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


BRF Quiet Day: He ain’t heavy - he’s my brother

Thursday 30 April 2015 to Thursday 30 April 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Today we are going to look at the book of James. Was he really the brother of Jesus? No-one knows for sure but they certainly did express their views in very similar ways. What is true religion? James has the answer to that question but do we want to hear it?  In this relatively short letter, a number of important areas are covered with familiar wit and directness, challenging us to see with greater clarity what it really means to follow Jesus. 

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world.   They have been part of the Scargill Community since 2009.  www.adrianplass.com

Contact BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) to book:

01865 319700  www.brfonline.org.uk

15 The Chambers, The Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3FE  

BookBooking ref: Book via BRF
£30




Praying with, to and for the Holy Spirit

Monday 8 June 2015 to Friday 12 June 2015
Led by Christina Baxter

‘We seek him here, we seek him there’  - a chance to think about the ways in which the Spirit relates to us by  looking at the biblical teaching and discovering the practice of Christians through the ages.  How do we pray for the Spirit and when should we pray to the Spirit?  What will the Spirit do when he comes to me, to my church, to our community, to our world? 


In the three sessions each day there will be some formal learning, with a chance to look together at key Bible passages in a discussion setting, followed later in the day by a look at the Holy Spirit in art and music. We will offer a chance to wait on the Holy Spirit in one of the informal sessions.


Christina taught theology at St John’s Nottingham for over 30 years and has been preaching for 45 years.   She has been privileged to see the Holy Spirit at work in many situations, not least in her own life.

BookBooking ref: 24MA15
£246




Under the Wings of Refuge

Monday 8 June 2015 to Friday 12 June 2015
Led by David Runcorn

A week to inspire, comfort and be renewed on the journey of faith together.  Each morning we will read the story of Ruth – a wonderful narrative containing all the familiar dilemmas, griefs and joys of human living – and the search for God’s presence, protection and purposes through it all.

David is a popular writer, conference speaker and retreat leader – and a regular visitor to Scargill. You can meet him on his website www.davidruncorn.com 

BookBooking ref: 24MB15
£246



Church development


Worship Works

Friday 20 March 2015 to Sunday 22 March 2015
Led by Roger Jones and Team

Teaching and ministry about worship for leaders, musicians and all worshippers.  This weekend will include bible teaching, lots of worship times and sessions on prophetic worship, leading and planning worship and healing in worship. 

Roger Jones
has directed Christian Music Ministries since 1984.  He studied piano, organ and general musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire – formerly a music teacher in an inner city school – he has written 22 musicals and numerous psalms, hymns and songs.  

Christian Music Ministries
aims to use music to share the gospel, to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and encourage individuals and churches, through seminars, workshops, music weeks and performances.  See our website for further information - www.cmm.org.uk

BookBooking ref: £127
12WA15



Day Events


BRF Quiet Day: He ain’t heavy - he’s my brother

Thursday 30 April 2015 to Thursday 30 April 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Today we are going to look at the book of James. Was he really the brother of Jesus? No-one knows for sure but they certainly did express their views in very similar ways. What is true religion? James has the answer to that question but do we want to hear it?  In this relatively short letter, a number of important areas are covered with familiar wit and directness, challenging us to see with greater clarity what it really means to follow Jesus. 

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world.   They have been part of the Scargill Community since 2009.  www.adrianplass.com

Contact BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) to book:

01865 319700  www.brfonline.org.uk

15 The Chambers, The Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3FE  

BookBooking ref: Book via BRF
£30



Entertainment and parties


Celebrate Scargill!

Friday 12 June 2015 to Sunday 14 June 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

A party weekend for Scargill’s Friends and Companions.  We would like to celebrate you, our invaluable supporters, and together we will celebrate Scargill’s birthday!  There are so many things to be thankful for as we look back over fifty-six years of God's love, ingenuity and faithfulness. So pack your party poppers as we celebrate God's miracle in the Dales.

This event is only open to Friends and Companions of Scargill, and we offer a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.

Our Friends and Companions are wonderful people who support us prayerfully and financially - and some of our events are set aside just for them.  If you are interested in becoming a Friend or Companion, call us.


