The Library of the Community of the Resurrection is a wondrously diverse collection of books occupying rooms on each floor of the house. With over 60,000 volumes, it is vast, and we are privileged to house some volumes which can only be found in this Library in the UK.
While its strength is in biblical, liturgical and theological studies, there are extensive sections on history, biography, art and literature. Used by brethren, ordinands, external readers and those staying with CR for a sabbatical or study period, this private monastic library is publicly accessible to a wide range of people.
Funding such a large, important resource is paramount in our wish to look after the collection for present and future generations.
We have been successfully applying for grants for the Library, and will continue to do so. In addition, though, we want to give our many individual supporters an opportunity to also ‘invest’ in the Library. So, we have created a ‘Sponsor-a-Shelf’ scheme, whereby for £5 a month, paid by standing order, you can make a personal and effective contribution to the CR Library, and even choose a particular subject area for your donation.
Your contribution will help in a number of important ways:
• Providing equipment for volunteers cataloguing the collection.
• Funding work on small conservation projects, protecting volumes that need the most care.
• Helping us to create better environments in the library rooms so that the books are kept at the right temperature and humidity.
As a sponsor, you will get a photo of the shelf within the subject area of your choice, an annual update of how your contribution is being spent and an invitation to spend the day with us exploring the Libraries and grounds with the Librarian, Anisha Christison, which will conclude with afternoon tea with brethren.
If you are interested in sponsoring a shelf, please email Barbara Clarke or phone 01924 483340.