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


Watch my Lips - Bible Reading Fellowship Quiet Day

Thursday 1 May 2014 to Thursday 1 May 2014
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

In Samuel 1, Eli sees Hannah's lips moving while she kneels in the temple, having escaped the scorn of her husband's other wife Penninah. Eli thinks she’s drunk. It goes much deeper than that. So easy to make judgements based on what we see , or even, like Penninah, think we know for sure. Do we do this? Do others do it to us? Do we judge the God we think we know? How do we think he judges us? Time for a little honest heart searching?

Contact BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) directly to book:

Tel: 01865 319700

Web: www.quietspaces.org.uk

Post: 15 The Chambers, The Vineyard, Abington, Oxon, OX14 3FE

 

BookBooking ref: Book directly with BRF





Job: Faith in a Mess

Monday 12 May 2014 to Friday 16 May 2014
Led by Revds Jolyon and Frances Trickey

The depths of a man’s life deserve to be mined over several days. Where do we turn when God withdraws? As we delve into the whole book, we will find a bigger vision of God. Join us in exploring.

Jolyon and Frances are both ordained and serve in neighbouring parishes in the South West. ‘Life is hard at times, yet God is to be trusted. We love him, his church and his word. We also love Scargill and working together!’

BookBooking ref: 20MB14
Standard adult price: £235




God’s Dangerous Book: Adventures In The History Of The Bible

Monday 26 May 2014 to Friday 30 May 2014
Led by Nick and Claire Page

A half term event for all ages.

How did we get the Bible? How do we read it? And why is it still dangerous today? Every day millions of people around the world read the Bible. But where did it come from? Who put it together? And why have so many rulers and leaders in history sought to stop people from reading it? Using history, humour and stories from today’s persecuted church, this week will be a powerful reminder of why the Bible is still a challenging, inspirational, dangerous text.

Nick and Claire Page are authors and speakers from Eynsham, Oxfordshire.

www.nickpage.co.uk

BookBooking ref: 22MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Love bade me welcome

Monday 2 June 2014 to Friday 6 June 2014
Led by Simon and Anne Holland

Sorry - this event is now fully booked.

BookBooking ref: 23MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Worship, Work & World Cup

Monday 16 June 2014 to Friday 20 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

This programme is for those who love football! During this week, as well as watching some of the football and discussing the merits of the great teams (such as Brazil, Italy and Germany), we will spend some time working on the estate and, probably most importantly, we'll do some worship. We will look at some of the Old Testament heroes such as David, Abraham and Moses and wonder if they would have had a football career!


BookBooking ref: 25MA14
Standard adult price: £117.50




Summerfest 1

Saturday 2 August 2014 to Thursday 7 August 2014
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 including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice.  Day tickets are available.

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00



BookBooking ref: 31WA14





Summerfest 2

Saturday 9 August 2014 to Thursday 14 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00


BookBooking ref: 32WA14





Summerfest 3

Saturday 16 August 2014 to Thursday 21 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00
BookBooking ref: 33WA14





I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Friday 19 September 2014 to Sunday 21 September 2014
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

Jesus says “By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?” Has your Christian life turned you plum crazy, pear-shaped or peachy? Has it produced grapes of wrath, shrivelled prunes or a perfect fruit cocktail? Who gives a fig? We should! This weekend we’re planning to upset the apple cart, blow raspberries at hypocrisy and generally go bananas. In the process we hope to learn how to graft ourselves back onto the life-giving vine that is God's love.

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Adrian writes primarily Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide.  Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. Together they have been members of community at Scargill House since 2010.

BookBooking ref: 38WA14
£121




Laughter and Lament

Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014
Led by Phil Stone and David Rowe

Two things that seem increasingly absent in church are laughter (we take ourselves too seriously) and the ability to lament (we pretend that everything’s fine when it isn’t). Through careful study of the Scriptures David, Warden of Lee Abbey Devon, and Phil, Director of Scargill, will explore the importance of both of these qualities in the people of God and how we can rediscover them to reignite our own faith today. 

BookBooking ref: 39MA14
£235




Before iPhone and iPad was I AM

Monday 13 October 2014 to Friday 17 October 2014
Led by Phil Stone and Dave Hopwood

During this week we will explore Jesus' “I Am” statements in John's Gospel.  They spell out what Jesus thinks about himself, and by doing that they show us what God is like. They speak of invitation, relationship, life and truth. In their own distinctive styles, Dave and Phil will explore these wonderful sayings and how, through the Spirit, they can transform our walk with Jesus. 

Phil is the Director of Scargill; Dave is an author and speaker, who uses all kinds of visual media to communicate the Bible in a way that’s fun, informative and inspiring.
http://davehopwood.com/

BookBooking ref: 42MA14
£235




Dare to be a Daniel?

Monday 3 November 2014 to Friday 7 November 2014
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

Most of us would love to know how it feels to be in the  zone of God’s will.  The prophet  Daniel knew that the only truly worthwhile aim in life was to bravely represent his God. A lot of risks, a lot of danger but nothing deterred him. This week we are going to have a look at some of Daniel’s exploits.

It’s a truly extraordinary story.  So extraordinary that it might make us feel like giving up. On the other hand, you never know, we might be inspired to stand up for our God and face a lion or two.

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Adrian writes primarily Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide. Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. Together they have been members of community at Scargill House since 2010.

BookBooking ref: 45MA14
£235




Coming Home

Monday 17 November 2014 to Friday 21 November 2014
Led by Jackie Reily, Scargill Chaplain

Dig deep into a well known Bible story to discover how to live well with yourself and others.  Together we’ll explore the story of the Prodigal Son using music, poetry, art, prayer and our own experiences to think about what it might mean to be the son, the elder brother or the Father in this story. Great for anyone who wants to take some much needed time out with God, before we head into the Christmas rush!

BookBooking ref: 47MA14 
£235




Climb Every Mountain

Monday 24 November 2014 to Friday 28 November 2014
Led by Mike Talbot

Ararat, Sinai, Carmel, Transfiguration, Olives…  Scargill. Again and again in the Bible God meets people on mountain tops. In the mountainous (well, almost) place that is Scargill we’ll explore what happens when heaven touches earth.  A chance to look at some of the mountain stories in the Bible, and the impact that they have on the lives of people then and now. And a chance to get out and climb our own mountains in search of the One who reveals Himself to us.

Mike is vicar of Emmanuel Northwood.

BookBooking ref: 48MA14 
£235




Walking the Jesus Path

Monday 2 February 2015 to Friday 6 February 2015
Led by Andreas Andersson, Scargill Chaplain

An exploration of the Sermon on the Mount as an invitation to joyfully participate in God’s adventurous life.  Sessions will include teaching, workshops, communal reflection and looking at the world in which we live to understand how we can be energized by the “Shalom path” of Jesus for us and our world.

Andreas is Chaplain at Scargill House, and works internationally in Christian Peacemaker Teams with faith-community based nonviolent peacemaking.  
http://www.cpt.org/

BookBooking ref: 06MA15
£246




Grace Outpouring

Monday 9 February 2015 to Friday 13 February 2015
Led by Phil Stone

Paul's letter to the Ephesians has much to say to us today.  He speaks passionately about God's generous love that is to be found in Christ - abundant, immeasurable, more than our imaginations can comprehend! In fact it’s lavishly given. As well as exploring this amazing love, there is also a call to a distinctive lifestyle. During this week we’ll explore some of the themes that run through this wonderful letter.

Phil is the Director of Scargill House.

BookBooking ref: 07MB15
£246




Exile

Monday 23 February 2015 to Friday 27 February 2015
Led by Annie Naish

“How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?”  Do you feel like an alien in strange culture? Are you puzzled about how to connect with your neighbours? Some say that the church is now in exile, isolated from contemporary society.  If so, how do we live out our faith in this hostile environment? We’ll explore how the theme of exile in scripture can inspire and equip us to live as missional Christians. 

Annie is Missioner for the Lee Abbey Movement.

BookBooking ref: 09MA15 
£246



Church development


Re-Create! Exploring God’s Creativity & Ours

Monday 9 June 2014 to Friday 13 June 2014
Led by Claire Watts

A time to be inspired; to explore materials and ideas! Come and play, with some instruction and demonstrations. We’ll consider the process of creativity, God’s and ours, and how it can be used in our communities, churches and other settings. No experience or expertise is needed: play, ponder, practise and have fun! Materials will include wood, clay, paint and paper. Techniques on offer will include felt-making, papermaking, printing, carving… and more! Join us to explore one of God’s great gifts to His children.

BookBooking ref: 24MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Laughter and Lament

Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014
Led by Phil Stone and David Rowe

Two things that seem increasingly absent in church are laughter (we take ourselves too seriously) and the ability to lament (we pretend that everything’s fine when it isn’t). Through careful study of the Scriptures David, Warden of Lee Abbey Devon, and Phil, Director of Scargill, will explore the importance of both of these qualities in the people of God and how we can rediscover them to reignite our own faith today. 

BookBooking ref: 39MA14
£235




Exile

Monday 23 February 2015 to Friday 27 February 2015
Led by Annie Naish

“How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?”  Do you feel like an alien in strange culture? Are you puzzled about how to connect with your neighbours? Some say that the church is now in exile, isolated from contemporary society.  If so, how do we live out our faith in this hostile environment? We’ll explore how the theme of exile in scripture can inspire and equip us to live as missional Christians. 

Annie is Missioner for the Lee Abbey Movement.

BookBooking ref: 09MA15 
£246




For God's Sake Make a Difference

Friday 27 February 2015 to Sunday 1 March 2015
Led by Jon Kuhrt, Annie Kirke and Paul Reily

Justice and righteousness are at the heart of God's character. How much does the Church reflect these characteristics? How do we hold together practical and spiritual care? How do we develop an authentically missional social action?

Jon (West London Mission), Annie (London Missional Communities and Westminster Churches Winter Shelter Coordinator) and Paul (Scargill Community and formerly of Housing Justice) explore the theology and practice of social action and ask what this has to do with the Kingdom of God today.

BookBooking ref: 09WB15
£127



Clergy and leadership


Preaching and Renewal

Monday 8 September 2014 to Friday 12 September 2014
Led by Alison Morgan

A retreat for preachers, teachers and speakers.  Through a mixture of theological reflection, testimony, poetry, story and images we will affirm the word of God as intriguing, dynamic and life-changing.  Together we’ll explore the relationship between Word and Spirit and how we can live and speak the Word as something incarnate and personal rather than just conceptual.  

We will be reflecting on words and how we use them, considering whether and how our human understanding of words limits the way in which we think about the Word and words of God, and discussing the role of story in our speaking and preaching.

Alison Morgan is a internationally known speaker and author. She works for ReSource, providing 
teaching, training and support for churches and church leaders all over the UK and across Africa. Her most recent book is The Word on the Wind, which can be ordered from the ReSource website. 

Participants on previous retreats led by Alison at Scargill and Lee Abbey have said: 
"It was life-changing, mindblowing"
"One of the most interesting programmes that I have ever done here. Alison speaks clear truths, with illustrations and real life stories which help you to feel connected"
"Down to earth, relevant, easily digestible presentation; great balance of interaction and presentation. I thought this was going to be quite ‘high-brow’ intellectual – anything but! You do a great job by keeping it real. It’s a message many more will be pleased to hear"
“Excellent, really easy to understand, and great visual resources. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and feel invigorated to go home with ideas and energy and hopeful heart!”

For more information about Alison and about ReSource see http://www.resource-arm.net/

BookBooking ref: 37MA14
£235




Laughter and Lament

Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014
Led by Phil Stone and David Rowe

Two things that seem increasingly absent in church are laughter (we take ourselves too seriously) and the ability to lament (we pretend that everything’s fine when it isn’t). Through careful study of the Scriptures David, Warden of Lee Abbey Devon, and Phil, Director of Scargill, will explore the importance of both of these qualities in the people of God and how we can rediscover them to reignite our own faith today. 

BookBooking ref: 39MA14
£235




Another Day in this Extraordinary World

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
Led by Michael Mitton

An opportunity to come away and reflect on how each day that we are given in this life is full of potential, opportunity and discovery.  How can we treat each day as a gift from God so that we live life in all its fullness? Michael will explore this theme through talks, stories, images, poetry and music.

Michael is an Anglican minister, freelance writer and speaker, and Fresh Expressions Officer for Derby Diocese.  
He is author of ‘Dreaming of Home’ and ‘Travellers of the Heart’. 

http://www.michaelmitton.co.uk/

BookBooking ref: 44WA14
£121




For God's Sake Make a Difference

Friday 27 February 2015 to Sunday 1 March 2015
Led by Jon Kuhrt, Annie Kirke and Paul Reily

Justice and righteousness are at the heart of God's character. How much does the Church reflect these characteristics? How do we hold together practical and spiritual care? How do we develop an authentically missional social action?

Jon (West London Mission), Annie (London Missional Communities and Westminster Churches Winter Shelter Coordinator) and Paul (Scargill Community and formerly of Housing Justice) explore the theology and practice of social action and ask what this has to do with the Kingdom of God today.

BookBooking ref: 09WB15
£127



Day Events


Watch my Lips - Bible Reading Fellowship Quiet Day

Thursday 1 May 2014 to Thursday 1 May 2014
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

In Samuel 1, Eli sees Hannah's lips moving while she kneels in the temple, having escaped the scorn of her husband's other wife Penninah. Eli thinks she’s drunk. It goes much deeper than that. So easy to make judgements based on what we see , or even, like Penninah, think we know for sure. Do we do this? Do others do it to us? Do we judge the God we think we know? How do we think he judges us? Time for a little honest heart searching?

Contact BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) directly to book:

Tel: 01865 319700

Web: www.quietspaces.org.uk

Post: 15 The Chambers, The Vineyard, Abington, Oxon, OX14 3FE

 

BookBooking ref: Book directly with BRF




Entertainment and parties


Scargill’s Birthday Party

Friday 13 June 2014 to Sunday 15 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

There is much to celebrate since Scargill's birth and resurrection. If you have been a regular guest, a volunteer, a friend, ex-community or just like partying, this weekend is for you. Come and join the Scargill community as we look back with gratitude to God's love, ingenuity and faithfulness. So bring your party hat, your party poppers and your dancing shoes as we celebrate God's miracle in the Dales.


BookBooking ref: 24WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Summerfest 1

Saturday 2 August 2014 to Thursday 7 August 2014
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 including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice.  Day tickets are available.

