The Community of the Resurrection Mirfield


The community of the Resurrection consists of men who, freely accepting the call of God, have committed themselves to follow the gospel of life. The pattern is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, of whom it is said

They continued steadfastly in the apostles” “Teaching and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” and “Had all things in common”

The Community’s contemporary mission continues to radiate from Mirfield. We live together as brothers in Christ, rooted in the Anglican tradition and formed in a Benedictine round of worship, ministry and hospitality.

We welcome others to come see, learn and share.

Worship is the heart of our life, centred on the Eucharist, daily offices and individual prayer. The tradition of Gregorian chant is part of our drawing on the walls of the Church’s continuity. The life of monastic communities, ours included, is immensely valued today as a constant praying presence, always there for the support of others.

Since it’s foundations in 1892, the Community of the Resurrection has been involved in building up the Body of Christ through pastoral and educational works, both at home and abroad. This ever-changing ministry has incorporated retreats and spiritual direction, study and sabbaticals, quiet days and courses, as well as theological education at the College of the Resurrection and elsewhere.

The Community’s strength, support constant praying presence provides and renewal for the wider Church.

Today. we welcome thousands to Mirfield to share in the Community’s life of prayer and worship, with numbers increasing year by year. There is something about the climate of the place which not only attracts people, but offers encouragement, upbuilding and a sense of direction in their quest to follow Jesus.

Over time the demands made on our buildings have become ever greater. This is both a blessing and a challenge that we must meet if we are to continue our ministry of welcome and hospitality. At the same time we recognise that future development and activities must maintain the distinctive climate, whilst enabling the Community to live religious life, and to share the fruits of that life with all to come.

Engagement with God is at the heart of our life, overflowing into sharing this climate with others and providing a ministry to many people seeking to follow the way of Christ.

St Benedict said all guests are to be welcomed as Christ, and that is a central part of the Community’s ministry, helping people to grown in their faith and be confident in it. The time has come to embark on a journey of change if the Community is to fulfil it’s purpose while being suited to the modern world.

To find out more visit – https://mirfield.org.uk

This website is sponsored by the members of St Pauls’ & St Augustine’s Church

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