CSMV & CR Joint Retreat, at Wantage

The Community has longstanding links with the Community of St Mary the Virgin at Wantage. This is a good time for all, sharing the fruits of Religious Life, and the commonality of life together in Christ, wherever we truly find ourselves.


Reflections for Lent

Lent is the Old English word for Spring  –  a time of new life and fresh growth.

During this silent retreat weekend, Fr John Gribben CR and Sr Elizabeth Jane CSMV will

lead reflections on Lenten themes.

There will be the opportunity to join the Sisters in their chapel for the Daily Office and Eucharist,

and also to meet with the leaders for individual conversation.

The Retreat begins with Tea together at 4 pm on Friday 1st March and ends after dinner on Sunday 3rd March.

Cost:  £120    (This includes full board and the Retreat).



Railway Retreat

Enjoy a weekend of monastic hospitality, prayer and worship with the Community, including a visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway on the Saturday. The colder weather of early March should create some good clouds of steam and smoke! A reasonable level of mobility is required for this excursion as there are steps in several places. Holy smoke on the Sunday. Participants are invited to bring along some railway-related pictures, books, stories or artefacts to share with the group

Leader: Br Philip CR

Cost: £160


Meeting God in the Garden-Seasons of Spiritual Growth

In the Bible spiritual growth is likened to the natural development processes of plants, and the part played by gardeners, whether human or divine. Meeting God in the Garden will explore four recurring movements of this growth: becoming rooted and grounded in God; emerging into being in response to God’s invitation; struggling towards abundance through resistance; bearing fruit and being willing to fall. They are seasons that meet us afresh within a lifetime of growing, stirring us once more into abundant life.

Leader: Christopher Chapman, retreat leader, spiritual director and author of Earthed in God: Four movements of spiritual growth.

Cost: £250

Pre-Lent Clergy Retreat – Lent and the Psalms


The Psalms are full of praise for the mighty works of God – a closer look shows how much of this stands behind Jesus’s own message and journey, and continues on into the sacramental life of the Church, and our daily praying of the Psalms.

Leader: Fr George CR

Cost: £270


February Pilgrimage Weekend

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 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.

The cost for this retreat is £135

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 £420


So how did Early Christians live and worship? Lessons for today?

A Reflective Study Day

In recent years many archaeological discoveries have been made which together with early Christian texts give us insights into the life and worship of early Christian communities. In the light of these, how similar is the life and worship of their churches to those we know today. How true to life are the images we construct of the earliest Christians? Is there anything we can learn from them?

Saturday February 16th 2019


Revd Dr Kenneth Carveley

£22.00 including lunch

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

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Flyer Early Christians 16.02.2019

Poster Early Christians 16.02.2019

“Arise, shine for your light has come” – listening to Isaiah in Advent

A Quiet Day focusing on the purpose of the Church’s Year with special reference to Advent and listening to the voice of Isaiah in our Advent readings.

 Saturday 8th December 2018


Bishop John Flack

£22.00 including lunch

Advent QD 08.12.2018 poster

Advent QD 08.12.2018

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

Director: Revd Canon June Lawson        Administrator: Beth Harper

Pre-Advent Clergy Retreat

Peace, not as the world gives

In an uncertain and violent world, what is peace? Where do we search for it? How can we help others to search? and to find peace?

At the break of the church’s year, Fr Thomas reflects on the coming of our God and His peace.

All Saints-tide Retreat – The Way Of The Heart

For the last eighteen years Simon has been Richard’s spiritual director and during this time they have met regularly at The Community of the Resurrection to reflect on many different aspects of life and prayer and responding to the world in which we live. In these conversations they will share their different perspectives and experiences of God and open the conversation up for those joining the retreat to question and respond.

It will take place within the rhythm of the community’s life of prayer and give those participating the opportunity to participate in that daily pattern of worship, silence, reflection and sharing, while listening “to the way of the heart”

Led by Fr Simon Holden CR and Fr Richard Carter

The cost for this retreat is £125

Digging into the Psalms – Clergy Retreat

Wonderful and alien, the Psalms are sometimes balm to the soul and at other times more hard work than we would care for.

Here we explore ways to enable them to grow as our daily bread.

Leader: Fr George CR

Autumn Individually Guided Retreat

IGR’s enable you to spend a week in personal prayer and reflection on scripture, sharing silence with the Community. The emphasis is on growing in the practice of discernment – finding God in all things. You will be able to meet each day with the retreat guide who will offer suggestions for further prayer.

Led by the Mirfield IGR Team

The cost for this Retreat is £385  

Spring Bank Holiday Retreat

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for…?

The human race is searching, but do we know what we’re looking for? St Augustine said that, ‘our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.’ God is the beginning of our journey and the culmination of all our endeavours to find what we’re truly looking for and discover who we really are.  We are persons made for love because we are created from the love who is God. If we want to know what love is, we have to get to know the One who is love, the one who first loved us. For whom or what are you looking? Do you want to know what love is? Come and delve deeper into the mystery of love who is God during this May bank holiday retreat.

Leaders: Fr Simon CR & Br Marc nCR

The cost for this retreat is £190

Germany themed Week Retreat

Don’t mention the war!

An occasion to get to know something about what makes modern Germany, and the role of the church in German culture; it will also be a chance to look at how our prejudices have shaped our understanding, German of British and vice versa.

Leader: Fr Thomas CR

The cost of this retreat is £250

18 to 30’s Retreat

If you open the ear of your heart you will hear that Christ is calling: do you want to say yes with the freedom of grace and love? St Benedict reminds us ‘to run while you have the light of life’, but before you head off on the next thing, spend time at Mirfield to help you check out your ideas with God, because God loves you and desires you to have Life.

The cost of this retreat is £120