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.
This has been the first week of what is commonly called ‘lockdown’; changes to a familiar way of living have not hit the Community in anything like the way that they have hit most people in this country, especially in places where people commute or work at their own businesses. The Community is very much […]
You can access our daily services on this link NORMAL TIMES Sundays 7.30 am Mattins 8.10 am (approx.) Solemn Mass 12.30 pm Midday Office 6.00 pm Solemn Evensong 9.15 pm Compline Weekdays 6.45 am Mattins 12.00 noon Midday Office 6.00 pm Evensong 9.15 pm Compline (Saturdays: Resurrection Vigil) Books You can download the texts of […]
The current situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its forecast trajectory causes us all to be mindful of the things we need to do to protect the health and well-being of each other and to take particular care for those who are more vulnerable. Based on the current guidance and information available, we have […]
A review by Canon John Twisleton ‘God never came from an oxygen cylinder. God for Geoffrey was the air he breathed always and everywhere. Whether the air was cloudy with incense smoke or tobacco smoke, it made no difference. Everywhere was the house of God and the gate of heaven’. So wrote Harry Williams of […]
On Tuesday 25 February an exciting project got underway in the Community’s grounds. CR’s estates team welcomed a group from Open Country’s ‘Wild about Wakefield’ project. Open Country is a Harrogate-based charity with almost 30 years of experience in enabling people with disabilities to access the countryside. They achieve this through a variety of countryside […]
We have received an interesting donation for the auction, which may be of particular interest to any friends of the Community who knew Fr Simon Holden CR, who passed away in 2019.A limited edition etching drawn for Fr Simon by Barry Fantoni is going under the hammer at CR’s auction on Saturday 5 September 2020.Barry […]
Last week, students of the MA in Liturgy at the College of the Resurrection were treated to a week of teaching on Liturgical Space delivered by Canon Christopher Irvine. Canon Christopher (former principal of the College and former Canon Librarian at Canterbury Cathedral) is the author of several books on art, space and worship including […]
Holy Week at the Community and College of the Resurrection is a powerful and moving celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Beginning our journey on the eve of Palm Sunday, we live together through the experience of Holy Week. From Maundy Thursday we enter into silence until the great vigil of […]
It’s a while since our last sponsored bicycle ride, so you may be glad to know another is now in the offing on an unusual theme. It is planned for 21 – 24 May 2020, travelling between Ford End near Chelmsford and Tunbridge Wells, aiming to raise money for the Tariro charity. (Tariro UK raises […]
Sitting in choir at St Matthias Abbey on my first night I felt “I am at home. I belong here with my German Catholic brothers.” It was 46 years since my first visit as a student and the friendship between our two communities has grown deep and strong. During my few days there I talked […]
While I love returning to places I know and I love travelling to new places, I had resolved that my days of international travel were now over. Airports are just too much with their customs, immigration, currency controls, crowds and above all their security. Then came the canonization of John Henry Newman in Rome, what […]
On Friday 13 December the Community opened its doors for an evening of music provided by one of the finest vocal ensembles in Yorkshire. The Tallis Consort is a semi-professional ensemble of 10 singers who specialize in the performance of Renaissance Polyphony. Directed by Chris Why they performed some of the best music from around […]
A bin lorry is not just a rubbish collector! A Dinky is not just a toy! A bin lorry provides a useful function. A Dinky toy could make a valuable contribution to the work and witness of the Community of the Resurrection. On Saturday 5 September 2020 the Community will hold an Auction to raise […]
Michael Cook is a Derbyshire based artist, and owner of The Manger Gallery, which specialises in contemporary British Romantic and Visionary work, and works of the imagination. Michael was CR’s Artist in Resident recently, Michael writes; I had the idea of doing work around the raising of Lazarus a few weeks before coming to The […]
As many of you will know, Tariro is doing excellent work in Zimbabwe. Around 50 young people are being supported as they go through the education system and out into a challenging world. However, we have recently discovered that there is a serious gap between our income and expenditure. We need to fill that gap […]
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.