Standing on Common Ground

A day exploring the intersection between environmental activism and the Church.  Frequently ignored, sometimes ridiculed yet passionate about a powerful and important message, environmental activists and Christians have much in common.   By way of a green interpretation of scripture and case studies from the past and present, this study day will consider some theological responses to the climate crisis and ask what Christians and activists can learn from each other.

Led by:  The Revd Ruth Newton.

Ruth is the parish priest of St John’s Sharow, (an award winning Eco-Church) and a member of the General Synod. She has been ordained for 17 years and has ministered in multi-parish benefices, as a Cathedral Canon and a Lay Training Officer.  She is author of  the blog greeningthelectionary.net, which provides weekly lectionary based reflections on the climate crisis and she is currently undertaking a practice based doctorate on Church and ecology.

 

Starts 10 am (coffee on arrival from 9.30am)

Ends 3.30 pm

Cost £23

 

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

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

 

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

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.

 

**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

 

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

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

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