Friday 9 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014Led by Revd Dr Jeanette Sears
A weekend to explore the spiritual message and impact of ‘The Hobbit’, the first story to be published of Professor J R R Tolkien’s great mythology. 2014 will see the final episode of Peter Jackson’s film trilogy, seen by millions around the world. Revd Dr Jeanette Sears will be looking at the sources of the story, the major themes of Tolkien the Christian writer, and the implications for our own creativity and spiritual lives.
Booking ref: 19WA14
Standard adult price: £121
Friday 9 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014Led by Led by Diane Stone & Rachel Fielding, Jane & Rachel McCarthy
This will be a weekend full of things to cherish and an opportunity to do some activities together while spending quality time learning about God’s love for relationships. Expect a bit of pampering, a little outside fun and of course a lot of laughter.Book
Led by Diane Stone and Jane McCarthy and their respective daughters, who are both called Rachel.
Booking ref: 19WB14
Standard adult price: £121
Monday 12 May 2014 to Friday 16 May 2014Led by Revds Jolyon and Frances Trickey
The depths of a man’s life deserve to be mined over several days. Where do we turn when God withdraws? As we delve into the whole book, we will find a bigger vision of God. Join us in exploring.
Jolyon and Frances are both ordained and serve in neighbouring parishes in the South West. ‘Life is hard at times, yet God is to be trusted. We love him, his church and his word. We also love Scargill and working together!’
Booking ref: 20MB14
Standard adult price: £235
Monday 19 May 2014 to Friday 23 May 2014Led by Revd Andrew Corsie & Revd Tricia Hillas
Laughter is a serious matter – it is not something superficial. It leads us into an understanding of God, and what it means to be human. This week we will explore delight, awe, wonder and celebration within scripture, and ask, ‘How do we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?’ Can there be a place of celebration in a place of pain and disorientation, and what would it look like?
Andrew and Tricia are good friends and vicars in London - there is plenty of laughter!
Booking ref: 21MA14
Standard adult price: £235
Monday 2 June 2014 to Thursday 5 June 2014Led by Led by Sue Rose & Team
A residential workshop working in Christian gestalt therapeutic groups with Rev Sue Rose and others from the 'Journey Into Healing' team. For those who are stuck on their life journey or carrying too much baggage from the past, we work together in a safe environment to enable growth, healing and the new freedom offered by Christ. Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book:
Julia Legg, 6 Colchester Road, Sheffield S10 1SY
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Monday 9 June 2014 to Friday 13 June 2014Led by Jennifer Rees-Larcombe
Time to step out of a noisy world and take time to hear God’s voice. Elijah felt stressed, afraid, discouraged, exhausted and directionless. Taking time to listen to God’s Gentle Whisper changed and transformed him.
Jen Larcombe runs a House of Prayer, (offering counselling and prayer ministry) in the Kent countryside. She would be more than happy to spend time individually with anyone who might find that helpful.Book
Booking ref: 24MA14
Standard adult price: £235
Monday 9 June 2014 to Friday 13 June 2014Led by Claire Watts
A time to be inspired; to explore materials and ideas! Come and play, with some instruction and demonstrations. We’ll consider the process of creativity, God’s and ours, and how it can be used in our communities, churches and other settings. No experience or expertise is needed: play, ponder, practise and have fun! Materials will include wood, clay, paint and paper. Techniques on offer will include felt-making, papermaking, printing, carving… and more! Join us to explore one of God’s great gifts to His children.Book
Booking ref: 24MB14
Standard adult price: £235
Monday 16 June 2014 to Friday 20 June 2014Led by Andrew & Elizabeth Procter
A caring look at the problems of depression and overstress for Christians in the peaceful setting of the Yorkshire Dales. Christians are not immune from mental health and emotional disorders. Sadly, the church often appears to lack understanding and can inadvertently add to people‘s burdens. Drawing on years of experience of church ministry , counselling and psychiatry, Andrew & Elizabeth Procter seek to redress that balance by offering basic information, health-giving advice and practical exercises.Book
Booking ref: 25MB14
Standard adult price: £235
Friday 20 June 2014 to Sunday 22 June 2014Led by Phil Stone & men of the Scargill Community
A men's retreat - escape into the adventure - in the rugged and inspiring scenery of the Yorkshire Dales! We will spend time learning about how men met with God... in the wild. Additional outdoor activities are planned for this weekend.
