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.
Since 1976 religious from Poland and Germany have been meeting at regular occasions; our Brother Christopher, who did much work in eastern Europe before the collapse of communism, initiated these meetings to further reconciliation between Protestant and Catholic, German and Polish. The group – known in his memory as ‘Christophorus’ – consists now of both […]
On 20 June, I was joined by Fr Thomas, and Brothers Marc and Steven on a visit to the University of York Library and the Borthwick Institute for Archives. The University Library received 3,000 or so books from the Community of the Resurrection in 1973, primarily to care for the unique collection, which has been on loan to the since then. The books, […]
When I was being formed for ordination at Mirfield more years ago than seems possible, my absolute favourite class was Greek for Fun with Fr Nicolas (sorry to the others – your classes were great too!). Why was Greek for Fun my favourite? Because it was like uncovering the NT texts for the first time, […]
The CR ‘What’s On’ leaflet for 2018 -19 has arrived and is being dispatched around the country and beyond. The leaflet covers our pastoral programme (retreats and pilgrimages), prayer and study days, and other activities and events at Mirfield. This year sees the return of a retreat for 18-30 year olds, a week in […]
Many thanks to everyone who was involved in, attended, contributed towards or bid at the auction. I think in terms of fun and joy that was one of the best weekends of my life. Everyone seemed so happy, there was a great team of helpers and everyone went away satisfied. The result of Auction was […]
Saturday 7 July saw hundreds of the Community’s friends come from near and far to celebrate CR Festival Day. Companions, parish groups, Oblates and many others joined us, sharing in worship and marking the launch of our year of Monasticism and Vocation: Christ Our Call. The Mass at midday included a welcome to new Companions […]
Once again we invite your prayers for all those about to be ordained, and particularly for the 22 students of the College: 13 to be ordained to the Diaconate, and 9 to be ordained Priest. In an increasingly uncertain world, it is a huge encouragement for us all that the College is able to send […]
On Whit-Friday I joined the Vicar of Mossley and friends for a little walk (hike) around his parish. It was a wonderful event, and the people of St George’s Mossley are always very welcoming to visitors. The day began with the daily celebration of the Eucharist together in the Parish Church. It was a wonderful […]
During last week (29 – 31 May) Nicolas and I made a quick journey to Spain, to Catalonia for a meeting to organise the next CIIR (International Interconfessional Conference of Religious) which will take place in June next year. The organising meeting was uneventful and with Nicolas chairing we didn’t hang around! This is very […]
The Community opens its doors for its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday 1 July, from 1pm till 5pm. Families are welcomed in to the grounds for a day of fun, family friendly activities, entertainment and refreshments. Supported by a volunteer army of brethren, staff, CR companions and others, the day is being organised by Tony […]
April is now over, and I have been a brother of the Resurrection for seven weeks. We had a really wonderful Eucharist on March 12th to mark this, which incorporated the profession rite. Thank you to those of you who came and also those who prayed in absentia. Please may you continue to do so? […]
We are still receiving donations for the upcoming auction, which is being held on the 23rd June at the Community of the Resurrection. Some of these donations are very interesting and attractive, and some are quite unusual! Pictured left are some WWI shells which have been turned into vases. Pictured right (bottom) is a silver […]
We are very sad to be saying goodbye to the Revd Dr Rowena Pailing after Easter. Rowena joined the staff of the College in 2012 as Dean of Pastoral Studies. This is a complex task that requires some of the skills of a magician, fluent multi-tasking, thick skin, the patience of Job, and the grace […]
Those of you who visit or contact Mirfield on a regular basis may have noticed a few new names and faces on site since the start of the year. We welcomed Mike Street into our Guest Hospitality Team at the beginning of January – although he has settled in so well that it probably appears […]
Celebrating Holy Week together has been one of the most important features of my time at the College of the Resurrection. Many of the Brethren spend the week in parishes, so from the First Evensong of Palm Sunday the seating in Upper Church is rearranged, and the College shares the obligation of the Community to […]
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.