Programme of events at Scargill

Scargill offers a wide range of Christian holidays, conferences and retreats alongside our resident Christian community.

You're very welcome, whatever your background or Christian tradition. You can visit Scargill independently, or bring a group for your own event, or even spend time as a volunteer on the estate (see "Working Holidays" below).

Browse the programme

Bible Study


A vast minority - Christians in post-Christendom Britain

Monday 29 February 2016 to Friday 4 March 2016
Led by Stuart Murray Williams

After centuries of being in the majority, how do we adjust to being a minority in a plural society? A provocative and encouraging exploration of this emerging reality – full of opportunities as well as challenges. What will mission, church and discipleship look like in this new environment? Come ready to do some fresh thinking, share ideas and discover resources for the future. With Stuart Murray Williams, mission consultant and founder of Urban Expression (www.urbanexpression.org.uk).

BookBooking ref: 09MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Seeing God's future in evil times - Micah's prophecy

Monday 29 February 2016 to Friday 4 March 2016
Led by Elaine & Alan Storkey

An exploration of Micah’s vision of God’s purposes – for his own time, and for ours. With Micah’s insights, we’ll look at how evil takes root in societies, and undermines and distorts justice. Micah’s warnings of catastrophe and the upheavals of our own times, show how societies reap the harvest of the seeds of power-abuse and dishonest living. We’ll learn, by contrast, about justice in human relations, and how God’s purpose for nation and world peace become focussed in Christ. Alan and Elaine bring years of studying a biblical worldview and seeing its importance for so many issues – including peace, violence and nationhood.

 

BookBooking ref: 09MB16
Standard adult price: £251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 4 March 2016 to Sunday 6 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Just when you thought you couldn’t go on, along comes a weekend at Scargill designed just for you! Drop everything and book in for a rest and a treat. We would love to look after you and make your time with us enjoyable and fruitful. Worship and teaching will be optional.

BookBooking ref: 09WB16
Standard adult price £130




Mind the gap

Monday 7 March 2016 to Friday 11 March 2016
Led by Jo Penn & Patrick Baker

The distance between head and heart is short but can be a difficult gap to cross. ‘Hide God’s word in your heart’ is good Scriptural advice – but how do we do it? Join us in exploring ways of making that happen - by sharing our stories and using music, art, writing, prayer, and enjoying God’s wonderful creation. To quote the opening words of 1 John: ‘Something….we have heard, seen, watched, and touched, the Word of life – this is our theme.’ Jo and Patrick are members of the community.

BookBooking ref: 10MA16
Standard adult price £251




Shalom explorations

Monday 7 March 2016 to Friday 11 March 2016
Led by Andreas Andersson

This week is about exploring the character of God’s ‘Shalom’. This loving work of making everything whole sits at the heart of Jesus’ character, actions and his proclamation of God’s kingdom. His choice of a band of followers was part of this. So through Jesus we become ‘Shalom activists’! Conversations, teaching, films & worship will help us see how Shalom re-orders our lives, calling us to live humbly and faithfully in a world still shaped by division, strife & violence. Andreas is chaplain at Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 10MB16
Standard adult price: £251




Holy Week Holiday

Monday 21 March 2016 to Thursday 24 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week. There will be reflections, rest, and prayer stations as we journey with Jesus to the cross.  Come from Monday to Thursday or stay on for Easter weekend as well for a special price. 

BookBooking ref: 12MA16
Standard adult price: £189




Easter Weekend

Thursday 24 March 2016 to Monday 28 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see below.

BookBooking ref: 12MB16
Standard adult price: £251




Resurrection Encounters

Monday 4 April 2016 to Friday 8 April 2016
Led by Phil Stone & Andreas Andersson

The resurrection of Jesus is the defining moment that transforms the life of the disciples and, through the Spirit, brings life to the church. Resurrection is the season of hope and transformation. When Jesus meets his friends in their despair and doubt he brings life, light and love. It’s glorious stuff! In a world of uncertainty, and often despair, Andreas and Phil will explore the resurrection encounters and see how those stories bring hope and challenge into our lives.

BookBooking ref: 14MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Ecce Homo - Beholding and holding Jesus

Monday 11 April 2016 to Friday 15 April 2016
Led by Simon Ponsonby

The poet T.S. Eliot wrote "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  Jesus is the centre of everything and yet the pressures of life, and even the routine of church can leave him at the edges. In our week together, Simon Ponsonby - Oxford Anglican priest, writer and teacher - will open the ancient Scriptures to bring fresh understanding and a renewed experience of Jesus.

BookBooking ref: 15MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Surprising Heroes of the Bible

Monday 18 April 2016 to Friday 22 April 2016
Led by Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

God calls people who are Reluctant, Unexpected, Fearful, Powerless and Ordinary to share with others His love and purposes for the world. In this week, Dave and Phil will be looking at some of these surprising heroes, from Moses to Mary; Naaman's servant girl to Ananias; and we will discover what we have in common with them. You won't need your superhero outfit for this week. Dave communicates the Bible in an accessible style using various media. Phil is Director of the Scargill Movement.

BookBooking ref: 16MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Help! I 'm a 21st century disciple

Monday 25 April 2016 to Friday 29 April 2016
Led by Paul Reily

So what do you think about discipleship? Is it a word that brings you life? Jesus says that discipleship, doing the will of his Father, is the real food that brought him life. So looking at the life of Jesus, and his followers who have paved the way, we will discover what it means to be a disciple in the 21st century with its complex challenges. We will see how discipleship is the real food that brings life to us, and to others. Bring your stories and experiences. Paul is a member of the Scargill Community as our Fundraiser, an Anglican Priest with many years of parish and church experience. Before coming to Scargill he was working with Housing Justice with a focus on Night Shelters.

BookBooking ref: 17MB16
Standard adult price: £251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 6 May 2016 to Sunday 8 May 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

‘Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.’ That’s the Message version of part of those well-loved words of Jesus ‘Come unto me and rest.’ Sounds enticing especially when life is hectic and stressful. Maybe it’s time to let go and tune in once again to the gentle voice of Christ. We would love to look after you and make your time with us enjoyable and fruitful. Worship and teaching will be optional – join in as little or as much as suits your needs.

BookBooking ref: 18WB16
Standard adult price £130




Outside the walls

Monday 9 May 2016 to Friday 13 May 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

In Hebrews we are told to go outside the city walls so that we can share in the suffering and disgrace of Jesus. What can this possibly mean? Here is one suggestion. Jesus tells us to gather in the lost and the forgotten. But what if they don't want to come? What if we fail, fall flat on our faces? What if, when we get them inside our denominational walls, they experience a repeat rejection, or dislike what they see, or rubbish things we cherish? The challenges can be immense, and the possibilities for success may seem very little. Dare we face the challenge? Come and share your experiences, and, using the adventures of Peter and Paul as a guide, let us bravely commit to an excursion or two out of our safety zones, determined to embrace whatever and whoever we might discover.

BookBooking ref: 19MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Humanity - as Jesus sees it

Friday 27 May 2016 to Sunday 29 May 2016
Led by Michael Mitton

A journey through the Gospels, exploring the way Jesus treated people though his friendship, teaching and ministry. Michael will look at a number of stories from the Gospels, showing how Jesus related to people by: seeing them with the eyes of his heart; teaching them in a way that empowered them to think for themselves; building and equipping a very diverse team; and demonstrating a remarkable love for those who were opposed to him. More about Michael’s ministry can be found at www.michaelmitton.co.uk

BookBooking ref: 21WA16
Standard adult price: £130




Living generously

Monday 27 June 2016 to Friday 1 July 2016
Led by David Rowe & Phil Stone

This week David and Phil will have a good look at the bible to discover how generous God is, and how we are called to live in this generosity. It is a Kingdom value, and is a characteristic of followers of Jesus. They will be looking at a generous orthodoxy, hospitality, and eschatology and how through the Holy Spirit we can live and move in this generosity. David and Phil have enjoyed working together over a number of years. David, Warden of Lee Abbey North Devon until recently, is now Vicar at Christ Church, Winchester; Phil is the Director of the Scargill Movement.

BookBooking ref: 26MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 22 July 2016 to Sunday 24 July 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Time out. For you and for God. Relax, unwind, let go. Life can be hectic – give it a break. Why not step off the ‘do-be-do-be-do’ treadmill and just ‘be’ for a few days? Feel free to dip in and out of the programme of worship and teaching that we offer and let us take care of you. Take a deep breath. That’s the Spirit!

BookBooking ref: 29WA16
Standard adult price: £130



Day Events


Retreat Association Quiet Day

Saturday 20 February 2016 to Saturday 20 February 2016
Led by Phil Stone

One day Retreat as part of Jesus in The Wilderness

BookBooking ref: 07WC16
£22.50



Entertainment and parties


Joseph - Life in Technicolour

Monday 15 February 2016 to Friday 19 February 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

The real Joseph never appeared at the London Palladium. As for the technicolour dream coat - well, until we get to heaven we won’t be sure just how technicolour it was. What we do know for sure, though, is that this epic tale of loss and changing fortunes and ultimate reconciliation is one of the most dramatic and satisfyingly rounded narratives in the entire Bible. Join us as we track the youngest son of Jacob along a pathway of dreams and decisions in the book of Genesis, ending in a joyful reunion that no-one could have imagined. Your children will have a full programme of group activities, so be prepared to witness, among other things, their ideas about how a dream coat should actually look.

