Retreats at Mirfield
These include Ignatian-style Individually Guided Retreats; preached retreats during the seasons of Advent and Lent; Pilgrimage Weekends; and Themed Retreats.
Apart from our programmed retreats at Mirfield, you are also welcome to stay at a time that suits you, joining the Community for prayer and meals. We have a small Art Room in the Retreat House, with simple materials for those who feel creative and guests also have access to a small library in the Retreat House Common Room. Outside, guests have the freedom of our spacious grounds with a rose garden, small orchard, labyrinth and woodland walks.
Many have found Mirfield a welcome place to spend all or part of a sabbatical. Those on sabbatical live alongside the brothers in worship and meals, keeping the monastic rhythm of the day. The Retreat House offers quiet space, particularly suitable for study or reflection on prayer and the religious life. We also offer an occasional Artist-in-Residence scheme, where the Community invites an artist to live alongside us for a period of time.
It is good to take rest and it is good to take that rest in God. Those who have been given the opportunity for a sabbatical come here for some or all of the time, to live alongside the Community, participate in chores around the house, church and grounds, and undertake the deeper and more prolonged process of learning; a balance of time for reflection and study, punctuated by the daily monastic rhythm of prayer and worship.
For further information please contact the Guest Office.
Conference & Day Events
We welcome enquiries from both Church-related and external groups who are looking for a venue for conferences and training events. Subject to availability, we can offer a range of teaching and meeting spaces as well as residential accommodation for up to 40 people. For more information please click here.
During the academic year we welcome visits from schools, colleges and universities. In particular, we welcome enquiries from teachers who would like to discuss the planning of half or full day visits as part of their RE curriculum. All initial enquiries should be made to the Guest Office.
Another way of staying here is as Artist-in-Residence. Through the Northern Sacred Art Foundation it is possible to get a grant for an artist. Please email us for further information.
Exploring monastic vocation
We enjoy welcoming those who feel that monastic life is where God seems to be calling them, however tentative that may be. Each year we offer a subsidised Monastic Experience week in July specifically for this purpose but enquiries about monastic life are welcome at any time. We also welcome those exploring a vocation to the religious life to live alongside the Community for shorter or longer periods and share a part in our life. This can take a variety of forms.
If you would like to discuss monastic vocation and begin an enquiry, please email the Superior.