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.
Come to read, rest and reflect. Step aside from the relentless 24/7 media exposure and experience words in a different time-frame and at a different pace. An opportunity to explore the Community’s extensive and unique library. 12th – 14th MAY 2017 Led by Barbara Clarke (Associate of the Community & Librarian) Cost for this retreat: […]
Over the past few months – really quite a few months – Br Jacob has been working tirelessly with Adele, the Community’s Business Manager, to bring a new website into being. The hope is that – eventually – the various and disparate current websites (Community, Centre, Companions, Commercial) will be brought together under a single […]
From Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 February, 11 members of the College undertook a pilgrimage to Durham, focusing on the northern saints. We began with lunch in the beautiful Prior’s Hall, followed by an excellent talk from the Precentor and Vice-Dean, Canon David Kennedy, on the history and evolution of processional rites in the Cathedral, […]
During Holy Week many of the CR brothers will be out in parishes across the country. However, Holy Week in Mirfield still happens…and how! Every year the College staff, Fr Peter, Fr Ben, M Jennifer and M Rowena, preside at the liturgies and the students welcome guests for the week, many of whom are exploring the […]
In February I spent one week at St Matthias, Trier. February was not as cold as last December, when George, Simon, Marc and I were together there, but it was still a challenge walking through the open cloister to Church. The monks had their cowls. I had only a scarf to keep my ears warm. […]
This year’s CR Festival Day will be on Sunday 9 July. 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 by a […]
On a gloriously sunny Saturday at the beginning of February I headed to Bishopthorpe in York, to join Peter CR at the Archbishop’s residence for the Step Forward Young Vocations day. Step Forward is an event for young people aged 18-30yrs, in the very earliest stages of discerning a vocation to priestly ministry. It was a day to gather with diocesan directors of […]
On Sunday afternoon, 22nd January, the Community of the Resurrection hosted the Churches Together in Mirfield and District and their annual Unity Service. This year’s liturgy was written by the churches of Germany, and its theme entitled “Crossing Barriers” reflected their experiences of life in a country that was divided by the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. […]
On 25 – 26 January I travelled with Fr Thomas, and my Parish Priest to a ‘Growing Vocations Conference’ organised by Ministry Division, held at King’s Park Conference Centre. The opportunity came through Dr Peta Dunstan talking with Ministry Division, and I was asked to speak about the Religious Life on a discussion panel ably chaired by […]
January 14th 2017 saw the launch of St Hild College, formed by the merger of St Barnabas Theological Centre and the Yorkshire Ministry Course, which has been based at Mirfield since 2007. St Hild will train Anglican ordinands, Baptist ministers in training and independent students through teaching centres in Mirfield, Sheffield and York. The partnership […]
The community was glad to welcome a group of novices for a conference on the theme of ‘Office and Eucharist,’ expertly led by Fr. George CR. The gathering was part of a two-year rolling programme organised and facilitated jointly by the novice guardians of our various Anglican religious communities. It was extremely good that we […]
The community has been fortunate of late to enjoy visits from other communities. The latest of these has been by the Archbishop’s Community of St. Anselm based at Lambeth Palace. Last week we hosted Miranda and Michael, Methodist North American citizens from Florida and Mississippi. The Community was set up in September 2015, when the […]
The Mirfield Centre hosted a fully-booked residential conference on Anglican Social Theology from 20th to 21st January. Participants came from across the country including Truro, London, Gloucester and Durham. The speakers told the story of this movement from its Nineteenth century roots in the thought and action of F.D Maurice and the Christian Socialists, through Brooke […]
As part of a regular cycle of exchanges, George, Simon, Nicolas and Marc travelled to Trier, Germany in December, for a four-day visit to the monastery of St Matthias. Our communities have a very close relationship, and this visit was an especially good and happy one. We shared in their life, had discussions about the […]
Two designs of specially-produced Christmas Card are available from Mirfield Bookshop. The card on the left has an image reproduced from an early C17th bible in the Community’s special collection. The image on the right shows figures from the Baroque crib which has been placed on the mantlepiece in the House of the Resurrection each Christmas since […]
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.