Family Fun Day


Sunday 25 June saw the Community’s annual Family Fun Day, when local families are welcomed in to the grounds to have fun! Supported by a volunteer army of brethren, staff, CR companions and others, the day was organised by Tony Devine, CR’s Head Gardener. The morning saw significant rainfall, but by the time gates opened […]


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New Items in Mirfield Bookshop


New items have arrived in the Mirfield Bookshop – we now stock CR pens, pencils and erasers as well as our wide range of books and devotional items. CR Pencils (box of 6) £2.50   CR Eraser £0.60   Pens £1.50 Available in black, red, blue or grey – all blue ink   Pen Pouch […]


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School Visits


This year we have developed our work with year 5/6 & G.C.S.E students. We have enjoyed our visits from schools this past year, and would like to take this opportunity to wish students the very best in their exams, and the staff a very blessed and restful summer holiday! Picture: Years 5 & 6 from […]


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Archbishop Sentamu Academy


At the end of our bike ride extravaganza, Fr George and I had the privilege of visiting Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull. The school is a new build and provides a context of community in an area currently under a process of regeneration. During the visit we met with the school Chaplain and some of the students in […]


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Novices go to Hilfield


At the beginning of May, Fabian nCR and I attended the third in a rolling programme of internovitiate study courses. These are principally intended to allow novices from our diverse Anglican communities across the country to meet together in a congenial atmosphere, chew the fat of the common life and engage our minds and hearts over […]


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Sponsored Bike Ride


For three days at the beginning of May, a small group alternated between battling and basking in the elements on a sponsored cycle ride from the Dales to Hull. Following the course of the Rivers Swale, Ure, Ouse and Humber, the route represented both ‘returning to the source’ and ‘drawing on the wells’, both features […]


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Oldham Fellowship of Priests and Imams


We were delighted to be invited to be the hosts for this well-established fellowship; it was only their second time away together. Eleven people came for 24 hours at the beginning of May, including an imam visiting from Pakistan, and they joined us in Church and at meals. They shared together about practices of prayer and contemplation in the […]


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Family Fun Day – 25 June 2017


The community once again opens its doors to local people for a day of fun, family-friendly activities including: Bouncy Castle, Play Your Cards Right, Spin the Wheel, Face painting, Welly Wanging, Horse Shoe Tossing, Beat the Goalie, Hook a Duck, Darts, Tombola and more… Refreshments available including Hot Dogs, Sweet shop and Ice Creams! All welcome to […]


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We are recruiting!


The Community are recruiting for a Part Time Cook/Chef This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the kitchen at the heart of our well-established site.  You will be expected to look after the smooth running of the kitchen, in charge of a team of catering assistants, cooking food for the brethren, college students, […]


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Bookshop favourites


Mirfield Bookshop stocks a wide range of books and much more besides – available both online (www.mirfield.org.uk/shop)  and in the Retreat House. Alongside an ever-changing selection of popular titles and devotional items, there are a number of perennial favourites, including: A Week of Simple Offices and Simple Offices – Saints and Seasons These two volumes bring together […]


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St Hild College Easter School at Durham


Students and staff from St Hild College left Mirfield in Holy Week to spend their annual Easter School at St Chad’s College Durham. As always it proved a great week, with the staff at St Chad’s looking after us very well and Durham Cathedral and its surroundings proving an inspiring place to worship and study for the […]


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Turn it and turn it again…


Turn it and turn it again, for all is in it; see through it; grow old and worn in it. – Rabbi Bag Ben Bag, Pirke Avos, 5:22 One of the great ironies of biblical scholarship is that often those who have given their lives to study of the bible are at best bored, and […]


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Holy Week 2017


The afternoon of Saturday April 8th saw John CR and I set off for our 30th and first (respectively) Holy Week to the parish of St. Giles, Cheadle with Freehay St. Chad, Staffordshire! It is commonplace for parish clergy who know the community and who have perhaps trained at the College to ask for the […]


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