Going for Gold


A huge congratulations to Fr John, who kept himself busy over the summer by competing in the Irish Masters Athletic Association Championships. The race took place in Tullamore, Co Offaly on the 18th August and Fr John won Gold in the 100m sprint, and Silver in the 5k run! Well done; what an amazing achievement.


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College News – Bishop Mark


Bishop Mark Sowerby was licensed by Bishop Nick (Leeds) on Monday 23rd September in Upper Church at the Community of the Resurrection. He was joined by students (new and returning) as well as family and friends.  Bishop Nick preached and Fr George Guiver presided at the midday Mass. It was a wonderful day with a […]


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Zimbabwe after Mugabe


Robert Mugabe died on the day I arrived in Harare. The news people made a lot of it. The people of Zimbabwe largely ignored his death. That in a way says it all. He left the country a political and economic mess and his successor has made things worse. Corruption continues; Government members get richer. […]


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SCP Vocations Retreat at CR


14 – 16 February 2020 A relaxed, friendly and fun weekend hosted by the Manchester Chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests for those considering God’s call to ordained ministry in the Church of England. All are welcome: of all backgrounds and traditons. £90 Accommodation and meals included For more information and to book your […]


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Bookshop offer


Bookshop offer How To Be A Missionary Today A Lent Course by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR This 20 page booklet is illustrated with photos of Fr Nicolas’ work in Zimbabwe. Priced at only £10 for a pack of 10 booklets, with Free Postage! Booklets need to be pre-ordered. To ensure you don’t miss out please […]


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8th Annual Walter Tapper Lecture


“Art can speak to people in a way words cannot” said Nicholas Mynheer, the artist and sculptor, during his mesmerizing presentation at the 8th Walter Tapper Lecture. Mynheer, who was commissioned by the Community to design the altar for their Resurrection Chapel – arguably the focal point of CoR – said his art “is influenced […]


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A College Like No Other


The College of the Resurrection, Mirfield – a theological college like no other, so the website suggests. I am just about to start my second year of three at the college, and having started at Level 2, I will do the final year of the BA in the coming year – complicated I know! So […]


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CR Festival Day 2019


On Saturday 6 July, we were delighted to welcome so many friends of the Community to Mirfield for CR Festival Day. While some stayed for the weekend (including a number of Companions who had taken part in a quiet day on the Friday), others joined us for the day, joining the Community for worship and […]


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Fr Peter retires as College Principal


On Wednesday 3 July, College staff past and present joined CR brethren for a dinner to mark Fr Peter Allan’s retirement as Principal of the College of the Resurrection. Fr Peter came to the College as an ordinand more than 45 years ago, joined the College staff over 30 years ago – and has served […]


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News from Fr John


I recently returned from Walshingham having exchanged my gold star for a silver one! After 25 years as a Guardian I have now retired from office and have become a Guardian Emeritus. I have had some interesting offers in recent times which has made me think that a future auction may not be an impossibility! […]


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Former student returns as Principal


Bishop Mark Sowerby is to be the next Principal of the College of the Resurrection in succession to Fr Peter Allan CR, who will retire at the end of the academic year. With his wife, Ruth, he will move to Mirfield from the Diocese of Chichester, where he has been Bishop of Horsham since 2009.  Bishop Mark, who has […]


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An Italian Trappist convent and us


An Italian Trappist convent and us In 2016 CR began a friendship with the sisters of the Trappist convent of Vitorchiano in Italy. There have now been several visits, and we have discovered in them a relationship with Anglican religious communities that goes back a long way, including with CR. Sister Gabriella writes here about […]


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Library Volunteer Team


Have you wanted to volunteer but not all the time? Why not join the ‘On Call’ volunteer team. The Librarian is looking to recruit volunteers who can be called upon as and when needed for small projects, throughout the year.  ‘On Call’ volunteers will not be required to help all year round, just when small […]


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Face the different


Sometimes it is worth to step out of the familiar and face the foreign. There is a lot to learn. About God, about the world, about ourselves. Here in England I just can’t stop feeling that everything is so different. At home, in Hungary I am Pastor Novotny Dániel, a respected Lutheran priest for 20 […]


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