The Mirfield Centre represents the public programmes of the Community. From retreats to school visits, sabbaticals to artists-in-residence and day events to residential conferences, we offer something for all needs, tastes and interests.
People who stay at the Mirfield Monastery, home of the Community of the Resurrection, come for a variety of different reasons. These can be individually arranged retreats, guided retreats led by a member of the Community or the College, week long special courses, or clergy retreats.
We aim to renew this place of hospitality, welcome and learning as a resource for Church and society in a turbulent and changing world.
Our aim is to ensure that all who come can share in our life and leave refreshed and renewed through their experience.
On January 22nd I arrived in Mirfield after a long journey from Berkeley, California, where I am in my second year of training for ordination in the Episcopal Church. A new exchange program between my seminary, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and the College of the Resurrection was created this past fall, and I […]
This piece of embroidery was loving crafted by a Brother CR during his prayer time. ‘Pray while you embroider’! The Brother would like to sell it for £65, and hopes that this isn’t too much to ask. We are having to say that it was crafted by a Brother CR because I’m not allowed to tell […]
During Holy Week most of the CR brothers will be out in parishes across the country. However, Holy Week in Mirfield still happens…and how! Every year the ordained College staff, Fr Peter, Fr Ben, M Jennifer and M Rowena, preside at the liturgies and the students welcome guests for the week, many of whom are […]
A YEAR FOR VOCATION Monasticism and Vocation: Christ our Call This year, CR Festival Day will be on Saturday 7 July. It will include the consecration of the new High Altar, marking the end of our celebrations of the Community’s 125th anniversary, and the completion of the renewal of the Community church. We will welcome […]
Join us on Sunday 8 April at 9.00am for the Community’s Car Boot Sale! Come along to browse for a bargain or sell off some unwanted goods. There will be a £10 charge per car for sellers, and refreshments will be available. Pre-booking is essential, please contact Leanne O’Sullivan 01924 483302 email@example.com
Israel–Palestine is such an extraordinary country that it is difficult to know what to say about my recent visit, under my own steam, and partly by bicycle. Jerusalem is a surreal mixture of black-hatted Jews on every street, frequently on electric bicycles or even pushing prams, and often boisterously singing rhythmic Jewish music, while very […]
It is hard to believe it but we are now on the final run in to the auction. We are doing very well. In previous auctions I have had over a year to campaign but this one really only began around September and was slow getting off the ground; however by Christmas things were hotting […]
Dean of Pastoral Studies We are looking to appoint the right person to join our staff team Location: Mirfield Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent The person appointed will: Have successfully completed doctoral studies Be a priest of the Church of England Have experience of teaching to M-Level Understand and value the specific ethos of […]
CR elects a Superior every 5 years. Fr George had served 15 years in the role, and now has leave to take a sabbatical (see the next article). The brethren expressed their enormous appreciation for the faithful and imaginative ways in which George has drawn the Community to a closer walk with God over these […]
Offertory Foreword by Oswin Gartside CR ‘What is a poet-in-residence?’ asked one brother. We didn’t quite know. But our monastery has been enjoying residencies by artists for a number of years, and each time our eyes have been opened afresh, and we’ve made new friends. And we knew Maggie, and knew that she wrote and […]
Holy Week 2018 Watch this space for more details about Holy Week 2018. The Holy Week lectures will be given by the Revd Canon Professor John Rodwell on the theme of ‘the Tissue of his Kingdom’. John Rodwell has worked as an Anglican priest and scientist for over 40 years, was Professor of Ecology at […]
St Hild College welcomed Professor Richard Bauckham to Mirfield for the Inaugural St Hild Lecture on 13th January. Around 90 St Hild students and staff were joined by 40 guests for Professor Bauckham’s lecture, What Makes John’s Gospel Unique. Richard spoke of John as ‘the gospel of love’, making explicit what is only implicit in […]
‘Who has known the mind of the Lord…?’ is one of the apostle Paul’s searching questions addressed to the church in Rome. It is an entirely mysterious postulation, not least to one contemplating the next three years of his life as a member of CR! Lord, what is going on? Religious life is still a […]
I depart for Israel on Friday 9th of February and will be staying for a week in the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion, the home of a German Benedictine community. Then they are holding a Superior’s election (déjà vue!) chaired by our friend Br Ansgar from Trier. So I have to go away for a […]
Recently a Companion of the Community brought me a box of material that had been in her home for decades. She asked me if I thought that it would have any value and would I like to have it for the auction. At first sight it looked as if it might be hard to sell […]
We welcome you to come to CR and to share in our life. Some come regularly to talk with a brother, others spend a day or two experiencing this very different environment. Individuals and groups come on retreat and pilgrimage, share in the teaching and courses we offer and join us in worship and meals.