Phil Stone is the Director of Scargill Movement.
Booking ref: 25WA14
Standard adult price: £121
Friday 20 June 2014 to Sunday 22 June 2014Led by Elizabeth Milwain
This is a difficult question to ask, but the ideal place to ask it. This weekend is for anyone feeling bewildered or hurt by dementia. It includes presentations on the essential facts about dementia, the realities of living with dementia, and the development of the right approaches. There will also be opportunities for sharing, reflection and consideration of the spiritual aspects. Last year there were tears, but also healing. People who arrived as strangers left bonded deeply.
Dr Elizabeth Milwain, is a psychologist who has been teaching in this area for over 15 years and is currently growing dementia-friendly churches.
Booking ref: 25WC14
Standard adult price: £121
Monday 23 June 2014 to Friday 27 June 2014Led by Revd Simon Coupland
How can we find true and lasting happiness in the ups and downs of life? Although our society is wealthier than ever, we’re no happier. So it’s good news that Jesus said that he came to make our life abundant and our joy complete. Simon Coupland, the vicar of St Paul’s Kingston Hill, will take us through some practical steps that the Bible gives to help us find and enjoy the happiness that our creator God wants us to know.
Booking ref: 26MA14
Standard adult price: £235
Monday 23 June 2014 to Friday 27 June 2014Led by Phil & Diane Stone
In this week we will be following the life of Jesus through the eyes of artists whose gifts can enrich our understanding of the Gospel. So if you love art, and love the Gospel, this is the week for you. Phil and Di, who are art enthusiasts, will explore some of the meaning of their favourite paintings and sculptures and how they can be used to enliven and deepen our prayer life. They’ll get us talking about how art can be used to proclaim the good news of Jesus.
Booking ref: Standard adult price: £235
Friday 11 July 2014 to Sunday 13 July 2014Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass
‘I’ll rise up like the eagle,
And I will soar with You,
Your Spirit leads me on,
In the power of Your love.’
A wonderful thought, to soar effortlessly with Jesus. Ignoring his father’s instructions, Icarus flew too near the sun and fell. That’s not our problem. Close to the sun is the safest place for us. Sometimes, though, our wings seem frighteningly fragile. Sometimes strong wings get damaged. What does our Father say about flight maintenance? Come and look for answers with Adrian and Bridget.
Booking ref: 28WA14
Standard adult price: £121
Monday 8 September 2014 to Friday 12 September 2014Led by Alison Morgan
A retreat for preachers, teachers and speakers. Through a mixture of theological reflection, testimony, poetry, story and images we will affirm the word of God as intriguing, dynamic and life-changing. Together we’ll explore the relationship between Word and Spirit and how we can live and speak the Word as something incarnate and personal rather than just conceptual.
We will be reflecting on words and how we use them, considering whether and how our human understanding of words limits the way in which we think about the Word and words of God, and discussing the role of story in our speaking and preaching.
Alison Morgan is a internationally known speaker and author. She works for ReSource, providing teaching, training and support for churches and church leaders all over the UK and across Africa. Her most recent book is The Word on the Wind, which can be ordered from the ReSource website.
Participants on previous retreats led by Alison at Scargill and Lee Abbey have said: Book
"It was life-changing, mindblowing"
"One of the most interesting programmes that I have ever done here. Alison speaks clear truths, with illustrations and real life stories which help you to feel connected"
"Down to earth, relevant, easily digestible presentation; great balance of interaction and presentation. I thought this was going to be quite ‘high-brow’ intellectual – anything but! You do a great job by keeping it real. It’s a message many more will be pleased to hear"
“Excellent, really easy to understand, and great visual resources. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and feel invigorated to go home with ideas and energy and hopeful heart!”
