Wednesday 11 October will see the launch of three books at CR – one of four launches taking place across the country. The titles featured are all either edited or authored by Stephen Platten, former Bishop of Wakefield and a longstanding friend of the Community. 

Details of the launch are given below, and the books are all available from Mirfield Bookshop ( They are: 


Oneness – The Dynamics of Monasticism (Ed. Platten)

Considering the role monastic life plays within the life of the contemporary church, using a focus on the life, practice and history of the Shepherds Law community as a starting point. Contributors include Fr George Guiver CR, Canon Christopher Irvine, Petà Dunstan and Dom Xavier Perrin. Foreword from Justin Welby and afterword by Rowan Williams.

‘ informative and exciting book..’ Br Benedict SSF




Animating Liturgy – the Dynamics of Worship and the Human Community (Platten)

A collection of essays offering insights to a broad range of readers, from theological students to lay people who wish to understand something of the background of daily and weekly worship.

‘..definitely a volume that should be read by those who think they are not interested in liturgy.’ Canon Dr Simon Jones




Holy Ground – Cathedrals in the twenty-first century (Ed. Platten)

Digging deep into the life of England’s cathedrals, and discussing such diverse topics as finance, growth, heritage, liturgy, development, music and art.

‘At last a group of informed writers tackle questions crucial to the future of religion in Britain.’ Simon Jenkins