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.
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 […]
The semi-professional ensemble, The Tallis Consort, are delighted to be making their return to the Community, following their debut here in April with the music of Tomas Luis de Victoria. Join us on the 13th of December at 19:30, where you will be taken on a musical adventure across Western Europe. Allow yourself to be […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.