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00



BookBooking ref: 31WA14





Summerfest 2

Saturday 9 August 2014 to Thursday 14 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00


BookBooking ref: 32WA14





Summerfest 3

Saturday 16 August 2014 to Thursday 21 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00
BookBooking ref: 33WA14





New Year House Party

Tuesday 30 December 2014 to Saturday 3 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

Scargill’s New Year House Party is already the stuff of legend. However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something for everyone here: coffee, chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment.   There’ll be time with the kids, time just for grown ups and lots of time for God although His input on these occasions is never predictable. And we will certainly be living up to Scargill’s unofficial motto “never knowingly underfed”.  Join us – we’ll have a great time.

BookBooking ref: 01MA15
£284



Environmental


Walking the Limestone Dales

Monday 12 May 2014 to Friday 16 May 2014
Led by Mike Weighell

We will be discovering the limestone areas in the southern and western Dales. We will explore the Norber Eratics and limestone scars in Crummackdale, follow the ancient tracks and enjoy the limestone scenery around Grassington in Wharfedale, and explore the majestic limestone scenery around Malham. The walks will be mainly in the valleys, on field paths and tracks and limestone scars with some climbs, and will be 8 to 10 miles each day.

BookBooking ref: 20MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Wildlife Walks

Monday 2 June 2014 to Friday 6 June 2014
Led by Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman

Sorry - this event is now fully booked.

BookBooking ref: 23MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Working Holiday

Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014
Led by Scargill Estate Team

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

BookBooking ref: 39MB14
£117.50




Red Squirrels of the Yorkshire Dales

Friday 3 October 2014 to Sunday 5 October 2014
Led by Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman

The Yorkshire Dales provide one of England's last strongholds for the red squirrel.  On this weekend you will get to meet them up close, along with other small mammals. Hugh and Lisa are lifelong enthusiastic naturalists and have been conserving and promoting wildlife at Scargill since it re-opened in 2009.

Hugh has worked as an ecologist for the last fifteen years, and Lisa has worked in environmental education.

BookBooking ref: 40WA14
£121




The Passage of Time

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
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 - which 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.

http://www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 44WB14 
£121




Working Holiday

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Help to manage Scargill’s wonderful estate and have plenty of time to relax too. We’ll be working hard outside on Saturday, and joining other guests for the evening and for Sunday morning activities. The cost is half that of a normal event.  Participants need to be aged 18 or over.

BookBooking ref: 48WB14
£60.50



Family fun


God’s Dangerous Book: Adventures In The History Of The Bible

Monday 26 May 2014 to Friday 30 May 2014
Led by Nick and Claire Page

A half term event for all ages.

How did we get the Bible? How do we read it? And why is it still dangerous today? Every day millions of people around the world read the Bible. But where did it come from? Who put it together? And why have so many rulers and leaders in history sought to stop people from reading it? Using history, humour and stories from today’s persecuted church, this week will be a powerful reminder of why the Bible is still a challenging, inspirational, dangerous text.

Nick and Claire Page are authors and speakers from Eynsham, Oxfordshire.

www.nickpage.co.uk

BookBooking ref: 22MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Summerfest 1

Saturday 2 August 2014 to Thursday 7 August 2014
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 including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice.  Day tickets are available.

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00



BookBooking ref: 31WA14





Summerfest 2

Saturday 9 August 2014 to Thursday 14 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00


BookBooking ref: 32WA14





Summerfest 3

Saturday 16 August 2014 to Thursday 21 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00
BookBooking ref: 33WA14





Back Through the Wardrobe

Monday 27 October 2014 to Friday 31 October 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

“Lucy got the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning and realize that it is the beginning of summer...”  Something very special happens when Scargill House is transformed into Narnia.  CS Lewis’ beloved stories come to life in a fresh way as we journey together with wonder, laughter and lots of good food.  Whether or not you have shared in our previous Narnian adventures, join us for a half-term family holiday with lots to do for children, teens and adults alike.  We'll be running a youth and children's programme as well as teaching for adults, with times for all ages to come together and share the fun.

BookBooking ref: 44MA14
£235




New Year House Party

Tuesday 30 December 2014 to Saturday 3 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

Scargill’s New Year House Party is already the stuff of legend. However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something for everyone here: coffee, chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment.   There’ll be time with the kids, time just for grown ups and lots of time for God although His input on these occasions is never predictable. And we will certainly be living up to Scargill’s unofficial motto “never knowingly underfed”.  Join us – we’ll have a great time.

BookBooking ref: 01MA15
£284




Half-term Hobbits!

Monday 16 February 2015 to Friday 20 February 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

For this half term family holiday we’ll be heading to Middle Earth for lots of hobbitty fun.  It’s a badly kept secret here at Scargill that our director, Phil, is part hobbit on his mother’s side.  The curly hair, the furry feet, and the capacity to eat a second and even third breakfast speak for themselves.  So he is the natural choice to lead us there and back again, learning more about ourselves and Jesus on the journey.  We'll be running a youth and children's programme as well as teaching for adults, with times for all ages to share the fun together. 

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.

BookBooking ref: 08MA15
£246



Friends and companions


Scargill’s Birthday Party

Friday 13 June 2014 to Sunday 15 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

There is much to celebrate since Scargill's birth and resurrection. If you have been a regular guest, a volunteer, a friend, ex-community or just like partying, this weekend is for you. Come and join the Scargill community as we look back with gratitude to God's love, ingenuity and faithfulness. So bring your party hat, your party poppers and your dancing shoes as we celebrate God's miracle in the Dales.


BookBooking ref: 24WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Friends’ Weekend

Friday 16 January 2015 to Sunday 18 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

We are so very grateful for our Friends and Companions here at Scargill.  Without the love, support and prayers of you special people we would quite simply not be here.  As a small token of our thanks we welcome you to a weekend of worship, teaching and relaxation.  You’ll find out about the latest developments as well as our hopes for the future, and celebrate God's goodness on the adventure so far. We would love to share this time with as many of you as possible, so we offer a reduced rate.

BookBooking ref: 03WA15
£105




Friends’ Working Holiday

Monday 19 January 2015 to Friday 23 January 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

An opportunity to work alongside the community as we make the house beautiful and clean for the coming season. We'll be working hard during the day and joining members of the community for relaxation and worship in the evenings. The cost is less than half that of a normal event.  Participants need to be aged 18 or over.

BookBooking ref: 04MA15
£115




Companions' Retreat

Friday 23 January 2015 to Sunday 25 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

The Pathway Promises that our Companions share with the resident Community make a rich and challenging rule of life.  This retreat is a chance to reflect on how we’re getting on, and to receive some “encouragement and guidance from brothers and sisters who share this Pathway”. Learn more and go deeper with the promises while enjoying the winter time beauty of Scargill and the company of each other. Again, we offer a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.

BookBooking ref: 04WA15
£105



Interests and crafts


Panning for Gold

Friday 30 May 2014 to Sunday 1 June 2014
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass with Sheridan and Merryn Voysey

How do we approach writing our own stories? This weekend we shall examine ways of identifying and selecting the true gold of Christian experience, and rejecting the dross of inaccessible language and inflated testimony that militates against authentic accounts of life and faith. Joining Bridget and Adrian will be broadcaster and writer Sheridan Voysey, who has recently published a moving account of loss and redemption in the lives of himself and his wife Merryn. Bring your stories and your imaginations. Together we will pan for gold.

BookBooking ref: 22WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Re-Create! Exploring God’s Creativity & Ours

Monday 9 June 2014 to Friday 13 June 2014
Led by Claire Watts

A time to be inspired; to explore materials and ideas! Come and play, with some instruction and demonstrations. We’ll consider the process of creativity, God’s and ours, and how it can be used in our communities, churches and other settings. No experience or expertise is needed: play, ponder, practise and have fun! Materials will include wood, clay, paint and paper. Techniques on offer will include felt-making, papermaking, printing, carving… and more! Join us to explore one of God’s great gifts to His children.

BookBooking ref: 24MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Picturing The Gospel

Monday 23 June 2014 to Friday 27 June 2014
Led by Phil & Diane Stone

In this week we will be following the life of Jesus through the eyes of artists whose gifts can enrich our understanding of the Gospel. So if you love art, and love the Gospel, this is the week for you. Phil and Di, who are art enthusiasts, will explore some of the meaning of their favourite paintings and sculptures and how they can be used to enliven and deepen our prayer life. They’ll get us talking about how art can be used to proclaim the good news of Jesus.


BookBooking ref: Standard adult price: £235
26MB14




CARM Retreat: Music For Worship & Painting With Prayer

Monday 7 July 2014 to Friday 11 July 2014
Led by Margaret & Jock Stein & Douglas Kerr

Time to paint or make music, time for God and yourself. Four nights amidst Yorkshire scenery; three full days offering a blend of the arts and worship, and a varied evening programme are typical of a CARM Retreat (Creative Arts Retreat Movement) partnered with Scargill. Afternoons are free for you to continue with painting or music, explore the Dales, or just relax. Led by Margaret and Jock Stein, and Douglas Kerr (Scottish ministers and musician of many parts).


BookBooking ref: 28MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Exploring The Dales with a Camera

Monday 8 September 2014 to Friday 12 September 2014
Led by Ian Cresswell and Mike Peak

Join us to enjoy photographing this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where we plan to capture the different facets of a market town, a village and a farm.  We’ll be looking at some of the details which attract so many visitors here, and which contribute to the history, industries and present day life of the Dales. 

Ian Cresswell and Mike Peak are experienced photographers who will be here to help you  to improve and to answer your technical and aesthetic questions.

BookBooking ref: 37MB14
£235




CARM Retreat: Picture Making, Photography & Prayer

Monday 20 October 2014 to Friday 24 October 2014
Led by Led by Peter Boorman & Margaret Stein CARM Chaplain: Rev Mary Gilbert

Scargill is once more partnering with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement for a retreat on the theme “A Multi-Layered Life”.  We’ll use disparate media and objects to produce a finished piece, with Margaret helping you to make pictures and Peter enabling you to explore photography.  Mary Gilbert will be on hand for some teaching input and to offer a listening ear.

http://www.carmretreats.org/

BookBooking ref: 43MB14
£235




The Passage of Time

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
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 - which 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.

http://www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 44WB14 
£121




Wisdom, Weaving, Walking

Monday 24 November 2014 to Friday 28 November 2014
Led by Claire and Brian Watts

Be inspired by God’s Word in the book of Proverbs, by colours, landscape, sheep and history in the Dales.  Each day will start with teaching followed by opportunities to walk and/or weave your way through the week. No previous experience of weaving is required as you will be introduced to this fascinating, simple and ancient craft. Walks will be optional and of varying lengths. We’ll see God’s picture emerge as we weave together the threads of our lives.

Claire and Brian are members of Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 48MB14 
£235




Advent Weekend

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014
Led by Diane Stone and the Scargil Community

Come and experience anew the Advent gifts of wonder, longing and hope.  In this special season we’re called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, not just as a baby at Christmas but as a king when He returns in glory.  This weekend will set you on the right path as you take time out of all the busy-ness to rest and relax, attend a couple of teaching sessions, join in various craft activities and journey through our Advent labyrinth.

BookBooking ref: 48WA14
£121




Sing for joy

Friday 20 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015
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. http://awgospel.com/

BookBooking ref: 08WA15
£127




Painting our Prayers

Friday 20 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015
Led by Claire Watts

No art or painting skills necessary!  There will be opportunities for reflecting on Scriptures, followed by guided sessions in which we will express our hearts and our prayers to our Father God through colour, mark and shape. In a world that relies strongly on words, this will be a chance to experiment with non-verbal prayer and expression in simple yet meaningful ways. No need to bring anything as all materials will be provided, but you might like to wear comfortable old clothes or an apron. 

Claire is the Creativity Co-ordinator at Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 08WB15
£127



Life circumstances


Job: Faith in a Mess

Monday 12 May 2014 to Friday 16 May 2014
Led by Revds Jolyon and Frances Trickey

The depths of a man’s life deserve to be mined over several days. Where do we turn when God withdraws? As we delve into the whole book, we will find a bigger vision of God. Join us in exploring.

Jolyon and Frances are both ordained and serve in neighbouring parishes in the South West. ‘Life is hard at times, yet God is to be trusted. We love him, his church and his word. We also love Scargill and working together!’

BookBooking ref: 20MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Journey Into Healing

Monday 2 June 2014 to Thursday 5 June 2014
Led by Led by Sue Rose & Team

A residential workshop working in Christian gestalt therapeutic groups with Rev Sue Rose and others from the 'Journey Into Healing' team. For those who are stuck on their life journey or carrying too much baggage from the past, we work together in a safe environment to enable growth, healing and the new freedom offered by Christ. Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book:

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

www.journeyintohealing.co.uk

BookBooking ref: Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book
Around £300




What’s Happening To Me & Where Is God?

Monday 16 June 2014 to Friday 20 June 2014
Led by Andrew & Elizabeth Procter

A caring look at the problems of depression and overstress for Christians in the peaceful setting of the Yorkshire Dales. Christians are not immune from mental health and emotional disorders. Sadly, the church often appears to lack understanding and can inadvertently add to people‘s burdens. Drawing on years of experience of church ministry , counselling and psychiatry, Andrew & Elizabeth Procter seek to redress that balance by offering basic information, health-giving advice and practical exercises.

BookBooking ref: 25MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Where is God In Dementia?

Friday 20 June 2014 to Sunday 22 June 2014
Led by Elizabeth Milwain

This is a difficult question to ask, but the ideal place to ask it. This weekend is for anyone feeling bewildered or hurt by dementia. It includes presentations on the essential facts about dementia, the realities of living with dementia, and the development of the right approaches. There will also be opportunities for sharing, reflection and consideration of the spiritual aspects. Last year there were tears, but also healing. People who arrived as strangers left bonded deeply.

Dr Elizabeth Milwain, is a psychologist who has been teaching in this area for over 15 years and is currently growing dementia-friendly churches.


BookBooking ref: 25WC14
Standard adult price: £121




How To Be Happy

Monday 23 June 2014 to Friday 27 June 2014
Led by Revd Simon Coupland

How can we find true and lasting happiness in the ups and downs of life? Although our society is wealthier than ever, we’re no happier. So it’s good news that Jesus said that he came to make our life abundant and our joy complete. Simon Coupland, the vicar of St Paul’s Kingston Hill, will take us through some practical steps that the Bible gives to help us find and enjoy the happiness that our creator God wants us to know.


