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Companions Days  

A special day for Companions is held each year at the Community in Mirfield, with the occasional additional Companions Day also being held in the south of England. 

The annual Companions Day in recent years has been part of CR's Festival Day but the two events are now held separately, on adjacent days.

Companions Day and Festival Day 2015

Photographs from the Companions Day held on 10 July 2015 are here. Photographs from the Festival Day held the following day can be found here.

 

Companions Day 2014

On 12 July 2014 the Companions Day and Festival Day was held at the College and Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield. Photogrpahs will follow. Please click here for a few photographs from the day and here to read the sermon preached at the Festival Mass by Fr Peter Allan CR.  

Companions Day 2013

On 13 July 2013 the Companions Day and Festival Day was held at the College and Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield. Please click here to see a few photographs taken on the day. Fr George's sermon from the day is here.

 

Companions Day 2012 (South)

Photographs from the 2012 Southern Companions Day held on 22 September at Southwark Cathedral are here (scroll down). Also includes the Order of Service.

Companions Day 2012 (North)

On 7 July 2012 the annual Companions Day was held at the College and Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield and combined with a Dedication Festival Afternoon. Bishop Jack Nicholls gave the sermon at the midday Eucharist. Please click here to see a few photographs taken on the day.

 

Companions Day 2011

On 23 July 2011 the annual Companions Day was held at the College and Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield. Almost 80 Companions attended. As part of the day, two fascinating talks were given by the Revd Iain McKillop ("Mary in the Christian Imagination") and the Revd Rachel Young ("Mary's Song of Praise"). Photographs from the day can be found here. Please click here to see an edited version of the talk given by the Revd Iain McKillop (with grateful thanks to Ian for supplying this).

 

Companions Day 2010

In a new departure, two Companions Days were held in 2010, in recognition of the geographic spread of Companions across the UK

Companions Day 2010 (South) 

Please click here for a report and photographs from the Southern Companions Day held in Canterbury on 18 September, 2010. Please click here for a copy of the note distributed by Fr Nicolas prior to the pilgrimage.

Companions Day 2010 (North)

Please click here for a report and photographs from the Northern Companions Day held in York on 29 May, 2010.

Sermon by Fr Nicolas Stebbing CR, Chaplain to the CR Companions, given at St Olave's Church, York on the occasion of the 2010 Northern Companions Day

To see presentation slides of the life, work and mission of Mirfield (from the 2010 Northern Companions Day) please click on the following (longish downloads but worth it!): Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4    Part 5   

 

Companions Day 2009

On 4 July, 2009 the annual Companions Day was held at the College and Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield. Almost 60 Companions plus many of the Brothers attended this. As part of the day, Fr Oswin gave a detailed presentation about the changes proposed to the church and the plans for the new monastery. Following the midday Eucharist and admission of new Companions, the attendees split into groups to discuss the following:  

  • What are some of the joys of being a Companion?
  • What opportunities do you foresee in the current changes to further the calling of the whole CR family?
  • What may be lost and how can this loss be made good?

before re-grouping to summarise the comments.

Benediction then took place in the Resurrection Chapel in the Community church with the day ending with tea in the College refectory.

Please click here to see photographs taken on the day.

The list of points in response to the above three questions may be found here

A copy of the Powerpoint presentation given at the annual Companions Day can be downloaded here (it is a large file so please be patient!). This shows how a photograph of a spark of light emanating from a sparkler became the inspiration for the revolutionary redesign of the Community church

A selection of Powerpoint slides shown at the annual Companions Day showing the proposed new monastery can be found here (it is a large file so please be patient!). 

 

Companions Day 2008 

On 24 May, 2008, the annual Companions Day was held at All Saints Church and Pulford School , Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire. Around 90 people enjoyed a programme of talks to help equip us to meet the challenges of witnessing to the Risen Lord in the years ahead. The day included a service of Holy Communion and renewal of commitments, with Bishop John Flack as celebrant. A copy of the order of service can be found here and here.

Please click here to see a selection of pictures from the Companions Day 2008.

Resume of Fr George's Closing Address to the Companions Day 2008.