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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At the beginning of September, Fabian nCR and I were off on our travels once more – I’ve never gone south so much! This visit had us heading to the dreaming spires of Oxford with accommodation provided at the home of the Sisters of the Love of God, Fairacres. They are a delightful group of […]
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.