BookBooking ref: 26MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Time for the Grown-ups

Friday 22 August 2014 to Monday 25 August 2014
Led by the Scargill Community

A quiet, extended, child-free weekend to enjoy to 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: 34WA14
£180




Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice

Friday 5 December 2014 to Sunday 7 December 2014
Led by Bridget Plass and Diane Stone

A woman's lot has never been too easy has it? Throughout the Bible women have been expected to hitch their skirts and follow, and to put themselves second, third or even fourth. At this time of the year we can feel a bit overwhelmed as we face the challenges of yet another Christmas. Come and be defrazzled (and a bit pampered) as we meet some of the women in Jesus’ family tree, and discover, debate and laugh about what it means, and definitely doesn't mean, to be a Christian woman today.

The input and discussion during this event is for women only.  "Scargill:  a Safe Place to say Dangerous Things", which is for men only, is running at the same time.  You are most welcome to come on your own, or couples can attend the separate talks and enjoy the rest of the weekend together.

Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. She and her husband Adrian have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Diane Stone is part of the Leadership Team at Scargill and has particular responsibility for the recruitment and care of Community members as well as all matters creative.  Bridget and Diane (and their husbands) were founding members of the new Community at Scargill House when it re-opened in 2010.  

BookBooking ref: 49WB14
£121




Scargill: A Safe Place to Say Dangerous Things

Friday 5 December 2014 to Sunday 7 December 2014
Led by Phil Stone and Adrian Plass

Really? How safe? How dangerous? This weekend offers a forum for men who have something to say, and would  like to say it without being directed firmly back to the party line. No holds barred. Whether you're into Mozart or Meatloaf, poetry or press-ups, beer or Beaujolais, or all of the above, this weekend might be for you. We'll be using the Psalms as a trigger but after that we want to hear what you have to say. We'll have some laughs, maybe an argument or two, possibly a few tears, and above all we'll do our best to be honest.

The input and discussion during this event is for men only.  "Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice", which is for women only, is running at the same time.  You are most welcome to come on your own, or couples can attend the separate talks and enjoy the rest of the weekend together.

Adrian and Phil, together with their wives, were founding members of the new Community at Scargill House when it re-opened in 2010.  Phil is the Director of the Scargill Movement.  Adrian is a writer, primarily of Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide.  He and his wife Bridget have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. 

BookBooking ref: 49WA14
£121




Love Actually

Friday 6 February 2015 to Sunday 8 February 2015
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. How ever many years you’ve been together there’s still more you can find out and enjoy about each other.

Jackie and Paul are members of the Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 06WA15 
£127




Enneagram - God Shaped People 2

Monday 9 February 2015 to Friday 13 February 2015
Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker

Enneagram 1 was so popular that we are glad to offer Enneagram 2.  This course is for those who have already done a basic Enneagram course, either here or somewhere else. We will continue to explore the Enneagram system within the Christian tradition, and how we can use it to deepen our relationships with God, ourselves and others.

Becky Widdows was a Lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon and now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.  Margi Walker is part of the Scargill Pastoral Team.

BookBooking ref: 07MA15
£246




Travelling Hopefully

Monday 23 February 2015 to Friday 27 February 2015
Led by Felicity Lawson

The Bible is full of stories about journeys - some are exciting, some terrifying, some so slow that they’re downright boring! Using stories from the Bible and elsewhere we shall explore our own journeys with God, whether we have been travelling together for a long time or only just begun, and consider where all this is leading us. Felicity  is a vicar in Leeds, and has helped lots of people to explore their personal journeys.  Wherever you’ve got to on yours, if you’d like to move forward this week is for you.

BookBooking ref: 09MB15 
£246




Previous Scargill Community

Friday 27 February 2015 to Sunday 1 March 2015
Led by The current Scargill Community

This is a warm invitation to previous community who have served at Scargill over the last 50+ years.  An opportunity to catch up with long lost friends as well as to get to know the current community, and see Scargill once again. Hear about its journey since your last visit and enjoy the peace and fun of your old home from home.

BookBooking ref: 09WA15
£127



Music and worship


Worship, Work & World Cup

Monday 16 June 2014 to Friday 20 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

This programme is for those who love football! During this week, as well as watching some of the football and discussing the merits of the great teams (such as Brazil, Italy and Germany), we will spend some time working on the estate and, probably most importantly, we'll do some worship. We will look at some of the Old Testament heroes such as David, Abraham and Moses and wonder if they would have had a football career!


BookBooking ref: 25MA14
Standard adult price: £117.50




CARM Retreat: Music For Worship & Painting With Prayer

Monday 7 July 2014 to Friday 11 July 2014
Led by Margaret & Jock Stein & Douglas Kerr

Time to paint or make music, time for God and yourself. Four nights amidst Yorkshire scenery; three full days offering a blend of the arts and worship, and a varied evening programme are typical of a CARM Retreat (Creative Arts Retreat Movement) partnered with Scargill. Afternoons are free for you to continue with painting or music, explore the Dales, or just relax. Led by Margaret and Jock Stein, and Douglas Kerr (Scottish ministers and musician of many parts).


BookBooking ref: 28MA14
Standard adult price: £235




The Passage of Time

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
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 - which 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.

http://www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 44WB14 
£121




Playing together - Improvisation for Dummies (and Others)

Monday 17 November 2014 to Friday 21 November 2014
Led by Andreas Andersson, Scargill Chaplain

Join us for a fun and busy few days of improvising together as group. We’ll spend most of our time playing together, using music from all over the world and developing interplay and communication through exercises. Then we’ll discover how those skills overlap with spiritual practices that enable us to be creative and generous. We’ll end by sharing our findings in a concert for other guests. Instrumentalists and singers welcome! Some experience of playing with others and confidence on your instrument will help you fully enjoy this week. 

Andreas has worked as a professional musician, touring Europe and recording several highly acclaimed albums. He also teaches improvisation, jazz and saxophone.

https://soundcloud.com/andreas-w-andersson

Record labels: 
Kopasetic Productions (with the trio Plunge): http://www.kopasetic.se/en/plunge
Compunctio (as solo artist): http://www.compunctio.com

BookBooking ref: 47MB14 
£235




Sing for joy

Friday 20 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015
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. http://awgospel.com/

BookBooking ref: 08WA15
£127



Outdoor activities


Walking the Limestone Dales

Monday 12 May 2014 to Friday 16 May 2014
Led by Mike Weighell

We will be discovering the limestone areas in the southern and western Dales. We will explore the Norber Eratics and limestone scars in Crummackdale, follow the ancient tracks and enjoy the limestone scenery around Grassington in Wharfedale, and explore the majestic limestone scenery around Malham. The walks will be mainly in the valleys, on field paths and tracks and limestone scars with some climbs, and will be 8 to 10 miles each day.

BookBooking ref: 20MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Wildlife Walks

Monday 2 June 2014 to Friday 6 June 2014
Led by Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman

Sorry - this event is now fully booked.

BookBooking ref: 23MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Worship, Work & World Cup

Monday 16 June 2014 to Friday 20 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

This programme is for those who love football! During this week, as well as watching some of the football and discussing the merits of the great teams (such as Brazil, Italy and Germany), we will spend some time working on the estate and, probably most importantly, we'll do some worship. We will look at some of the Old Testament heroes such as David, Abraham and Moses and wonder if they would have had a football career!


BookBooking ref: 25MA14
Standard adult price: £117.50




Band Of Brothers

Friday 20 June 2014 to Sunday 22 June 2014
Led by Phil Stone & men of the Scargill Community

A men's retreat - escape into the adventure - in the rugged and inspiring scenery of the Yorkshire Dales! We will spend time learning about how men met with God... in the wild. Additional outdoor activities are planned for this weekend.

Phil Stone is the Director of Scargill Movement.

 

BookBooking ref: 25WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Dreaming Of That Yellow Jersey - Cycling La Route

Monday 30 June 2014 to Friday 4 July 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

The Tour de France almost passes our front door. This is a week for those who are keen to go before the Tour and cycle the route, and then return to Scargill to join in with the community for evenings of Bon Viveur. Each day there will be a morning reflection to set you on your way.


BookBooking ref: 27MA14
Standard adult price: £235




‘Tour de France’ Weekend

Friday 4 July 2014 to Sunday 6 July 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

SORRY - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Watch the Tour de France as it sweeps through the Dale and through Kettlewell. A celebratory weekend to enjoy the Tour, beautiful Wharfedale and our amazing God. You can stay in the House, or camp if you prefer. This really is an opportunity of a lifetime to see the world's best cyclists battle for the prized yellow jersey in God's own country.  ‘Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us' Hebrews 12.


BookBooking ref: 27WA14
Standard adult price: £121; Camping price (inc. meals): £81




Walk & Talk

Monday 7 July 2014 to Friday 11 July 2014
Led by Helen Brocklehurst

Come and enjoy a week of company and conversation while exploring the beautiful area around Scargill. We will start each day with a brief reflection then head for the hills with a picnic lunch. Walks will be strenuous, around 10 miles long, and involve a few uphill climbs to make the most of the stunning Dales views. The walks are led by Helen, former member of the Scargill community, who has enjoyed hiking in the Dales and elsewhere since childhood.


BookBooking ref: 28MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Exploring The Dales with a Camera

Monday 8 September 2014 to Friday 12 September 2014
Led by Ian Cresswell and Mike Peak

Join us to enjoy photographing this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where we plan to capture the different facets of a market town, a village and a farm.  We’ll be looking at some of the details which attract so many visitors here, and which contribute to the history, industries and present day life of the Dales. 

Ian Cresswell and Mike Peak are experienced photographers who will be here to help you  to improve and to answer your technical and aesthetic questions.

BookBooking ref: 37MB14
£235




Working Holiday

Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014
Led by Scargill Estate Team

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

BookBooking ref: 39MB14
£117.50




SPECIAL OFFER: Dales Holiday Week

Monday 22 September 2014 to Sunday 28 September 2014
Led by the Scargill Community ("Laugher and Lament" led by Phil Stone and David Rowe)

Make a whole week of it - and we’ll give you10% off! Join in with the “Laughter and Lament” event that is happening Monday to Friday, or enjoy days out to the many local attractions or a bit of both - it’s up to you. And stay through till Sunday for even more time to relax.  

Lonely Planet’s 2014 travel guide lists the Yorkshire Dales as the third best region to visit in the whole world - whether you know it well or are just beginning to discover it there is always more to explore.

BookBooking ref: 39MC14
£320




Red Squirrels of the Yorkshire Dales

Friday 3 October 2014 to Sunday 5 October 2014
Led by Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman

The Yorkshire Dales provide one of England's last strongholds for the red squirrel.  On this weekend you will get to meet them up close, along with other small mammals. Hugh and Lisa are lifelong enthusiastic naturalists and have been conserving and promoting wildlife at Scargill since it re-opened in 2009.

Hugh has worked as an ecologist for the last fifteen years, and Lisa has worked in environmental education.

BookBooking ref: 40WA14
£121




Autumn Walking in the Dales

Monday 20 October 2014 to Friday 24 October 2014
Led by Mike Weighell

Come and explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in Autumn as we walk on moorland tracks with glorious views across the dales and enjoy intimate valley scenery by rushing rivers and waterfalls, surrounded by Autumn colours. We will be walking eight to ten miles each day in Swaledale, Wensleydale and Wharfedale on a mix of field paths and moorland tracks with some steep climbs. Each day will start and end with worship and a time of refection as we enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

BookBooking ref: 43MA14
£235




The Passage of Time

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
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 - which 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.

http://www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 44WB14 
£121




Climb Every Mountain

Monday 24 November 2014 to Friday 28 November 2014
Led by Mike Talbot

Ararat, Sinai, Carmel, Transfiguration, Olives…  Scargill. Again and again in the Bible God meets people on mountain tops. In the mountainous (well, almost) place that is Scargill we’ll explore what happens when heaven touches earth.  A chance to look at some of the mountain stories in the Bible, and the impact that they have on the lives of people then and now. And a chance to get out and climb our own mountains in search of the One who reveals Himself to us.

Mike is vicar of Emmanuel Northwood.

BookBooking ref: 48MA14 
£235




Wisdom, Weaving, Walking

Monday 24 November 2014 to Friday 28 November 2014
Led by Claire and Brian Watts

Be inspired by God’s Word in the book of Proverbs, by colours, landscape, sheep and history in the Dales.  Each day will start with teaching followed by opportunities to walk and/or weave your way through the week. No previous experience of weaving is required as you will be introduced to this fascinating, simple and ancient craft. Walks will be optional and of varying lengths. We’ll see God’s picture emerge as we weave together the threads of our lives.

Claire and Brian are members of Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 48MB14 
£235




Working Holiday

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Help to manage Scargill’s wonderful estate and have plenty of time to relax too. We’ll be working hard outside on Saturday, and joining other guests for the evening and for Sunday morning activities. The cost is half that of a normal event.  Participants need to be aged 18 or over.

BookBooking ref: 48WB14
£60.50




Dickensian Christmas and Wintertime Walking Weekend

Friday 12 December 2014 to Sunday 14 December 2014
Led by The Scargill Community; walking led by Mike Weighell

Plenty of festive food and entertainment will provide the perfect complement to a visit to the famous Grassington Dickensian Festival or, if you prefer, a chance to walk the winter landscapes of Wharfedale.  What better way to begin the Christmas season?

BookBooking ref: 50WA14
£142




Friends’ Working Holiday

Monday 19 January 2015 to Friday 23 January 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

An opportunity to work alongside the community as we make the house beautiful and clean for the coming season. We'll be working hard during the day and joining members of the community for relaxation and worship in the evenings. The cost is less than half that of a normal event.  Participants need to be aged 18 or over.

BookBooking ref: 04MA15
£115



Retreats and refreshing


Love bade me welcome

Monday 2 June 2014 to Friday 6 June 2014
Led by Simon and Anne Holland

Sorry - this event is now fully booked.

BookBooking ref: 23MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 20 June 2014 to Sunday 22 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

Enough is enough. There comes a point when we just have to take a break from daily routine and allow our minds and bodies simply to be somewhere else. Take the opportunity this weekend to create a space in your life and allow God to fill it with anything that is good for you. Worship and teaching will be offered, but they are purely optional. Do as much or as little as suits you. We would love to look after you and make your time with us an enjoyable and profitable experience. Come and relax. It'll do you good.


