Monday 20 April 2015 to Friday 24 April 2015Led by Ian & Gail Adams
We all dream of a better world. More peaceful, more harmonious, more caring and more celebratory. That peaceful world must begin in us. This retreat with Ian and Gail Adams of the Beloved Life project will be an opportunity to explore how we might discover, nurture and then live out from our deep God-given inner peace. This may gradually come to be experienced as an unfurling into a life of imagination, adventure, and generosity.
This week at Scargill will offer a spacious mix of teaching, conversation, stillness and spiritual practice. Ian & Gail plan to offer some of the session content outside where there will be opportunities to do some body prayer, observe nature and create some earth-art together.
Gail is a life-coach, mentor and retreat-leader working with insights and wisdom to connect you with your joyful potential in both good and tough times. Gail runs the see:change project.
Ian is a poet, photographer, artist and Anglican priest, creator of the daily Morning Bell on social media, director of StillPoint, author of 'Cave Refectory Road: monastic rhythms for contemporary living', 'Running Over rocks: spiritual practices to transform tough times' and 'Unfurling' (Canterbury Press).
Together they run the Beloved Life project which offers a mix of resources & practices, events & gatherings, re-imagining what it means to be truly human and to shape a better world. The project is rooted in the wisdom, practices and spirituality of the Jesus path, and draws particularly on stillness, the contemplative traditions and the arts.
Booking ref: 17MA15
Monday 27 April 2015 to Friday 1 May 2015Led by Ann Morisy
We don’t look forward to getting old - but mostly we prefer it to the alternative! These four days are a precious opportunity to hear ourselves think about this gift of years. Book
‘Doing business with God’ is key to a positive experience of growing old. Having a sense of purpose matters, and so too does resilience. So come and make the most of a frank, fearless and prayerful consideration of this vital but often ignored subject.
The third age represents an entirely new map of life, with extraordinary opportunities – and challenges. Take the opportunity to reflect on how to make the most of the third age and how later life can be shaped by Christian vocation and spirituality.
Ann Morisy has studied ageing for over 30 years – and now it’s personal! Scargill is delighted to welcome back this internationally acclaimed speaker, workshop leader and writer. Ann’s presentations are always down to earth but informed by scholarship and honesty as well as engaging and light-hearted.
Booking ref: 18MA15
Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 3 May 2015Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass
Very little compares with that moment when a genuine smile warms our hearts. Where can we discover and enjoy the affection of God for the children he loves? Through other people? Through the Bible? Through music or the natural world? Perhaps through avenues that we have never really considered? What do you think? Come and help us to explore and gain confidence from the smile on the face of God, one of the best and most encouraging experiences we will ever know.
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. They have been part of the Scargill Community since 2009. www.adrianplass.com
Booking ref: 18WA15
Monday 4 May 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015Led by Dave Hopwood and Simeon Wood
Simeon and Dave delve into the relationship between music, movies, life and faith. They will take you on a fascinating and fun journey through a tapestry of sound, story and film. Using their years of experience they’ll draw comparisons between their passions for music and movies and devotion to Jesus. Be prepared to rediscover God and the lilting pulse of life’s calling. Book
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. davehopwood.com
Simeon is a musician, composer and entertainer who plays over 20 instruments and enjoys performing on a very wide variety of platforms all over the world. simeonwood.com
Booking ref: 19MB15
Monday 11 May 2015 to Friday 15 May 2015Led by Patrick Baker & Jo Penn
Is it just me or does everyone find prayer difficult? What is prayer anyway? Talking or listening? Meditating, contemplating, or vegetating? Is there a secret formula? What do I do with my body? Should the earth move? Can I be honest with God? What’s going on in the silence? Join us in tackling these and other questions together and sharing our experiences. Heaven, here we come!
Patrick and Jo are both experienced Spiritual Directors and members of the Scargill Pastoral Team.
