Those of you who visit or contact Mirfield on a regular basis may have noticed a few new names and faces on site since the start of the year.

We welcomed Mike Street into our Guest Hospitality Team at the beginning of January – although he has settled in so well that it probably appears to many as though he has been here much longer!  Working alongside our Guest Warden, Revd Barbara Clarke, and Beth Harper in the ‘Mirfield Centre’ team, Mike brings with him a wealth of experience in customer and support services, developed during his career at Oldham, Burnley, York, Tameside, Kirklees and Calderdale Councils.  Mike will administer Retreat House bookings for individual guest stays and programmed retreats, and support Beth in her administration of Day Events.

Anisha Christison began working for the Community and College in mid-February as Academic Librarian, giving her support and assistance to the Brethren, students and Guests using the site’s two main libraries.  Anisha, a Chartered Librarian, joins us from the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield where she managed the Museum Library Service for 11 years.

Anisha writes….

I’m from Yorkshire, but have married a Scot – Andrew! We have two boys, Roshan (13) and Nihar (9).  I love to cook, bake and collect recipes, and I have just started to learn how to knit. I’ve been a Librarian for many years working in lots of different libraries along the way. I look forward to working on the libraries here, very much.