Special rates: Children can come for just £25 each (under fours free as usual) and ask us about a discount for those in full-time Christian ministry.
Please note this event is now fully booked. We do have availability on our Easter family event 29th March - 2nd April, our Narnia themed May half term holiday, & all three weeks of Summerfest. Look forward to welcoming you soon!

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251




Celebrate Scargill!

Friday 10 June 2016 to Sunday 12 June 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

A party weekend for Scargill’s Friends and Companions. We would like to celebrate you, our invaluable supporters, and together we will celebrate Scargill’s birthday! There are so many things to be thankful for as we look back over 57 years of God’s love, ingenuity and faithfulness.

So pack your party poppers as we celebrate God’s miracle in the Dales. This event is only open to Friends and Companions of Scargill at a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.

BookBooking ref: 23WA16
Standard adult price: £107



Environmental


The Passage of Time

Friday 19 February 2016 to Sunday 21 February 2016
Led by Peter Ryder

What can we learn from the past? Explore geology, archaeology and history in the field and through seminars, songs and stories. We will learn to read time – in rocks, landscapes and old buildings. This may involve walking a few miles, so let us know if you have limited mobility. Then we’ll talk over what we have seen and hear a few songs. Peter Ryder is a Historic Buildings Consultant, Geology/Geography graduate and Anglican Reader. He is also a singer-songwriter who looks sideways at life to make you think and laugh. www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 07WB16
£130




Bird watching in the Dales

Monday 23 May 2016 to Friday 27 May 2016
Led by Lisa Chadwick-Firman and Hugh Firman

Scargill lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with its magnificent limestone scenery and wonderful wildlife. Habitats ranging from heather moorlands to meadows, woodlands and rivers are home to a rich diversity of birds. On gentle walks, we will aim to get close to peregrines, dippers, curlews and much more. Lisa and Hugh are experienced wildlife holiday leaders. Lisa was an environmental education worker and Hugh works as an ecologist.

BookBooking ref: 21MB16
Standard adult price: £251



Family fun


Joseph - Life in Technicolour

Monday 15 February 2016 to Friday 19 February 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

The real Joseph never appeared at the London Palladium. As for the technicolour dream coat - well, until we get to heaven we won’t be sure just how technicolour it was. What we do know for sure, though, is that this epic tale of loss and changing fortunes and ultimate reconciliation is one of the most dramatic and satisfyingly rounded narratives in the entire Bible. Join us as we track the youngest son of Jacob along a pathway of dreams and decisions in the book of Genesis, ending in a joyful reunion that no-one could have imagined. Your children will have a full programme of group activities, so be prepared to witness, among other things, their ideas about how a dream coat should actually look.

Special rates: Children can come for just £25 each (under fours free as usual) and ask us about a discount for those in full-time Christian ministry.
Please note this event is now fully booked. We do have availability on our Easter family event 29th March - 2nd April, our Narnia themed May half term holiday, & all three weeks of Summerfest. Look forward to welcoming you soon!

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251




Easter Weekend

Thursday 24 March 2016 to Monday 28 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see below.

BookBooking ref: 12MB16
Standard adult price: £251




Family Holiday

Tuesday 29 March 2016 to Saturday 2 April 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Brimham Rocks, Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey, Stump Cross Caverns - there’s just so much to explore around Scargill. Start each day with some worship, followed by teaching for the adults and sessions for children and young people.  Then around mid-morning, pick up your packed lunch and head out to explore.  Spotting where some of the Harry Potter filming took place above Malham Cove, asking for “More cheese, Gromit!” at the Wensleydale Creamery, watching the lambs leaping about in the Dales countryside - how will you fit it all in before tea?

BookBooking ref: 13MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Mums & Daughters

Friday 6 May 2016 to Sunday 8 May 2016
Led by Di Stone

This will be a weekend full of things to cherish and an opportunity for some activities together while spending quality time learning about God’s love for relationships. Expect a bit of pampering, a little outside fun - and a lot of laughter.

BookBooking ref: 18WA16
Standard adult price: £130




Back through the wardrobe

Monday 30 May 2016 to Friday 3 June 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

‘You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,’ said the Lion.

Something very special happens when Scargill House is transformed into Narnia. C.S. Lewis’ beloved stories come to life in a fresh way as we travel together with wonder, laughter and lots of good food. Whether or not you have shared in our previous Narnia adventures, join us for a half term family holiday with lots to do for children, teens and adults alike. We will be running a youth and children’s programme as well as teaching for adults, with times for all ages to come together to share the fun.

BookBooking ref: 22MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Summerfest 1

Saturday 30 July 2016 to Thursday 4 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).
You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous variety of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

BookBooking ref: 30WA16
Half Board ensuite £343. Half Board shared facilities £293




Summerfest 2

Saturday 6 August 2016 to Thursday 11 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community
Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).
You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous variety of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.BookBooking ref: 31WA16
Half Board ensuite £343. Half Board shared facilities £293




Summerfest 3

Saturday 13 August 2016 to Thursday 18 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community
Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).
You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous variety of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.BookBooking ref: 32WA16
Half Board Ensuite £343. Half Board Shared facilities £293




A Dales Holiday Break

Saturday 20 August 2016 to Wednesday 24 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

The Dales are beautiful, with dramatic stunning scenery, and lovely places to visit. It is after all ‘God’s own county!’ So this week will include planned visits, walks and activities led by members of the Scargill Community. To get us off to a good start, each day will begin with a morning reflection, and to finish well there will be evening entertainment followed by an epilogue. So if it is going to Malham Cove or nibbling cheese in Wensleydale, with a variety of optional opportunities such as fishing, horse riding or just lazing around at Scargill this is the holiday for you! 

BookBooking ref: 33WA16
Standard adult price: £251



Interests and crafts


Joseph - Life in Technicolour

Monday 15 February 2016 to Friday 19 February 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

The real Joseph never appeared at the London Palladium. As for the technicolour dream coat - well, until we get to heaven we won’t be sure just how technicolour it was. What we do know for sure, though, is that this epic tale of loss and changing fortunes and ultimate reconciliation is one of the most dramatic and satisfyingly rounded narratives in the entire Bible. Join us as we track the youngest son of Jacob along a pathway of dreams and decisions in the book of Genesis, ending in a joyful reunion that no-one could have imagined. Your children will have a full programme of group activities, so be prepared to witness, among other things, their ideas about how a dream coat should actually look.

Special rates: Children can come for just £25 each (under fours free as usual) and ask us about a discount for those in full-time Christian ministry.
Please note this event is now fully booked. We do have availability on our Easter family event 29th March - 2nd April, our Narnia themed May half term holiday, & all three weeks of Summerfest. Look forward to welcoming you soon!

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251




Picturing the Gospel

Friday 26 February 2016 to Sunday 28 February 2016
Led by Phil & Diane Stone

This weekend 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 weekend for you. Phil and Di lead the community at Scargill and are art enthusiasts. They will explore some of the meaning of painting 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.

08WA16  Standard adult price: £130

BookBooking ref: 08WA16
£130




Sing for Joy

Friday 26 February 2016 to Sunday 28 February 2016
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect on the encouraging lyrics. There will be mp3-files available to get to know the songs in advance.  Anna is a member of the Scargill Community who also works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist.  www.awgospel.com

08WB16  Standard adult price: £130

BookBooking ref: 08WB16
£130




Mind the gap

Monday 7 March 2016 to Friday 11 March 2016
Led by Jo Penn & Patrick Baker

The distance between head and heart is short but can be a difficult gap to cross. ‘Hide God’s word in your heart’ is good Scriptural advice – but how do we do it? Join us in exploring ways of making that happen - by sharing our stories and using music, art, writing, prayer, and enjoying God’s wonderful creation. To quote the opening words of 1 John: ‘Something….we have heard, seen, watched, and touched, the Word of life – this is our theme.’ Jo and Patrick are members of the community.

BookBooking ref: 10MA16
Standard adult price £251




Something beautiful

Monday 11 April 2016 to Friday 15 April 2016
Led by Jackie Reily & Michelle Gillam-Hull

A week of silk painting and glass fusing, along with short, thought-provoking talks, beautiful scenery and good food. A gentle paced break with time to relax, have fun, recharge and learn some new skills. Jackie is chaplain at Scargill and Michelle is an experienced artist who works with textiles and glass. No previous experience required, just a ‘have a go’ attitude. Suitable for adults of any age! We’d love you to come and join us! 

(Price includes the cost of materials)

BookBooking ref: 15MB16
Standard adult price: £266




Water and sky

Friday 20 May 2016 to Sunday 22 May 2016
Led by Jane Gamble

All painters want to be able to paint skies and water. They are such tantalising subjects, aren't they. Jane Gamble, a professional painter and teacher who has led courses at Scargill on several occasions, will be here to guide you. You will paint in watercolour, and will look at still water, the sea, sunsets, reflection, painting like Turner...and more. Jane likes a relaxed approach to painting, and will be offering encouragement and advice. If the weather 

allows (not always a given!), there will be the chance to paint outside in the beautiful grounds of Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 20WA16
Standard adult price: £130




Bird watching in the Dales

Monday 23 May 2016 to Friday 27 May 2016
Led by Lisa Chadwick-Firman and Hugh Firman

Scargill lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with its magnificent limestone scenery and wonderful wildlife. Habitats ranging from heather moorlands to meadows, woodlands and rivers are home to a rich diversity of birds. On gentle walks, we will aim to get close to peregrines, dippers, curlews and much more. Lisa and Hugh are experienced wildlife holiday leaders. Lisa was an environmental education worker and Hugh works as an ecologist.

