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.
I hope that you are all managing to live with the lockdown. I know that some of you will have sorrow and anxiety so that a simple ‘I hope that you are all keeping’ well does not fit the bill. I know and believe that God will be with you and bless you wherever you […]
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It’s certainly true that we’re in strange times at the moment, but it must also be said that the lockdown is still allowing for glimpses of happier times to shine through. The college was really thankful to Laura, who recently organised a stonking quiz night to round off the celebration of St George’s day (April […]
Many thanks to all those who have already donated to the sponsored bike ride in aid of Tariro Hope for Youth in Zimbabwe. You won’t be surprised to hear we have had to postpone it. I am hoping we’ll be able to do it in September or October, but at present of course it’s impossible […]
Due to the Covid19 Pandemic it was with deep regret that the College had to close its doors, and our Students departed uncertain as to whether they could gather again before ordinations take place. Like other educational institutions, we have had to make greater use of remote teaching methods to ensure our current students can […]
We have talked for several years about streaming our services, but daunted by what we thought were the technical challenges, and also thinking our singing too ropey. Then came the lockdown, and we took an instant decision on Saturday 21st March – with the help of our tech-savvy student Ryan, we then found ourselves on […]
I could not think of a better place to be ‘stuck’ than the grounds of the Community of the Resurrection. They are a real blessing to those of us who are fortunate enough to live in and around them, and especially so with the beautiful weather we have been experiencing of late. Watching the blossom […]
From New Directions As a beneficiary of the Catholic vision of both the Mirfield and Cowley Fathers I enjoyed Mirfield monk Steven Haws’ story of the work done by Cowley in Philadelphia from 1876-1891. St Clement, Philadelphia being his home parish equipped Steven CR especially for this labour of love chronicling ministries of evangelisation, catechesis, […]
It’s going to be a different Holy Week this year to any that we have ever experienced here at the Community, but you can still join us ….. virtually anyway! Our timetable is now available here, along with access to the booklets for each service. If you are able, please join us via our live […]
This has been the first week of what is commonly called ‘lockdown’; changes to a familiar way of living have not hit the Community in anything like the way that they have hit most people in this country, especially in places where people commute or work at their own businesses. The Community is very much […]
Based on the current guidance and information available regarding COVID-19, we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of the Community’s public programme (retreats and day events) and keep the Retreat House and Bed and Breakfast closed. At present, this is effective until 30 June 2020; we will update this advice regularly and maintain […]
A review by Canon John Twisleton ‘God never came from an oxygen cylinder. God for Geoffrey was the air he breathed always and everywhere. Whether the air was cloudy with incense smoke or tobacco smoke, it made no difference. Everywhere was the house of God and the gate of heaven’. So wrote Harry Williams of […]
On Tuesday 25 February an exciting project got underway in the Community’s grounds. CR’s estates team welcomed a group from Open Country’s ‘Wild about Wakefield’ project. Open Country is a Harrogate-based charity with almost 30 years of experience in enabling people with disabilities to access the countryside. They achieve this through a variety of countryside […]
We have received an interesting donation for the auction, which may be of particular interest to any friends of the Community who knew Fr Simon Holden CR, who passed away in 2019.A limited edition etching drawn for Fr Simon by Barry Fantoni is going under the hammer at CR’s auction on Saturday 5 September 2020.Barry […]
Last week, students of the MA in Liturgy at the College of the Resurrection were treated to a week of teaching on Liturgical Space delivered by Canon Christopher Irvine. Canon Christopher (former principal of the College and former Canon Librarian at Canterbury Cathedral) is the author of several books on art, space and worship including […]
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.