-11.15am.  For parents and carers with their young children.
  • children, christianity, discussion, leeds
  • 21/08/2014

Invitation to Faith

A panel of speakers will explore Christian approaches to mission, Muslim approaches to Dawah and the possibility of shared witness. 9th September, 7pm start at Wheeler Hall, St Anne’s Street, Leeds LS2 4BS. To book a place email events@leedschurchinstiute.org or call 0113 391 7928.
  • 22/07/2014

Cake, Coffee and Conversation

Cake, Coffee and Conversation On Thursday morning, 17th July from 11 to 12 we will be talking about Leeds At our informal café style meeting, we will be looking at old and new maps of Leeds, and talking about our hopes for Leeds in the future.
  • discussion, leeds
  • 19/06/2014

Mary and Martha Meet

Mary and Martha Meet for parents and pre-school children On Friday 11th July 2014 from 10 to 11:15; we will be looking at faith in our city While the children play, the adults will reflect on living a life of faith in Leeds. The exploration is based in conversation and sharing perspectives, so “it really…
  • children, discussion, faith
  • 19/06/2014

Web Language Training

Web Language Training. Monday 14th July, 2-4pm at LCI. A training event in the exciting world of social media. Join the staff team at LCI at this event. To book a place email wendy@leedschurchinstitute.org or ring 0113 245 4700.
  • education, writing
  • 10/06/2014

Lunchtime Conversations

Lunchtime Conversations On Tuesday 1st July from 12:30-2: we will be looking at ‘Big Enough God’ by Sara Maitland Revd Tom Lusty will be introducing Sara Maitland’s book which is subtitled ‘A feminist’s search for a joyful theology’. You don’t need to have read the book before you come – but you may well want…
  • christianity, discussion, leeds, theology
  • 19/06/2014

Cake, Coffee and Conversation

Cake, Coffee and Conversation On Thursday morning, 19th June from 11 to 12 we will be talking about pilgrimage At our informal café style meeting, we will be talking about pilgrimage. Come and share your experience of pilgrimage, either of a place such as Iona or Israel, or here in Leeds.
  • Cake, Conversation, pilgrimage
  • 23/05/2014

Pilgrim – A course for the Christian Journey

Pilgrim on Tuesday 17th June at 2pm. Join us for the launch of a new course for the Christian Journey. This will be an interactive event where people can explore the new course ‘Pilgrim’. It is highly recommended by Bishop Nick Baines, Bishop-Designate of the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.
  • 23/05/2014

Mary and Martha Meet

Mary and Martha Meet for parents and pre-school children On Friday 13th June 2014 from 10 to 11:15; we will be looking at Jewish-Christian perspectives Drawing on Jewish commentaries on the New Testament, the adults will be exploring what we can learn from our Jewish neighbours while the children play. Don’t feel you have to…
  • 23/05/2014

Lunchtime Conversations: I’m a Palestinian Christian

Tuesday 3rd June, 12.30-2.30 at LCI Lunchtime Conversations is a book club for theological books. On the first Tuesday of each month a group of between 10 and 20 people from different theological backgrounds meet in LCI’s library to discuss a particular title over a bite to eat. Topics so far have ranged from how language is always contextual, to whether the church can…
  • 14/02/2014

Coffee, Cake and Conversation

On Thursday 15th May 2014 from 11-12; we will be looking at Being Christian in a Multi Faith City At our informal café style meeting, we will be looking at some ‘conversation starter’ questions that stimulate our thinking about different faiths in Leeds. Over coffee and cake, we will talk about what it means to…
  • 20/03/2014

Mary and Martha Meet: Child Theology

On Friday 9 May 2014 from 10 to 11:15; we will be looking at Child Theology Drawing on Matthew 18, the adults will be exploring what it means for us to become ‘like children’ to enter the kingdom, while the children play. The exploration is based in conversation and sharing perspectives, so “it really is…
  • 19/03/2014

