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September 2018

£22.00

Gypsies and Travellers: A Community outside a Community

22nd September 2018, 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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Free

Understanding Love and Power

28th September 2018, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

'One of the greatest problems of history is that the concepts of love and power are usually contrasted as polar opposites...what is needed is a realisation that power without love is reckless and abusive and that love without power is sentimental and anaemic.’ Martin Luther King How can we create loving, constructive change without harming others? How can we nurture our need for connection and the fulfilment of our God - given potential? This workshop will include input, opportunity for…

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£25.00

Creative Spaces – A one day felting workshop with times of stillness, quiet and simple meditation

28th September 2018, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road
Mirfield, WF14 0BW

The day will be a mixture of quiet spaces and creative wet-felting activities using coloured Merino wool and other fibres to make your own distinctive needle case and notebook cover.  You will be able to work at your own pace but with ideas, teaching and support provided. The day will begin and end with a short meditation and time of quiet, joining with the Brothers for their lunchtime worship if you so wish. There will also be brief periods of…

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October 2018

Free

7th Annual Walter Tapper Lecture

2nd October 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road
Mirfield, WF14 0BW

The Community of the Resurrection and the Mirfield Liturgical Institute present Space, People and Ritual: The first cathedral at Salisbury (Old Sarum) Lecturer: Dr John Harper Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham; Emeritus Professor, Bangor University; Emeritus Director, The Royal School of Church Music. Church of the Resurrection, Mirfield This event is FREE, booking essential The first cathedral at Salisbury has been ruinous since at least 1250, but it was the space in which the Use of Salisbury was established in…

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FREE

The Church in W. Yorkshire and Popular Culture

11th October 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Bingley, Trinity Place
Bingley, BD16 2PR United Kingdom

THE CHURCH IN WEST YORKSHIRE AND POPULAR CULTURE is our sixth and final lecture in our 150th year. The Rt Revd Nick Baines became the first Bishop of Leeds, an area covering West Yorkshire & the Dales in June 2014. Nick Baines was previously Bishop of Bradford (2011-14), and before that was Bishop of Croydon (in the Diocese of Southwark). He read German and French at Bradford University and, before ordination, worked for four years as a Russian linguist at GCHQ. He…

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£22.00

Blue Planet, Blue God: The Bible and the Sea

13th October 2018, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road
Mirfield, WF14 0BW

The ocean dominates the surface of the earth and is in the pages of the Bible too. The Bible offers a view of the sea and the life it supports which affirms its intrinsic value to God as a good, and indeed essential, part of creation.  At the same time, it also speaks perceptively of the sea's vulnerability to damage and change. The Bible's focus on the sea raises questions about economics and the interconnectedness of communities, whilst further references…

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£22.00

Exploring Silence Workshop

27th October 2018, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road
Mirfield, WF14 0BW

We all have times when our prayer feels dry or it’s difficult to be attentive to God. And often we can struggle to know why God seems to have become silent. This experiential workshop will help you to explore how silence can deepen your relationship with God and with yourself. The day will be suitable for people who have little experience of silence-based prayer and those with some experience but who want to find out more. Please note it is…

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November 2018

£22.00

Exploring the Gospel of Luke

24th November 2018, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road
Mirfield, WF14 0BW

Luke left us some of the best-loved Gospel stories, such as the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan. What were the sources he worked with and how did he structure his Gospel? How do the opening chapters help us to know what matters to Luke? What are his key themes throughout the Gospel? What links can be made between the Gospel text and the life of the Church today? The speaker is passionate about exploring the riches of Biblical texts…

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December 2018

£395

Christmas Houseparty at Holy Rood House

23rd December 2018, 4:00 pm - 27th December 2018, 11:30 am
Holy Rood House, 10 Sowerby Road
Thirsk, YO7 1HX United Kingdom
£395

New Year Houseparty at Holy Rood House

30th December 2018, 4:00 pm - 3rd January 2019, 11:30 am
Holy Rood House, 10 Sowerby Road
Thirsk, YO7 1HX United Kingdom
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