BookBooking ref: 21MB16
Standard adult price: £251




The Great Escape - ACW Writers' Weekend

Friday 3 June 2016 to Sunday 5 June 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

Fiction has always been a wonderful way of escaping from the boundaries of the ordinary for a while and entering someone else's world. How do we go about creating a believable landscape and credible characters? Adrian and Bridget will be joined by Penny (Pen) Wilcock .Penny is the author of over a dozen books of fiction and poetry, including The Hawk and the Dove series, the tenth of which is due for publication in July 2016, just after this weekend.
Penny will be accompanied by her husband Tony Collins who is commissioning editor for fiction at Lion Hudson who will also be speaking from a fiction publishers point of view. Tony has decades of experience in Christian publishing, and is primarily responsible for the new burgeoning of interest in Christian fiction in the UK.
W
hether you have tried writing fiction or not, this should prove a very stimulating and fun weekend. We are so excited to hear what you come up with, whether you have been writing for years or just decided you would like to have a go
.  

BookBooking ref: 22WA16
Standard adult price: £130




CARM Retreat:Painting, Poetry and Prayer

Monday 20 June 2016 to Friday 24 June 2016
Led by Roger Clifton, Brenda Lealman, Martin Cottam

Scargill is partnering once again with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement. Tutoring will be available for painting and poetry and opportunities to explore creative ways of praying. See www.carmretreats.org

BookBooking ref: 25MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Dare to Create

Monday 18 July 2016 to Friday 22 July 2016
Led by Brian & Claire Watts

An opportunity to have a go! We all have a creative streak somewhere and if you haven’t uncovered yours yet this is the week for you! Brian and Claire love to see people released into and through simple creative ‘play’. There will be a range of materials, ideas, inspiration and demonstrations – and no rights or wrongs in what you do!  Just turn up and surprise yourself with ….. collage, paint, print, fabric arts, paper crafts, woodcarving …..  (not necessarily ALL of the above!). Participants in 2015 were amazed at what they achieved in just a few days – and how enjoyable the whole process was too! Each day will begin with reflections around the theme of creation and creativity. There will be plenty of time to be creative in a non-judgemental environment, and help will always be on hand - much fun to be had!


BookBooking ref: 29MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Sing for Joy

Friday 22 July 2016 to Sunday 24 July 2016
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect on the encouraging lyrics. There will be mp3-files available to get to know the songs in advance.  Anna is a member of the Scargill Community who also works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist. www.awgospel.com

BookBooking ref: 29WB16
Standard adult price: £130



Life circumstances


Love Actually

Friday 4 March 2016 to Sunday 6 March 2016
Led 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. However 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

BookBooking ref: 09WA16
Standard adult price: £130




Mums & Daughters

Friday 6 May 2016 to Sunday 8 May 2016
Led by Di Stone

This will be a weekend full of things to cherish and an opportunity for some activities together while spending quality time learning about God’s love for relationships. Expect a bit of pampering, a little outside fun - and a lot of laughter.

BookBooking ref: 18WA16
Standard adult price: £130




Journey Into Healing

Monday 6 June 2016 to Thursday 9 June 2016
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. The cost will be around £300.

Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book:

Julia Legg, 6 Colchester Road, Sheffield S10 1SY administrator@journeyintohealing.co.uk

www.journeyintohealing.co.uk

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The cost will be around £300



Music and worship


Sing for Joy

Friday 26 February 2016 to Sunday 28 February 2016
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect on the encouraging lyrics. There will be mp3-files available to get to know the songs in advance.  Anna is a member of the Scargill Community who also works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist.  www.awgospel.com

08WB16  Standard adult price: £130

BookBooking ref: 08WB16
£130




Mind the gap

Monday 7 March 2016 to Friday 11 March 2016
Led by Jo Penn & Patrick Baker

The distance between head and heart is short but can be a difficult gap to cross. ‘Hide God’s word in your heart’ is good Scriptural advice – but how do we do it? Join us in exploring ways of making that happen - by sharing our stories and using music, art, writing, prayer, and enjoying God’s wonderful creation. To quote the opening words of 1 John: ‘Something….we have heard, seen, watched, and touched, the Word of life – this is our theme.’ Jo and Patrick are members of the community.

BookBooking ref: 10MA16
Standard adult price £251




Shalom explorations

Monday 7 March 2016 to Friday 11 March 2016
Led by Andreas Andersson

This week is about exploring the character of God’s ‘Shalom’. This loving work of making everything whole sits at the heart of Jesus’ character, actions and his proclamation of God’s kingdom. His choice of a band of followers was part of this. So through Jesus we become ‘Shalom activists’! Conversations, teaching, films & worship will help us see how Shalom re-orders our lives, calling us to live humbly and faithfully in a world still shaped by division, strife & violence. Andreas is chaplain at Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 10MB16
Standard adult price: £251




Sing for Joy

Friday 22 July 2016 to Sunday 24 July 2016
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect on the encouraging lyrics. There will be mp3-files available to get to know the songs in advance.  Anna is a member of the Scargill Community who also works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist. www.awgospel.com

BookBooking ref: 29WB16
Standard adult price: £130



Outdoor activities


Joseph - Life in Technicolour

Monday 15 February 2016 to Friday 19 February 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

The real Joseph never appeared at the London Palladium. As for the technicolour dream coat - well, until we get to heaven we won’t be sure just how technicolour it was. What we do know for sure, though, is that this epic tale of loss and changing fortunes and ultimate reconciliation is one of the most dramatic and satisfyingly rounded narratives in the entire Bible. Join us as we track the youngest son of Jacob along a pathway of dreams and decisions in the book of Genesis, ending in a joyful reunion that no-one could have imagined. Your children will have a full programme of group activities, so be prepared to witness, among other things, their ideas about how a dream coat should actually look.

Special rates: Children can come for just £25 each (under fours free as usual) and ask us about a discount for those in full-time Christian ministry.
Please note this event is now fully booked. We do have availability on our Easter family event 29th March - 2nd April, our Narnia themed May half term holiday, & all three weeks of Summerfest. Look forward to welcoming you soon!

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251




The Passage of Time

Friday 19 February 2016 to Sunday 21 February 2016
Led by Peter Ryder

What can we learn from the past? Explore geology, archaeology and history in the field and through seminars, songs and stories. We will learn to read time – in rocks, landscapes and old buildings. This may involve walking a few miles, so let us know if you have limited mobility. Then we’ll talk over what we have seen and hear a few songs. Peter Ryder is a Historic Buildings Consultant, Geology/Geography graduate and Anglican Reader. He is also a singer-songwriter who looks sideways at life to make you think and laugh. www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 07WB16
£130




Spring walking in the Dales

Monday 2 May 2016 to Friday 6 May 2016
Led by Mike Weighell

We will be walking many of the ancient paths that criss-cross the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, following the old Corpse Way and lead mining tracks in Swaledale and walking along the packhorse routes the monks trod in Wharfedale and Littondale. The walks will be 8-11 miles each day with a mix of field paths and tracks and some steep strenuous climbs to take us onto the moors to enjoy the fantastic views around the Dales. We will start and end the day with worship and a time of reflection as we enjoy the Dales and Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 18MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Bird watching in the Dales

Monday 23 May 2016 to Friday 27 May 2016
Led by Lisa Chadwick-Firman and Hugh Firman

Scargill lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with its magnificent limestone scenery and wonderful wildlife. Habitats ranging from heather moorlands to meadows, woodlands and rivers are home to a rich diversity of birds. On gentle walks, we will aim to get close to peregrines, dippers, curlews and much more. Lisa and Hugh are experienced wildlife holiday leaders. Lisa was an environmental education worker and Hugh works as an ecologist.

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Standard adult price: £251




Walking week

Monday 27 June 2016 to Friday 1 July 2016
Led by Helen Brocklehurst

Explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales this summer. We'll venture out with a picnic each day to hike through the lovely area around Scargill. Walks will be at least 10 miles long with the option of a short cut back (6-7 miles). We will meander through scenic valleys, climb challenging hills to make the most of the stunning views and visit a few local pubs on the way. Helen is a member of the Scargill community.

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Standard adult price: £251



Retreats and refreshing


Jesus in the Wilderness

Friday 19 February 2016 to Sunday 21 February 2016
Led by Phil Stone

Led by Phil Stone

A Lent retreat: come for the whole weekend or just for the day on Saturday. Take time out to enjoy teaching interspersed with silence on the beautiful Scargill Estate. 

BookBooking ref: 07WA16
£130




Retreat Association Quiet Day

Saturday 20 February 2016 to Saturday 20 February 2016
Led by Phil Stone

One day Retreat as part of Jesus in The Wilderness

BookBooking ref: 07WC16
£22.50




The Danger of following Jesus

Monday 22 February 2016 to Friday 26 February 2016
Led by Nick Baines

We are delighted that this years’ Lent Retreat is being led by Bishop Nick who will guide us through some reflections on both the costliness and joy of following Jesus. Jesus called his followers to take up their cross and follow him, to be fully involved and engaged in his world for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Following Jesus is dangerous – no health and safety manual here! There will be times of silence for all (or you can choose to be in complete silence for the main part of the retreat).  Bishop Nick is the Diocesan Bishop of West Yorkshire and the Dales, a lively communicator, an inspiring and challenging Bible teacher, blogger and broadcaster, and a Liverpool fan. 

