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.
Recently a party of 9 students, accompanied by Fr Thomas CR made a weekend pilgrimage to Walsingham. Taking all the prayer requests from the board in the College Oratory to include whilst on pilgrimage, we put them alongside our own supplications at the shrine. With the other pilgrims we entered fully into the life of […]
Il giardiniere invisibile: credere, non credere, cercare, EDB, 2019. (The Invisible Gardener: Belief and Unbelief in Dialogue ). The Revd Dr Tony Carroll has published a new book which will be launched at Mirfield in June. The book attempts to think anew about the God-World relationship in the context of our Secular Age. It builds […]
On Saturday 30 March 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 Tomás Luis de Victoria – Tenebrae Responsories […]
The Community and College are looking forward to welcoming Tallis Consort – Early Music Ensemble, to perform in the Community Church on Saturday 30th March at 7.30pm. All Welcome. www.facebook.com/TheTallisConsort/ For a taste of the Tallis Consort’s music, please follow the link below. https://www.facebook.com/TheTallisConsort/videos/368333890561741/
A packed church gathered last Friday (1 March) to celebrate the life and ministry of our dear brother Simon. Fr Simon passed away on Thursday 7 February, at the age of 88 and in the 52nd year of his profession. His funeral requiem was followed by burial in the […]
The arrival in Oxford on Sunday evening for the start of #LifeTogetherOxford saw us all warmly welcomed to our host colleges. Myself and George CR; Judith and Margaret Theresa SLG and Jane ASSP. I was in The Queen’s College – fittingly so for me with its Northern links and long choral tradition. I certainly was […]
The grounds and gardens at Mirfield are an important part of the character of our site. A special place for the brethren, they are also well used by guests, retreatants, school groups, visitors and many others who value spending time outside while they are with us. Extending to around 20 acres, the gardens require just […]
On Saturday 23 February a group of Ordinands from the College of the Resurrection, led by Dr Dorothea Bertschmann, visited London for the day. The group had two wonderful tours of the British Museum looking at Mesopotamia including the special exhibition on Ashurbanipal, a King who ruled the Assyrian Empire in what is now modern-day […]
It was a great delight to welcome back Professor Clifford Jones to the Community on Sunday 17 February for the official launch of his latest publication, Numerical Examples in Fuels and Energy. Clifford was adjunct professor of engineering at Federation University, Australia and had been Reader at Aberdeen University prior to that, specializing in combustion. […]
Yesterday we bid a very fond farewell to our brother Jacob, whose period in temporary vows came to an end last week. Jacob has been in first profession with the Community of the Resurrection since 2013, and decided in January’s Chapter meeting that he would not seek to take life vows. During his time at […]
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear brother Simon Holden CR, who died peacefully yesterday (Thursday 7th February). Fr Simon was 88 and in the 52nd year of his profession in CR. His funeral requiem will be at Mirfield in the Upper Church on Friday 1st March at 11.30 am, followed by […]
Tetelesthai! I have run the race. I have finished the course. Alleluia. We had a wonderful morning for the run. The weather was perfect and at the moment we have raised £6,207. This is excellent and will make a big difference to the needs of the Tariro charity. Thanks to everyone who has given support, […]
Newcastle Cathedral Saturday 23 March 2019, 10.30am – 4.00pm Christ is calling you! From our place in Monastic life, we offer to the Church ‘Stations of Vocation’ that help us to respond to Christ and live our primary vocation together as Church: the praise and worship of God. Join brothers of the Community of the […]
Fr Peter Allan CR has announced his retirement as Principal of the College of the Resurrection at the end of the academic year. Fr Peter has been in post since 2011, having previously taught in the College alongside monks of the Community and other academic staff. Fr Oswin Gartside CR, Superior of the Community and […]
Gift Voucher – Give the gift of a retreat! Would you like to give a gift that will: give someone time and space to reflect on their journey with God? encourage a busy friend to take time out from the usual routine? provide the opportunity for someone to experience a retreat for the first time? […]
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.