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.
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 […]
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear brother Simon Holden CR, who died peacefully yesterday (Thursday 7th February). Fr Simon was 88 and in the 52nd year of his profession in CR. His funeral requiem will be at Mirfield in the Upper Church on Friday 1st March at 11.30 am, followed by […]
Tetelesthai! I have run the race. I have finished the course. Alleluia. We had a wonderful morning for the run. The weather was perfect and at the moment we have raised £6,207. This is excellent and will make a big difference to the needs of the Tariro charity. Thanks to everyone who has given support, […]
Newcastle Cathedral Saturday 23 March 2019, 10.30am – 4.00pm Christ is calling you! From our place in Monastic life, we offer to the Church ‘Stations of Vocation’ that help us to respond to Christ and live our primary vocation together as Church: the praise and worship of God. Join brothers of the Community of the […]
Fr Peter Allan CR has announced his retirement as Principal of the College of the Resurrection at the end of the academic year. Fr Peter has been in post since 2011, having previously taught in the College alongside monks of the Community and other academic staff. Fr Oswin Gartside CR, Superior of the Community and […]
Gift Voucher – Give the gift of a retreat! Would you like to give a gift that will: give someone time and space to reflect on their journey with God? encourage a busy friend to take time out from the usual routine? provide the opportunity for someone to experience a retreat for the first time? […]
Billy Whizz is the fastest boy on earth (according to the Beano). We are not planning to run to Harare and back on 26th January but John CR and Shavaun and other students of the College of the Resurrection will run 10k. Why? Because running is good for you and because we want to support […]
Every night, an estimated number of 4,751 people are sleeping rough across England, a rise of 169% since 2010. In response to the great need of homeless people, almost 1,000 groups have taken the ‘Advent Sleepout Challenge’ over the last three years. www.sleepoutchallenge.org.uk/about This year, a group of students of the College of the Resurrection […]
Every year the monks, friars and sisters of the Church of England who have oversight of their religious communities gather for fellowship and reflection together on matters of mutual concern. In recent years this has been at Mirfield. And so we had the ‘Leaders’ Meeting’ at CR 8th-12th October, the first I’ve attended. The matters […]
On St Matthew’s Day in 1958 I was ordained priest in Lichfield Cathedral, and on September 22 2018 I presided at a Mass of thanksgiving in St Mary’s Church, Kenton. This brought together a congregation of people I had worked with over the 60 years. There were gaps (for I have lost contact with my […]
‘Run the straight race, through God’s good grace’ A couple of weeks ago I said that I was about to begin to raise funds for Tariro – the charity supported by Fr Nicolas for deprived and orphaned teenagers in Zimbabwe. The object of the charity is to provide safe homes, education, employment, and medical and […]
Having arrived at Mirfield with eager anticipation in September, the College is proving to be a profound place of learning and reflection. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first month here. Living and studying alongside an incredible group of people, there is a very real sense of community throughout the College. Not only do we delve […]
When July came to an end I went to Belfast for my annual holiday. For once I was blessed with magnificent weather and I had a wonderful time. It was not exactly a rest for it was quite an energetic holiday. I did a lot of visiting, some cooking, climbing and I did a lot […]
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.