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The Community of the Resurrection is one of a small number of men’s religious communities in the Church of England. Its way of life follows a broadly Benedictine pattern of monastic living. The brothers take life vows, with a commitment to celibacy, simplicity of life and obedience. They join in communal prayer four times daily in services that are open to the public and currently live-streamed. There are 15 brothers, aged 30-87; most live together at Mirfield. The Community does not undertake parish responsibilities, but seeks to support the wider church through offering retreats and stays for individuals, and ministries of spiritual direction and Christian teaching, occasionally working away from West Yorkshire.

The Community was founded in 1892, and has become known in several different parts of the world, notably Southern Africa where it used to maintain priory houses. Since 1902 the Community has enabled the training and formation of Anglican priests through support of the College of the Resurrection, which has its own charitable status and staff but is also part of the site at Mirfield. In recent years this work has expanded through partnership with St Hild College.

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