God asks us to use the mind he has given us. But sometimes sitting down quietly to read and think or even to give the proper time needed for preparation of talks, sermons or articles can be a challenge. Everything else seems to demand our instant attention. A regular (or occasional) day away to study and pray could be the answer.
At Mirfield we are able to provide individual rooms for study, or a carrel in the library.
We have a small retreat house library available to all our guests and a dedicated monastery library of 80,000 volumes which welcomes new readers on application. A brother can usually be available by prior request to offer advice on reading. You will have the opportunity to join the brothers for Midday Office, Mass and Evensong and to make use of the Church at other times.
Your study day can also include a cooked lunch and/or light evening meal. There are facilities for making your own tea or coffee whenever you want. We also have a bookshop specialising in devotional reading. The House is set in around 20 acres of gardens, parkland and woodland open to visitors.
We are able to take guests for Study Days on almost all occasions – so, don’t let yourself get booked up – take the initiative today, contact us and write that activity break for the mind into your diary. And if it goes well, why not consider an extended residential study break at Mirfield?
To plan a Study Day at Mirfield contact the Guest Department or call 01924 483346