Lunchtime Conversations: Entry Point

Tuesday 6th May, 12.30-2.30 at LCI Lunchtime Conversations is a book club for theological books. On the first Tuesday of each month a group of between 10 and 20 people from different theological backgrounds meet in LCI’s library to discuss a particular title over a bite to eat. Topics so far have ranged from how language is always contextual, to whether the…
  • 13/02/2014

Listening Leeds

A Listening Yurt was assembled in the Rosebowl on 2nd April. People were invited to take five minutes out of their day to be quiet and think about Leeds, and then a member of the team would listen to their perspective. A range of people engaged with the listening process, including students and staff from…
  • 18/03/2014

The Pilgrim Course

Join a small group exploring the Pilgrim Course. This is a new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. ‘Who is Jesus?’ Tuesday 11th March, 2-3.30pm and Tuesday 18th March 7-8.30pm ‘What is sin?’ Tuesday 25th March, 2.30-4pm and Tuesday 1st April, 7-8.30pm To book, please contact Wendy on 0113 245 4700 or…
  • 11/03/2014

Lunchtime Conversations: The Misunderstood Jew

Tuesday 1st April, 12.30-2.30 at LCI Lunchtime Conversations is a book club for theological books. On the first Tuesday of each month a group of between 10 and 20 people from different theological backgrounds meet in LCI’s library to discuss a particular title over a bite to eat. Topics so far have ranged from how language is always contextual, to whether…
  • 11/02/2014

Coffee Cake & Conversation: Grave Talk

Thursday 20th March, 11am at LCI We will be looking at some ‘conversation starter’ questions that stimulate discussions about death. The idea may surprise you, but there is a growing movement of ‘Death Cafes’ where people talk about death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. See http://www.deathcafes.com. In…
  • 11/03/2014

Mary and Martha Meet

Second Friday of the month, 10-11.15 at LCI For parents and carers with their young children. An opportunity for adults to explore theology and the city, while the children play. At LCI, we have the idea for this, but please help us to shape it. Respond to ‘practicalities’, ‘process’ or ‘themes’. The practicalities LCI will provide…
  • children, Christian, christianity, church, discussion, education, faith, God, leeds, religion, theology, West Yorkshire
  • 13/11/2013

Lunchtime Conversations: Faith in Dark Places

Tuesday 4th March, 12.30-2.30. Session led by David Rhodes Lunchtime Conversations is a book club for theological books. On the first Tuesday of each month a group of between 10 and 20 people from different theological backgrounds meet in LCI’s library to discuss a particular title over a bite to eat. Topics so far have ranged from how language is always contextual,…
  • book, Christian, christianity, church, comment, David Rhodes, discussion, education, faith, God, Good News, Gospel, Jesus, leeds, politics, religion, theology, West Yorkshire, writing, yorkshire
  • 13/12/2013

How to write a press release

Tuesday 25th February, 2-4pm at LCI Come along to this session led by John Carter, Diocesan Press and Communications officer, to find out how to write a press release. To book, please email general@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 245 4700.
  • 10/02/2014

Lunchtime Conversation: The Text in Play

Tuesday 4th February, 12.30-2.30. Session led by Rachel Muers Lunchtime Conversations is a book club for theological books. On the first Tuesday of each month a group of between 10 and 20 people from different theological backgrounds meet in LCI’s library to discuss a particular title over a bite to eat. Topics so far have ranged from how language is always contextual,…
  • book, discussion, education, leeds, reading, religion, text, theology, writing
  • 10/12/2013

Protected: Perspectives Launch

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  • 03/02/2014

Words of Life and Death

Words of Life and Death Friday 17th January, 7.00-9.30 A performance and workshop event, exploring ways to help people through times of transition. Ellie Harrison will be performing, Etiquette of Grief, a playful and provocative show, which explores the wide-ranging emotions that follow an overwhelming loss. This will be followed by two workshops. The first…
  • 26/11/2013

A guide to Sikh Chaplaincy

Book Launch with author Dr Satwant Kaur Rait Tuesday 3rd December At LCI Arrivals from 5:45, for 6pm start Hear from the author… Discuss the interconnections of healthcare chaplaincy and the Sikh faith… Enjoy our hospitality: Scones and Samosas. Please let us know you are coming wendy@leedschurchinstitute.org  0113 245 4700
  • 30/10/2013

