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.
I recently returned from Walshingham having exchanged my gold star for a silver one! After 25 years as a Guardian I have now retired from office and have become a Guardian Emeritus. I have had some interesting offers in recent times which has made me think that a future auction may not be an impossibility! […]
Bishop Mark Sowerby is to be the next Principal of the College of the Resurrection in succession to Fr Peter Allan CR, who will retire at the end of the academic year. With his wife, Ruth, he will move to Mirfield from the Diocese of Chichester, where he has been Bishop of Horsham since 2009. Bishop Mark, who has […]
An Italian Trappist convent and us In 2016 CR began a friendship with the sisters of the Trappist convent of Vitorchiano in Italy. There have now been several visits, and we have discovered in them a relationship with Anglican religious communities that goes back a long way, including with CR. Sister Gabriella writes here about […]
Have you wanted to volunteer but not all the time? Why not join the ‘On Call’ volunteer team. The Librarian is looking to recruit volunteers who can be called upon as and when needed for small projects, throughout the year. ‘On Call’ volunteers will not be required to help all year round, just when small […]
Sometimes it is worth to step out of the familiar and face the foreign. There is a lot to learn. About God, about the world, about ourselves. Here in England I just can’t stop feeling that everything is so different. At home, in Hungary I am Pastor Novotny Dániel, a respected Lutheran priest for 20 […]
Recently a party of 9 students, accompanied by Fr Thomas CR made a weekend pilgrimage to Walsingham. Taking all the prayer requests from the board in the College Oratory to include whilst on pilgrimage, we put them alongside our own supplications at the shrine. With the other pilgrims we entered fully into the life of […]
Il giardiniere invisibile: credere, non credere, cercare, EDB, 2019. (The Invisible Gardener: Belief and Unbelief in Dialogue ). The Revd Dr Tony Carroll has published a new book which will be launched at Mirfield in June. The book attempts to think anew about the God-World relationship in the context of our Secular Age. It builds […]
On Saturday 30 March the Community opened its doors for an evening of music provided by one of the finest vocal ensembles in Yorkshire. The Tallis Consort is a semi-professional ensemble of 10 singers who specialize in the performance of Renaissance Polyphony. Directed by Chris Why they performed Tomás Luis de Victoria – Tenebrae Responsories […]
The Community and College are looking forward to welcoming Tallis Consort – Early Music Ensemble, to perform in the Community Church on Saturday 30th March at 7.30pm. All Welcome. www.facebook.com/TheTallisConsort/ For a taste of the Tallis Consort’s music, please follow the link below. https://www.facebook.com/TheTallisConsort/videos/368333890561741/
A packed church gathered last Friday (1 March) to celebrate the life and ministry of our dear brother Simon. Fr Simon passed away on Thursday 7 February, at the age of 88 and in the 52nd year of his profession. His funeral requiem was followed by burial in the […]
The arrival in Oxford on Sunday evening for the start of #LifeTogetherOxford saw us all warmly welcomed to our host colleges. Myself and George CR; Judith and Margaret Theresa SLG and Jane ASSP. I was in The Queen’s College – fittingly so for me with its Northern links and long choral tradition. I certainly was […]
The grounds and gardens at Mirfield are an important part of the character of our site. A special place for the brethren, they are also well used by guests, retreatants, school groups, visitors and many others who value spending time outside while they are with us. Extending to around 20 acres, the gardens require just […]
On Saturday 23 February a group of Ordinands from the College of the Resurrection, led by Dr Dorothea Bertschmann, visited London for the day. The group had two wonderful tours of the British Museum looking at Mesopotamia including the special exhibition on Ashurbanipal, a King who ruled the Assyrian Empire in what is now modern-day […]
It was a great delight to welcome back Professor Clifford Jones to the Community on Sunday 17 February for the official launch of his latest publication, Numerical Examples in Fuels and Energy. Clifford was adjunct professor of engineering at Federation University, Australia and had been Reader at Aberdeen University prior to that, specializing in combustion. […]
Yesterday we bid a very fond farewell to our brother Jacob, whose period in temporary vows came to an end last week. Jacob has been in first profession with the Community of the Resurrection since 2013, and decided in January’s Chapter meeting that he would not seek to take life vows. During his time at […]
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.