#Life Together Oxford: February 10 -14 2019


The arrival in Oxford on Sunday evening for the start of #LifeTogetherOxford saw us all warmly welcomed to our host colleges. Myself and George CR; Judith and Margaret Theresa SLG and Jane ASSP. I was in The Queen’s College – fittingly so for me with its Northern links and long choral tradition. I certainly was […]


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News from the College – Visit to London


On Saturday 23 February a group of Ordinands from the College of the Resurrection, led by Dr Dorothea Bertschmann, visited London for the day. The group had two wonderful tours of the British Museum looking at Mesopotamia including the special exhibition on Ashurbanipal, a King who ruled the Assyrian Empire in what is now modern-day […]


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Book Launch at CR: Sunday 17 February 2019


It was a great delight to welcome back Professor Clifford Jones to the Community on Sunday 17 February for the official launch of his latest publication, Numerical Examples in Fuels and Energy. Clifford was adjunct professor of engineering at Federation University, Australia and had been Reader at Aberdeen University prior to that, specializing in combustion. […]


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Farewell to Jacob


Yesterday we bid a very fond farewell to our brother Jacob, whose period in temporary vows came to an end last week. Jacob has been in first profession with the Community of the Resurrection since 2013, and decided in January’s Chapter meeting that he would not seek to take life vows. During his time at […]


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Br Simon Holden CR


Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear brother Simon Holden CR, who died peacefully yesterday (Thursday 7th February). Fr Simon was 88 and in the 52nd year of his profession in CR. His funeral requiem will be at Mirfield in the Upper Church on Friday 1st March at 11.30 am, followed by […]


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Fr John’s Run for Tariro


Tetelesthai! I have run the race. I have finished the course. Alleluia. We had a wonderful morning for the run. The weather was perfect and at the moment we have raised £6,207. This is excellent and will make a big difference to the needs of the Tariro charity. Thanks to everyone who has given support, […]


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Monasticism and Vocation: Christ our Call


Newcastle Cathedral Saturday 23 March 2019, 10.30am – 4.00pm Christ is calling you! From our place in Monastic life, we offer to the Church ‘Stations of Vocation’ that help us to respond to Christ and live our primary vocation together as Church: the praise and worship of God. Join brothers of the Community of the […]


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Gift Voucher


Gift Voucher  – Give the gift of a retreat! Would you like to give a gift that will: give someone time and space to reflect on their journey with God? encourage a busy friend to take time out from the usual routine? provide the opportunity for someone to experience a retreat for the first time? […]


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College sleep out


Every night, an estimated number of 4,751 people are sleeping rough across England, a rise of 169% since 2010. In response to the great need of homeless people, almost 1,000 groups have taken the ‘Advent Sleepout Challenge’ over the last three years. www.sleepoutchallenge.org.uk/about This year, a group of students of the College of the Resurrection […]


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CLARC Conference Mirfield


Every year the monks, friars and sisters of the Church of England who have oversight of their religious communities gather for fellowship and reflection together on matters of mutual concern. In recent years this has been at Mirfield. And so we had the ‘Leaders’ Meeting’ at CR 8th-12th October, the first I’ve attended. The matters […]


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Sixty Years a Priest


On St Matthew’s Day in 1958 I was ordained priest in Lichfield Cathedral, and on September 22 2018 I presided at a Mass of thanksgiving in St Mary’s Church, Kenton. This brought together a congregation of people I had worked with over the 60 years. There were gaps (for I have lost contact with my […]


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Fr John’s Sponsored 10k Run


‘Run the straight race, through God’s good grace’ A couple of weeks ago I said that I was about to begin to raise funds for Tariro – the charity supported by Fr Nicolas for deprived and orphaned teenagers in Zimbabwe. The object of the charity is to provide safe homes, education, employment, and medical and […]


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