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


£23.00 includes lunch and refreshments


‘Choosing Life’ Retreat

Choices face us within our relationships, work, and ministry. Sometimes we are aware of a specific choice that is ours to make; at other times what we recognise is the need for change, without seeing where this leads us. Sometimes events jolt us out of our former path and we don’t know how to respond.

Drawing on themes and prayer exercises from the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises this retreat, led by Christopher Chapman, will provide the space and resources to explore new directions, as we become aware of the invitation of the Spirit.

God desires to lead us into our own truth: a truth that will set us free and enable our lives to be fruitful.

Christopher Chapman is the former Spirituality Adviser for the Diocese of Southwark. He is an experienced retreat leader and spiritual director and author of Seeing in the Dark and Earthed in God: Four movements of spiritual growth.

Cost of retreat: £210

More information about the retreat

 The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola are used widely in the context of retreat work, spiritual accompaniment and discernment processes. Ignatius helps us set particular choices we face within the larger choice of responding to the invitation of the Holy Spirit. The Exercises contain some very practical guidelines on discernment and the making of a good choice. Ignatius is also concerned to help us work through the muddle of our experience. How do we recognise the invitation of the Spirit amidst the different pulls of our thoughts, feelings, desires and fears?

Within the retreat we will relate these insights to our individual circumstances. After each input session you will be provided with a range of prayer and reflection materials to use as is helpful. Though the retreat will not be totally silent, during these periods I will suggest we keep a quiet in the house to give one another the space to listen to what is stirring in our own spirit and be attentive to the invitation of the Holy Spirit.

Each day will include a reflection session where we will be able to digest more fully what we have experienced, ask questions and explore the issues that come up. This process of going deeper into what has taken place for us, and noticing those things that are significant, is very much within the spirit of the Exercises.

Christopher will also be available for anyone who wants to talk one-to-one during the retreat.

Holy Week Experience

Holy Week at the College and Community 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 Easter and the celebration on Easter day. As we celebrate these ancient liturgies we are all drawn into the heart of the Christian faith. You are invited to join us in this experience.

Stay The Week
Sat 4th April – Sun 12th  April
£325  (£385.75 en-suite)

Join Us For The Triduum
(Maundy Thursday until Easter day)
Thurs 9th April – Sun 12th April
£160.50 (£184.50 en-suite)

Bursaries are available on application for students.

N.B. The week ends formally after
lunch on Sunday.

Winter Individually Guided Retreat

You will 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 £440

Creative Spaces Retreat

A creative weekend retreat offering time and space for rest and reflection alongside the rhythm of the Community with an opportunity to join them in daily prayer.  We will explore the exciting processes involved in 3-dimensional wet-felting.

The weekend is suitable for beginners and more experienced wet-felters. Teaching and support will be given throughout, but you will also be able to work at your own pace, with your own design ideas.

All materials are provided: including merino wools, silk and mixed fibres and a variety of threads. During the retreat you will be able to make felted beads for on-trend bracelets and necklaces and your own unique and practical ‘grab-bag’.

All you will need to bring with you are two large towels, one small towel and a pair of scissors.

Led by the Revd Anne Wood


Anne is an experienced teacher, an ordained priest and a qualified therapist.  Currently she teaches part-time as a tutor in Pastoral Studies with the Leeds Diocesan School of  Ministry.   Anne has ‘made things’ for much of her life, and has quite recently studied Creative Textiles at Advanced and Diploma level. She has a keen interest in the link between creative activities and general well-being and
offers a variety of felting and slow-stitch workshops, all of which also include times of silence.

Journey into Lent Retreat

A weekend in preparation for the Penitential Season, using scripture, readings from St. Luke’s gospel and selected writings of Fr Benson SSJE

Retreat conductor: Br Steven CR

Thriving (not just surviving!) through change


Thriving (not just surviving!) through change

Led by Bishop Chris Edmondson

Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd February 2020

The cost of this retreat is £140


It is a fact of life that everything changes.   So how do we navigate our way through it and live with it positively? Over this retreat weekend we will explore the landscape of change in different ways, including through Bible study and in personal reflection.

Bishop Chris has, over the course of his ministry, been a parish priest, Diocesan Missioner, Warden of Lee Abbey, and prior to his retirement on 2016, was Bishop of Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester. He now lives in Bradford, and is an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Leeds.


Philippians Study Day

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)


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


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

Flyer Byzantine Icon Retreat 2020

Poster Byzantine Icon Retreat2020

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


£23.00 includes lunch and refreshments

Advent Quiet Day 14.12.2019


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


£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


Revd David Robertson

£9.00 includes refreshments

What would Jesus Post 13.11.2019