BookBooking ref: 08MA16
£251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 4 March 2016 to Sunday 6 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Just when you thought you couldn’t go on, along comes a weekend at Scargill designed just for you! Drop everything and book in for a rest and a treat. We would love to look after you and make your time with us enjoyable and fruitful. Worship and teaching will be optional.

BookBooking ref: 09WB16
Standard adult price £130




Holy Week Holiday

Monday 21 March 2016 to Thursday 24 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week. There will be reflections, rest, and prayer stations as we journey with Jesus to the cross.  Come from Monday to Thursday or stay on for Easter weekend as well for a special price. 

BookBooking ref: 12MA16
Standard adult price: £189




Easter Weekend

Thursday 24 March 2016 to Monday 28 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see below.

BookBooking ref: 12MB16
Standard adult price: £251




'Come let us walk in the light of the Lord.'

Monday 18 April 2016 to Friday 22 April 2016
Led by Jennie Cappleman

Join us for a guided retreat in response to the Lord’s invitation to come apart and walk with him. Each session will begin with a themed address followed by a period of silence with practical suggestions for personal reflection. These will include ways of walking prayerfully – and for fun - in Scargill’s grounds or further afield. Over meals, there will be time to chat and share stories and laughter while enjoying the generous hospitality of the Scargill Community. There will also be opportunities for one-to-one time. Jennie is a priest with responsibility for a small country parish and a spiritual director who enjoys walking.

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Standard adult price: £251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 6 May 2016 to Sunday 8 May 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

‘Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.’ That’s the Message version of part of those well-loved words of Jesus ‘Come unto me and rest.’ Sounds enticing especially when life is hectic and stressful. Maybe it’s time to let go and tune in once again to the gentle voice of Christ. We would love to look after you and make your time with us enjoyable and fruitful. Worship and teaching will be optional – join in as little or as much as suits your needs.

BookBooking ref: 18WB16
Standard adult price £130




Outside the walls

Monday 9 May 2016 to Friday 13 May 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

In Hebrews we are told to go outside the city walls so that we can share in the suffering and disgrace of Jesus. What can this possibly mean? Here is one suggestion. Jesus tells us to gather in the lost and the forgotten. But what if they don't want to come? What if we fail, fall flat on our faces? What if, when we get them inside our denominational walls, they experience a repeat rejection, or dislike what they see, or rubbish things we cherish? The challenges can be immense, and the possibilities for success may seem very little. Dare we face the challenge? Come and share your experiences, and, using the adventures of Peter and Paul as a guide, let us bravely commit to an excursion or two out of our safety zones, determined to embrace whatever and whoever we might discover.

BookBooking ref: 19MA16
Standard adult price: £251




The Great Escape - ACW Writers' Weekend

Friday 3 June 2016 to Sunday 5 June 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

Fiction has always been a wonderful way of escaping from the boundaries of the ordinary for a while and entering someone else's world. How do we go about creating a believable landscape and credible characters? Adrian and Bridget will be joined by Penny (Pen) Wilcock .Penny is the author of over a dozen books of fiction and poetry, including The Hawk and the Dove series, the tenth of which is due for publication in July 2016, just after this weekend.
Penny will be accompanied by her husband Tony Collins who is commissioning editor for fiction at Lion Hudson who will also be speaking from a fiction publishers point of view. Tony has decades of experience in Christian publishing, and is primarily responsible for the new burgeoning of interest in Christian fiction in the UK.
W
hether you have tried writing fiction or not, this should prove a very stimulating and fun weekend. We are so excited to hear what you come up with, whether you have been writing for years or just decided you would like to have a go
.  

BookBooking ref: 22WA16
Standard adult price: £130




Listening to the heart of God

Monday 6 June 2016 to Friday 10 June 2016
Led by Angela Seaton-Mills

Jesus said 'My sheep hear my voice.' However, many Christians find it difficult to hear God speaking to them. We shall explore and practise different ways of listening and discovering what prevents us from hearing the loving voice of a compassionate father. Angela spent six years as a chaplain at Lee Abbey, Devon, living, working and ministering to community and guests. Out of her own brokenness, she has developed a passion to see Christians, particularly leaders, find wholeness and healing for their lives and develop a deeper relationship with God.

BookBooking ref: 23MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Journey Into Healing

Monday 6 June 2016 to Thursday 9 June 2016
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. The cost will be around £300.

Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book:

Julia Legg, 6 Colchester Road, Sheffield S10 1SY administrator@journeyintohealing.co.uk

www.journeyintohealing.co.uk

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The cost will be around £300




Brambles and Blackberries

Thursday 9 June 2016 to Thursday 9 June 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

If we choose to follow the narrow way we will encounter tantalising treats and unexpected terrors. Tasty fruit, nasty thorns. Today we’ll spend time looking for answers to some of the questions asked by fellow travellers. How do we avoid getting entangled in briars? Why is the best fruit always just out of reach? How should we respond when other people look as though they are well on their way home with punnets full to the brim while we have only maggoty berries to show for our trouble? Or vice versa? Why did God invent thorns anyway? Jesus left lots of clues for us. Today is a chance to discover which of these help at the point we’ve reached on our own pathway.

Contact BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) to book: 01865 319700 www.brfonline.org.uk

15 The Chambers, The Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3FE Price: Around £30

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Around £30




Living generously

Monday 27 June 2016 to Friday 1 July 2016
Led by David Rowe & Phil Stone

This week David and Phil will have a good look at the bible to discover how generous God is, and how we are called to live in this generosity. It is a Kingdom value, and is a characteristic of followers of Jesus. They will be looking at a generous orthodoxy, hospitality, and eschatology and how through the Holy Spirit we can live and move in this generosity. David and Phil have enjoyed working together over a number of years. David, Warden of Lee Abbey North Devon until recently, is now Vicar at Christ Church, Winchester; Phil is the Director of the Scargill Movement.

BookBooking ref: 26MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 22 July 2016 to Sunday 24 July 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Time out. For you and for God. Relax, unwind, let go. Life can be hectic – give it a break. Why not step off the ‘do-be-do-be-do’ treadmill and just ‘be’ for a few days? Feel free to dip in and out of the programme of worship and teaching that we offer and let us take care of you. Take a deep breath. That’s the Spirit!

BookBooking ref: 29WA16
Standard adult price: £130




Time for Grown-Ups

Friday 26 August 2016 to Monday 29 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

A quiet, extended, child-free weekend to enjoy the beauty of the Dales and the hospitality of the Scargill Community. There will be some walks, some talks, and an opportunity to visit some of the finest views in the whole of North Yorkshire. Maybe you’re a teacher, maybe you’d just like a holiday in August that’s not aimed at families and children – you’re welcome.

BookBooking ref: 34WA16
Standard adult price £190



Seasonal


Holy Week Holiday

Monday 21 March 2016 to Thursday 24 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week. There will be reflections, rest, and prayer stations as we journey with Jesus to the cross.  Come from Monday to Thursday or stay on for Easter weekend as well for a special price. 

BookBooking ref: 12MA16
Standard adult price: £189




Holy Week Holiday & Easter Weekend

Monday 21 March 2016 to Monday 28 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community
Join us for both.BookBooking ref: 12MO16
Standard adult price: £393




Easter Weekend

Thursday 24 March 2016 to Monday 28 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see below.

BookBooking ref: 12MB16
Standard adult price: £251




Celebrate Scargill!

Friday 10 June 2016 to Sunday 12 June 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

A party weekend for Scargill’s Friends and Companions. We would like to celebrate you, our invaluable supporters, and together we will celebrate Scargill’s birthday! There are so many things to be thankful for as we look back over 57 years of God’s love, ingenuity and faithfulness.

So pack your party poppers as we celebrate God’s miracle in the Dales. This event is only open to Friends and Companions of Scargill at a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.

BookBooking ref: 23WA16
Standard adult price: £107



Spiritual development


A vast minority - Christians in post-Christendom Britain

Monday 29 February 2016 to Friday 4 March 2016
Led by Stuart Murray Williams

After centuries of being in the majority, how do we adjust to being a minority in a plural society? A provocative and encouraging exploration of this emerging reality – full of opportunities as well as challenges. What will mission, church and discipleship look like in this new environment? Come ready to do some fresh thinking, share ideas and discover resources for the future. With Stuart Murray Williams, mission consultant and founder of Urban Expression (www.urbanexpression.org.uk).

BookBooking ref: 09MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 4 March 2016 to Sunday 6 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Just when you thought you couldn’t go on, along comes a weekend at Scargill designed just for you! Drop everything and book in for a rest and a treat. We would love to look after you and make your time with us enjoyable and fruitful. Worship and teaching will be optional.

