People who stay at the Mirfield Monastery, home of the Community of the Resurrection, come for a variety of different reasons. These can be individually arranged retreats, guided retreats led by a member of the Community or the College, week long special courses, or clergy retreats.
We aim to renew this place of hospitality, welcome and learning as a resource for Church and society in a turbulent and changing world.
Our aim is to ensure that all who come can share in our life and leave refreshed and renewed through their experience.
Few Mirfield students think their time here quite complete until they have returned for Deacons’ Week. It was our privilege, last month, to welcome back seven deacons who left the College in 2019. Their visit allowed us to trial our social distancing measures for the new term and so it was with some confidence that […]
By Nicholas Ostler Latin is a language dead as dead could be;first it killed the Romans and now it’s killing me. So we used to chant as schoolboys, though actually I loved Latin even then. What people do not realise is that Latin was not confined to the Ancient Romans but remained, in many different […]
By Jonathan Sacks Jonathan Sacks is the former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and a well-known writer and speaker. In this fascinating book he deals with a problem which has arisen in the Western world over the past century, but especially since the Sixties: is there a moral law we can all sign up to? […]
CR are raising money to support a schools gardening project in the Masvingo diocese in Zimbabwe. This is a very dry and poor area, the rural people of Zimbabwe live constantly with the fear of crop failure. When this happens there is simply no food, except what Aid organisations can bring in. The project will […]
Edited by Professor Marcus Bockmuehl and Bishop Stephen Platten with Nevsky Everett I am currently reading with much enjoyment a book, recently acquired by our library, Austin Farrer: Oxford Warden,Scholar, Preacher, edited by Professor Marcus Bockmuehl and Bishop Stephen Platten with Nevsky Everett. SCM Press 2020. I was privileged to be tutored by Farrer for […]
By Gerald O’Collins, SJ This is a curious little book, and that for at least two, somewhat contradictory, reasons. St Augustine of Hippo is such a towering figure in the history of Christianity, about whom such a wealth of material has been written, that it would be easy to mistake this slender volume for one […]
By William Fitzgerald Latin is a beautiful language but very different from English. One really important difference is the case system. The meaning of words in a sentence does not depend on their position but on their case, so words can be positioned anywhere without losing their meaning. This can mean that reading Latin, especially […]
After many months of lockdown it was a great joy to be able to begin the process of reopening the retreat house to guests last week. After much planning and consultation the Community welcomed a small number of individually-guided retreatants for a retreat conducted by Oswin and Nicolas, as well as a few individuals who […]
Although we had to postpone this year’s auction due to Covid, the good news is that we now have a date in mind for next year. It is some time off so we have around a year to prepare. We have some marvellous stuff and there is something for everyone. There are stamps, coins, rare […]
The Community has recently received an amazing addition to the Library collection. A generous donation has been revealed to be an extraordinarily beautiful book, full of fascinating illustrations from a collection belonging to the museum – Pinacoteca Vaticana. The book is a showcase for the ‘Light for Art’ project, where a new system of lighting […]
On August 7 (the day that new local restrictions were announced that made everything feel uncertain again) we opened our Retreat House doors to our first guests for over four months. It has taken a lot of preparation and planning to get to this point and we have had to endlessly re-visit government and hospitality […]
Over the past few months, the Community has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that all those who live, work, visit and stay here are kept as safe as possible. Due to the hard work and dedication of a small team who have worked tirelessly towards the reopening of the Retreat House, we […]
ORATE We invite your prayers for all those about to be ordained, and particularly for the 19 students of the College: 7 to be ordained to the Diaconate, and 12 to be ordained Priest. It is to a very uncertain world, confronting Covid19, that we send out our students. We commend them and those to […]
Due to the current situation we sadly cannot welcome guests, visitors or friends to share our Festival weekend with us this year. We do still intend to hold the Festival, to thank God for all that he has given us and to thank him for our wider family. We would also like to thank everyone […]
After a lot of consultation and a great deal of calculation we have decided to postpone the auction scheduled for 5 September 2020 until a date to be decided in 2021. Given the imponderables created by the pandemic this seems to be a wise decision. Mirfield auctions are popular not just because they raise money, […]
We welcome you to come to CR and to share in our life. Some come regularly to talk with a brother, others spend a day or two experiencing this very different environment. Individuals and groups come on retreat and pilgrimage, share in the teaching and courses we offer and join us in worship and meals.
Fr Antony completed his sponsored walk earlier this week! Walking 20 miles in 24 days! Well done Fr Antony and thank you to everyone who has sponsored this challenge. CR are raising money to support a schools gardening project in Zimbabwe. https://mirfield.org.uk/cr-miles-for-masvingo/
Read all the book reviews by brethren done especially for #librariesweek here: https://bit.ly/3jvIOzO. This webpage also has info about the CR Library. Tell us about your favourite reads! #reading #librarytreasures
CR are raising money to support a schools gardening project in Zimbabwe. Brethren, students and friends will be undertaking various challenges to raise money. As part of the challenge Fr Antony will be attempting to walk 20 miles over the next 25 days! https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/14579
Celebrating #librariesweek Today’s review is of Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin and the World it Created. Nicholas Ostler. Is Latin a dead language, as dead as it could be? Read the review here: https://bit.ly/3jvIOzO