BookBooking ref: 25WB14
Standard adult price: £121




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Monday 30 June 2014 to Friday 4 July 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

Welcome to our special mid-week edition of Renew, Refresh , Restore. Enough is enough. There comes a point when we just have to take a break from routine and allow our minds and bodies to be somewhere else. Take the opportunity this week to create space and allow God to fill it with anything that's good for you. Worship and teaching will be purely optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time with us an enjoyable and profitable experience. Come and relax. It'll do you good.


BookBooking ref: 27MB14
Standard adult price: £235




CARM Retreat: Music For Worship & Painting With Prayer

Monday 7 July 2014 to Friday 11 July 2014
Led by Margaret & Jock Stein & Douglas Kerr

Time to paint or make music, time for God and yourself. Four nights amidst Yorkshire scenery; three full days offering a blend of the arts and worship, and a varied evening programme are typical of a CARM Retreat (Creative Arts Retreat Movement) partnered with Scargill. Afternoons are free for you to continue with painting or music, explore the Dales, or just relax. Led by Margaret and Jock Stein, and Douglas Kerr (Scottish ministers and musician of many parts).


BookBooking ref: 28MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Time for the Grown-ups

Friday 22 August 2014 to Monday 25 August 2014
Led by the Scargill Community

A quiet, extended, child-free weekend to enjoy to 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: 34WA14
£180




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 29 August 2014 to Sunday 31 August 2014
Led by Led by the Scargill Community

Enough is enough. There comes a point where we just have to take a break from routine and allow our minds and bodies to be somewhere else. Take the opportunity this weekend to create space and allow God to fill it with anything that's good for you. Worship and teaching will be purely optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time with us an enjoyable and profitable experience. Come and relax. It'll do you good.

BookBooking ref: 35WA14
£121




Individually Guided Retreat

Monday 15 September 2014 to Friday 19 September 2014
Led by Becky Widdows and Team

Imagine sitting with God gazing out on the glorious Yorkshire landscape as you eat your meals. On Individually Guided Retreats we do just that! Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your silent retreat offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk.

Becky Widdows was a Lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon, and she now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.

BookBooking ref: 38MA14
£235




SPECIAL OFFER: Dales Holiday Week

Monday 22 September 2014 to Sunday 28 September 2014
Led by the Scargill Community ("Laugher and Lament" led by Phil Stone and David Rowe)

Make a whole week of it - and we’ll give you10% off! Join in with the “Laughter and Lament” event that is happening Monday to Friday, or enjoy days out to the many local attractions or a bit of both - it’s up to you. And stay through till Sunday for even more time to relax.  

Lonely Planet’s 2014 travel guide lists the Yorkshire Dales as the third best region to visit in the whole world - whether you know it well or are just beginning to discover it there is always more to explore.

BookBooking ref: 39MC14
£320




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 3 October 2014 to Sunday 5 October 2014
Led by the Scargill Community

Enough is enough. There comes a point where we just have to take a break from routine and allow our minds and bodies to be somewhere else. Take the opportunity this weekend to create space and allow God to fill it with anything that's good for you. Worship and teaching will be purely optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time with us an enjoyable and profitable experience. Come and relax. It'll do you good.

BookBooking ref: 40WB14
£121




CARM Retreat: Picture Making, Photography & Prayer

Monday 20 October 2014 to Friday 24 October 2014
Led by Led by Peter Boorman & Margaret Stein CARM Chaplain: Rev Mary Gilbert

Scargill is once more partnering with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement for a retreat on the theme “A Multi-Layered Life”.  We’ll use disparate media and objects to produce a finished piece, with Margaret helping you to make pictures and Peter enabling you to explore photography.  Mary Gilbert will be on hand for some teaching input and to offer a listening ear.

http://www.carmretreats.org/

BookBooking ref: 43MB14
£235




Another Day in this Extraordinary World

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
Led by Michael Mitton

An opportunity to come away and reflect on how each day that we are given in this life is full of potential, opportunity and discovery.  How can we treat each day as a gift from God so that we live life in all its fullness? Michael will explore this theme through talks, stories, images, poetry and music.

Michael is an Anglican minister, freelance writer and speaker, and Fresh Expressions Officer for Derby Diocese.  
He is author of ‘Dreaming of Home’ and ‘Travellers of the Heart’. 

http://www.michaelmitton.co.uk/

BookBooking ref: 44WA14
£121




We Will Remember Them

Monday 10 November 2014 to Wednesday 12 November 2014
Led by Phil Stone and the Scargill Community

A two-day retreat marking Armistice day one hundred years after the beginning of the First World War.  We will reflect on the horrors of conflict and the courage of so many, with insights from wartime poets and artists. Among others, we’ll learn about Studdert Kennedy, better known as “Woodbine Willie”, a Chaplain during the Great War, and Kurt Reuber, a German doctor in the Second World War who drew the Stalingrad Madonna. With their help we will face up to the big question, “Where is God in all of this?” 

The event will run from 4pm on Monday till lunch on Wednesday.

BookBooking ref: 46MA14 
£121




Coming Home

Monday 17 November 2014 to Friday 21 November 2014
Led by Jackie Reily, Scargill Chaplain

Dig deep into a well known Bible story to discover how to live well with yourself and others.  Together we’ll explore the story of the Prodigal Son using music, poetry, art, prayer and our own experiences to think about what it might mean to be the son, the elder brother or the Father in this story. Great for anyone who wants to take some much needed time out with God, before we head into the Christmas rush!

BookBooking ref: 47MA14 
£235




Wisdom, Weaving, Walking

Monday 24 November 2014 to Friday 28 November 2014
Led by Claire and Brian Watts

Be inspired by God’s Word in the book of Proverbs, by colours, landscape, sheep and history in the Dales.  Each day will start with teaching followed by opportunities to walk and/or weave your way through the week. No previous experience of weaving is required as you will be introduced to this fascinating, simple and ancient craft. Walks will be optional and of varying lengths. We’ll see God’s picture emerge as we weave together the threads of our lives.

Claire and Brian are members of Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 48MB14 
£235




Advent Weekend

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014
Led by Diane Stone and the Scargil Community

Come and experience anew the Advent gifts of wonder, longing and hope.  In this special season we’re called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, not just as a baby at Christmas but as a king when He returns in glory.  This weekend will set you on the right path as you take time out of all the busy-ness to rest and relax, attend a couple of teaching sessions, join in various craft activities and journey through our Advent labyrinth.

BookBooking ref: 48WA14
£121




Advent Retreat - Towards the Dawn

Monday 1 December 2014 to Friday 5 December 2014
Led by David Runcorn

Advent is a season that tells us to wake up and get ready! The Lord is near. This week we will do this by telling three stories of lives unexpectedly caught up in the coming of Jesus – Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary the Mother of Jesus and John the Baptist. The retreat will include times of input and worship, silence and sharing. No previous experience is needed. 

David Runcorn is an experienced retreat leader who also ministers works as a spiritual director, consultant, theological teacher and writer. He is author of a number of books including "Spirituality Workbook - a Guide for Pilgrims, Seekers and Explorers"; "The Road to Growth Less Travelled - Spiritual Paths in a Missionary Church" and "Fear and Trust - God-centred Leadership".

You can meet him on his website: http://www.davidruncorn.com

BookBooking ref: 49MA14
£235




Companions' Retreat

Friday 23 January 2015 to Sunday 25 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

The Pathway Promises that our Companions share with the resident Community make a rich and challenging rule of life.  This retreat is a chance to reflect on how we’re getting on, and to receive some “encouragement and guidance from brothers and sisters who share this Pathway”. Learn more and go deeper with the promises while enjoying the winter time beauty of Scargill and the company of each other. Again, we offer a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.

BookBooking ref: 04WA15
£105




Reel Stories, Real Lives

Friday 30 January 2015 to Sunday 1 February 2015
Led by Phil Stone and the Scargill Community

Everyone loves a good movie! And whether by accident or design, biblical values and truths often end up on the silver screen.  If we look, we might just find the character of Jesus revealed to us in new ways, and some fresh inspiration for our discipleship.  So come for a fun, inspirational and popcorn-filled weekend as we link Biblical narratives with movies old and new and discover God's love in places we never saw it before.

Phil Stone is a film-lover, an engaging speaker and the Director of the Scargill Movement.

BookBooking ref: 05WA15 
£127




Painting our Prayers

Friday 20 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015
Led by Claire Watts

No art or painting skills necessary!  There will be opportunities for reflecting on Scriptures, followed by guided sessions in which we will express our hearts and our prayers to our Father God through colour, mark and shape. In a world that relies strongly on words, this will be a chance to experiment with non-verbal prayer and expression in simple yet meaningful ways. No need to bring anything as all materials will be provided, but you might like to wear comfortable old clothes or an apron. 

Claire is the Creativity Co-ordinator at Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 08WB15
£127




Previous Scargill Community

Friday 27 February 2015 to Sunday 1 March 2015
Led by The current Scargill Community

This is a warm invitation to previous community who have served at Scargill over the last 50+ years.  An opportunity to catch up with long lost friends as well as to get to know the current community, and see Scargill once again. Hear about its journey since your last visit and enjoy the peace and fun of your old home from home.

BookBooking ref: 09WA15
£127



Seasonal


We Will Remember Them

Monday 10 November 2014 to Wednesday 12 November 2014
Led by Phil Stone and the Scargill Community

A two-day retreat marking Armistice day one hundred years after the beginning of the First World War.  We will reflect on the horrors of conflict and the courage of so many, with insights from wartime poets and artists. Among others, we’ll learn about Studdert Kennedy, better known as “Woodbine Willie”, a Chaplain during the Great War, and Kurt Reuber, a German doctor in the Second World War who drew the Stalingrad Madonna. With their help we will face up to the big question, “Where is God in all of this?” 

The event will run from 4pm on Monday till lunch on Wednesday.

BookBooking ref: 46MA14 
£121




Advent Weekend

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014
Led by Diane Stone and the Scargil Community

Come and experience anew the Advent gifts of wonder, longing and hope.  In this special season we’re called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, not just as a baby at Christmas but as a king when He returns in glory.  This weekend will set you on the right path as you take time out of all the busy-ness to rest and relax, attend a couple of teaching sessions, join in various craft activities and journey through our Advent labyrinth.

BookBooking ref: 48WA14
£121




Advent Retreat - Towards the Dawn

Monday 1 December 2014 to Friday 5 December 2014
Led by David Runcorn

Advent is a season that tells us to wake up and get ready! The Lord is near. This week we will do this by telling three stories of lives unexpectedly caught up in the coming of Jesus – Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary the Mother of Jesus and John the Baptist. The retreat will include times of input and worship, silence and sharing. No previous experience is needed. 

David Runcorn is an experienced retreat leader who also ministers works as a spiritual director, consultant, theological teacher and writer. He is author of a number of books including "Spirituality Workbook - a Guide for Pilgrims, Seekers and Explorers"; "The Road to Growth Less Travelled - Spiritual Paths in a Missionary Church" and "Fear and Trust - God-centred Leadership".

You can meet him on his website: http://www.davidruncorn.com

BookBooking ref: 49MA14
£235




Dickensian Christmas and Wintertime Walking Weekend

Friday 12 December 2014 to Sunday 14 December 2014
Led by The Scargill Community; walking led by Mike Weighell

Plenty of festive food and entertainment will provide the perfect complement to a visit to the famous Grassington Dickensian Festival or, if you prefer, a chance to walk the winter landscapes of Wharfedale.  What better way to begin the Christmas season?

BookBooking ref: 50WA14
£142




New Year House Party

Tuesday 30 December 2014 to Saturday 3 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

Scargill’s New Year House Party is already the stuff of legend. However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something for everyone here: coffee, chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment.   There’ll be time with the kids, time just for grown ups and lots of time for God although His input on these occasions is never predictable. And we will certainly be living up to Scargill’s unofficial motto “never knowingly underfed”.  Join us – we’ll have a great time.

BookBooking ref: 01MA15
£284



Spiritual development


There and Back Again

Friday 9 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014
Led by Revd Dr Jeanette Sears

A weekend to explore the spiritual message and impact of ‘The Hobbit’, the first story to be published of Professor J R R Tolkien’s great mythology. 2014 will see the final episode of Peter Jackson’s film trilogy, seen by millions around the world. Revd Dr Jeanette Sears will be looking at the sources of the story, the major themes of Tolkien the Christian writer, and the implications for our own creativity and spiritual lives.

www.jeanettesears.com

BookBooking ref: 19WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Mums and Daughters

Friday 9 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014
Led by Led by Diane Stone & Rachel Fielding, Jane & Rachel McCarthy

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

Led by Diane Stone and Jane McCarthy and their respective daughters, who are both called Rachel.

BookBooking ref: 19WB14
Standard adult price: £121




Job: Faith in a Mess

Monday 12 May 2014 to Friday 16 May 2014
Led by Revds Jolyon and Frances Trickey

The depths of a man’s life deserve to be mined over several days. Where do we turn when God withdraws? As we delve into the whole book, we will find a bigger vision of God. Join us in exploring.

Jolyon and Frances are both ordained and serve in neighbouring parishes in the South West. ‘Life is hard at times, yet God is to be trusted. We love him, his church and his word. We also love Scargill and working together!’

BookBooking ref: 20MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Time to take Joy and Laughter Seriously

Monday 19 May 2014 to Friday 23 May 2014
Led by Revd Andrew Corsie & Revd Tricia Hillas

Laughter is a serious matter – it is not something superficial. It leads us into an understanding of God, and what it means to be human. This week we will explore delight, awe, wonder and celebration within scripture, and ask, ‘How do we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?’ Can there be a place of celebration in a place of pain and disorientation, and what would it look like?

Andrew and Tricia are good friends and vicars in London - there is plenty of laughter!

BookBooking ref: 21MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Journey Into Healing

Monday 2 June 2014 to Thursday 5 June 2014
Led by Led by Sue Rose & Team

A residential workshop working in Christian gestalt therapeutic groups with Rev Sue Rose and others from the 'Journey Into Healing' team. For those who are stuck on their life journey or carrying too much baggage from the past, we work together in a safe environment to enable growth, healing and the new freedom offered by Christ. Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book:

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

www.journeyintohealing.co.uk

BookBooking ref: Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book
Around £300




Waiting To Hear The ‘Gentle Whisper’ (1 Kings 19:12)

Monday 9 June 2014 to Friday 13 June 2014
Led by Jennifer Rees-Larcombe
Time to step out of a noisy world and take time to hear God’s voice. Elijah felt stressed, afraid, discouraged, exhausted and directionless. Taking time to listen to God’s Gentle Whisper changed and transformed him.