BookBooking ref: 09WB16
Standard adult price £130




Mind the gap

Monday 7 March 2016 to Friday 11 March 2016
Led by Jo Penn & Patrick Baker

The distance between head and heart is short but can be a difficult gap to cross. ‘Hide God’s word in your heart’ is good Scriptural advice – but how do we do it? Join us in exploring ways of making that happen - by sharing our stories and using music, art, writing, prayer, and enjoying God’s wonderful creation. To quote the opening words of 1 John: ‘Something….we have heard, seen, watched, and touched, the Word of life – this is our theme.’ Jo and Patrick are members of the community.

BookBooking ref: 10MA16
Standard adult price £251




Shalom explorations

Monday 7 March 2016 to Friday 11 March 2016
Led by Andreas Andersson

This week is about exploring the character of God’s ‘Shalom’. This loving work of making everything whole sits at the heart of Jesus’ character, actions and his proclamation of God’s kingdom. His choice of a band of followers was part of this. So through Jesus we become ‘Shalom activists’! Conversations, teaching, films & worship will help us see how Shalom re-orders our lives, calling us to live humbly and faithfully in a world still shaped by division, strife & violence. Andreas is chaplain at Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 10MB16
Standard adult price: £251




'Come let us walk in the light of the Lord.'

Monday 18 April 2016 to Friday 22 April 2016
Led by Jennie Cappleman

Join us for a guided retreat in response to the Lord’s invitation to come apart and walk with him. Each session will begin with a themed address followed by a period of silence with practical suggestions for personal reflection. These will include ways of walking prayerfully – and for fun - in Scargill’s grounds or further afield. Over meals, there will be time to chat and share stories and laughter while enjoying the generous hospitality of the Scargill Community. There will also be opportunities for one-to-one time. Jennie is a priest with responsibility for a small country parish and a spiritual director who enjoys walking.

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Standard adult price: £251




I am the Lord who heals you - getting to grips with the healing ministry

Monday 25 April 2016 to Friday 29 April 2016
Led by Alison Morgan

God’s first self definition is ‘I am the LORD who heals you.’ (Exodus 15.26) What does that mean, and how do we open ourselves to the healing work of God? This retreat will offer a theological overview of the healing ministry, practical teaching on how and when to pray for healing, and the opportunity to enter the presence of God with our needs. It is designed for people already engaged in the healing ministry, or who wish to deepen their understanding. Alison Morgan is co-author of ReSource’s healing prayer training course In His Name, and has 20 years experience of praying for healing and training others here and in Africa.


BookBooking ref: 17MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 6 May 2016 to Sunday 8 May 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

‘Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.’ That’s the Message version of part of those well-loved words of Jesus ‘Come unto me and rest.’ Sounds enticing especially when life is hectic and stressful. Maybe it’s time to let go and tune in once again to the gentle voice of Christ. We would love to look after you and make your time with us enjoyable and fruitful. Worship and teaching will be optional – join in as little or as much as suits your needs.

BookBooking ref: 18WB16
Standard adult price £130




Outside the walls

Monday 9 May 2016 to Friday 13 May 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

In Hebrews we are told to go outside the city walls so that we can share in the suffering and disgrace of Jesus. What can this possibly mean? Here is one suggestion. Jesus tells us to gather in the lost and the forgotten. But what if they don't want to come? What if we fail, fall flat on our faces? What if, when we get them inside our denominational walls, they experience a repeat rejection, or dislike what they see, or rubbish things we cherish? The challenges can be immense, and the possibilities for success may seem very little. Dare we face the challenge? Come and share your experiences, and, using the adventures of Peter and Paul as a guide, let us bravely commit to an excursion or two out of our safety zones, determined to embrace whatever and whoever we might discover.

BookBooking ref: 19MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Write for your soul

Monday 23 May 2016 to Friday 27 May 2016
Led by Becky Widdows

‘When I keep a journal, God speaks and acts more often,’ reported one man after a Spiritual Journaling course!  Whether you’ve kept a spiritual journal for years - or just wish you had - come and find some new ways of communicating with God through the pages of a journal. Suitable for anyone, whether you journal or not. Becky Widdows worked as a Spiritual Director at Trinity College, Bristol for many years and at Lee Abbey as a Lay Chaplain. She now works freelance in Spiritual Direction, retreat work and counselling.

BookBooking ref: 21MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Listening to the heart of God

Monday 6 June 2016 to Friday 10 June 2016
Led by Angela Seaton-Mills

Jesus said 'My sheep hear my voice.' However, many Christians find it difficult to hear God speaking to them. We shall explore and practise different ways of listening and discovering what prevents us from hearing the loving voice of a compassionate father. Angela spent six years as a chaplain at Lee Abbey, Devon, living, working and ministering to community and guests. Out of her own brokenness, she has developed a passion to see Christians, particularly leaders, find wholeness and healing for their lives and develop a deeper relationship with God.

BookBooking ref: 23MA16
Standard adult price: £251




There must be more than this

Monday 13 June 2016 to Friday 17 June 2016
Led by Nick Page

‘I came so that they might have life in all its fullness,’ said Jesus. But sometimes our lives don’t feel particularly abundant. So what are we missing? Drawing on insights from scripture and early church history, writer and historian Nick Page looks at Jesus’ invitation to abundant life, and how he calls us into a new story of love and hope. So, if you’ve ever looked at the Christian life and thought, ‘Is that it?’ this may be the perfect opportunity to explore a different way.

BookBooking ref: 24MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Living generously

Monday 27 June 2016 to Friday 1 July 2016
Led by David Rowe & Phil Stone

This week David and Phil will have a good look at the bible to discover how generous God is, and how we are called to live in this generosity. It is a Kingdom value, and is a characteristic of followers of Jesus. They will be looking at a generous orthodoxy, hospitality, and eschatology and how through the Holy Spirit we can live and move in this generosity. David and Phil have enjoyed working together over a number of years. David, Warden of Lee Abbey North Devon until recently, is now Vicar at Christ Church, Winchester; Phil is the Director of the Scargill Movement.

BookBooking ref: 26MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Running the race - partnering with pace makers

Monday 4 July 2016 to Friday 8 July 2016
Led by Christina Baxter

A chance to learn from Christians in other centuries, and to try the resources they developed. Charles Simeon, Francis of Assisi, Julian of Norwich and Hildegaard of Bingen: radical but very different followers of Jesus. Their lives show us: how to reach the world for Christ while staying faithfully in the place God has put us; how to decide what we should own and how to use it; the place of solitude and silence; how to live in a community where singing and ecology matter. Christina taught theology at St John’s Nottingham for over 30 years and looks forward to sharing what she has learned from these pioneers.

BookBooking ref: 27MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Recalibrate your life

Monday 4 July 2016 to Friday 8 July 2016
Led by Sheridan Voysey

We’re mid-way through 2016. Many of us are also mid-way through our lives. This week we will take the opportunity to retreat and recalibrate our lives around God’s callings to us. Who are we and who are we becoming? What callings has He given us, and how can we fulfil them? What dreams are yet to be pursued, and what do we do with our broken dreams? This will be an inspiring week of refreshment and refocus. Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. His books include: Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings, and Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life. He has featured in TV and radio programmes, such as BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought, and speaks at conferences and events around the world. 

www.sheridanvoysey.com

BookBooking ref: 27MB16
Standard adult price: £251




What on earth is heaven all about?

Monday 18 July 2016 to Friday 22 July 2016
Led by Andreas Andersson

Jesus seemed to be about one thing: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is among you’. The presence of ‘heaven’ was equivalent to the presence and actions of Jesus himself, and he connected it to the lives of his disciples. But what about today? Are we content with heaven as the final stop of the journey, a location to which our souls travel after death? Is heaven about ‘joining the choir invisible’ or singing a new song where we are? Through talks, conversations, prayer, worship and in using our own creativity we’ll be exploring the what, where, how and when of heaven. Andreas is chaplain at Scargill House.

BookBooking ref: 29MB16
Standard adult price: £251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 22 July 2016 to Sunday 24 July 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Time out. For you and for God. Relax, unwind, let go. Life can be hectic – give it a break. Why not step off the ‘do-be-do-be-do’ treadmill and just ‘be’ for a few days? Feel free to dip in and out of the programme of worship and teaching that we offer and let us take care of you. Take a deep breath. That’s the Spirit!

BookBooking ref: 29WA16
Standard adult price: £130



Working Holidays


Working Holiday

Tuesday 29 March 2016 to Saturday 2 April 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Help manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate, and have plenty of time to relax too. We’ll be working hard outside in the mornings, and joining other guests for the afternoon and evening. You need to be 18 or over to join us, and the cost is half that of a normal event.

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Adult price: £125



Youth


Joseph - Life in Technicolour

Monday 15 February 2016 to Friday 19 February 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

The real Joseph never appeared at the London Palladium. As for the technicolour dream coat - well, until we get to heaven we won’t be sure just how technicolour it was. What we do know for sure, though, is that this epic tale of loss and changing fortunes and ultimate reconciliation is one of the most dramatic and satisfyingly rounded narratives in the entire Bible. Join us as we track the youngest son of Jacob along a pathway of dreams and decisions in the book of Genesis, ending in a joyful reunion that no-one could have imagined. Your children will have a full programme of group activities, so be prepared to witness, among other things, their ideas about how a dream coat should actually look.

Special rates: Children can come for just £25 each (under fours free as usual) and ask us about a discount for those in full-time Christian ministry.
Please note this event is now fully booked. We do have availability on our Easter family event 29th March - 2nd April, our Narnia themed May half term holiday, & all three weeks of Summerfest. Look forward to welcoming you soon!

