Mirfield Monastery, Community of the Resurrection


Timber Effect Recycled Plastic Signs for the Community of the Resurrection


The Mirfield Monastery is a beautiful former Mill Owner’s House originally built in the 19th Century set in twenty six acres of gardens and woodlands. It is now the home of the Community of the Resurrection, an Anglican order of brethren, and the College of the Resurrection.

The Mirfield Monastery welcomes visitors using the monastery as either a retreat house or a conference centre. It is open for groups or individuals and has a full programme of activities throughout the year.

Project Motivation

A busy site, the monastery suffered from a lack of welcome signs or sufficient directional signage. Visitors constantly asked how to get to different areas of the site and the tatty paper signs put up to relieve the problem did little to help. Keen to both improve visitor orientation and to smarten up the site to attract a more corporate audience, it seemed investing in high quality signage would be key.

Having worked for the National Trust in a previous role, Fitzpatrick Woolmer were known to the site manager by reputation. This combined with the fact we offered a high quality recycled plastic product, that with its timber effect would complement the style of the site perfectly, and Fitzpatrick Woolmer were appointed.


Our solution included a range of timber effect recycled plastic ladder signs, fingerposts and wall-mounted nameplates. Together the signs dramatically improved visitor navigation and with their high quality, grained cedar effect finish, offered a maintenance free set of beautiful looking signs, that not only fitted in with the period and style of the Monastery but that also helped to reduce landfill.

Request a sample of timber effect recycled plastic.