Jen Larcombe runs a House of Prayer, (offering counselling and prayer ministry) in the Kent countryside. She would be more than happy to spend time individually with anyone who might find that helpful.BookBooking ref: 24MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Re-Create! Exploring God’s Creativity & Ours

Monday 9 June 2014 to Friday 13 June 2014
Led by Claire Watts

A time to be inspired; to explore materials and ideas! Come and play, with some instruction and demonstrations. We’ll consider the process of creativity, God’s and ours, and how it can be used in our communities, churches and other settings. No experience or expertise is needed: play, ponder, practise and have fun! Materials will include wood, clay, paint and paper. Techniques on offer will include felt-making, papermaking, printing, carving… and more! Join us to explore one of God’s great gifts to His children.

BookBooking ref: 24MB14
Standard adult price: £235




What’s Happening To Me & Where Is God?

Monday 16 June 2014 to Friday 20 June 2014
Led by Andrew & Elizabeth Procter

A caring look at the problems of depression and overstress for Christians in the peaceful setting of the Yorkshire Dales. Christians are not immune from mental health and emotional disorders. Sadly, the church often appears to lack understanding and can inadvertently add to people‘s burdens. Drawing on years of experience of church ministry , counselling and psychiatry, Andrew & Elizabeth Procter seek to redress that balance by offering basic information, health-giving advice and practical exercises.

BookBooking ref: 25MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Band Of Brothers

Friday 20 June 2014 to Sunday 22 June 2014
Led by Phil Stone & men of the Scargill Community

A men's retreat - escape into the adventure - in the rugged and inspiring scenery of the Yorkshire Dales! We will spend time learning about how men met with God... in the wild. Additional outdoor activities are planned for this weekend.

Phil Stone is the Director of Scargill Movement.

 

BookBooking ref: 25WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Where is God In Dementia?

Friday 20 June 2014 to Sunday 22 June 2014
Led by Elizabeth Milwain

This is a difficult question to ask, but the ideal place to ask it. This weekend is for anyone feeling bewildered or hurt by dementia. It includes presentations on the essential facts about dementia, the realities of living with dementia, and the development of the right approaches. There will also be opportunities for sharing, reflection and consideration of the spiritual aspects. Last year there were tears, but also healing. People who arrived as strangers left bonded deeply.

Dr Elizabeth Milwain, is a psychologist who has been teaching in this area for over 15 years and is currently growing dementia-friendly churches.


BookBooking ref: 25WC14
Standard adult price: £121




How To Be Happy

Monday 23 June 2014 to Friday 27 June 2014
Led by Revd Simon Coupland

How can we find true and lasting happiness in the ups and downs of life? Although our society is wealthier than ever, we’re no happier. So it’s good news that Jesus said that he came to make our life abundant and our joy complete. Simon Coupland, the vicar of St Paul’s Kingston Hill, will take us through some practical steps that the Bible gives to help us find and enjoy the happiness that our creator God wants us to know.


BookBooking ref: 26MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Picturing The Gospel

Monday 23 June 2014 to Friday 27 June 2014
Led by Phil & Diane Stone

In this week we will be following the life of Jesus through the eyes of artists whose gifts can enrich our understanding of the Gospel. So if you love art, and love the Gospel, this is the week for you. Phil and Di, who are art enthusiasts, will explore some of the meaning of their favourite paintings and sculptures and how they can be used to enliven and deepen our prayer life. They’ll get us talking about how art can be used to proclaim the good news of Jesus.


BookBooking ref: Standard adult price: £235
26MB14




On Fragile Wings

Friday 11 July 2014 to Sunday 13 July 2014
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

‘I’ll rise up like the eagle,
And I will soar with You,
Your Spirit leads me on,
In the power of Your love.’

A wonderful thought, to soar effortlessly with Jesus.  Ignoring his father’s instructions, Icarus flew too near the sun and fell. That’s not our problem. Close to the sun is the safest place for us. Sometimes, though, our wings seem frighteningly fragile. Sometimes strong wings get damaged. What does our Father say about flight maintenance? Come and look for answers with Adrian and Bridget.

BookBooking ref: 28WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Preaching and Renewal

Monday 8 September 2014 to Friday 12 September 2014
Led by Alison Morgan

A retreat for preachers, teachers and speakers.  Through a mixture of theological reflection, testimony, poetry, story and images we will affirm the word of God as intriguing, dynamic and life-changing.  Together we’ll explore the relationship between Word and Spirit and how we can live and speak the Word as something incarnate and personal rather than just conceptual.  

We will be reflecting on words and how we use them, considering whether and how our human understanding of words limits the way in which we think about the Word and words of God, and discussing the role of story in our speaking and preaching.

Alison Morgan is a internationally known speaker and author. She works for ReSource, providing 
teaching, training and support for churches and church leaders all over the UK and across Africa. Her most recent book is The Word on the Wind, which can be ordered from the ReSource website. 

Participants on previous retreats led by Alison at Scargill and Lee Abbey have said: 
"It was life-changing, mindblowing"
"One of the most interesting programmes that I have ever done here. Alison speaks clear truths, with illustrations and real life stories which help you to feel connected"
"Down to earth, relevant, easily digestible presentation; great balance of interaction and presentation. I thought this was going to be quite ‘high-brow’ intellectual – anything but! You do a great job by keeping it real. It’s a message many more will be pleased to hear"
“Excellent, really easy to understand, and great visual resources. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and feel invigorated to go home with ideas and energy and hopeful heart!”

For more information about Alison and about ReSource see http://www.resource-arm.net/

BookBooking ref: 37MA14
£235




Individually Guided Retreat

Monday 15 September 2014 to Friday 19 September 2014
Led by Becky Widdows and Team

Imagine sitting with God gazing out on the glorious Yorkshire landscape as you eat your meals. On Individually Guided Retreats we do just that! Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your silent retreat offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk.

Becky Widdows was a Lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon, and she now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.

BookBooking ref: 38MA14
£235




I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Friday 19 September 2014 to Sunday 21 September 2014
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

Jesus says “By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?” Has your Christian life turned you plum crazy, pear-shaped or peachy? Has it produced grapes of wrath, shrivelled prunes or a perfect fruit cocktail? Who gives a fig? We should! This weekend we’re planning to upset the apple cart, blow raspberries at hypocrisy and generally go bananas. In the process we hope to learn how to graft ourselves back onto the life-giving vine that is God's love.

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Adrian writes primarily Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide.  Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. Together they have been members of community at Scargill House since 2010.

BookBooking ref: 38WA14
£121




Laughter and Lament

Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014
Led by Phil Stone and David Rowe

Two things that seem increasingly absent in church are laughter (we take ourselves too seriously) and the ability to lament (we pretend that everything’s fine when it isn’t). Through careful study of the Scriptures David, Warden of Lee Abbey Devon, and Phil, Director of Scargill, will explore the importance of both of these qualities in the people of God and how we can rediscover them to reignite our own faith today. 

BookBooking ref: 39MA14
£235




Before iPhone and iPad was I AM

Monday 13 October 2014 to Friday 17 October 2014
Led by Phil Stone and Dave Hopwood

During this week we will explore Jesus' “I Am” statements in John's Gospel.  They spell out what Jesus thinks about himself, and by doing that they show us what God is like. They speak of invitation, relationship, life and truth. In their own distinctive styles, Dave and Phil will explore these wonderful sayings and how, through the Spirit, they can transform our walk with Jesus. 

Phil is the Director of Scargill; Dave is an author and speaker, who uses all kinds of visual media to communicate the Bible in a way that’s fun, informative and inspiring.
http://davehopwood.com/

BookBooking ref: 42MA14
£235




CARM Retreat: Picture Making, Photography & Prayer

Monday 20 October 2014 to Friday 24 October 2014
Led by Led by Peter Boorman & Margaret Stein CARM Chaplain: Rev Mary Gilbert

Scargill is once more partnering with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement for a retreat on the theme “A Multi-Layered Life”.  We’ll use disparate media and objects to produce a finished piece, with Margaret helping you to make pictures and Peter enabling you to explore photography.  Mary Gilbert will be on hand for some teaching input and to offer a listening ear.

http://www.carmretreats.org/

BookBooking ref: 43MB14
£235




Another Day in this Extraordinary World

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
Led by Michael Mitton

An opportunity to come away and reflect on how each day that we are given in this life is full of potential, opportunity and discovery.  How can we treat each day as a gift from God so that we live life in all its fullness? Michael will explore this theme through talks, stories, images, poetry and music.

Michael is an Anglican minister, freelance writer and speaker, and Fresh Expressions Officer for Derby Diocese.  
He is author of ‘Dreaming of Home’ and ‘Travellers of the Heart’. 

http://www.michaelmitton.co.uk/

BookBooking ref: 44WA14
£121




Dare to be a Daniel?

Monday 3 November 2014 to Friday 7 November 2014
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

Most of us would love to know how it feels to be in the  zone of God’s will.  The prophet  Daniel knew that the only truly worthwhile aim in life was to bravely represent his God. A lot of risks, a lot of danger but nothing deterred him. This week we are going to have a look at some of Daniel’s exploits.

It’s a truly extraordinary story.  So extraordinary that it might make us feel like giving up. On the other hand, you never know, we might be inspired to stand up for our God and face a lion or two.

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Adrian writes primarily Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide. Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. Together they have been members of community at Scargill House since 2010.

BookBooking ref: 45MA14
£235




We Will Remember Them

Monday 10 November 2014 to Wednesday 12 November 2014
Led by Phil Stone and the Scargill Community

A two-day retreat marking Armistice day one hundred years after the beginning of the First World War.  We will reflect on the horrors of conflict and the courage of so many, with insights from wartime poets and artists. Among others, we’ll learn about Studdert Kennedy, better known as “Woodbine Willie”, a Chaplain during the Great War, and Kurt Reuber, a German doctor in the Second World War who drew the Stalingrad Madonna. With their help we will face up to the big question, “Where is God in all of this?” 

The event will run from 4pm on Monday till lunch on Wednesday.

BookBooking ref: 46MA14 
£121




Playing together - Improvisation for Dummies (and Others)

Monday 17 November 2014 to Friday 21 November 2014
Led by Andreas Andersson, Scargill Chaplain

Join us for a fun and busy few days of improvising together as group. We’ll spend most of our time playing together, using music from all over the world and developing interplay and communication through exercises. Then we’ll discover how those skills overlap with spiritual practices that enable us to be creative and generous. We’ll end by sharing our findings in a concert for other guests. Instrumentalists and singers welcome! Some experience of playing with others and confidence on your instrument will help you fully enjoy this week. 

Andreas has worked as a professional musician, touring Europe and recording several highly acclaimed albums. He also teaches improvisation, jazz and saxophone.

https://soundcloud.com/andreas-w-andersson

Record labels: 
Kopasetic Productions (with the trio Plunge): http://www.kopasetic.se/en/plunge
Compunctio (as solo artist): http://www.compunctio.com

BookBooking ref: 47MB14 
£235




Climb Every Mountain

Monday 24 November 2014 to Friday 28 November 2014
Led by Mike Talbot

Ararat, Sinai, Carmel, Transfiguration, Olives…  Scargill. Again and again in the Bible God meets people on mountain tops. In the mountainous (well, almost) place that is Scargill we’ll explore what happens when heaven touches earth.  A chance to look at some of the mountain stories in the Bible, and the impact that they have on the lives of people then and now. And a chance to get out and climb our own mountains in search of the One who reveals Himself to us.

Mike is vicar of Emmanuel Northwood.

BookBooking ref: 48MA14 
£235




Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice

Friday 5 December 2014 to Sunday 7 December 2014
Led by Bridget Plass and Diane Stone

A woman's lot has never been too easy has it? Throughout the Bible women have been expected to hitch their skirts and follow, and to put themselves second, third or even fourth. At this time of the year we can feel a bit overwhelmed as we face the challenges of yet another Christmas. Come and be defrazzled (and a bit pampered) as we meet some of the women in Jesus’ family tree, and discover, debate and laugh about what it means, and definitely doesn't mean, to be a Christian woman today.

The input and discussion during this event is for women only.  "Scargill:  a Safe Place to say Dangerous Things", which is for men only, is running at the same time.  You are most welcome to come on your own, or couples can attend the separate talks and enjoy the rest of the weekend together.

Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. She and her husband Adrian have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Diane Stone is part of the Leadership Team at Scargill and has particular responsibility for the recruitment and care of Community members as well as all matters creative.  Bridget and Diane (and their husbands) were founding members of the new Community at Scargill House when it re-opened in 2010.  

BookBooking ref: 49WB14
£121




Scargill: A Safe Place to Say Dangerous Things

Friday 5 December 2014 to Sunday 7 December 2014
Led by Phil Stone and Adrian Plass

Really? How safe? How dangerous? This weekend offers a forum for men who have something to say, and would  like to say it without being directed firmly back to the party line. No holds barred. Whether you're into Mozart or Meatloaf, poetry or press-ups, beer or Beaujolais, or all of the above, this weekend might be for you. We'll be using the Psalms as a trigger but after that we want to hear what you have to say. We'll have some laughs, maybe an argument or two, possibly a few tears, and above all we'll do our best to be honest.

The input and discussion during this event is for men only.  "Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice", which is for women only, is running at the same time.  You are most welcome to come on your own, or couples can attend the separate talks and enjoy the rest of the weekend together.

Adrian and Phil, together with their wives, were founding members of the new Community at Scargill House when it re-opened in 2010.  Phil is the Director of the Scargill Movement.  Adrian is a writer, primarily of Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide.  He and his wife Bridget have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. 

BookBooking ref: 49WA14
£121




Reel Stories, Real Lives

Friday 30 January 2015 to Sunday 1 February 2015
Led by Phil Stone and the Scargill Community

Everyone loves a good movie! And whether by accident or design, biblical values and truths often end up on the silver screen.  If we look, we might just find the character of Jesus revealed to us in new ways, and some fresh inspiration for our discipleship.  So come for a fun, inspirational and popcorn-filled weekend as we link Biblical narratives with movies old and new and discover God's love in places we never saw it before.

Phil Stone is a film-lover, an engaging speaker and the Director of the Scargill Movement.

BookBooking ref: 05WA15 
£127




Walking the Jesus Path

Monday 2 February 2015 to Friday 6 February 2015
Led by Andreas Andersson, Scargill Chaplain

An exploration of the Sermon on the Mount as an invitation to joyfully participate in God’s adventurous life.  Sessions will include teaching, workshops, communal reflection and looking at the world in which we live to understand how we can be energized by the “Shalom path” of Jesus for us and our world.

