The Mirfield Centre represents the public programmes of the Community. From retreats to school visits, sabbaticals to artists-in-residence and day events to residential conferences, we offer something for all needs, tastes and interests.
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.
The community once again opens its doors to local people for a day of fun, family-friendly activities including: Bouncy Castle, Play Your Cards Right, Spin the Wheel, Face painting, Welly Wanging, Horse Shoe Tossing, Beat the Goalie, Hook a Duck, Darts, Tombola and more… Refreshments available including Hot Dogs, Sweet shop and Ice Creams! All welcome to […]
The Community are recruiting for a Part Time Cook/Chef This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the kitchen at the heart of our well-established site. You will be expected to look after the smooth running of the kitchen, in charge of a team of catering assistants, cooking food for the brethren, college students, […]
Mirfield Bookshop stocks a wide range of books and much more besides – available both online (www.mirfield.org.uk/shop) and in the Retreat House. Alongside an ever-changing selection of popular titles and devotional items, there are a number of perennial favourites, including: A Week of Simple Offices and Simple Offices – Saints and Seasons These two volumes bring together […]
Students and staff from St Hild College left Mirfield in Holy Week to spend their annual Easter School at St Chad’s College Durham. As always it proved a great week, with the staff at St Chad’s looking after us very well and Durham Cathedral and its surroundings proving an inspiring place to worship and study for the […]
Turn it and turn it again, for all is in it; see through it; grow old and worn in it. – Rabbi Bag Ben Bag, Pirke Avos, 5:22 One of the great ironies of biblical scholarship is that often those who have given their lives to study of the bible are at best bored, and […]
The afternoon of Saturday April 8th saw John CR and I set off for our 30th and first (respectively) Holy Week to the parish of St. Giles, Cheadle with Freehay St. Chad, Staffordshire! It is commonplace for parish clergy who know the community and who have perhaps trained at the College to ask for the […]
St Hild College (formerly Yorkshire Ministry Course and St Barnabas Theological Centre) has created two new roles since its launch in January. Rev Dr Mark Vasey-Saunders joins the team as Academic Tutor. Mark has a background in parish ministry, chaplaincy and encouraging Fresh Expressions. His Phd thesis was published by Routledge in 2015. Emily Spademan […]
I know that after the last one (and the one before) I said ‘never again’. I really meant it but there are certain circumstances which have led me to try again. Firstly we need money to keep this vast plant going. The Community church attracts a lot of people who come to praise God, to […]
On Saturday 11 March, CR came to Canterbury to play a leading part in a Study Day arranged by Canon Christopher Irvine – Canterbury’s Canon Librarian and former Principal of the College of the Resurrection. Exploring the importance of prayer and community in the circumstances of our everyday lives, CR’s Oblates, Companions, the Society of the […]
It has been many months in the planning, but brothers George, Dennis, Jacob Marc and Fabian finally embarked on our nine-day visit to Italy and the homes of the Vitorchiano, Civitella, Siloé and Bosé communities. And much is to be said. Significantly, the Trappist community of seventy-five sisters at Vitorchiano, 80 km north of Rome, wishes […]
From the 2nd to the 5th of March Stephanie and I spent time with the local people of Gateshead as part of a wide spread mission across the Diocese of Durham. The mission titled ‘Talking Jesus’ included bishops, teams of clergy and laity from all parts of the Northern Provence. Although the mission was a […]
Sponsored Bike Ride From 13 to 15 May, George CR is leading a group of cyclists on a Sponsored Bike Ride with the theme of Returning to the Sources of Christian Life (the aim of religious communities). We now have six riders confirmed – ranging in age from late teens to early 70s and […]
Yarm School We have already had around 150 school students visit us so far this year, the rest will be in May (after my exams). Every year we are given a wonderful opportunity to engage with the young people who come her e. This year’s visit from Yarm School, arranged by their inspiring head of […]
Come to read, rest and reflect. Step aside from the relentless 24/7 media exposure and experience words in a different time-frame and at a different pace. An opportunity to explore the Community’s extensive and unique library. 12th – 14th MAY 2017 Led by Barbara Clarke (Associate of the Community & Librarian) Cost for this retreat: […]
Over the past few months – really quite a few months – Br Jacob has been working tirelessly with Adele, the Community’s Business Manager, to bring a new website into being. The hope is that – eventually – the various and disparate current websites (Community, Centre, Companions, Commercial) will be brought together under a single […]
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.