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.
The Mirfield Centre represents the public programmes of the Community. From retreats to school visits, sabbaticals to artists-in-residence and day events to residential conferences, we offer something for all needs, tastes and interests.
A huge congratulations to Fr John, who kept himself busy over the summer by competing in the Irish Masters Athletic Association Championships. The race took place in Tullamore, Co Offaly on the 18th August and Fr John won Gold in the 100m sprint, and Silver in the 5k run! Well done; what an amazing achievement.
Bishop Mark Sowerby was licensed by Bishop Nick (Leeds) on Monday 23rd September in Upper Church at the Community of the Resurrection. He was joined by students (new and returning) as well as family and friends. Bishop Nick preached and Fr George Guiver presided at the midday Mass. It was a wonderful day with a […]
Robert Mugabe died on the day I arrived in Harare. The news people made a lot of it. The people of Zimbabwe largely ignored his death. That in a way says it all. He left the country a political and economic mess and his successor has made things worse. Corruption continues; Government members get richer. […]
14 – 16 February 2020 A relaxed, friendly and fun weekend hosted by the Manchester Chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests for those considering God’s call to ordained ministry in the Church of England. All are welcome: of all backgrounds and traditons. £90 Accommodation and meals included For more information and to book your […]
Bookshop offer How To Be A Missionary Today A Lent Course by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR This 20 page booklet is illustrated with photos of Fr Nicolas’ work in Zimbabwe. Priced at only £10 for a pack of 10 booklets, with Free Postage! Booklets need to be pre-ordered. To ensure you don’t miss out please […]
“Art can speak to people in a way words cannot” said Nicholas Mynheer, the artist and sculptor, during his mesmerizing presentation at the 8th Walter Tapper Lecture. Mynheer, who was commissioned by the Community to design the altar for their Resurrection Chapel – arguably the focal point of CoR – said his art “is influenced […]
The College of the Resurrection, Mirfield – a theological college like no other, so the website suggests. I am just about to start my second year of three at the college, and having started at Level 2, I will do the final year of the BA in the coming year – complicated I know! So […]
On Saturday 6 July, we were delighted to welcome so many friends of the Community to Mirfield for CR Festival Day. While some stayed for the weekend (including a number of Companions who had taken part in a quiet day on the Friday), others joined us for the day, joining the Community for worship and […]
The study day on Ancient and Modern Insights into Human Flourishing was organised as a part of a series of events following on from the publication of Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide in 2016. The four speakers at the day were chosen because it was felt that they could take issues further which have […]
On Wednesday 3 July, College staff past and present joined CR brethren for a dinner to mark Fr Peter Allan’s retirement as Principal of the College of the Resurrection. Fr Peter came to the College as an ordinand more than 45 years ago, joined the College staff over 30 years ago – and has served […]
Most people think that title is a contradiction in terms. How can an ancient language be fun. Even clergy who learned Greek at College seem often to have found it really boring. That is sad. It shouldn’t be boring. Those who took part in this week’s Greek for Fun course here at Mirfield know that […]
I recently returned from Walshingham having exchanged my gold star for a silver one! After 25 years as a Guardian I have now retired from office and have become a Guardian Emeritus. I have had some interesting offers in recent times which has made me think that a future auction may not be an impossibility! […]
Bishop Mark Sowerby is to be the next Principal of the College of the Resurrection in succession to Fr Peter Allan CR, who will retire at the end of the academic year. With his wife, Ruth, he will move to Mirfield from the Diocese of Chichester, where he has been Bishop of Horsham since 2009. Bishop Mark, who has […]
An Italian Trappist convent and us In 2016 CR began a friendship with the sisters of the Trappist convent of Vitorchiano in Italy. There have now been several visits, and we have discovered in them a relationship with Anglican religious communities that goes back a long way, including with CR. Sister Gabriella writes here about […]
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.