For more information about Alison and about ReSource see http://www.resource-arm.net/
Booking ref: 37MA14
Monday 15 September 2014 to Friday 19 September 2014Led by Becky Widdows and Team
Imagine sitting with God gazing out on the glorious Yorkshire landscape as you eat your meals. On Individually Guided Retreats we do just that! Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your silent retreat offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk. Book
Becky Widdows was a Lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon, and she now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.
Booking ref: 38MA14
Friday 19 September 2014 to Sunday 21 September 2014Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass
Jesus says “By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?” Has your Christian life turned you plum crazy, pear-shaped or peachy? Has it produced grapes of wrath, shrivelled prunes or a perfect fruit cocktail? Who gives a fig? We should! This weekend we’re planning to upset the apple cart, blow raspberries at hypocrisy and generally go bananas. In the process we hope to learn how to graft ourselves back onto the life-giving vine that is God's love.
Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Adrian writes primarily Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide. Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. Together they have been members of community at Scargill House since 2010.Book
Booking ref: 38WA14
Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014Led by Phil Stone and David Rowe
Two things that seem increasingly absent in church are laughter (we take ourselves too seriously) and the ability to lament (we pretend that everything’s fine when it isn’t). Through careful study of the Scriptures David, Warden of Lee Abbey Devon, and Phil, Director of Scargill, will explore the importance of both of these qualities in the people of God and how we can rediscover them to reignite our own faith today. Book
Booking ref: 39MA14
Monday 13 October 2014 to Friday 17 October 2014Led by Phil Stone and Dave Hopwood
During this week we will explore Jesus' “I Am” statements in John's Gospel. They spell out what Jesus thinks about himself, and by doing that they show us what God is like. They speak of invitation, relationship, life and truth. In their own distinctive styles, Dave and Phil will explore these wonderful sayings and how, through the Spirit, they can transform our walk with Jesus.
Phil is the Director of Scargill; Dave is an author and speaker, who uses all kinds of visual media to communicate the Bible in a way that’s fun, informative and inspiring.
Booking ref: 42MA14
Monday 20 October 2014 to Friday 24 October 2014Led by Led by Peter Boorman & Margaret Stein CARM Chaplain: Rev Mary Gilbert
Scargill is once more partnering with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement for a retreat on the theme “A Multi-Layered Life”. We’ll use disparate media and objects to produce a finished piece, with Margaret helping you to make pictures and Peter enabling you to explore photography. Mary Gilbert will be on hand for some teaching input and to offer a listening ear.
Booking ref: 43MB14
Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014Led by Michael Mitton
An opportunity to come away and reflect on how each day that we are given in this life is full of potential, opportunity and discovery. How can we treat each day as a gift from God so that we live life in all its fullness? Michael will explore this theme through talks, stories, images, poetry and music.
Michael is an Anglican minister, freelance writer and speaker, and Fresh Expressions Officer for Derby Diocese. He is author of ‘Dreaming of Home’ and ‘Travellers of the Heart’.
Booking ref: 44WA14
Monday 3 November 2014 to Friday 7 November 2014Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass
Most of us would love to know how it feels to be in the zone of God’s will. The prophet Daniel knew that the only truly worthwhile aim in life was to bravely represent his God. A lot of risks, a lot of danger but nothing deterred him. This week we are going to have a look at some of Daniel’s exploits.
It’s a truly extraordinary story. So extraordinary that it might make us feel like giving up. On the other hand, you never know, we might be inspired to stand up for our God and face a lion or two.
Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Adrian writes primarily Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide. Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. Together they have been members of community at Scargill House since 2010.
Booking ref: 45MA14
Monday 10 November 2014 to Wednesday 12 November 2014Led by Phil Stone and the Scargill Community
A two-day retreat marking Armistice day one hundred years after the beginning of the First World War. We will reflect on the horrors of conflict and the courage of so many, with insights from wartime poets and artists. Among others, we’ll learn about Studdert Kennedy, better known as “Woodbine Willie”, a Chaplain during the Great War, and Kurt Reuber, a German doctor in the Second World War who drew the Stalingrad Madonna. With their help we will face up to the big question, “Where is God in all of this?” Book
The event will run from 4pm on Monday till lunch on Wednesday.
