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.
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 […]
The College of the Resurrection are recruiting a College Secretary / Executive Assistant to the Principal They are looking for an experienced and skilled person to join the team in this unique institute of higher education within the environs of the monastic Community of the Resurrection. The Secretary is a pivotal person in the College, whose purpose […]
Each year we are pleased to welcome a number of bishops to the College, usually when they have candidates for ordination in formation with us. In November it was our pleasure to have the Rt Revd Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, as our guest. For many years there has been a significant number of Diocese […]
What a time it has been for those of us who love Zimbabwe. In just a few days Robert Mugabe and his wife have been removed from power, by the army, no less. It has all been done peacefully; Zimbabweans have reacted with almost universal joy. Mnangagwa has been instated as president. No one has […]
Since the last newsletter there has been a large number of significant donations to the auction. Here is a small selection that will give a flavour of the many good things that will be on sale on June 23rd 2018: Georgian waistcoat – this beautiful family heirloom was worn by a 14 year old who […]
In 2018 I will be having a sabbatical in instalments, the first being a 3-week visit to Israel in February. As well as visiting Jerusalem, I plan to travel to Galilee and do a sponsored bike-ride right around the lake in one day (35 miles). The visit is a pilgrimage, to see some of the […]
Good progress is being made on the new High Altar – the major outstanding piece of work to the Community Church. Thanks to generous support from our friends, we have been able to buy the stone (Mandale fossil limestone, quarried in the Peak District), and James Elliott, the chosen craftsman, is poised to begin work. […]
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.