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The Community of the Resurrection (CR) is an Anglican Religious Community for men located at Mirfield in West Yorkshire (UK). Inspired by the rule of St Benedict, it is not cut off from the world; it is fully part of the Anglican Church of England and its brethren work hand-in-hand with a wide variety of people in the UK and overseas. 

The Community was founded to act as an association of Christians who desire to follow the Gospel life after the pattern of those recorded in the Acts of the Apostles of whom it is said "they continued steadfastly in the Apostles' teaching and in the fellowship, in the breaking of the bread and in the prayers. The company of those who believed were of one heart and one soul and no one said that any of these things which he possessed was his own but they have everything in common".

Founded in Oxford in 1892 by the Revd Charles Gore (who later became Bishop of Worcester, Birmingham and then Oxford ), the Community moved to Mirfield in 1898 to be close to the then thriving industrial centres. It was under Gore's successor, Walter Frere, that CR developed its character as a religious community

Brethren of the Community of the Resurrection follow a routine of daily prayer and worship. The Community undertakes charitable work at home and overseas; this includes pastoral, evangelistic, literary, educational and other charitable works for the advancement of religion. The Community also makes grants and gives support to others engaged in similar activities.

Many who come to know the Community like to share its work and charism in their own lives and locations by becoming Companions of the Community of the Resurrection (CCR). The re have been Companions for well over a century and, although times have changed, the Community's work goes on and many individuals attempting to live out the Christian calling in the world still value being supported in this by being a Companion of the Community.

This website helps Companions keep in touch with the Community and with each other. Importantly, it acts as encouragement for all, especially those individuals who are not yet Companions but who may be considering becoming one. It also provides details of CCR Local Groups and events happening at the Community and elsewhere. 

Click on the links on the left for further information and do please make contact if there is any material you would like to see on this site or if you have any questions or feedback. Please also see the further updated CR Leaflet.

Location of the Community of the Resurrection  

Charles Gore Walter Frere

The last resting places of Gore and Frere in the Community church

Statue of Charles Gore outside Birmingham Cathedral