Booking ref: 46MA14
Monday 17 November 2014 to Friday 21 November 2014Led by Andreas Andersson, Scargill Chaplain
Join us for a fun and busy few days of improvising together as group. We’ll spend most of our time playing together, using music from all over the world and developing interplay and communication through exercises. Then we’ll discover how those skills overlap with spiritual practices that enable us to be creative and generous. We’ll end by sharing our findings in a concert for other guests. Instrumentalists and singers welcome! Some experience of playing with others and confidence on your instrument will help you fully enjoy this week. Book
Andreas has worked as a professional musician, touring Europe and recording several highly acclaimed albums. He also teaches improvisation, jazz and saxophone.
Kopasetic Productions (with the trio Plunge): http://www.kopasetic.se/en/plunge
Compunctio (as solo artist): http://www.compunctio.com
Booking ref: 47MB14
Monday 24 November 2014 to Friday 28 November 2014Led by Mike Talbot
Ararat, Sinai, Carmel, Transfiguration, Olives… Scargill. Again and again in the Bible God meets people on mountain tops. In the mountainous (well, almost) place that is Scargill we’ll explore what happens when heaven touches earth. A chance to look at some of the mountain stories in the Bible, and the impact that they have on the lives of people then and now. And a chance to get out and climb our own mountains in search of the One who reveals Himself to us. Book
Mike is vicar of Emmanuel Northwood.
Booking ref: 48MA14
Friday 5 December 2014 to Sunday 7 December 2014Led by Bridget Plass and Diane Stone
A woman's lot has never been too easy has it? Throughout the Bible women have been expected to hitch their skirts and follow, and to put themselves second, third or even fourth. At this time of the year we can feel a bit overwhelmed as we face the challenges of yet another Christmas. Come and be defrazzled (and a bit pampered) as we meet some of the women in Jesus’ family tree, and discover, debate and laugh about what it means, and definitely doesn't mean, to be a Christian woman today.Book
The input and discussion during this event is for women only. "Scargill: a Safe Place to say Dangerous Things", which is for men only, is running at the same time. You are most welcome to come on your own, or couples can attend the separate talks and enjoy the rest of the weekend together.
Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. She and her husband Adrian have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Diane Stone is part of the Leadership Team at Scargill and has particular responsibility for the recruitment and care of Community members as well as all matters creative. Bridget and Diane (and their husbands) were founding members of the new Community at Scargill House when it re-opened in 2010.
Booking ref: 49WB14
Friday 5 December 2014 to Sunday 7 December 2014Led by Phil Stone and Adrian Plass
Really? How safe? How dangerous? This weekend offers a forum for men who have something to say, and would like to say it without being directed firmly back to the party line. No holds barred. Whether you're into Mozart or Meatloaf, poetry or press-ups, beer or Beaujolais, or all of the above, this weekend might be for you. We'll be using the Psalms as a trigger but after that we want to hear what you have to say. We'll have some laughs, maybe an argument or two, possibly a few tears, and above all we'll do our best to be honest.
The input and discussion during this event is for men only. "Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice", which is for women only, is running at the same time. You are most welcome to come on your own, or couples can attend the separate talks and enjoy the rest of the weekend together.
Adrian and Phil, together with their wives, were founding members of the new Community at Scargill House when it re-opened in 2010. Phil is the Director of the Scargill Movement. Adrian is a writer, primarily of Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide. He and his wife Bridget have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world.
Booking ref: 49WA14
Friday 30 January 2015 to Sunday 1 February 2015Led by Phil Stone and the Scargill Community
Everyone loves a good movie! And whether by accident or design, biblical values and truths often end up on the silver screen. If we look, we might just find the character of Jesus revealed to us in new ways, and some fresh inspiration for our discipleship. So come for a fun, inspirational and popcorn-filled weekend as we link Biblical narratives with movies old and new and discover God's love in places we never saw it before.Book
Phil Stone is a film-lover, an engaging speaker and the Director of the Scargill Movement.
