On Saturday 6 July, we were delighted to welcome so many friends of the Community to Mirfield for CR Festival Day. While some stayed for the weekend (including a number of Companions who had taken part in a quiet day on the Friday), others joined us for the day, joining the Community for worship and engaging with our theme based around the Rule of St Benedict.

Bishop Michael Ipgrave of Lichfield – recently elected as the Community’s Visitor – preached at Mass, and after an excellent lunch in the College refectory, guests were able to explore ‘Stations of the Benedictine Life’, exploring the connections between Benedict’s Rule and the way we live today. Many took the opportunity to relax in the sunshine and to browse the book and plant stalls.

Later in the afternoon, there was the chance to join the brethren for Exposition and Benediction, and then Evensong. Please do join us for CR Festival Day 2020, which will be on Saturday 11 July, and encourage friends, family and people from your parish to come along too!