The Mirfield Liturgical Institute

For many years, the college and Community of the Resurrection have worked together as a centre of excellence in liturgical study, providing world-class teaching and research, libraries and other learning facilities.

Building on that strength, the Mirfield Liturgical Institute was opened in March 2008, and is an integral part of the College of the Resurrection. The centre draws on century-old commitment to liturgical scholarship, formation and good practice shared by both the college and the Community of the Resurrection.

Our pathways in liturgical studies attract students from the UK and overseas, and can be completed either part, or full-time. There are also sabbatical opportunities for clergy and others on a residential and ecumenical basis, sharing in the life and worship of college and the Community of the Resurrection.

Our vision

The institute’s vision is to:
• serve the churches by promoting best practice
• serve the academy as a flourishing centre of research
• bring students, clergy and researchers together in collaboration.

Pathways in liturgical studies

• Our BA programme includes modules in liturgy for both ordinands and independent students

• We offer a taught MA in Liturgy for those wishing to continue their liturgical studies; for example, in connection with their ministry or work, or as a sound basis for subsequent doctoral research

• You can study towards a research degree (MPhil or PhD, University of Sheffield), with a range of potential supervisors at Mirfield and Sheffield.

Facilities & resources

The centre offers excellent study and residential facilities in the context of Mirfield’s worshipping community. Students have access to teachers and researchers in many areas of liturgical study and its related disciplines, plus two on-site libraries (with substantial and up-to-date holdings in liturgical studies) as well as online access to the libraries of the universities of Sheffield and Leeds.

The director

The institute is led by the Revd Dr Ben Gordon-Taylor BA MA PhD (Dunelm), BA (Leeds), FRSA. He also teaches Liturgical Studies at the college, and is dean of chapel. He can be contacted on 01924 481909 or you can email him.

Want to know more?

Enquiries and applications are welcome from potential students in the UK and overseas. Please contact the assistant to the director, Dr Kathryn Naylor, by clicking here.