Byzantine Icon Painting Retreat

This five day workshop will be woven into the prayerful fabric of the Monastery’s daily offices. Participants will learn the traditional and ancient techniques of the Byzantine Masters, including ‘water gilding ‘, with 24 carat gold leaf over clay and how to make and use pigments made fresh each day in the studio from natural mineral colours and eggs.

The aim of the retreat is to produce a small head and shoulders icon in the late Byzantine ‘Proplasmos ‘ style.

No previous experience is required

A 5 Day residential in the peaceful surroundings of

The Community of the Resurrection.

Cost from £660.00

(includes all materials)

Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th April 2020

Peter Murphy

Leading Iconographer

To book or for more information contact our Guest Team on 01924 483346 or email guests@mirfield.org.uk

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Advent Quiet Day

In all the Christmas rush why not take a day out to think, to pray and to prepare for the coming of Jesus? Why not set aside the noise and confusion of Christmas preparations for a few hours and come and enjoy the silence in order to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. During the day participants will have space for prayer in the church or grounds and opportunity for your own spiritual reading.
 
Saturday 14th December 2019

Fr George Guiver CR

10.00am-3.30pm

£23.00 includes lunch and refreshments

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

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It’s all Rock ‘N’ Roll to me!

Uncovering the sacred in the secular to find Songs for the Soul

A day reflecting on his inspiration to his book, ‘Songs for the Soul (Rejoice Publication, 2018) and its unusual approach to contemporary theology.  The day will look at how the sacred in the secular can take many forms and how this can be used as a lens to look at the scriptures and our Christian fail both from a theological perspective and a practical way for individuals and groups.

 Saturday 26th October 2019

10.00am-3.30pm

The Revd Canon Ivor Moody

£23.00 includes lunch and refreshments

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

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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

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Family Fun Day 2019

The Community opens its doors for its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday 30 June, from 1pm. All are welcomed in to the grounds for a day of fun, family friendly activities, entertainment and refreshments. Supported by a volunteer army of brethren, staff, CR companions and others, the day is being organised by Paul Hatfield, CR’s Estate Manager.

All are welcome to explore the grounds and to take a tour of the Church.

We are looking for donations for the tombola stall, if you have any unwanted gifts etc and would like to donate please contact Paul on 01924 483347.

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

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Hebrew for Beginners Retreat

This really is what it says and no previous knowledge is required!

Far from being daunted you will have fun, whilst learning some very useful skills which will enhance your reading and understanding of the bible. You will learn, for example, how to look up words in a Theological Dictionary of Hebrew – that is, a dictionary in which the words are arranged according to the Hebrew alphabet, but which are commented on in English! This is often highly enlightening and regularly goes beyond what you might find out from even a good commentary in English.

Leader: John Wigfield, Director of Pioneering Ministry and OT tutor, St Hild

Advent Lay Retreat

As the liturgical year returns to set us again along the journey of Salvation, take time with Br Philip to wait upon Christ in this season of expectant hope. We reflect upon Christ who is our hope, the hope of all the world.

Leader: Br Philip CR

The cost of this Retreat is £135

All Saints Pilgrimage Weekend

‘May the light of your presence which the saints enjoy surround our steps as we journey on.’  (From the Daily Office)

As Christians, we journey with Christ through the years of our life. Sometimes people leave their ordinary surroundings and make a special journey to spend time in the presence of God in a special place. Our Pilgrimage retreats are an invitation to come to such a place and stay with us for a short time – to worship, eat and talk with the brothers of the Community; to explore faith together; and to see what the Rule of Benedict might have to say for your own daily living. Come and walk with us, wherever you are on your faith journey. Whether you come alone or bring a group from your parish, you will find companions for that journey and experience the mystery of the Resurrection, the life-giving love of God at the heart of all things.

Led by Brothers CR

The cost of this retreat is £135 per person

Defence Against the Dark Arts, Retreat

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

A semi-silent retreat with the help of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels.

Leader: tbc

The cost of this retreat is £135

Summer Individually Guided Retreat

IGR’s enable you to spend a week in personal prayer and reflection on scripture, sharing silence with the Community.

There are no addresses as in other retreats. Rather, each person, meeting daily with an experienced guide, follows their own path as it seems God is leading them. The emphasis is on integrating body, mind and heart in faith.

Led by the Mirfield IGR Team

The cost for this retreat is £420

Monastic Experience

Exploring the Religious Life…

Are you wondering if you might be called to the religious life? Come and spend some time living in a monastic community, and looking at how the Rule of Saint Benedict provides instruction on balancing the various parts of life. Through sharing in CR’s worship and prayers, household and garden chores, studying scripture, attending addresses and discussions on the religious life, participants can experience this life from the inside, explore questions and embark on a journey of discernment.
Open to single men and women aged between 18 and 45.

Leader: tbc

£50 contribution