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251




Easter Weekend

Thursday 24 March 2016 to Monday 28 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see below.

BookBooking ref: 12MB16
Standard adult price: £251




Family Holiday

Tuesday 29 March 2016 to Saturday 2 April 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Brimham Rocks, Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey, Stump Cross Caverns - there’s just so much to explore around Scargill. Start each day with some worship, followed by teaching for the adults and sessions for children and young people.  Then around mid-morning, pick up your packed lunch and head out to explore.  Spotting where some of the Harry Potter filming took place above Malham Cove, asking for “More cheese, Gromit!” at the Wensleydale Creamery, watching the lambs leaping about in the Dales countryside - how will you fit it all in before tea?

BookBooking ref: 13MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Mums & Daughters

Friday 6 May 2016 to Sunday 8 May 2016
Led by Di Stone

This will be a weekend full of things to cherish and an opportunity for some activities together while spending quality time learning about God’s love for relationships. Expect a bit of pampering, a little outside fun - and a lot of laughter.

BookBooking ref: 18WA16
Standard adult price: £130




Back through the wardrobe

Monday 30 May 2016 to Friday 3 June 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

‘You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,’ said the Lion.

Something very special happens when Scargill House is transformed into Narnia. C.S. Lewis’ beloved stories come to life in a fresh way as we travel together with wonder, laughter and lots of good food. Whether or not you have shared in our previous Narnia adventures, join us for a half term family holiday with lots to do for children, teens and adults alike. We will be running a youth and children’s programme as well as teaching for adults, with times for all ages to come together to share the fun.

BookBooking ref: 22MA16
Standard adult price: £251




Summerfest 1

Saturday 30 July 2016 to Thursday 4 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).
You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous variety of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

BookBooking ref: 30WA16
Half Board ensuite £343. Half Board shared facilities £293




Summerfest 2

Saturday 6 August 2016 to Thursday 11 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community
Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).
You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous variety of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.BookBooking ref: 31WA16
Half Board ensuite £343. Half Board shared facilities £293




Summerfest 3

Saturday 13 August 2016 to Thursday 18 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community
Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).
You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous variety of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.BookBooking ref: 32WA16
Half Board Ensuite £343. Half Board Shared facilities £293




A Dales Holiday Break

Saturday 20 August 2016 to Wednesday 24 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

The Dales are beautiful, with dramatic stunning scenery, and lovely places to visit. It is after all ‘God’s own county!’ So this week will include planned visits, walks and activities led by members of the Scargill Community. To get us off to a good start, each day will begin with a morning reflection, and to finish well there will be evening entertainment followed by an epilogue. So if it is going to Malham Cove or nibbling cheese in Wensleydale, with a variety of optional opportunities such as fishing, horse riding or just lazing around at Scargill this is the holiday for you! 

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February 2016


Joseph - Life in Technicolour

Mon 15 February 2016 to Fri 19 February 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

The real Joseph never appeared at the London Palladium. As for the technicolour dream coat - well, until we get to heaven we won’t be sure just how technicolour it was. What we do know for sure, though, is that this epic tale of loss and changing fortunes and ultimate reconciliation is one of the most dramatic and satisfyingly rounded narratives in the entire Bible. Join us as we track the youngest son of Jacob along a pathway of dreams and decisions in the book of Genesis, ending in a joyful reunion that no-one could have imagined. Your children will have a full programme of group activities, so be prepared to witness, among other things, their ideas about how a dream coat should actually look.

Special rates: Children can come for just £25 each (under fours free as usual) and ask us about a discount for those in full-time Christian ministry.
Please note this event is now fully booked. We do have availability on our Easter family event 29th March - 2nd April, our Narnia themed May half term holiday, & all three weeks of Summerfest. Look forward to welcoming you soon!

 



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Jesus in the Wilderness

Fri 19 February 2016 to Sun 21 February 2016
Led by Phil Stone

Led by Phil Stone

A Lent retreat: come for the whole weekend or just for the day on Saturday. Take time out to enjoy teaching interspersed with silence on the beautiful Scargill Estate. 



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The Passage of Time

Fri 19 February 2016 to Sun 21 February 2016
Led by Peter Ryder

What can we learn from the past? Explore geology, archaeology and history in the field and through seminars, songs and stories. We will learn to read time – in rocks, landscapes and old buildings. This may involve walking a few miles, so let us know if you have limited mobility. Then we’ll talk over what we have seen and hear a few songs. Peter Ryder is a Historic Buildings Consultant, Geology/Geography graduate and Anglican Reader. He is also a singer-songwriter who looks sideways at life to make you think and laugh. www.broomlee.org

 



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Retreat Association Quiet Day

Sat 20 February 2016 to Sat 20 February 2016
Led by Phil Stone

One day Retreat as part of Jesus in The Wilderness

 



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£22.50




The Danger of following Jesus

Mon 22 February 2016 to Fri 26 February 2016
Led by Nick Baines

We are delighted that this years’ Lent Retreat is being led by Bishop Nick who will guide us through some reflections on both the costliness and joy of following Jesus. Jesus called his followers to take up their cross and follow him, to be fully involved and engaged in his world for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Following Jesus is dangerous – no health and safety manual here! There will be times of silence for all (or you can choose to be in complete silence for the main part of the retreat).  Bishop Nick is the Diocesan Bishop of West Yorkshire and the Dales, a lively communicator, an inspiring and challenging Bible teacher, blogger and broadcaster, and a Liverpool fan. 



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Picturing the Gospel

Fri 26 February 2016 to Sun 28 February 2016
Led by Phil & Diane Stone

This weekend 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 weekend for you. Phil and Di lead the community at Scargill and are art enthusiasts. They will explore some of the meaning of painting 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.

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Sing for Joy

Fri 26 February 2016 to Sun 28 February 2016
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect on the encouraging lyrics. There will be mp3-files available to get to know the songs in advance.  Anna is a member of the Scargill Community who also works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist.  www.awgospel.com

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A vast minority - Christians in post-Christendom Britain

Mon 29 February 2016 to Fri 4 March 2016
Led by Stuart Murray Williams

After centuries of being in the majority, how do we adjust to being a minority in a plural society? A provocative and encouraging exploration of this emerging reality – full of opportunities as well as challenges. What will mission, church and discipleship look like in this new environment? Come ready to do some fresh thinking, share ideas and discover resources for the future. With Stuart Murray Williams, mission consultant and founder of Urban Expression (www.urbanexpression.org.uk).

 



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Seeing God's future in evil times - Micah's prophecy

Mon 29 February 2016 to Fri 4 March 2016
Led by Elaine & Alan Storkey

An exploration of Micah’s vision of God’s purposes – for his own time, and for ours. With Micah’s insights, we’ll look at how evil takes root in societies, and undermines and distorts justice. Micah’s warnings of catastrophe and the upheavals of our own times, show how societies reap the harvest of the seeds of power-abuse and dishonest living. We’ll learn, by contrast, about justice in human relations, and how God’s purpose for nation and world peace become focussed in Christ. Alan and Elaine bring years of studying a biblical worldview and seeing its importance for so many issues – including peace, violence and nationhood.

 



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March 2016


Love Actually

Fri 4 March 2016 to Sun 6 March 2016
Led 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. However 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



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Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 4 March 2016 to Sun 6 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Just when you thought you couldn’t go on, along comes a weekend at Scargill designed just for you! Drop everything and book in for a rest and a treat. We would love to look after you and make your time with us enjoyable and fruitful. Worship and teaching will be optional.



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Mind the gap

Mon 7 March 2016 to Fri 11 March 2016
Led by Jo Penn & Patrick Baker

The distance between head and heart is short but can be a difficult gap to cross. ‘Hide God’s word in your heart’ is good Scriptural advice – but how do we do it? Join us in exploring ways of making that happen - by sharing our stories and using music, art, writing, prayer, and enjoying God’s wonderful creation. To quote the opening words of 1 John: ‘Something….we have heard, seen, watched, and touched, the Word of life – this is our theme.’ Jo and Patrick are members of the community.

 



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Shalom explorations

Mon 7 March 2016 to Fri 11 March 2016
Led by Andreas Andersson

This week is about exploring the character of God’s ‘Shalom’. This loving work of making everything whole sits at the heart of Jesus’ character, actions and his proclamation of God’s kingdom. His choice of a band of followers was part of this. So through Jesus we become ‘Shalom activists’! Conversations, teaching, films & worship will help us see how Shalom re-orders our lives, calling us to live humbly and faithfully in a world still shaped by division, strife & violence. Andreas is chaplain at Scargill.



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Holy Week Holiday

Mon 21 March 2016 to Thu 24 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week. There will be reflections, rest, and prayer stations as we journey with Jesus to the cross.  Come from Monday to Thursday or stay on for Easter weekend as well for a special price. 

 



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Holy Week Holiday & Easter Weekend

Mon 21 March 2016 to Mon 28 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Join us for both.

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Easter Weekend

Thu 24 March 2016 to Mon 28 March 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see below.

 



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Family Holiday

Tue 29 March 2016 to Sat 2 April 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Brimham Rocks, Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey, Stump Cross Caverns - there’s just so much to explore around Scargill. Start each day with some worship, followed by teaching for the adults and sessions for children and young people.  Then around mid-morning, pick up your packed lunch and head out to explore.  Spotting where some of the Harry Potter filming took place above Malham Cove, asking for “More cheese, Gromit!” at the Wensleydale Creamery, watching the lambs leaping about in the Dales countryside - how will you fit it all in before tea?



