Monday 7 September 2015 to Friday 11 September 2015Led by Claire Watts
After nearly 20 years of living with M.E., Claire has been fully well since 1st April 2005. A ‘restored soul’ was a vital part of that healing process. Using insights from Psalm 23, other scriptures, and stories, Claire will share how creativity also played a key (and unexpected) role in her healing. There is no need to be arty or crafty! Simple creative expression can be a tool for growth and healing. The desire to know God more closely is more important than artistic skill.Book
Booking ref: 37MA15
Friday 11 September 2015 to Sunday 13 September 2015Led by Scargill Community
When you see God as a diminishing speck in the rear view mirror, it’s time to stop. Pull over to the kerb for a couple of days and let God fill you with good things. Worship and teaching will be optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good. Book
Booking ref: 37WB15
Monday 14 September 2015 to Friday 18 September 2015Led by Becky Widdows & team
Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent, individually guided retreat. Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your 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.Book
Booking ref: 38MA15
Friday 2 October 2015 to Sunday 4 October 2015Led by Cathy & Pete Wilcox
A chance to explore through Scripture and creative writing how it is that God speaks his word through stories. Catherine Fox (novelist and lecturer in creative writing), and her husband, Pete Wilcox (Dean of Liverpool and bible expositor) will share between them the sessions of the retreat. Pete will explore some of the great stories of the Bible, to ask afresh what they mean. Cathy will get us thinking about how our personal stories are mapped onto the great story of salvation – and will get us writing too! Book
Booking ref: 40WA15
Monday 5 October 2015 to Friday 9 October 2015Led by Roy Searle with Duncan & Lesley Maclean
Journey together with Companions Duncan and Lesley MacLean and Roy Searle from the Northumbria Community. We will reflect on the life of a Celtic Saint whose prayer 'Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You' can inspire us as we trust God for our tomorrows and journey from the familiar into the unknown. Book
Booking ref: 41MA15
Monday 12 October 2015 to Friday 16 October 2015Led by Mike Weighell
Come and explore the beautiful limestone scenery in the southern and western Dales - dramatic scars, dry valleys, lush fields, streams and waterfalls, all in lovely autumn colours. We will walk around Stainforth, the Ribble valley, Burnsall, Trollers Gill, the river Wharfe, and Scargill House. Walks will be 8 -10 miles each day with some strenuous climbs. We will start and end the day with worship and reflection on God’s creation.Book
Booking ref: 42MA15
Monday 12 October 2015 to Friday 16 October 2015Led by Anne Furness, Peter Boorman, & Claire Watts
Life is a journey toward our deepest desire: God. En route, we are bounded by place, circumstance and limitations of body, mind and soul. Join us for a few days of creative reflection on this theme, using photography and embroidery. There will be periods of silence, worship and inspiration, time given to creative activity, and personal space. We will be guided through the retreat by Chaplain Rev Anne Furness, artist and photographer Peter Boorman and textile artist Claire Watts. Book
Booking ref: 42MB15
Monday 19 October 2015 to Friday 23 October 2015Led by Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone
Jesus taught his followers using stories that were entertaining, accessible, humorous and sometimes shocking. Phil and Dave will take a fresh look at some of these compelling tales, rediscovering what they might mean for us today. Dave communicates the Bible in a friendly, accessible style, drawing on film, TV, adverts, news, humour and the internet. Phil is Director of the Scargill Movement. Book
Booking ref: 43MA15
Friday 23 October 2015 to Sunday 25 October 2015Led by Graham Dow
“Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” Augustine. Since we live in a culture which no longer believes the Christian story, we shall explore together with addresses, questions and group discussion the very good answers we can give to those who question the grounds for our faith and hope. Bishop Graham has been a lecturer in Christian doctrine and, as a Bishop, held regular teaching days to enable people of all ages to own their Christian faith. Book
Booking ref: 43WA15
Tuesday 3 November 2015 to Friday 6 November 2015Led by Sister Mary
Ever wondered about these powerful, enigmatic spiritual resources? This practical workshop will cover the fascinating history and theology behind icons as well as how to use them. Plus hands-on experience of icon ‘writing’, and free time to ‘read’ and pray with icons.
No previous knowledge or skill required!
Sr Mary OSB is a member of the Anglican Benedictine Community at Mucknell Abbey near Worcester, where she is responsible for block-mounted icon prints.
Booking ref: 45MC15
Friday 6 November 2015 to Sunday 8 November 2015Led by Scargill Community
A chance for time out. For you and for God. Relax, unwind, let go. Life can be hectic – give it a break. Why not step off the ‘do-be-do-be-do’ treadmill and just ‘be’ for a weekend? Feel free to dip in and out of the programme of worship and teaching that we offer and let us take care of you. Take a deep breath. That’s the Spirit! Book
Booking ref: 45WB15
Monday 9 November 2015 to Friday 13 November 2015Led by Mike Edson
Getting to grips together with challenging questions for Christians such as: Can the Bible be reconciled to an evolutionary understanding of the world? Is there another way of understanding salvation for Western culture? Have we messed up on sexuality? What about suffering? Mike has always liked working on the edge of the challenges to the church, ‘exercising my mind,’ he says ‘as well as my soul and spirit! There’ll be lots of corporate wisdom in the group, so let’s find it from one another.’ Book
Booking ref: 46MB15
Friday 13 November 2015 to Sunday 15 November 2015Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass
After 30 years of writing and speaking Adrian and Bridget are very aware that laughter doesn't solve everything. However they also know from experience that it can release people from all sorts of man-made prisons. It can offer a little holiday from grief and even support the Holy Spirit in reigniting the pilot light of hope in despairing hearts. This weekend we will explore the connection between healing, wholeness and humour. Whatever else happens, we’re aiming to laugh a lot!