20MA15 Standard adult price: £246
Booking ref: 20MA15
Monday 18 May 2015 to Friday 22 May 2015Led by Phil Stone and David Rowe
“White water rafting” is how many people term going through life today. We are skimming in our relationships and investing in style instead of substance. The danger is that we end up shrivelling up inside and our heart becomes malnourished. We need to stop and take time to nourish our hearts. Join Phil Stone, leader of the Scargill Community, and David Rowe, leader of the Lee Abbey Community, in a week that offers an opportunity to restore the soul.
Booking ref: 21MA15
Friday 29 May 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker
Enneagram: God Shaped People 1
Fri 29 to Sun 31 May
Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker
Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. We will use the Enneagram as a tool to help us grow in understanding ourselves and others. Enneagram is Greek for ‘9 points’ and describes nine personality types. The final session will be after lunch on Sunday so you may want to book an extra night. Becky is a Spiritual Director, Retreat leader and Counsellor. Margi is on the Pastoral Team at Scargill. If you’ve done a basic course before, you can take it further with our Enneagram 2 event in February.
22WA15 Standard adult price: £127
Booking ref: 22WA15
Friday 29 May 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015Led by Sam & Jennie Cappleman
A weekend to meet with our unchanging God as we reflect on the changing nature of our times. ‘Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould’ (Romans 12: 2, JB Phillips translation). Together we'll look at how we can maintain the integrity of our faith in our 21st century world, a world many see as increasingly secular and post Christian. How do we reflect on, shape, grow and share our faith in the context of this world in a manner which is both relevant and grounded? How do we hear God’s voice and find solid ground in ever shifting sand?
Both ordained in the St Albans’ Diocese, Sam was a global executive in an international IT company and is now Executive Chair of the Lee Abbey Movement and Jennie was a parish priest.
Booking ref: 22WB15
Monday 1 June 2015 to Thursday 4 June 2015Led 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking ref: Via Journey into Healing
Monday 8 June 2015 to Friday 12 June 2015Led by Christina Baxter
‘We seek him here, we seek him there’ - a chance to think about the ways in which the Spirit relates to us by looking at the biblical teaching and discovering the practice of Christians through the ages. How do we pray for the Spirit and when should we pray to the Spirit? What will the Spirit do when he comes to me, to my church, to our community, to our world?
In the three sessions each day there will be some formal learning, with a chance to look together at key Bible passages in a discussion setting, followed later in the day by a look at the Holy Spirit in art and music. We will offer a chance to wait on the Holy Spirit in one of the informal sessions.
Christina taught theology at St John’s Nottingham for over 30 years and has been preaching for 45 years. She has been privileged to see the Holy Spirit at work in many situations, not least in her own life.
Booking ref: 24MA15
Monday 8 June 2015 to Friday 12 June 2015Led by David Runcorn
A week to inspire, comfort and be renewed on the journey of faith together. Each morning we will read the story of Ruth – a wonderful narrative containing all the familiar dilemmas, griefs and joys of human living – and the search for God’s presence, protection and purposes through it all.
David is a popular writer, conference speaker and retreat leader – and a regular visitor to Scargill. You can meet him on his website www.davidruncorn.com Book
Booking ref: 24MB15
Monday 15 June 2015 to Friday 19 June 2015Led by Sheridan Voysey
You long to be married but are single. The whirlwind romance ended in divorce. Your chosen career hasn’t materialised. The child you desired never arrived. On this retreat we will explore the hidden work God does in us through dashed dreams, and how he can turn them into rich service to others. A greater tragedy than a broken dream is a life forever defined by one, so come and release your dreams to God, and see what he might do with them.
For ten years Sheridan Voysey and his wife Merryn dreamed of having a child, and pursued this dream through special diets, healing prayer, IVF, and adoption. But their dream never came to pass. Empty and confused from a decade of disappointment, they relocated from Australia to the UK to start again. What God did with their broken dream, however, went well beyond moving countries. During this week you will hear their story, find a safe place to share your own, and explore the ways God shapes us during these ‘wilderness’ experiences in our lives while enjoying the rest, beauty and sanctuary that Scargill offers.
Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster. The author of five books, his latest is the memoir Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into new Beginnings.
Find his podcasts and articles at www.sheridanvoysey.com Book
Booking ref: 25MA15