Comments from visitors
The course has been very enjoyable, the talks well organised and full of information. I’m sorry it has come to an end. Thoroughly enjoyable and very stirring. Fascinating. Wish I’d done it 50 years ago.
'What is Anglicanism?' (6 week course)
We spent an enjoyable day engaging in seeing Jesus from a different perspective and bringing us back to examine our personal gospels. Thank you to Kenneth Carveley for inspiring leadership and to the Community of the Resurrection for their loving hospitality and worship in the reordered Chapel.A very enjoyable and challenging course. It has helped me in evaluating balance in my life.
'The Gospel of Judas'
I will let everyone know about The Mirfield Centre and tell them it is a wonderful peaceful place to come and the events / courses are brilliant.
It was a very good and thought provoking course. I hope I will be able to try to put something into practice based on the course content and it would be good to be able to help the people in the parish.
'Monastic Living in Everyday Life'
Viola Jones gave us information and inspiration as she led us skilfully through an array of paintings and sculpture, illustrating the various connotations to be found by looking again, and with more thoughtful eyes at Angels in Visual Arts. Through group discussion we were encouraged to voice our own thoughts, which was fun and both mind stretching and illuminating. A wonderful and thought-provoking day.
Fr. Henry combined his immense academic and Biblical knowledge with practical experience of travelling in the Middle East; the lecture was illustrated with slides that enhanced what he had to say, and the whole was delivered in an engaging style, yet with diffidence, and a sense of wanting to share with people, rather than talk at them.
'Let My People Go!'
As ever the day had all the features of a course at the centre. Lovely grounds, caring friendliness of ‘the team’, whatever their role. The pervading atmosphere of calm, and immediate togetherness with other participants. These all add up to a time not only of learning but refreshment and encouragement. The additional option of sharing the Eucharist with the brothers is for me a true blessing.
Comment from a participant on the a Mirfield Centre day
The speaker was very interesting, just as good as we had hoped. Salley is an amazing author and speaks so sincerely about her creative thoughts and reflects her faith most effectively. The organisation, facilities and timetable were perfect. Hospitality and refreshments were very good. The welcome we received was notable and we were immediately made to feel comfortable.
‘A Day with Novelist, Salley Vickers’
This was an excellent day full of practical help and support for those difficult times of the Christian journey.
‘When God Goes Missing’
The first three words that come to mind when I think about the day: 'Stimulating, informative, encouraging.'
’Reading Christian Art’
Fr Dennis Berk provided us with an absolutely super quiet day in Advent. I found the day so peaceful and it was lovely to leave the hustle and bustle behind for a few hours. He did a splendid job and at the end of the day I felt completely relaxed and at peace with the world.
‘Saying “Yes” to God isn’t Easy! – A quiet day for Advent’
I really enjoyed the day and came away with new insights into just how complex we human beings really are, but also with the knowledge that it's OK to be ourselves.
‘Vice to Virtue Conversion: The Enneagram and Prayer’
Really enjoyable, insightful and thought-provoking. Good, positive things to take away and work on.
'Myers Briggs and Stress'
An enjoyable and illuminating course. The context was particularly interesting.
'Abelard and Heloise'
The easiest way to get to the Centre is to come off the M62 at junction 25. Follow the signs towards Mirfield. You'll invariably come to a queue of traffic at Cooper Bridge Roundabout. Fork left and follow the signs towards Leeds. Take the first right after the Little Chef (Stocks Bank Road - Signed to Battyeford and CR House). We're about a mile down this road on your right.
Please note – the entrance to the Centre is marked by a brown ladder sign (to the right as you go down the hill, see picture). Please do not use the Community Retreat House entrance.
If you are planning on coming to us via train or bus, please go to the link below for more specific directions:
Alternatively you can contact West Yorkshire Metro (buses) on:
0113 245 7676
Or National Rail Enquiries on:
08457 48 49 50