Religious Superiors’ meeting


The leaders of Anglican religious communities had their annual conference at Mirfield again, and had an excellent day on leadership led by Dr Loveday Alexander and Sr Josephine Miller, a Cistercian Superior. On the second day one session was led by a solicitor from Anthony Collins, a firm specialising in advising church bodies. He gave […]


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Unusual ecumenical talks


Our friends will know that we have long been twinned with the Roman Catholic Benedictine Abbey of St Matthias in Trier, Germany. In order to mark the approaching 50th anniversary of our brotherhood together, and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we jointly organised a small conference at Trier for three Anglican bishops and three […]


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CR Grand Auction V


We are back in business. I was doubtful when I decided to hold another auction. I wasn’t sure that we could go for a fifth one. In fact I have been pleasantly surprised. There are now 175 lots in the catalogue and if everything that is promised turns up we will have over 200 lots […]


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Hostel of the Resurrection


  From 1908 to 1976 CR ran the Hostel of the Resurrection in Leeds, a kind of hall of residence-cum-priory for students, most of whom were preparing for ordination. Former students recently raised money to pay for two panels of St Wilfrid and St Cuthbert, in the arches of the old piscina in the Resurrection […]


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6th Walter Tapper Lecture


Jane Kennedy, a leading church architect who has responsibility for several cathedrals, gave an illustrated lecture on how and how not to furnish churches. We had moved the time from the morning to the evening, with a supper available, and as a result the attendance was the highest yet. There was great appreciation of the […]


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CR Poet in Residence


“The Tent of Meeting” Quiet Day on October 28 offered those who came time to reflect on images and quotations that helped to expand an understanding of “Tents of Meeting” in our “ordinary” lives today. Maggie Jackson (CR Poet in Residence) shared some of her poems with the group and some participants wrote their own […]


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CoR New Students


As our new students begin to settle into College life, one student shares his experience of arriving at College and explains how he has settled into the routine; ‘I arrived on a grey afternoon, the famous Yorkshire silver skies were in evidence. My Mum and Dad had gone ahead by about ten minutes in the […]


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CR Oblates


    Oblates of CR are men who accept a vocation to celibacy and live it out wherever they are, either working or in retirement. Some are priests; some are lay men, but all wish to live by the charism of CR and deepen their life of prayer with God. This October, six of the […]


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Book Launch


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 […]


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Upper Holme Valley Festival of Faith


Four Ordinands from the College of the Resurrection and another two from St Hild were delighted to be involved with the Upper Holme Valley mission week this summer. We received a warm welcome from the team in the Valley, and their seven churches were delighted to host us. Their warmth, kindness, and genuine interest in […]


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CR Poet in Residence


In 1979 I heard Ted Hughes give a poetry reading at the University of Leeds in what had once been the chapel for the Hostel of the Resurrection in Springfield Mount. I could not have imagined at the time that many years later I would be made welcome not only as a Retreat Guide at […]


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Mirfield Centre Quiet Day


Brothers Marc and Jacob (Mirfield Centre Brother) recently led a Quiet Day for a small group at Whirlow Spirituality Centre. They were warmly welcomed by the Chaplain, Joy Adams, and gave four addresses in the chapel. We reflected together about our place in God’s creation: how we can care for you hurting world and our relationship […]


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A fond farewell and a hearty hello!


Riches come unforeseen to brethren (and friends) as we live the round of prayer at Mirfield. Among these riches are those people who ask to share our life for an extended period of time. On Sunday 24th September, we said farewell to Bogdan Branza, a young and friendly Romanian who is the most recent of […]


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