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Working Holiday

Tue 29 March 2016 to Sat 2 April 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Help manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate, and have plenty of time to relax too. We’ll be working hard outside in the mornings, and joining other guests for the afternoon and evening. You need to be 18 or over to join us, and the cost is half that of a normal event.



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April 2016


Resurrection Encounters

Mon 4 April 2016 to Fri 8 April 2016
Led by Phil Stone & Andreas Andersson

The resurrection of Jesus is the defining moment that transforms the life of the disciples and, through the Spirit, brings life to the church. Resurrection is the season of hope and transformation. When Jesus meets his friends in their despair and doubt he brings life, light and love. It’s glorious stuff! In a world of uncertainty, and often despair, Andreas and Phil will explore the resurrection encounters and see how those stories bring hope and challenge into our lives.



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Something beautiful

Mon 11 April 2016 to Fri 15 April 2016
Led by Jackie Reily & Michelle Gillam-Hull

A week of silk painting and glass fusing, along with short, thought-provoking talks, beautiful scenery and good food. A gentle paced break with time to relax, have fun, recharge and learn some new skills. Jackie is chaplain at Scargill and Michelle is an experienced artist who works with textiles and glass. No previous experience required, just a ‘have a go’ attitude. Suitable for adults of any age! We’d love you to come and join us! 

(Price includes the cost of materials)

 



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Ecce Homo - Beholding and holding Jesus

Mon 11 April 2016 to Fri 15 April 2016
Led by Simon Ponsonby

The poet T.S. Eliot wrote "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  Jesus is the centre of everything and yet the pressures of life, and even the routine of church can leave him at the edges. In our week together, Simon Ponsonby - Oxford Anglican priest, writer and teacher - will open the ancient Scriptures to bring fresh understanding and a renewed experience of Jesus.



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Surprising Heroes of the Bible

Mon 18 April 2016 to Fri 22 April 2016
Led by Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

God calls people who are Reluctant, Unexpected, Fearful, Powerless and Ordinary to share with others His love and purposes for the world. In this week, Dave and Phil will be looking at some of these surprising heroes, from Moses to Mary; Naaman's servant girl to Ananias; and we will discover what we have in common with them. You won't need your superhero outfit for this week. Dave communicates the Bible in an accessible style using various media. Phil is Director of the Scargill Movement.



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'Come let us walk in the light of the Lord.'

Mon 18 April 2016 to Fri 22 April 2016
Led by Jennie Cappleman

Join us for a guided retreat in response to the Lord’s invitation to come apart and walk with him. Each session will begin with a themed address followed by a period of silence with practical suggestions for personal reflection. These will include ways of walking prayerfully – and for fun - in Scargill’s grounds or further afield. Over meals, there will be time to chat and share stories and laughter while enjoying the generous hospitality of the Scargill Community. There will also be opportunities for one-to-one time. Jennie is a priest with responsibility for a small country parish and a spiritual director who enjoys walking.

 



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I am the Lord who heals you - getting to grips with the healing ministry

Mon 25 April 2016 to Fri 29 April 2016
Led by Alison Morgan

God’s first self definition is ‘I am the LORD who heals you.’ (Exodus 15.26) What does that mean, and how do we open ourselves to the healing work of God? This retreat will offer a theological overview of the healing ministry, practical teaching on how and when to pray for healing, and the opportunity to enter the presence of God with our needs. It is designed for people already engaged in the healing ministry, or who wish to deepen their understanding. Alison Morgan is co-author of ReSource’s healing prayer training course In His Name, and has 20 years experience of praying for healing and training others here and in Africa.




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Help! I 'm a 21st century disciple

Mon 25 April 2016 to Fri 29 April 2016
Led by Paul Reily

So what do you think about discipleship? Is it a word that brings you life? Jesus says that discipleship, doing the will of his Father, is the real food that brought him life. So looking at the life of Jesus, and his followers who have paved the way, we will discover what it means to be a disciple in the 21st century with its complex challenges. We will see how discipleship is the real food that brings life to us, and to others. Bring your stories and experiences. Paul is a member of the Scargill Community as our Fundraiser, an Anglican Priest with many years of parish and church experience. Before coming to Scargill he was working with Housing Justice with a focus on Night Shelters.



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May 2016


Spring walking in the Dales

Mon 2 May 2016 to Fri 6 May 2016
Led by Mike Weighell

We will be walking many of the ancient paths that criss-cross the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, following the old Corpse Way and lead mining tracks in Swaledale and walking along the packhorse routes the monks trod in Wharfedale and Littondale. The walks will be 8-11 miles each day with a mix of field paths and tracks and some steep strenuous climbs to take us onto the moors to enjoy the fantastic views around the Dales. We will start and end the day with worship and a time of reflection as we enjoy the Dales and Scargill.



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Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 6 May 2016 to Sun 8 May 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

‘Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.’ That’s the Message version of part of those well-loved words of Jesus ‘Come unto me and rest.’ Sounds enticing especially when life is hectic and stressful. Maybe it’s time to let go and tune in once again to the gentle voice of Christ. We would love to look after you and make your time with us enjoyable and fruitful. Worship and teaching will be optional – join in as little or as much as suits your needs.



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Mums & Daughters

Fri 6 May 2016 to Sun 8 May 2016
Led by Di Stone

This will be a weekend full of things to cherish and an opportunity for some activities together while spending quality time learning about God’s love for relationships. Expect a bit of pampering, a little outside fun - and a lot of laughter.



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Outside the walls

Mon 9 May 2016 to Fri 13 May 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

In Hebrews we are told to go outside the city walls so that we can share in the suffering and disgrace of Jesus. What can this possibly mean? Here is one suggestion. Jesus tells us to gather in the lost and the forgotten. But what if they don't want to come? What if we fail, fall flat on our faces? What if, when we get them inside our denominational walls, they experience a repeat rejection, or dislike what they see, or rubbish things we cherish? The challenges can be immense, and the possibilities for success may seem very little. Dare we face the challenge? Come and share your experiences, and, using the adventures of Peter and Paul as a guide, let us bravely commit to an excursion or two out of our safety zones, determined to embrace whatever and whoever we might discover.



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Water and sky

Fri 20 May 2016 to Sun 22 May 2016
Led by Jane Gamble

All painters want to be able to paint skies and water. They are such tantalising subjects, aren't they. Jane Gamble, a professional painter and teacher who has led courses at Scargill on several occasions, will be here to guide you. You will paint in watercolour, and will look at still water, the sea, sunsets, reflection, painting like Turner...and more. Jane likes a relaxed approach to painting, and will be offering encouragement and advice. If the weather 

allows (not always a given!), there will be the chance to paint outside in the beautiful grounds of Scargill.



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Bird watching in the Dales

Mon 23 May 2016 to Fri 27 May 2016
Led by Lisa Chadwick-Firman and Hugh Firman

Scargill lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with its magnificent limestone scenery and wonderful wildlife. Habitats ranging from heather moorlands to meadows, woodlands and rivers are home to a rich diversity of birds. On gentle walks, we will aim to get close to peregrines, dippers, curlews and much more. Lisa and Hugh are experienced wildlife holiday leaders. Lisa was an environmental education worker and Hugh works as an ecologist.



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Write for your soul

Mon 23 May 2016 to Fri 27 May 2016
Led by Becky Widdows

‘When I keep a journal, God speaks and acts more often,’ reported one man after a Spiritual Journaling course!  Whether you’ve kept a spiritual journal for years - or just wish you had - come and find some new ways of communicating with God through the pages of a journal. Suitable for anyone, whether you journal or not. Becky Widdows worked as a Spiritual Director at Trinity College, Bristol for many years and at Lee Abbey as a Lay Chaplain. She now works freelance in Spiritual Direction, retreat work and counselling.



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Humanity - as Jesus sees it

Fri 27 May 2016 to Sun 29 May 2016
Led by Michael Mitton

A journey through the Gospels, exploring the way Jesus treated people though his friendship, teaching and ministry. Michael will look at a number of stories from the Gospels, showing how Jesus related to people by: seeing them with the eyes of his heart; teaching them in a way that empowered them to think for themselves; building and equipping a very diverse team; and demonstrating a remarkable love for those who were opposed to him. More about Michael’s ministry can be found at www.michaelmitton.co.uk



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Back through the wardrobe

Mon 30 May 2016 to Fri 3 June 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

‘You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,’ said the Lion.

Something very special happens when Scargill House is transformed into Narnia. C.S. Lewis’ beloved stories come to life in a fresh way as we travel together with wonder, laughter and lots of good food. Whether or not you have shared in our previous Narnia adventures, join us for a half term family holiday with lots to do for children, teens and adults alike. We will be running a youth and children’s programme as well as teaching for adults, with times for all ages to come together to share the fun.



