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Stocks Bank Road
Mirfield, WF14 0BW
01924 481920 http://mirfieldcentre.org.uk/

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September 2018

Gypsies and Travellers: A Community outside a Community

September 22, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road
Mirfield, WF14 0BW

There are at least 300,000 Gypsies and Travellers in Britain (not counting the Roma) though the overwhelming majority never these days travel. Even so, their access to education and health services is poor. Though often struggling financially, they can be subjected to violence and protection rackets by organised crime. Yet our perceptions of them are often clouded by misleading (and sometimes downright dishonest) reports in the newspapers and on TV and they are regarded as pariahs, modern day lepers. Even…

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April 2019

Churches in a Pluralist World: The Theological Legacy of John Neville Figgis CR (1866-1919)

2nd April 2019, 4:00 pm - 4th April 2019, 4:00 pm
The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road
Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Brilliant historian, political philosopher and theologian, J. N. Figgis CR was one of the great minds of the early twentieth century.   He was also a lovable if slightly eccentric priest whose own scepticism helped him to understand the problems that other people had with belief, but whose sense of the absolute priority of God and the love of God lent rare power to his writing and preaching. Although Figgis died before the worst manifestations of twentieth-century totalitarianism, he was…

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