Monasticism and Non-Belief

A day exploring how monasticism and contemporary forms of non-religious belief can better understand and learn from one another. In our contemporary secular age, monasticism can seem a thing of the past and even irrelevant to present day concerns, but does monasticism still have important insights to offer our secular world today? Do non-religious world views have insights to offer contemporary varieties of monasticism? Speakers from Christian and Buddhist monastic traditions as well as from non-religious perspectives will address these issues.

Chaired by Fr George Guiver and Fr Tony Carroll

Speakers: Dom David Foster OSB, Ajahn Punnyo,

Prof. Richard Norman and Dr Edward Howells

Monday 8th June 2020

10.00am-5.00pm

£30.00

Missional Theology in a Secular Age

Open Lecture

Drawing on the work of Charles Taylor

All are welcome to this as part of the St Hild Missional Theology in Global Context Module.

Hosted by the College of the Resurrection and St Hild College in partnership with the Mirfield Centre.

Wednesday 11th March 2020

3.00pm-5.00pm

The Revd Dr Tony Carroll

This lecture is free but booking is advised.

Joint Lecture 11.03.2020

Lent Evenings – Mad, Mad Men and Wild, Wild Women

A look at the desert fathers and mothers

What was it that sent Christians into the desert to become ascetics around the third century, to live in holy isolation, occasionally in communities, however loosely structured? How might they have seen this as following Jesus’ example? Was it escape from the church and the world, or an attempt to live more truthfully, without any façade? From their stories and sayings, what do they have to say to us when our desert is often more likely to be an interior one?  Come and spend time in their strange and somewhat disconcerting company.

Lent evenings 2020

Confession is Good for the Soul

The Anglican adage about making your Confession is ‘All may, none must, some should’. But we know how good it feels when we get something off our chest, when we have had the chance to say sorry to someone. But it can go deeper than this. This day will explore what a gift the Sacrament of Reconciliation is and how we can make it part of our own lives.

Andrew Nunn is the Dean of Southwark. He trained for priestly ministry at the College of the Resurrection and, since ordination in 1983 has ministered in parishes in Leeds as well as being Chaplain to the Bishop of Southwark and from 1999 first the Sub Dean and Precentor and then Dean at Southwark Cathedral. Andrew has been a member of the national Working Party looking at the Seal of the Confessional in the life of the Church of England. He is a regular speaker and retreat conductor, he blogs and tweets.

Saturday 29th February 2020

10.00am-3.30pm

£23.00 includes lunch and refreshments

Confession is Good for the Soul Flyer 29.02.2020

Confession is Good for the Soul Poster 29.02.2020

 

**This day is now full** Philippians Study Day

**This day is now full**

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is a short and personal letter, written from a Roman prison. We get a glimpse of Paul’s affectionate relationship with a church he felt close to.   Often called the “letter of joy” we actually find a range of emotions in Philippians: Paul talks openly about frustration and sadness, about his struggles as well as his hope. But above all he talks about his deep longing to be close to his Lord in life and death.

Come along and discover more about this rich document of faith and early Christian life.

Saturday 25th January 2020

Dr Dorothea Bertschmann

10.00am-3.30pm (including lunch & refreshments)

£23.00

Philippians 25.01.2020

Philippians Poster 25.01.2020

 

Artist in Residence Exhibition of work by Michael Cook

The exhibition will include; past work which illustrates various media, influences and the development of themes; an ongoing project centred around questions from the gospels; work created during his Residency on the theme of ‘The Raising of Lazarus’ and excerpts from a journal during Michael’s time with the Community.

Exhibition times: 10.00am-12.30pm, 2.00pm-5.45pm and

7.30pm-8.30pm Refreshments will be available

This event is free,

please let us know if you will be attending.

01924 483346

www.mirfield.org.uk

guests@mirfield.org.uk

 

Preaching, Praying, and Pondering Matthew’s Gospel

This Matthew study day will take a wide-angle lens approach by presenting some background information which informs the reading of individual passages.

We will devote particular attention to the evangelist’s carefully worked-out over-all structure, to the Sermon on the Mount (perhaps Matthew’s “greatest hit”), and to contemporary interpretation of the evangelist’s primary concerns. Each session will provide informational hand-outs and include time for questions.

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Bonnie Thurston

10.00am-3.30pm

£23.00 includes lunch and refreshments

Matthew Flyer 23.11.2019

Matthew Poster 23.11.2019

The 8th Annual Walter Tapper Lecture

The Community of the Resurrection and the Mirfield Liturgical Institute present

Art and Faith Liturgical space and the Hope in the Resurrection

Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 7.30pm
Lecturer: Nicholas Mynheer, Hornsey College of Art, London

Church of the Resurrection, Mirfield

This event is FREE, booking essential

Evensong at 6.00pm.

Pre-booked supper available from 6.45pm. £8.00

Walter Tapper Lecture 2019 poster

 

 

What would Jesus Post?

A Biblical approach to online interaction

If Jesus had access to the internet what would he post? And, as importantly, what wouldn’t he post? David talks about his invaluable book and asks intriguing questions of those of us who engage with the internet.

Which biblical principles inform its use? How might Christians steward their online presence? What does it mean to follow Jesus in this critical area of our lives?

Wednesday 13th November 2019

2.00pm-5.00pm

Revd David Robertson

£9.00 includes refreshments

What would Jesus Post 13.11.2019

 

Ancient and Modern Insights into Human Flourishing

This day will explore religious and non-religious understandings of human flourishing. Through bringing into conversation different approaches to the search for happiness, the speakers will uncover a range of both ancient and modern insights that have animated and guided this most basic of human quests to live a fulfilled life. There will be opportunity for participants to discuss issues raised by the speakers, concluding with a round table discussion.

Chaired by Em. Prof. Richard Norman and Fr Tony Carroll

Speakers: Prof. Nicholas Adams, Fr George Guiver CR, Prof. Suzanne Stern-Gillet, Prof. Raymond Tallis

 Monday 3rd June 2019

10.00am-5.00pm (including light lunch & refreshments) £23.00

To book or for more details, contact:

Beth Harper, The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Tel: 01924 481920 e-mail: bharper@mirfield.org.uk www.mirfield.org.uk

Administrator: Beth Harper

Human Flourishing Flyer 03.06.2019

Human Flourishing Poster 03.06.2019

Quiet Garden Day

Our September Quiet Garden Day will be a celebration of the fullness and abundance of God as the long season of Ordinary Time, whose liturgical colour is green, draws to a close.  As colours change and summer gives way to autumn, this day is an invitation to reflect on the way God works in us through every season of our lives.  The 13th century abbess, Hildegard of Bingen, gave us the word ‘veriditas’ for the ‘greening power of God.’   There are alway parts of our life where something is beginning, something is flourishing, something coming to an end.  Wherever you feel you are in this cycle of life, you are invited to come and spend some time in this quiet place of prayer, immersed in the beauty and vitality of God, whose love for you and the world is forever green.

 

Saturday 28th September 2019

Led by Barbara Clarke, Associate CR

£23.00

(including lunch and refreshments)

10.00am-3.30pm

QGD 28.09.2019