Andreas is Chaplain at Scargill House, and works internationally in Christian Peacemaker Teams with faith-community based nonviolent peacemaking.  
http://www.cpt.org/

BookBooking ref: 06MA15
£246




Love Actually

Friday 6 February 2015 to Sunday 8 February 2015
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. How ever many years you’ve been together there’s still more you can find out and enjoy about each other.

Jackie and Paul are members of the Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 06WA15 
£127




Grace Outpouring

Monday 9 February 2015 to Friday 13 February 2015
Led by Phil Stone

Paul's letter to the Ephesians has much to say to us today.  He speaks passionately about God's generous love that is to be found in Christ - abundant, immeasurable, more than our imaginations can comprehend! In fact it’s lavishly given. As well as exploring this amazing love, there is also a call to a distinctive lifestyle. During this week we’ll explore some of the themes that run through this wonderful letter.

Phil is the Director of Scargill House.

BookBooking ref: 07MB15
£246




Enneagram - God Shaped People 2

Monday 9 February 2015 to Friday 13 February 2015
Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker

Enneagram 1 was so popular that we are glad to offer Enneagram 2.  This course is for those who have already done a basic Enneagram course, either here or somewhere else. We will continue to explore the Enneagram system within the Christian tradition, and how we can use it to deepen our relationships with God, ourselves and others.

Becky Widdows was a Lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon and now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.  Margi Walker is part of the Scargill Pastoral Team.

BookBooking ref: 07MA15
£246




Painting our Prayers

Friday 20 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015
Led by Claire Watts

No art or painting skills necessary!  There will be opportunities for reflecting on Scriptures, followed by guided sessions in which we will express our hearts and our prayers to our Father God through colour, mark and shape. In a world that relies strongly on words, this will be a chance to experiment with non-verbal prayer and expression in simple yet meaningful ways. No need to bring anything as all materials will be provided, but you might like to wear comfortable old clothes or an apron. 

Claire is the Creativity Co-ordinator at Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 08WB15
£127




Exile

Monday 23 February 2015 to Friday 27 February 2015
Led by Annie Naish

“How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?”  Do you feel like an alien in strange culture? Are you puzzled about how to connect with your neighbours? Some say that the church is now in exile, isolated from contemporary society.  If so, how do we live out our faith in this hostile environment? We’ll explore how the theme of exile in scripture can inspire and equip us to live as missional Christians. 

Annie is Missioner for the Lee Abbey Movement.

BookBooking ref: 09MA15 
£246




Travelling Hopefully

Monday 23 February 2015 to Friday 27 February 2015
Led by Felicity Lawson

The Bible is full of stories about journeys - some are exciting, some terrifying, some so slow that they’re downright boring! Using stories from the Bible and elsewhere we shall explore our own journeys with God, whether we have been travelling together for a long time or only just begun, and consider where all this is leading us. Felicity  is a vicar in Leeds, and has helped lots of people to explore their personal journeys.  Wherever you’ve got to on yours, if you’d like to move forward this week is for you.

BookBooking ref: 09MB15 
£246




For God's Sake Make a Difference

Friday 27 February 2015 to Sunday 1 March 2015
Led by Jon Kuhrt, Annie Kirke and Paul Reily

Justice and righteousness are at the heart of God's character. How much does the Church reflect these characteristics? How do we hold together practical and spiritual care? How do we develop an authentically missional social action?

Jon (West London Mission), Annie (London Missional Communities and Westminster Churches Winter Shelter Coordinator) and Paul (Scargill Community and formerly of Housing Justice) explore the theology and practice of social action and ask what this has to do with the Kingdom of God today.

BookBooking ref: 09WB15
£127



Working Holidays


Worship, Work & World Cup

Monday 16 June 2014 to Friday 20 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

This programme is for those who love football! During this week, as well as watching some of the football and discussing the merits of the great teams (such as Brazil, Italy and Germany), we will spend some time working on the estate and, probably most importantly, we'll do some worship. We will look at some of the Old Testament heroes such as David, Abraham and Moses and wonder if they would have had a football career!


BookBooking ref: 25MA14
Standard adult price: £117.50




Working Holiday

Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014
Led by Scargill Estate Team

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

BookBooking ref: 39MB14
£117.50




Working Holiday

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Help to manage Scargill’s wonderful estate and have plenty of time to relax too. We’ll be working hard outside on Saturday, and joining other guests for the evening and for Sunday morning activities. The cost is half that of a normal event.  Participants need to be aged 18 or over.

BookBooking ref: 48WB14
£60.50




Friends’ Working Holiday

Monday 19 January 2015 to Friday 23 January 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

An opportunity to work alongside the community as we make the house beautiful and clean for the coming season. We'll be working hard during the day and joining members of the community for relaxation and worship in the evenings. The cost is less than half that of a normal event.  Participants need to be aged 18 or over.

BookBooking ref: 04MA15
£115



Youth


Summerfest 1

Saturday 2 August 2014 to Thursday 7 August 2014
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 including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice.  Day tickets are available.

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00



BookBooking ref: 31WA14





Summerfest 2

Saturday 9 August 2014 to Thursday 14 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00


BookBooking ref: 32WA14





Summerfest 3

Saturday 16 August 2014 to Thursday 21 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00
BookBooking ref: 33WA14




May 2014


Watch my Lips - Bible Reading Fellowship Quiet Day

Thu 1 May 2014 to Thu 1 May 2014
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

In Samuel 1, Eli sees Hannah's lips moving while she kneels in the temple, having escaped the scorn of her husband's other wife Penninah. Eli thinks she’s drunk. It goes much deeper than that. So easy to make judgements based on what we see , or even, like Penninah, think we know for sure. Do we do this? Do others do it to us? Do we judge the God we think we know? How do we think he judges us? Time for a little honest heart searching?

Contact BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) directly to book:

Tel: 01865 319700

Web: www.quietspaces.org.uk

Post: 15 The Chambers, The Vineyard, Abington, Oxon, OX14 3FE

 



BookBooking ref: Book directly with BRF





There and Back Again

Fri 9 May 2014 to Sun 11 May 2014
Led by Revd Dr Jeanette Sears

A weekend to explore the spiritual message and impact of ‘The Hobbit’, the first story to be published of Professor J R R Tolkien’s great mythology. 2014 will see the final episode of Peter Jackson’s film trilogy, seen by millions around the world. Revd Dr Jeanette Sears will be looking at the sources of the story, the major themes of Tolkien the Christian writer, and the implications for our own creativity and spiritual lives.

www.jeanettesears.com

 



BookBooking ref: 19WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Mums and Daughters

Fri 9 May 2014 to Sun 11 May 2014
Led by Led by Diane Stone & Rachel Fielding, Jane & Rachel McCarthy

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

Led by Diane Stone and Jane McCarthy and their respective daughters, who are both called Rachel.



BookBooking ref: 19WB14
Standard adult price: £121




Walking the Limestone Dales

Mon 12 May 2014 to Fri 16 May 2014
Led by Mike Weighell

We will be discovering the limestone areas in the southern and western Dales. We will explore the Norber Eratics and limestone scars in Crummackdale, follow the ancient tracks and enjoy the limestone scenery around Grassington in Wharfedale, and explore the majestic limestone scenery around Malham. The walks will be mainly in the valleys, on field paths and tracks and limestone scars with some climbs, and will be 8 to 10 miles each day.

 



BookBooking ref: 20MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Job: Faith in a Mess

Mon 12 May 2014 to Fri 16 May 2014
Led by Revds Jolyon and Frances Trickey

The depths of a man’s life deserve to be mined over several days. Where do we turn when God withdraws? As we delve into the whole book, we will find a bigger vision of God. Join us in exploring.

Jolyon and Frances are both ordained and serve in neighbouring parishes in the South West. ‘Life is hard at times, yet God is to be trusted. We love him, his church and his word. We also love Scargill and working together!’

 



BookBooking ref: 20MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Time to take Joy and Laughter Seriously

Mon 19 May 2014 to Fri 23 May 2014
Led by Revd Andrew Corsie & Revd Tricia Hillas

Laughter is a serious matter – it is not something superficial. It leads us into an understanding of God, and what it means to be human. This week we will explore delight, awe, wonder and celebration within scripture, and ask, ‘How do we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?’ Can there be a place of celebration in a place of pain and disorientation, and what would it look like?

Andrew and Tricia are good friends and vicars in London - there is plenty of laughter!

 



BookBooking ref: 21MA14
Standard adult price: £235




God’s Dangerous Book: Adventures In The History Of The Bible

Mon 26 May 2014 to Fri 30 May 2014
Led by Nick and Claire Page

A half term event for all ages.

How did we get the Bible? How do we read it? And why is it still dangerous today? Every day millions of people around the world read the Bible. But where did it come from? Who put it together? And why have so many rulers and leaders in history sought to stop people from reading it? Using history, humour and stories from today’s persecuted church, this week will be a powerful reminder of why the Bible is still a challenging, inspirational, dangerous text.

Nick and Claire Page are authors and speakers from Eynsham, Oxfordshire.

www.nickpage.co.uk

 



BookBooking ref: 22MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Panning for Gold

Fri 30 May 2014 to Sun 1 June 2014
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass with Sheridan and Merryn Voysey

How do we approach writing our own stories? This weekend we shall examine ways of identifying and selecting the true gold of Christian experience, and rejecting the dross of inaccessible language and inflated testimony that militates against authentic accounts of life and faith. Joining Bridget and Adrian will be broadcaster and writer Sheridan Voysey, who has recently published a moving account of loss and redemption in the lives of himself and his wife Merryn. Bring your stories and your imaginations. Together we will pan for gold.

 



BookBooking ref: 22WA14
Standard adult price: £121



June 2014


Love bade me welcome

Mon 2 June 2014 to Fri 6 June 2014
Led by Simon and Anne Holland

Sorry - this event is now fully booked.



BookBooking ref: 23MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Wildlife Walks

Mon 2 June 2014 to Fri 6 June 2014
Led by Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman

Sorry - this event is now fully booked.

 



BookBooking ref: 23MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Journey Into Healing

Mon 2 June 2014 to Thu 5 June 2014
Led by Led by Sue Rose & Team

A residential workshop working in Christian gestalt therapeutic groups with Rev Sue Rose and others from the 'Journey Into Healing' team. For those who are stuck on their life journey or carrying too much baggage from the past, we work together in a safe environment to enable growth, healing and the new freedom offered by Christ. Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book:

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

www.journeyintohealing.co.uk

 



BookBooking ref: Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book
Around £300




Waiting To Hear The ‘Gentle Whisper’ (1 Kings 19:12)

Mon 9 June 2014 to Fri 13 June 2014
Led by Jennifer Rees-Larcombe

Time to step out of a noisy world and take time to hear God’s voice. Elijah felt stressed, afraid, discouraged, exhausted and directionless. Taking time to listen to God’s Gentle Whisper changed and transformed him.

Jen Larcombe runs a House of Prayer, (offering counselling and prayer ministry) in the Kent countryside. She would be more than happy to spend time individually with anyone who might find that helpful.

BookBooking ref: 24MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Re-Create! Exploring God’s Creativity & Ours

Mon 9 June 2014 to Fri 13 June 2014
Led by Claire Watts

A time to be inspired; to explore materials and ideas! Come and play, with some instruction and demonstrations. We’ll consider the process of creativity, God’s and ours, and how it can be used in our communities, churches and other settings. No experience or expertise is needed: play, ponder, practise and have fun! Materials will include wood, clay, paint and paper. Techniques on offer will include felt-making, papermaking, printing, carving… and more! Join us to explore one of God’s great gifts to His children.



BookBooking ref: 24MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Scargill’s Birthday Party

Fri 13 June 2014 to Sun 15 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

There is much to celebrate since Scargill's birth and resurrection. If you have been a regular guest, a volunteer, a friend, ex-community or just like partying, this weekend is for you. Come and join the Scargill community as we look back with gratitude to God's love, ingenuity and faithfulness. So bring your party hat, your party poppers and your dancing shoes as we celebrate God's miracle in the Dales.




BookBooking ref: 24WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Worship, Work & World Cup

Mon 16 June 2014 to Fri 20 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

This programme is for those who love football! During this week, as well as watching some of the football and discussing the merits of the great teams (such as Brazil, Italy and Germany), we will spend some time working on the estate and, probably most importantly, we'll do some worship. We will look at some of the Old Testament heroes such as David, Abraham and Moses and wonder if they would have had a football career!


 



BookBooking ref: 25MA14
Standard adult price: £117.50




What’s Happening To Me & Where Is God?

Mon 16 June 2014 to Fri 20 June 2014
Led by Andrew & Elizabeth Procter

A caring look at the problems of depression and overstress for Christians in the peaceful setting of the Yorkshire Dales. Christians are not immune from mental health and emotional disorders. Sadly, the church often appears to lack understanding and can inadvertently add to people‘s burdens. Drawing on years of experience of church ministry , counselling and psychiatry, Andrew & Elizabeth Procter seek to redress that balance by offering basic information, health-giving advice and practical exercises.



BookBooking ref: 25MB14
Standard adult price: £235




Band Of Brothers

Fri 20 June 2014 to Sun 22 June 2014
Led by Phil Stone & men of the Scargill Community

A men's retreat - escape into the adventure - in the rugged and inspiring scenery of the Yorkshire Dales! We will spend time learning about how men met with God... in the wild. Additional outdoor activities are planned for this weekend.

Phil Stone is the Director of Scargill Movement.

 

 



BookBooking ref: 25WA14
Standard adult price: £121




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 20 June 2014 to Sun 22 June 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

Enough is enough. There comes a point when we just have to take a break from daily routine and allow our minds and bodies simply to be somewhere else. Take the opportunity this weekend to create a space in your life and allow God to fill it with anything that is good for you. Worship and teaching will be offered, but they are purely optional. Do as much or as little as suits you. We would love to look after you and make your time with us an enjoyable and profitable experience. Come and relax. It'll do you good.




BookBooking ref: 25WB14
Standard adult price: £121




Where is God In Dementia?

Fri 20 June 2014 to Sun 22 June 2014
Led by Elizabeth Milwain

This is a difficult question to ask, but the ideal place to ask it. This weekend is for anyone feeling bewildered or hurt by dementia. It includes presentations on the essential facts about dementia, the realities of living with dementia, and the development of the right approaches. There will also be opportunities for sharing, reflection and consideration of the spiritual aspects. Last year there were tears, but also healing. People who arrived as strangers left bonded deeply.