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June 2016


The Great Escape - ACW Writers' Weekend

Fri 3 June 2016 to Sun 5 June 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

Fiction has always been a wonderful way of escaping from the boundaries of the ordinary for a while and entering someone else's world. How do we go about creating a believable landscape and credible characters? Adrian and Bridget will be joined by Penny (Pen) Wilcock .Penny is the author of over a dozen books of fiction and poetry, including The Hawk and the Dove series, the tenth of which is due for publication in July 2016, just after this weekend.
Penny will be accompanied by her husband Tony Collins who is commissioning editor for fiction at Lion Hudson who will also be speaking from a fiction publishers point of view. Tony has decades of experience in Christian publishing, and is primarily responsible for the new burgeoning of interest in Christian fiction in the UK.
W
hether you have tried writing fiction or not, this should prove a very stimulating and fun weekend. We are so excited to hear what you come up with, whether you have been writing for years or just decided you would like to have a go
.  



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Listening to the heart of God

Mon 6 June 2016 to Fri 10 June 2016
Led by Angela Seaton-Mills

Jesus said 'My sheep hear my voice.' However, many Christians find it difficult to hear God speaking to them. We shall explore and practise different ways of listening and discovering what prevents us from hearing the loving voice of a compassionate father. Angela spent six years as a chaplain at Lee Abbey, Devon, living, working and ministering to community and guests. Out of her own brokenness, she has developed a passion to see Christians, particularly leaders, find wholeness and healing for their lives and develop a deeper relationship with God.



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Journey Into Healing

Mon 6 June 2016 to Thu 9 June 2016
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. The cost will be around £300.

Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book:

Julia Legg, 6 Colchester Road, Sheffield S10 1SY administrator@journeyintohealing.co.uk

www.journeyintohealing.co.uk

 



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Brambles and Blackberries

Thu 9 June 2016 to Thu 9 June 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

If we choose to follow the narrow way we will encounter tantalising treats and unexpected terrors. Tasty fruit, nasty thorns. Today we’ll spend time looking for answers to some of the questions asked by fellow travellers. How do we avoid getting entangled in briars? Why is the best fruit always just out of reach? How should we respond when other people look as though they are well on their way home with punnets full to the brim while we have only maggoty berries to show for our trouble? Or vice versa? Why did God invent thorns anyway? Jesus left lots of clues for us. Today is a chance to discover which of these help at the point we’ve reached on our own pathway.

Contact BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) to book: 01865 319700 www.brfonline.org.uk

15 The Chambers, The Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3FE Price: Around £30

 



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Celebrate Scargill!

Fri 10 June 2016 to Sun 12 June 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

A party weekend for Scargill’s Friends and Companions. We would like to celebrate you, our invaluable supporters, and together we will celebrate Scargill’s birthday! There are so many things to be thankful for as we look back over 57 years of God’s love, ingenuity and faithfulness.

So pack your party poppers as we celebrate God’s miracle in the Dales. This event is only open to Friends and Companions of Scargill at a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.



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There must be more than this

Mon 13 June 2016 to Fri 17 June 2016
Led by Nick Page

‘I came so that they might have life in all its fullness,’ said Jesus. But sometimes our lives don’t feel particularly abundant. So what are we missing? Drawing on insights from scripture and early church history, writer and historian Nick Page looks at Jesus’ invitation to abundant life, and how he calls us into a new story of love and hope. So, if you’ve ever looked at the Christian life and thought, ‘Is that it?’ this may be the perfect opportunity to explore a different way.



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CARM Retreat:Painting, Poetry and Prayer

Mon 20 June 2016 to Fri 24 June 2016
Led by Roger Clifton, Brenda Lealman, Martin Cottam

Scargill is partnering once again with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement. Tutoring will be available for painting and poetry and opportunities to explore creative ways of praying. See www.carmretreats.org



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Living generously

Mon 27 June 2016 to Fri 1 July 2016
Led by David Rowe & Phil Stone

This week David and Phil will have a good look at the bible to discover how generous God is, and how we are called to live in this generosity. It is a Kingdom value, and is a characteristic of followers of Jesus. They will be looking at a generous orthodoxy, hospitality, and eschatology and how through the Holy Spirit we can live and move in this generosity. David and Phil have enjoyed working together over a number of years. David, Warden of Lee Abbey North Devon until recently, is now Vicar at Christ Church, Winchester; Phil is the Director of the Scargill Movement.



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Walking week

Mon 27 June 2016 to Fri 1 July 2016
Led by Helen Brocklehurst

Explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales this summer. We'll venture out with a picnic each day to hike through the lovely area around Scargill. Walks will be at least 10 miles long with the option of a short cut back (6-7 miles). We will meander through scenic valleys, climb challenging hills to make the most of the stunning views and visit a few local pubs on the way. Helen is a member of the Scargill community.



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July 2016


Running the race - partnering with pace makers

Mon 4 July 2016 to Fri 8 July 2016
Led by Christina Baxter

A chance to learn from Christians in other centuries, and to try the resources they developed. Charles Simeon, Francis of Assisi, Julian of Norwich and Hildegaard of Bingen: radical but very different followers of Jesus. Their lives show us: how to reach the world for Christ while staying faithfully in the place God has put us; how to decide what we should own and how to use it; the place of solitude and silence; how to live in a community where singing and ecology matter. Christina taught theology at St John’s Nottingham for over 30 years and looks forward to sharing what she has learned from these pioneers.



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Recalibrate your life

Mon 4 July 2016 to Fri 8 July 2016
Led by Sheridan Voysey

We’re mid-way through 2016. Many of us are also mid-way through our lives. This week we will take the opportunity to retreat and recalibrate our lives around God’s callings to us. Who are we and who are we becoming? What callings has He given us, and how can we fulfil them? What dreams are yet to be pursued, and what do we do with our broken dreams? This will be an inspiring week of refreshment and refocus. Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. His books include: Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings, and Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life. He has featured in TV and radio programmes, such as BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought, and speaks at conferences and events around the world. 

www.sheridanvoysey.com



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Dare to Create

Mon 18 July 2016 to Fri 22 July 2016
Led by Brian & Claire Watts

An opportunity to have a go! We all have a creative streak somewhere and if you haven’t uncovered yours yet this is the week for you! Brian and Claire love to see people released into and through simple creative ‘play’. There will be a range of materials, ideas, inspiration and demonstrations – and no rights or wrongs in what you do!  Just turn up and surprise yourself with ….. collage, paint, print, fabric arts, paper crafts, woodcarving …..  (not necessarily ALL of the above!). Participants in 2015 were amazed at what they achieved in just a few days – and how enjoyable the whole process was too! Each day will begin with reflections around the theme of creation and creativity. There will be plenty of time to be creative in a non-judgemental environment, and help will always be on hand - much fun to be had!




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What on earth is heaven all about?

Mon 18 July 2016 to Fri 22 July 2016
Led by Andreas Andersson

Jesus seemed to be about one thing: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is among you’. The presence of ‘heaven’ was equivalent to the presence and actions of Jesus himself, and he connected it to the lives of his disciples. But what about today? Are we content with heaven as the final stop of the journey, a location to which our souls travel after death? Is heaven about ‘joining the choir invisible’ or singing a new song where we are? Through talks, conversations, prayer, worship and in using our own creativity we’ll be exploring the what, where, how and when of heaven. Andreas is chaplain at Scargill House.



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Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 22 July 2016 to Sun 24 July 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Time out. For you and for God. Relax, unwind, let go. Life can be hectic – give it a break. Why not step off the ‘do-be-do-be-do’ treadmill and just ‘be’ for a few days? Feel free to dip in and out of the programme of worship and teaching that we offer and let us take care of you. Take a deep breath. That’s the Spirit!



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Sing for Joy

Fri 22 July 2016 to Sun 24 July 2016
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect on the encouraging lyrics. There will be mp3-files available to get to know the songs in advance.  Anna is a member of the Scargill Community who also works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist. www.awgospel.com



BookBooking ref: 29WB16
Standard adult price: £130




Summerfest 1

Sat 30 July 2016 to Thu 4 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).
You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous variety of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.



BookBooking ref: 30WA16
Half Board ensuite £343. Half Board shared facilities £293



August 2016


Summerfest 2

Sat 6 August 2016 to Thu 11 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).
You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous variety of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

BookBooking ref: 31WA16
Half Board ensuite £343. Half Board shared facilities £293




Summerfest 3

Sat 13 August 2016 to Thu 18 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).
You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous variety of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

BookBooking ref: 32WA16
Half Board Ensuite £343. Half Board Shared facilities £293




A Dales Holiday Break

Sat 20 August 2016 to Wed 24 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

The Dales are beautiful, with dramatic stunning scenery, and lovely places to visit. It is after all ‘God’s own county!’ So this week will include planned visits, walks and activities led by members of the Scargill Community. To get us off to a good start, each day will begin with a morning reflection, and to finish well there will be evening entertainment followed by an epilogue. So if it is going to Malham Cove or nibbling cheese in Wensleydale, with a variety of optional opportunities such as fishing, horse riding or just lazing around at Scargill this is the holiday for you! 



BookBooking ref: 33WA16
Standard adult price: £251




Time for Grown-Ups

Fri 26 August 2016 to Mon 29 August 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

A quiet, extended, child-free weekend to enjoy the beauty of the Dales and the hospitality of the Scargill Community. There will be some walks, some talks, and an opportunity to visit some of the finest views in the whole of North Yorkshire. Maybe you’re a teacher, maybe you’d just like a holiday in August that’s not aimed at families and children – you’re welcome.



BookBooking ref: 34WA16
Standard adult price £190