Fr John’s Run for Tariro


Tetelesthai! I have run the race. I have finished the course. Alleluia. We had a wonderful morning for the run. The weather was perfect and at the moment we have raised £6,207. This is excellent and will make a big difference to the needs of the Tariro charity. Thanks to everyone who has given support, […]


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Monasticism and Vocation: Christ our Call


Newcastle Cathedral Saturday 23 March 2019, 10.30am – 4.00pm Christ is calling you! From our place in Monastic life, we offer to the Church ‘Stations of Vocation’ that help us to respond to Christ and live our primary vocation together as Church: the praise and worship of God. Join brothers of the Community of the […]


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Gift Voucher


Gift Voucher  – Give the gift of a retreat! Would you like to give a gift that will: give someone time and space to reflect on their journey with God? encourage a busy friend to take time out from the usual routine? provide the opportunity for someone to experience a retreat for the first time? […]


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College sleep out


Every night, an estimated number of 4,751 people are sleeping rough across England, a rise of 169% since 2010. In response to the great need of homeless people, almost 1,000 groups have taken the ‘Advent Sleepout Challenge’ over the last three years. www.sleepoutchallenge.org.uk/about This year, a group of students of the College of the Resurrection […]


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CLARC Conference Mirfield


Every year the monks, friars and sisters of the Church of England who have oversight of their religious communities gather for fellowship and reflection together on matters of mutual concern. In recent years this has been at Mirfield. And so we had the ‘Leaders’ Meeting’ at CR 8th-12th October, the first I’ve attended. The matters […]


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Sixty Years a Priest


On St Matthew’s Day in 1958 I was ordained priest in Lichfield Cathedral, and on September 22 2018 I presided at a Mass of thanksgiving in St Mary’s Church, Kenton. This brought together a congregation of people I had worked with over the 60 years. There were gaps (for I have lost contact with my […]


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Fr John’s Sponsored 10k Run


‘Run the straight race, through God’s good grace’ A couple of weeks ago I said that I was about to begin to raise funds for Tariro – the charity supported by Fr Nicolas for deprived and orphaned teenagers in Zimbabwe. The object of the charity is to provide safe homes, education, employment, and medical and […]


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New College Student


Having arrived at Mirfield with eager anticipation in September, the College is proving to be a profound place of learning and reflection. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first month here. Living and studying alongside an incredible group of people, there is a very real sense of community throughout the College. Not only do we delve […]


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College News


 The College Advent term began on Monday 17th September.  New families had moved here some time earlier so that their children could begin the new term in their new schools. For one couple, arrival at College happened on September 10th – just 48 hours after their wedding!   This year we are fortunate to have […]


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Visit to Otwock


Since 1976 religious from Poland and Germany have been meeting at regular occasions; our Brother Christopher, who did much work in eastern Europe before the collapse of communism, initiated these meetings to further reconciliation between Protestant and Catholic, German and Polish. The group – known in his memory as ‘Christophorus’ – consists now of both […]


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Visit to the University of York Library


On 20 June, I was joined by Fr Thomas, and Brothers Marc and Steven on a visit to the University of York Library and the Borthwick Institute for Archives. The University Library received 3,000 or so books from the Community of the Resurrection in 1973, primarily to care for the unique collection, which has been on loan to the since then. The books, […]


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