Dr Elizabeth Milwain, is a psychologist who has been teaching in this area for over 15 years and is currently growing dementia-friendly churches.


 



BookBooking ref: 25WC14
Standard adult price: £121




How To Be Happy

Mon 23 June 2014 to Fri 27 June 2014
Led by Revd Simon Coupland

How can we find true and lasting happiness in the ups and downs of life? Although our society is wealthier than ever, we’re no happier. So it’s good news that Jesus said that he came to make our life abundant and our joy complete. Simon Coupland, the vicar of St Paul’s Kingston Hill, will take us through some practical steps that the Bible gives to help us find and enjoy the happiness that our creator God wants us to know.


 



BookBooking ref: 26MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Picturing The Gospel

Mon 23 June 2014 to Fri 27 June 2014
Led by Phil & Diane Stone

In this week we will be following the life of Jesus through the eyes of artists whose gifts can enrich our understanding of the Gospel. So if you love art, and love the Gospel, this is the week for you. Phil and Di, who are art enthusiasts, will explore some of the meaning of their favourite paintings and sculptures and how they can be used to enliven and deepen our prayer life. They’ll get us talking about how art can be used to proclaim the good news of Jesus.




BookBooking ref: Standard adult price: £235
26MB14




Dreaming Of That Yellow Jersey - Cycling La Route

Mon 30 June 2014 to Fri 4 July 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

The Tour de France almost passes our front door. This is a week for those who are keen to go before the Tour and cycle the route, and then return to Scargill to join in with the community for evenings of Bon Viveur. Each day there will be a morning reflection to set you on your way.


 



BookBooking ref: 27MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Mon 30 June 2014 to Fri 4 July 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

Welcome to our special mid-week edition of Renew, Refresh , Restore. Enough is enough. There comes a point when we just have to take a break from routine and allow our minds and bodies to be somewhere else. Take the opportunity this week to create space and allow God to fill it with anything that's good for you. Worship and teaching will be purely optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time with us an enjoyable and profitable experience. Come and relax. It'll do you good.


 



BookBooking ref: 27MB14
Standard adult price: £235



July 2014


‘Tour de France’ Weekend

Fri 4 July 2014 to Sun 6 July 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

SORRY - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Watch the Tour de France as it sweeps through the Dale and through Kettlewell. A celebratory weekend to enjoy the Tour, beautiful Wharfedale and our amazing God. You can stay in the House, or camp if you prefer. This really is an opportunity of a lifetime to see the world's best cyclists battle for the prized yellow jersey in God's own country.  ‘Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us' Hebrews 12.


 



BookBooking ref: 27WA14
Standard adult price: £121; Camping price (inc. meals): £81




CARM Retreat: Music For Worship & Painting With Prayer

Mon 7 July 2014 to Fri 11 July 2014
Led by Margaret & Jock Stein & Douglas Kerr

Time to paint or make music, time for God and yourself. Four nights amidst Yorkshire scenery; three full days offering a blend of the arts and worship, and a varied evening programme are typical of a CARM Retreat (Creative Arts Retreat Movement) partnered with Scargill. Afternoons are free for you to continue with painting or music, explore the Dales, or just relax. Led by Margaret and Jock Stein, and Douglas Kerr (Scottish ministers and musician of many parts).


 



BookBooking ref: 28MA14
Standard adult price: £235




Walk & Talk

Mon 7 July 2014 to Fri 11 July 2014
Led by Helen Brocklehurst

Come and enjoy a week of company and conversation while exploring the beautiful area around Scargill. We will start each day with a brief reflection then head for the hills with a picnic lunch. Walks will be strenuous, around 10 miles long, and involve a few uphill climbs to make the most of the stunning Dales views. The walks are led by Helen, former member of the Scargill community, who has enjoyed hiking in the Dales and elsewhere since childhood.


 



BookBooking ref: 28MB14
Standard adult price: £235




On Fragile Wings

Fri 11 July 2014 to Sun 13 July 2014
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

‘I’ll rise up like the eagle,
And I will soar with You,
Your Spirit leads me on,
In the power of Your love.’

A wonderful thought, to soar effortlessly with Jesus.  Ignoring his father’s instructions, Icarus flew too near the sun and fell. That’s not our problem. Close to the sun is the safest place for us. Sometimes, though, our wings seem frighteningly fragile. Sometimes strong wings get damaged. What does our Father say about flight maintenance? Come and look for answers with Adrian and Bridget.

 



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Standard adult price: £121



August 2014


Summerfest 1

Sat 2 August 2014 to Thu 7 August 2014
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 including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice.  Day tickets are available.

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00





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Summerfest 2

Sat 9 August 2014 to Thu 14 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00




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Summerfest 3

Sat 16 August 2014 to Thu 21 August 2014

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent).

 You’ll enjoy our packed programme including a rich seam of teaching and worship. Summerfest features a fabulous mix of visiting artists, concerts, youth and children’s work, creative workshops, bible teaching, chat shows, late night extras, chapel services and outdoor activities.

The last day of each holiday will finish after lunch giving a chance for a final morning session and coffee, followed by Holy Communion.

Your options include camping or accommodation in the house on a half-board basis - so lunches are not included but our on-site lunchtime cafe is a popular choice. Day tickets are available.  

Once again there are three holidays to choose from. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:

  • Half board en-suite facilities £323.00
  • Half board shared facilities £273.00
  • Camping half board £171.00
  • Camping self catering £105.00
  • Day ticket (tea, coffee & dinner) £27.50
  • Day ticket (tea & coffee only) £18.00


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Time for the Grown-ups

Fri 22 August 2014 to Mon 25 August 2014
Led by the Scargill Community

A quiet, extended, child-free weekend to enjoy to 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.



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£180




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 29 August 2014 to Sun 31 August 2014
Led by Led by the Scargill Community

Enough is enough. There comes a point where we just have to take a break from routine and allow our minds and bodies to be somewhere else. Take the opportunity this weekend to create space and allow God to fill it with anything that's good for you. Worship and teaching will be purely optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time with us an enjoyable and profitable experience. Come and relax. It'll do you good.

 



BookBooking ref: 35WA14
£121



September 2014


Preaching and Renewal

Mon 8 September 2014 to Fri 12 September 2014
Led by Alison Morgan

A retreat for preachers, teachers and speakers.  Through a mixture of theological reflection, testimony, poetry, story and images we will affirm the word of God as intriguing, dynamic and life-changing.  Together we’ll explore the relationship between Word and Spirit and how we can live and speak the Word as something incarnate and personal rather than just conceptual.  

We will be reflecting on words and how we use them, considering whether and how our human understanding of words limits the way in which we think about the Word and words of God, and discussing the role of story in our speaking and preaching.

Alison Morgan is a internationally known speaker and author. She works for ReSource, providing 
teaching, training and support for churches and church leaders all over the UK and across Africa. Her most recent book is The Word on the Wind, which can be ordered from the ReSource website. 

Participants on previous retreats led by Alison at Scargill and Lee Abbey have said: 
"It was life-changing, mindblowing"
"One of the most interesting programmes that I have ever done here. Alison speaks clear truths, with illustrations and real life stories which help you to feel connected"
"Down to earth, relevant, easily digestible presentation; great balance of interaction and presentation. I thought this was going to be quite ‘high-brow’ intellectual – anything but! You do a great job by keeping it real. It’s a message many more will be pleased to hear"
“Excellent, really easy to understand, and great visual resources. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and feel invigorated to go home with ideas and energy and hopeful heart!”

For more information about Alison and about ReSource see http://www.resource-arm.net/



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£235




Exploring The Dales with a Camera

Mon 8 September 2014 to Fri 12 September 2014
Led by Ian Cresswell and Mike Peak

Join us to enjoy photographing this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where we plan to capture the different facets of a market town, a village and a farm.  We’ll be looking at some of the details which attract so many visitors here, and which contribute to the history, industries and present day life of the Dales. 

Ian Cresswell and Mike Peak are experienced photographers who will be here to help you  to improve and to answer your technical and aesthetic questions.



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£235




Individually Guided Retreat

Mon 15 September 2014 to Fri 19 September 2014
Led by Becky Widdows and Team

Imagine sitting with God gazing out on the glorious Yorkshire landscape as you eat your meals. On Individually Guided Retreats we do just that! Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your silent retreat offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk.

Becky Widdows was a Lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon, and she now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.



BookBooking ref: 38MA14
£235




I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Fri 19 September 2014 to Sun 21 September 2014
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

Jesus says “By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?” Has your Christian life turned you plum crazy, pear-shaped or peachy? Has it produced grapes of wrath, shrivelled prunes or a perfect fruit cocktail? Who gives a fig? We should! This weekend we’re planning to upset the apple cart, blow raspberries at hypocrisy and generally go bananas. In the process we hope to learn how to graft ourselves back onto the life-giving vine that is God's love.

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Adrian writes primarily Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide.  Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. Together they have been members of community at Scargill House since 2010.



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£121




Working Holiday

Mon 22 September 2014 to Fri 26 September 2014
Led by Scargill Estate Team

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



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£117.50




Laughter and Lament

Mon 22 September 2014 to Fri 26 September 2014
Led by Phil Stone and David Rowe

Two things that seem increasingly absent in church are laughter (we take ourselves too seriously) and the ability to lament (we pretend that everything’s fine when it isn’t). Through careful study of the Scriptures David, Warden of Lee Abbey Devon, and Phil, Director of Scargill, will explore the importance of both of these qualities in the people of God and how we can rediscover them to reignite our own faith today. 



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£235




SPECIAL OFFER: Dales Holiday Week

Mon 22 September 2014 to Sun 28 September 2014
Led by the Scargill Community ("Laugher and Lament" led by Phil Stone and David Rowe)

Make a whole week of it - and we’ll give you10% off! Join in with the “Laughter and Lament” event that is happening Monday to Friday, or enjoy days out to the many local attractions or a bit of both - it’s up to you. And stay through till Sunday for even more time to relax.  

Lonely Planet’s 2014 travel guide lists the Yorkshire Dales as the third best region to visit in the whole world - whether you know it well or are just beginning to discover it there is always more to explore.



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£320



October 2014


Red Squirrels of the Yorkshire Dales

Fri 3 October 2014 to Sun 5 October 2014
Led by Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman

The Yorkshire Dales provide one of England's last strongholds for the red squirrel.  On this weekend you will get to meet them up close, along with other small mammals. Hugh and Lisa are lifelong enthusiastic naturalists and have been conserving and promoting wildlife at Scargill since it re-opened in 2009.

Hugh has worked as an ecologist for the last fifteen years, and Lisa has worked in environmental education.

 



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£121




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 3 October 2014 to Sun 5 October 2014
Led by the Scargill Community

Enough is enough. There comes a point where we just have to take a break from routine and allow our minds and bodies to be somewhere else. Take the opportunity this weekend to create space and allow God to fill it with anything that's good for you. Worship and teaching will be purely optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time with us an enjoyable and profitable experience. Come and relax. It'll do you good.



BookBooking ref: 40WB14
£121




Before iPhone and iPad was I AM

Mon 13 October 2014 to Fri 17 October 2014
Led by Phil Stone and Dave Hopwood

During this week we will explore Jesus' “I Am” statements in John's Gospel.  They spell out what Jesus thinks about himself, and by doing that they show us what God is like. They speak of invitation, relationship, life and truth. In their own distinctive styles, Dave and Phil will explore these wonderful sayings and how, through the Spirit, they can transform our walk with Jesus. 

Phil is the Director of Scargill; Dave is an author and speaker, who uses all kinds of visual media to communicate the Bible in a way that’s fun, informative and inspiring.
http://davehopwood.com/

 



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£235




Autumn Walking in the Dales

Mon 20 October 2014 to Fri 24 October 2014
Led by Mike Weighell

Come and explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in Autumn as we walk on moorland tracks with glorious views across the dales and enjoy intimate valley scenery by rushing rivers and waterfalls, surrounded by Autumn colours. We will be walking eight to ten miles each day in Swaledale, Wensleydale and Wharfedale on a mix of field paths and moorland tracks with some steep climbs. Each day will start and end with worship and a time of refection as we enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

 



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£235




CARM Retreat: Picture Making, Photography & Prayer

Mon 20 October 2014 to Fri 24 October 2014
Led by Led by Peter Boorman & Margaret Stein CARM Chaplain: Rev Mary Gilbert

Scargill is once more partnering with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement for a retreat on the theme “A Multi-Layered Life”.  We’ll use disparate media and objects to produce a finished piece, with Margaret helping you to make pictures and Peter enabling you to explore photography.  Mary Gilbert will be on hand for some teaching input and to offer a listening ear.

http://www.carmretreats.org/

 



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£235




Back Through the Wardrobe

Mon 27 October 2014 to Fri 31 October 2014
Led by The Scargill Community

“Lucy got the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning and realize that it is the beginning of summer...”  Something very special happens when Scargill House is transformed into Narnia.  CS Lewis’ beloved stories come to life in a fresh way as we journey together with wonder, laughter and lots of good food.  Whether or not you have shared in our previous Narnian adventures, join us for a half-term family holiday with lots to do for children, teens and adults alike.  We'll be running a youth and children's programme as well as teaching for adults, with times for all ages to come together and share the fun.



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£235




Another Day in this Extraordinary World

Fri 31 October 2014 to Sun 2 November 2014
Led by Michael Mitton

An opportunity to come away and reflect on how each day that we are given in this life is full of potential, opportunity and discovery.  How can we treat each day as a gift from God so that we live life in all its fullness? Michael will explore this theme through talks, stories, images, poetry and music.

Michael is an Anglican minister, freelance writer and speaker, and Fresh Expressions Officer for Derby Diocese.  
He is author of ‘Dreaming of Home’ and ‘Travellers of the Heart’. 

http://www.michaelmitton.co.uk/

 



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£121




The Passage of Time

Fri 31 October 2014 to Sun 2 November 2014
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 - which 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.

http://www.broomlee.org



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£121



November 2014


Dare to be a Daniel?

Mon 3 November 2014 to Fri 7 November 2014
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

Most of us would love to know how it feels to be in the  zone of God’s will.  The prophet  Daniel knew that the only truly worthwhile aim in life was to bravely represent his God. A lot of risks, a lot of danger but nothing deterred him. This week we are going to have a look at some of Daniel’s exploits.

