The grounds and gardens at Mirfield are an important part of the character of our site. A special place for the brethren, they are also well used by guests, retreatants, school groups, visitors and many others who value spending time outside while they are with us.

Extending to around 20 acres, the gardens require just as much care and attention as our buildings. Over the years, we have welcomed many volunteers to help in the grounds – some to gain experience, some during retirement and some who simply enjoy gardening! As we move through spring and summer, we are keen to build the number of volunteers, who will work alongside Paul Hatfield and the Estates Management team.

If you would like to volunteer to help (or if you know of others who might be interested) – and to have the opportunity to meet new people in a quiet and peaceful environment – please contact Paul Hatfield on 01924 483347 or email