Booking ref: 46WA15
Monday 16 November 2015 to Friday 20 November 2015Led by Cyril Ashton
Have the courage to fully enter into the mystery of God`s love and discover the surprising contours of our journey in God,
the journey summed up by T S Elliot: “We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” There will be opportunities to share experience and insights with each other and above all to listen to God. Please bring a book, poem, painting or piece of music that has meaning for you and which you would be willing to share with other participants. Cyril Ashton is an Assistant Bishop in Liverpool and other North West Dioceses. Book
Booking ref: 47MB15
Friday 27 November 2015 to Sunday 29 November 2015Led by Diane Stone & the Scargill Community
In this special Advent season we are called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, not just as a baby at Christmas but as the King when he returns in glory. So come prepare your hearts and minds before the business of Christmas sets in. Rest and relax, attend a couple of teaching sessions, join in various craft activities and journey through our Advent labyrinth.
Booking ref: 48WA15
Monday 30 November 2015 to Friday 4 December 2015Led by Chris Edmondson
Advent is meant to be a season that has us ‘on tiptoe’, full of expectation, as we wait, hope and prepare for the coming of the promised Messiah. This week we will look at what it means to be awake to God, make way for His coming, and be people of hope. The retreat will include times of input and worship, silence (some may wish to be silent throughout the retreat) and sharing. Chris Edmondson is Bishop of Bolton, Chair of the Scargill Council, and a former Warden of Lee Abbey, Devon. He is author of a number of books on leadership, community and mission.
49MA15 Standard Adult Price: £246
Booking ref: 49MA15
Friday 4 December 2015 to Sunday 6 December 2015Led by Phil Stone & Adrian Plass
For 2000 years men and women have tried to come to terms with this stark and mysterious fact: How on earth (literally) can a man and a God live within one person? How did Jesus the God cope with Jesus the man and vice versa? This weekend Phil and Adrian will be asking what 'He became man’ means. The theologian Tom Wright is quite sure that there were times when Jesus doubted his own divinity. For some these are very muddied waters. Together we will try to do a bit of filtering.
Booking ref: 49WA15
Monday 25 January 2016 to Friday 29 January 2016Led by Margi Walker & 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. Numbers for this event are limited to 16 places, so we encourage you to book early. Margi Walker is an Anglican minister and member of the Scargill Community Pastoral Team.
Booking ref: 04MA16
Friday 29 January 2016 to Sunday 31 January 2016Led by The Scargill Community
Time out. For you and for God. Relax, unwind, let go. Life can be hectic – give it a break. Why not step off the ‘do-be-do-be-do’ treadmill and just ‘be’ for a few days? Feel free to dip in and out of the programme of worship and teaching that we offer and let us take care of you. Take a deep breath. That’s the Spirit!Book
Booking ref: 04WA16
Monday 1 February 2016 to Friday 5 February 2016Led by David Widdows
A week with Matthew, looking at the dramatic unfolding of Jesus’ incredible three year ministry. We usually look at the life of Jesus in random chunks, missing out the in-between bits. Come and explore some of the missing pieces that help connect the whole and bring us closer to the One we worship. A study Bible will be helpful, but not essential. David, a former chaplain of Lee Abbey, is a vicar in rural Somerset, where he continues to enjoy working with some wonderful lay leaders.
Booking ref: 05MB16
Monday 1 February 2016 to Friday 5 February 2016Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker
Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. We will use the Enneagram as a tool to help us grow in understanding ourselves and others. Enneagram is Greek for ‘9 points’ and describes nine personality types. Becky is a Spiritual Director, Retreat leader and Counsellor. Margi is on the Pastoral Team at Scargill.
05MA16 Standard adult price: £251
Booking ref: 05MA16
Monday 8 February 2016 to Friday 12 February 2016Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass
January and February can seem dark and depressing. Hopefully we are fuelled in these months by the prospect of spring and summer. These captive suns of memory help to sustain hope and optimism. Daffodils are good at this. They bide their time, waiting in the dark earth for the day when they are allowed to stand and trumpet out the twice triumphant sun. A similar pattern occurs in our emotional and spiritual lives. In the dark passages of negative experience our captive suns of hope and love can light us to a place of survival. What were the winter fires that enabled Jesus and Paul to battle through opposition and difficulty in pursuit of their God-given tasks? What can we learn from their example as we treat ourselves to a warm and toasty retreat from the shivery excesses of an English winter?
06MA16 Standard adult price: £251
Booking ref: 06MA16
Friday 19 February 2016 to Sunday 21 February 2016Led by Phil Stone
Led by Phil Stone
A Lent retreat: come for the whole weekend or just for the day on Saturday. Take time out to enjoy teaching interspersed with silence on the beautiful Scargill Estate. Book
Booking ref: 07WA16
Saturday 20 February 2016 to Saturday 20 February 2016Led by Phil Stone
One day Retreat as part of Jesus in The Wilderness
Booking ref: 07WC16
Monday 22 February 2016 to Friday 26 February 2016Led by Nick Baines
We are delighted that this years’ Lent Retreat is being led by Bishop Nick who will guide us through some reflections on both the costliness and joy of following Jesus. Jesus called his followers to take up their cross and follow him, to be fully involved and engaged in his world for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Following Jesus is dangerous – no health and safety manual here! There will be times of silence for all (or you can choose to be in complete silence for the main part of the retreat). Bishop Nick is the Diocesan Bishop of West Yorkshire and the Dales, a lively communicator, an inspiring and challenging Bible teacher, blogger and broadcaster, and a Liverpool fan. Book
Booking ref: 08MA16