Booking ref: 05WA15
Monday 2 February 2015 to Friday 6 February 2015Led by Andreas Andersson, Scargill Chaplain
An exploration of the Sermon on the Mount as an invitation to joyfully participate in God’s adventurous life. Sessions will include teaching, workshops, communal reflection and looking at the world in which we live to understand how we can be energized by the “Shalom path” of Jesus for us and our world. Book
Andreas is Chaplain at Scargill House, and works internationally in Christian Peacemaker Teams with faith-community based nonviolent peacemaking. http://www.cpt.org/
Booking ref: 06MA15
Friday 6 February 2015 to Sunday 8 February 2015Led by Jackie & Paul Reily
A short break for couples - enjoy each other’s company and find ways of making a good relationship even better! Do you have a car? Do you look after it? Does it have an MOT every now and then? How about your relationship? Take time out together in this beautiful part of the world to look back and look forward. There will be plenty of time to be with each other, to laugh a lot and to talk. How ever many years you’ve been together there’s still more you can find out and enjoy about each other.
Jackie and Paul are members of the Scargill Community.
Booking ref: 06WA15
Monday 9 February 2015 to Friday 13 February 2015Led by Phil Stone
Paul's letter to the Ephesians has much to say to us today. He speaks passionately about God's generous love that is to be found in Christ - abundant, immeasurable, more than our imaginations can comprehend! In fact it’s lavishly given. As well as exploring this amazing love, there is also a call to a distinctive lifestyle. During this week we’ll explore some of the themes that run through this wonderful letter.
Phil is the Director of Scargill House.Book
Booking ref: 07MB15
Monday 9 February 2015 to Friday 13 February 2015Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker
Enneagram 1 was so popular that we are glad to offer Enneagram 2. This course is for those who have already done a basic Enneagram course, either here or somewhere else. We will continue to explore the Enneagram system within the Christian tradition, and how we can use it to deepen our relationships with God, ourselves and others.
Becky Widdows was a Lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon and now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling. Margi Walker is part of the Scargill Pastoral Team.
Booking ref: 07MA15
Friday 20 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015Led by Claire Watts
No art or painting skills necessary! There will be opportunities for reflecting on Scriptures, followed by guided sessions in which we will express our hearts and our prayers to our Father God through colour, mark and shape. In a world that relies strongly on words, this will be a chance to experiment with non-verbal prayer and expression in simple yet meaningful ways. No need to bring anything as all materials will be provided, but you might like to wear comfortable old clothes or an apron. Book
Claire is the Creativity Co-ordinator at Scargill.
Booking ref: 08WB15
Monday 23 February 2015 to Friday 27 February 2015Led by Annie Naish
“How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” Do you feel like an alien in strange culture? Are you puzzled about how to connect with your neighbours? Some say that the church is now in exile, isolated from contemporary society. If so, how do we live out our faith in this hostile environment? We’ll explore how the theme of exile in scripture can inspire and equip us to live as missional Christians.
Annie is Missioner for the Lee Abbey Movement.
Booking ref: 09MA15
Monday 23 February 2015 to Friday 27 February 2015Led by Felicity Lawson
The Bible is full of stories about journeys - some are exciting, some terrifying, some so slow that they’re downright boring! Using stories from the Bible and elsewhere we shall explore our own journeys with God, whether we have been travelling together for a long time or only just begun, and consider where all this is leading us. Felicity is a vicar in Leeds, and has helped lots of people to explore their personal journeys. Wherever you’ve got to on yours, if you’d like to move forward this week is for you.Book
Booking ref: 09MB15
Friday 27 February 2015 to Sunday 1 March 2015Led by Jon Kuhrt, Annie Kirke and Paul Reily
Justice and righteousness are at the heart of God's character. How much does the Church reflect these characteristics? How do we hold together practical and spiritual care? How do we develop an authentically missional social action? Book
Jon (West London Mission), Annie (London Missional Communities and Westminster Churches Winter Shelter Coordinator) and Paul (Scargill Community and formerly of Housing Justice) explore the theology and practice of social action and ask what this has to do with the Kingdom of God today.
Booking ref: 09WB15