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.
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 […]
The weekend of 7-9 July 2017 marked the 125th anniversary of the Community, and we were delighted to welcome hundreds of guests from across the country (and beyond) to join the celebrations. A selection of images from the re-hallowing of the Church on the Sunday are available to view by clicking the link below http://www.mirfield.org.uk/festival/ […]
CR belongs to the Union of Monastic Superiors, the conference of Benedictine and Cistercian Superiors, Roman Catholic and Anglican, and this year’s conference included a day at Lambeth Palace and a meeting with Archbishop Justin. The exchange we had with him was really good and made an impression on everybody. All attended the Eucharist celebrated […]
Former students at the Hostel of the Resurrection in Leeds, which closed in 1976, raised money for 2 small painted doors which enclose the former double piscina in the Resurrection Chapel. The paintings are by Lorraine Lamond of Glasgow. St Wilfrid is striving heavenwards, while pointing to a shimmering representation of the Hostel, while St […]
Festival Day The Community’s Festival Day (on Sunday 9 July) is fast approaching. It will include the re-hallowing of the Community Church as the culmination of a weekend of celebration of the Community’s 125th anniversary. We will welcome the Bishop of Norwich – also our Visitor – to lead the service. Festival Day is preceded […]
CR would like to congratulate the following students from the College of the Resurrection who have been, or are soon to be, ordained. Staff & Students May 2017 College of the Resurrection To the Priesthood Charles Annis (St Mary with St Peter, Oldham) Manchester – 24 June Neil Dalley (St Clement of Rome, Leigh-on […]
On Saturday 23 June 2018 CR will hold its Grand Auction! Situated in the College Refectory with auctioneer George Gribben at the ready, this looks set to be the best auction yet! Please make sure the date is in your diary and start saving those pennies. For more information, or if you have items you would […]
The Society of the Resurrection started in 2015 as an experiment for two years. Finally, on 15 June it came fully into being with the admission of its first group of members at the Eucharist for Corpus Christi. 10 members made their promises in Mirfield, and two more will do so elsewhere in August. We […]
The CR ‘What’s On’ leaflet for 2017-18 is with the printers as we go to press, and should be ready in good time for the Celebration Weekend (7-9 July). The leaflet covers our pastoral programme (retreats) as well as prayer and study days. The year will see a retreat designed for 18-30 year olds, the […]
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.