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.
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 have a selection of Advent books and seasonal items in stock. All are available from our website shop, from the bookshop in the retreat house, or by telephone – 01924 483348. Click the images for further information Brother Jacob is again […]
Four Ordinands from the College of the Resurrection and another two from St Hild were delighted to be involved with the Upper Holme Valley mission week this summer. We received a warm welcome from the team in the Valley, and their seven churches were delighted to host us. Their warmth, kindness, and genuine interest in […]
In 1979 I heard Ted Hughes give a poetry reading at the University of Leeds in what had once been the chapel for the Hostel of the Resurrection in Springfield Mount. I could not have imagined at the time that many years later I would be made welcome not only as a Retreat Guide at […]
Brothers Marc and Jacob (Mirfield Centre Brother) recently led a Quiet Day for a small group at Whirlow Spirituality Centre. They were warmly welcomed by the Chaplain, Joy Adams, and gave four addresses in the chapel. We reflected together about our place in God’s creation: how we can care for you hurting world and our relationship […]
Riches come unforeseen to brethren (and friends) as we live the round of prayer at Mirfield. Among these riches are those people who ask to share our life for an extended period of time. On Sunday 24th September, we said farewell to Bogdan Branza, a young and friendly Romanian who is the most recent of […]
The First Professed Conference was held at Mirfield in September this year, and was a very happy occasion. There was a day of prayer together led by Fr Richard Bastable, providing excellent food for thought, and a very good talk on Conversation by Mikala Richards. Not all those in Temporary Profession were able to be here […]
College of the Resurrection Welcome back to all the returning students, and welcome to those beginning their formation at the College. Two previous CoR students are being ordained deacon at Michaelmas, please pray for: Lee Taylor (Diocese of Chelmsford) Alex Hobbs (Diocese of Exeter)
CIR Gathering – Casteller Ring It sounds incredibly romantic: a medieval castle on top of a hill in Bavaria, and indeed it was beautiful. Here Nicolas and Jacob CR met with nearly sixty monks and nuns, brothers and sisters from all over Europe, to celebrate the religious life that we all share across our denominations. […]
Book Launch of: ‘Oneness – The Dynamics of Monasticism’ (edited by Stephen Platten and published 2017 SCM Press) ‘The Monastic Tradition and the Contemporary Church’ Wednesday 11th October 2017 4.00pm – 6.00pm Short lectures will be delivered by Fr George Guiver CR and Rt Revd Dr Stephen Platten. “Oneness” considers the role small-group monastic life […]
St Hild College receives A Rocha Bronze Eco-Church Award St Hild college has announced this week that it is the first theological college to be presented with an Eco Church Award at bronze level. The award, presented at St Hild’s recent commendation weekend, is part of charity A Rocha’s Eco Church initiative. It highlights a […]
Church Furnishings: Do we need them? Tuesday 17 October 2017 at 7.30pm ‘Discovering quality and meaning in sacred places and how we are affected by furnishings’ Guest Lecturer: Jane Kennedy Jane is architect to Christ Church Oxford, Ely and Newcastle Cathedrals and has extensive experience of restoration and conservation as well as delivering […]
Those who attended July’s celebration weekend at Mirfield – and, indeed, those who have read the new Church of the Resurrection book – will be aware that the one major commission outstanding for the Community Church is a new High Altar. The process of identifying the stone and the craftsman to work it has been […]
A picture-book of the Church of Resurrection has been specially commissioned to mark CR’s 125th anniversary and the re-hallowing of the Community Church, covering the church’s history from the beginning to today, with 40 picture-packed pages. Produced by noted local historian Frances Stott, and a visual triumph, it will give immense pleasure and satisfaction 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.