Lunchtime Conversations: Post-Christendom

Tuesday 3rd December, 12.30-2.30. Session led by Dan Brown. Lunchtime Conversations is a book club for theological books. On the first Tuesday of each month a group of between 10 and 20 people from different theological backgrounds meet in LCI’s library to discuss a particular title over a bite to eat. Topics so far have ranged from how language is always…
  • 10/09/2013

Love Leeds and Facts

Tuesday 26th Nov 12-2:30 at LCI. Lunch provided Join with others to pool different perspectives and statistics on Leeds, so we can explore what more we can learn about our city. Christians involved in mission have used statistics about neighbourhoods in Leeds to better understand local communities. Statistics include poverty and affluence, faith diversity, ethnic…
  • 30/10/2013

Giles Fraser: Hook Lecture 2013 at Leeds Minster

The 2013 Hook Lecture will be given by Giles Fraser, priest-in-charge at St Mary’s Newington in south London, former canon chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, columnist for the Guardian and frequently Radio 4 contributor. The lecture is entitled Original Helplessness and will touch on questions such as: How do our experiences of birth and death…
  • christianity, church, giles fraser, guardian, lecture, leeds, leeds minster, politics, religion, speaker, theology
  • 16/09/2013

Lunchtime Conversations: Parables as Subversive Speech

Tuesday 5th November, 12.30-2.30. Session led by Tom Lusty. Lunchtime Conversations is a book club for theological books. On the first Tuesday of each month a group of between 10 and 20 people from different theological backgrounds meet in LCI’s library to discuss a particular title over a bite to eat. Topics so far have ranged from how language is always…
  • 10/09/2013

Lunchtime Conversation: The Good Muslim

Tuesday 1st October, 12.30-2.30. Session led by Dr. Helen Reid. Lunchtime Conversations is a book club for theological books. On the first Tuesday of each month a group of between 10 and 20 people from different theological backgrounds meet in LCI’s library to discuss a particular title over a bite to eat. Topics so far have ranged from how language is…
  • 10/09/2013

Stories with no Voice

And then there are the stories that can’t be told; voices silenced by fear or force, lack of education or resource, censorship or disempowerment. In a small group workshop held on Sunday 9th June, space was made to hear and reflect upon stories from the margins of our society. Gill Gibbons from Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) told some…
  • 02/05/2013

Storytelling from the Traditions

Stories make us who we are. They are loved by young and old and in every culture they are spoken and heard. They shape our identity and define communities, both making us distinct and uniting us. On Saturday 8th June, Storytelling from the Traditions provided a unique opportunity to gather with Leeds’ writers, storytellers and performers…
  • 02/05/2013

Author talk: Journey Home

On Saturday 8th June, LCI were pleased to welcome author Jennifer Kavanagh to help us reflect upon the concept of home. As well as being the author of six books, the former literary agent has run a community centre in East London, worked with street homeless people and refugees, set up microcredit programmes and facilitated…
  • 02/05/2013

Lunchtime Conversation: Theology on the way to Emmaus

“The story of the disciples on the way to Emmaus can serve as a parable for the task of Christian interpretation. Those disciples, like the rest of us, had some difficulty in ‘reading’ their history and the context of ‘recognition’, the occasion on which things began to make sense, was not some ‘religious’ event in…
  • 30/01/2013

In Regio Loidis

On Thursday 27th September 2012 LCI hosted an evening with the Poet Laureate Carol Ann-Duffy, accompanied by music from John Sampson with a display of artwork from Stephen Raw.The event was held in a packed Leeds Minster where an audience of approx. 400 people, including Bishop John Packer and the Lord Mayor. Carol Ann Duffy…
  • 26/02/2013

Lunchtime Conversation: Silences

After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland began to crave silence. Over the past five years, she has spent periods of silence in the Sinai desert, the Australian bush, and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye. Her memoir of these experiences…
  • 12/02/2013