It’s a truly extraordinary story.  So extraordinary that it might make us feel like giving up. On the other hand, you never know, we might be inspired to stand up for our God and face a lion or two.

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Adrian writes primarily Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide. Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. Together they have been members of community at Scargill House since 2010.

 



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£235




We Will Remember Them

Mon 10 November 2014 to Wed 12 November 2014
Led by Phil Stone and the Scargill Community

A two-day retreat marking Armistice day one hundred years after the beginning of the First World War.  We will reflect on the horrors of conflict and the courage of so many, with insights from wartime poets and artists. Among others, we’ll learn about Studdert Kennedy, better known as “Woodbine Willie”, a Chaplain during the Great War, and Kurt Reuber, a German doctor in the Second World War who drew the Stalingrad Madonna. With their help we will face up to the big question, “Where is God in all of this?” 

The event will run from 4pm on Monday till lunch on Wednesday.



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£121




Coming Home

Mon 17 November 2014 to Fri 21 November 2014
Led by Jackie Reily, Scargill Chaplain

Dig deep into a well known Bible story to discover how to live well with yourself and others.  Together we’ll explore the story of the Prodigal Son using music, poetry, art, prayer and our own experiences to think about what it might mean to be the son, the elder brother or the Father in this story. Great for anyone who wants to take some much needed time out with God, before we head into the Christmas rush!

 



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£235




Playing together - Improvisation for Dummies (and Others)

Mon 17 November 2014 to Fri 21 November 2014
Led by Andreas Andersson, Scargill Chaplain

Join us for a fun and busy few days of improvising together as group. We’ll spend most of our time playing together, using music from all over the world and developing interplay and communication through exercises. Then we’ll discover how those skills overlap with spiritual practices that enable us to be creative and generous. We’ll end by sharing our findings in a concert for other guests. Instrumentalists and singers welcome! Some experience of playing with others and confidence on your instrument will help you fully enjoy this week. 

Andreas has worked as a professional musician, touring Europe and recording several highly acclaimed albums. He also teaches improvisation, jazz and saxophone.

https://soundcloud.com/andreas-w-andersson

Record labels: 
Kopasetic Productions (with the trio Plunge): http://www.kopasetic.se/en/plunge
Compunctio (as solo artist): http://www.compunctio.com



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£235




Climb Every Mountain

Mon 24 November 2014 to Fri 28 November 2014
Led by Mike Talbot

Ararat, Sinai, Carmel, Transfiguration, Olives…  Scargill. Again and again in the Bible God meets people on mountain tops. In the mountainous (well, almost) place that is Scargill we’ll explore what happens when heaven touches earth.  A chance to look at some of the mountain stories in the Bible, and the impact that they have on the lives of people then and now. And a chance to get out and climb our own mountains in search of the One who reveals Himself to us.

Mike is vicar of Emmanuel Northwood.



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£235




Wisdom, Weaving, Walking

Mon 24 November 2014 to Fri 28 November 2014
Led by Claire and Brian Watts

Be inspired by God’s Word in the book of Proverbs, by colours, landscape, sheep and history in the Dales.  Each day will start with teaching followed by opportunities to walk and/or weave your way through the week. No previous experience of weaving is required as you will be introduced to this fascinating, simple and ancient craft. Walks will be optional and of varying lengths. We’ll see God’s picture emerge as we weave together the threads of our lives.

Claire and Brian are members of Scargill Community.



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£235




Advent Weekend

Fri 28 November 2014 to Sun 30 November 2014
Led by Diane Stone and the Scargil Community

Come and experience anew the Advent gifts of wonder, longing and hope.  In this special season we’re called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, not just as a baby at Christmas but as a king when He returns in glory.  This weekend will set you on the right path as you take time out of all the busy-ness to rest and relax, attend a couple of teaching sessions, join in various craft activities and journey through our Advent labyrinth.



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£121




Working Holiday

Fri 28 November 2014 to Sun 30 November 2014
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Help to manage Scargill’s wonderful estate and have plenty of time to relax too. We’ll be working hard outside on Saturday, and joining other guests for the evening and for Sunday morning activities. The cost is half that of a normal event.  Participants need to be aged 18 or over.



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£60.50



December 2014


Advent Retreat - Towards the Dawn

Mon 1 December 2014 to Fri 5 December 2014
Led by David Runcorn

Advent is a season that tells us to wake up and get ready! The Lord is near. This week we will do this by telling three stories of lives unexpectedly caught up in the coming of Jesus – Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary the Mother of Jesus and John the Baptist. The retreat will include times of input and worship, silence and sharing. No previous experience is needed. 

David Runcorn is an experienced retreat leader who also ministers works as a spiritual director, consultant, theological teacher and writer. He is author of a number of books including "Spirituality Workbook - a Guide for Pilgrims, Seekers and Explorers"; "The Road to Growth Less Travelled - Spiritual Paths in a Missionary Church" and "Fear and Trust - God-centred Leadership".

You can meet him on his website: http://www.davidruncorn.com

 



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£235




Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice

Fri 5 December 2014 to Sun 7 December 2014
Led by Bridget Plass and Diane Stone

A woman's lot has never been too easy has it? Throughout the Bible women have been expected to hitch their skirts and follow, and to put themselves second, third or even fourth. At this time of the year we can feel a bit overwhelmed as we face the challenges of yet another Christmas. Come and be defrazzled (and a bit pampered) as we meet some of the women in Jesus’ family tree, and discover, debate and laugh about what it means, and definitely doesn't mean, to be a Christian woman today.

The input and discussion during this event is for women only.  "Scargill:  a Safe Place to say Dangerous Things", which is for men only, is running at the same time.  You are most welcome to come on your own, or couples can attend the separate talks and enjoy the rest of the weekend together.

Bridget has written several books for the Bible Reading Fellowship and contributed to Day by Day with God Bible reading notes. She and her husband Adrian have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. Diane Stone is part of the Leadership Team at Scargill and has particular responsibility for the recruitment and care of Community members as well as all matters creative.  Bridget and Diane (and their husbands) were founding members of the new Community at Scargill House when it re-opened in 2010.  



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£121




Scargill: A Safe Place to Say Dangerous Things

Fri 5 December 2014 to Sun 7 December 2014
Led by Phil Stone and Adrian Plass

Really? How safe? How dangerous? This weekend offers a forum for men who have something to say, and would  like to say it without being directed firmly back to the party line. No holds barred. Whether you're into Mozart or Meatloaf, poetry or press-ups, beer or Beaujolais, or all of the above, this weekend might be for you. We'll be using the Psalms as a trigger but after that we want to hear what you have to say. We'll have some laughs, maybe an argument or two, possibly a few tears, and above all we'll do our best to be honest.

The input and discussion during this event is for men only.  "Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice", which is for women only, is running at the same time.  You are most welcome to come on your own, or couples can attend the separate talks and enjoy the rest of the weekend together.

Adrian and Phil, together with their wives, were founding members of the new Community at Scargill House when it re-opened in 2010.  Phil is the Director of the Scargill Movement.  Adrian is a writer, primarily of Christian humour, but also short stories, Bible commentaries and novels with a more serious tone. His "Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" series has sold over a million copies worldwide.  He and his wife Bridget have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world. 



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£121




Dickensian Christmas and Wintertime Walking Weekend

Fri 12 December 2014 to Sun 14 December 2014
Led by The Scargill Community; walking led by Mike Weighell

Plenty of festive food and entertainment will provide the perfect complement to a visit to the famous Grassington Dickensian Festival or, if you prefer, a chance to walk the winter landscapes of Wharfedale.  What better way to begin the Christmas season?



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£142




New Year House Party

Tue 30 December 2014 to Sat 3 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

Scargill’s New Year House Party is already the stuff of legend. However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something for everyone here: coffee, chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment.   There’ll be time with the kids, time just for grown ups and lots of time for God although His input on these occasions is never predictable. And we will certainly be living up to Scargill’s unofficial motto “never knowingly underfed”.  Join us – we’ll have a great time.



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£284



January 2015


Friends’ Weekend

Fri 16 January 2015 to Sun 18 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

We are so very grateful for our Friends and Companions here at Scargill.  Without the love, support and prayers of you special people we would quite simply not be here.  As a small token of our thanks we welcome you to a weekend of worship, teaching and relaxation.  You’ll find out about the latest developments as well as our hopes for the future, and celebrate God's goodness on the adventure so far. We would love to share this time with as many of you as possible, so we offer a reduced rate.



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£105




Friends’ Working Holiday

Mon 19 January 2015 to Fri 23 January 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

An opportunity to work alongside the community as we make the house beautiful and clean for the coming season. We'll be working hard during the day and joining members of the community for relaxation and worship in the evenings. The cost is less than half that of a normal event.  Participants need to be aged 18 or over.



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£115




Companions' Retreat

Fri 23 January 2015 to Sun 25 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

The Pathway Promises that our Companions share with the resident Community make a rich and challenging rule of life.  This retreat is a chance to reflect on how we’re getting on, and to receive some “encouragement and guidance from brothers and sisters who share this Pathway”. Learn more and go deeper with the promises while enjoying the winter time beauty of Scargill and the company of each other. Again, we offer a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.



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£105




Reel Stories, Real Lives

Fri 30 January 2015 to Sun 1 February 2015
Led by Phil Stone and the Scargill Community

Everyone loves a good movie! And whether by accident or design, biblical values and truths often end up on the silver screen.  If we look, we might just find the character of Jesus revealed to us in new ways, and some fresh inspiration for our discipleship.  So come for a fun, inspirational and popcorn-filled weekend as we link Biblical narratives with movies old and new and discover God's love in places we never saw it before.

Phil Stone is a film-lover, an engaging speaker and the Director of the Scargill Movement.



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£127



February 2015


Walking the Jesus Path

Mon 2 February 2015 to Fri 6 February 2015
Led by Andreas Andersson, Scargill Chaplain

An exploration of the Sermon on the Mount as an invitation to joyfully participate in God’s adventurous life.  Sessions will include teaching, workshops, communal reflection and looking at the world in which we live to understand how we can be energized by the “Shalom path” of Jesus for us and our world.

Andreas is Chaplain at Scargill House, and works internationally in Christian Peacemaker Teams with faith-community based nonviolent peacemaking.  
http://www.cpt.org/



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£246




Love Actually

Fri 6 February 2015 to Sun 8 February 2015
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. How ever many years you’ve been together there’s still more you can find out and enjoy about each other.

Jackie and Paul are members of the Scargill Community.

 



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£127




Grace Outpouring

Mon 9 February 2015 to Fri 13 February 2015
Led by Phil Stone

Paul's letter to the Ephesians has much to say to us today.  He speaks passionately about God's generous love that is to be found in Christ - abundant, immeasurable, more than our imaginations can comprehend! In fact it’s lavishly given. As well as exploring this amazing love, there is also a call to a distinctive lifestyle. During this week we’ll explore some of the themes that run through this wonderful letter.

Phil is the Director of Scargill House.



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£246




Enneagram - God Shaped People 2

Mon 9 February 2015 to Fri 13 February 2015
Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker

Enneagram 1 was so popular that we are glad to offer Enneagram 2.  This course is for those who have already done a basic Enneagram course, either here or somewhere else. We will continue to explore the Enneagram system within the Christian tradition, and how we can use it to deepen our relationships with God, ourselves and others.

Becky Widdows was a Lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon and now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.  Margi Walker is part of the Scargill Pastoral Team.

 



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£246




Half-term Hobbits!

Mon 16 February 2015 to Fri 20 February 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

For this half term family holiday we’ll be heading to Middle Earth for lots of hobbitty fun.  It’s a badly kept secret here at Scargill that our director, Phil, is part hobbit on his mother’s side.  The curly hair, the furry feet, and the capacity to eat a second and even third breakfast speak for themselves.  So he is the natural choice to lead us there and back again, learning more about ourselves and Jesus on the journey.  We'll be running a youth and children's programme as well as teaching for adults, with times for all ages to share the fun together. 

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.

 



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£246




Sing for joy

Fri 20 February 2015 to Sun 22 February 2015
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. http://awgospel.com/



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£127




Painting our Prayers

Fri 20 February 2015 to Sun 22 February 2015
Led by Claire Watts

No art or painting skills necessary!  There will be opportunities for reflecting on Scriptures, followed by guided sessions in which we will express our hearts and our prayers to our Father God through colour, mark and shape. In a world that relies strongly on words, this will be a chance to experiment with non-verbal prayer and expression in simple yet meaningful ways. No need to bring anything as all materials will be provided, but you might like to wear comfortable old clothes or an apron. 

Claire is the Creativity Co-ordinator at Scargill.



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£127




Exile

Mon 23 February 2015 to Fri 27 February 2015
Led by Annie Naish

“How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?”  Do you feel like an alien in strange culture? Are you puzzled about how to connect with your neighbours? Some say that the church is now in exile, isolated from contemporary society.  If so, how do we live out our faith in this hostile environment? We’ll explore how the theme of exile in scripture can inspire and equip us to live as missional Christians. 

Annie is Missioner for the Lee Abbey Movement.

 



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£246




Travelling Hopefully

Mon 23 February 2015 to Fri 27 February 2015
Led by Felicity Lawson

The Bible is full of stories about journeys - some are exciting, some terrifying, some so slow that they’re downright boring! Using stories from the Bible and elsewhere we shall explore our own journeys with God, whether we have been travelling together for a long time or only just begun, and consider where all this is leading us. Felicity  is a vicar in Leeds, and has helped lots of people to explore their personal journeys.  Wherever you’ve got to on yours, if you’d like to move forward this week is for you.



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£246




Previous Scargill Community

Fri 27 February 2015 to Sun 1 March 2015
Led by The current Scargill Community

This is a warm invitation to previous community who have served at Scargill over the last 50+ years.  An opportunity to catch up with long lost friends as well as to get to know the current community, and see Scargill once again. Hear about its journey since your last visit and enjoy the peace and fun of your old home from home.



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£127




For God's Sake Make a Difference

Fri 27 February 2015 to Sun 1 March 2015
Led by Jon Kuhrt, Annie Kirke and Paul Reily

Justice and righteousness are at the heart of God's character. How much does the Church reflect these characteristics? How do we hold together practical and spiritual care? How do we develop an authentically missional social action?

Jon (West London Mission), Annie (London Missional Communities and Westminster Churches Winter Shelter Coordinator) and Paul (Scargill Community and formerly of Housing Justice) explore the theology and practice of social action and ask what this has to do with the Kingdom of God today.



BookBooking ref: 09WB15
£127