BookBooking ref: 24WA15
£105




Summerfest 1

Saturday 1 August 2015 to Thursday 6 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 31WA15





Summerfest 2

Saturday 8 August 2015 to Thursday 13 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 32WA15





Summerfest 3

Saturday 15 August 2015 to Thursday 20 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 33WA15




Environmental


Working Holiday

Thursday 9 April 2015 to Sunday 12 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Estate Team

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

BookBooking ref: 15MB15
£94.25




The Greening of God

Monday 13 April 2015 to Friday 17 April 2015
Led by John Bell

A retreat discerning the peculiar perspectives people of faith have on how we live in and leave for others God's earth. 

How humans relate to the created order has not been a popular subject for preaching or reflection. The 'great' theologians have largely disregarded creation, preferring - as regards Genesis - to concentrate on the Fall. But the Bible, and particularly the Hebrew scriptures, continually witnesses to God's affection for and relationship to the earth, while John's Gospel proclaims that Jesus came not because God loved people, but because he loved the cosmos.

In this retreat we will look at scripture, poetry, song and contemporary witness in the hope of discerning the peculiar perspectives people of faith have to offer the most urgent issue of our day.

Scargill welcomes back John Bell, speaker, broadcaster, hymn-writer and a Resource Worker with the Wild Goose Resource Group, which is a project of The Iona Community and an expression of its commitment to the renewal of music and worship. For over 25 years, the Group has been engaged at local, national and international levels, enabling lay and ordained leadership.  www.wgrg.co.uk

BookBooking ref: 16MA15
£246



Family fun


Holy Week and Easter

Monday 30 March 2015 to Monday 6 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week and Easter.  

Beginning with stories of Holy Week and including a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  

There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  

See separate listings to book just for Holy Week (Monday to Thursday) or Easter weekend (Thursday to Monday), or come to both events for a 10% reduction on the total cost.BookBooking ref: 14MO15
£385




Holy Week Holiday

Monday 30 March 2015 to Thursday 2 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week.  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come from Monday to Thursday or stay on for Easter weekend as well for a special price - see below for details of our Easter Weekend celebrations.

BookBooking ref: 14MA15
£185




Easter Holiday

Thursday 2 April 2015 to Monday 6 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together. 

Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see above for how to book for both together.


BookBooking ref: 14MB15
£246




Family Holiday

Monday 6 April 2015 to Friday 10 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 15MA15
£246




Where the Wild Things Are

Monday 25 May 2015 to Friday 29 May 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Let the Wild Rumpus begin!  In the classic children’s story, Max had some fantastic adventures amongst the Wild Things - but most of all he learned that you can always come home, and you are always forgiven.  A half term family holiday with a full youth and children's programme, teaching for adults, and times for all ages to share the fun together.  So pack your wolf cub onesie and join the adventure.

BookBooking ref: 22MA15
£246




Summerfest 1

Saturday 1 August 2015 to Thursday 6 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 31WA15





Summerfest 2

Saturday 8 August 2015 to Thursday 13 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 32WA15





Summerfest 3

Saturday 15 August 2015 to Thursday 20 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 33WA15





Mary Magdalene: The Musical

Saturday 22 August 2015 to Saturday 29 August 2015
Led by Roger Jones and Team

Learn a musical in a week!  Open to singers, musicians (music reading not essential) and instrumentalists of all ages. The week will contain worship, bible teaching and prayer times related to the musical, and lots of free time. 

Children from junior age upwards are welcome, either singing or playing an instrument if they are keen to join in;  please note that there will not be a separate programme for children who are too young or not interested in the musical.

Roger Jones
has directed Christian Music Ministries since 1984.  He studied piano, organ and general musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire – formerly a music teacher in an inner city school – he has written 22 musicals and numerous psalms, hymns and songs. 

Christian Music Ministries 
aims to use music to share the gospel, to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and encourage individuals and churches, through seminars, workshops, music weeks and performances.  See our website for further information - www.cmm.org.uk

BookBooking ref: 35WA15
£420



Friends and companions


Celebrate Scargill!

Friday 12 June 2015 to Sunday 14 June 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

A party weekend for Scargill’s Friends and Companions.  We would like to celebrate you, our invaluable supporters, and together we will celebrate Scargill’s birthday!  There are so many things to be thankful for as we look back over fifty-six years of God's love, ingenuity and faithfulness. So pack your party poppers as we celebrate God's miracle in the Dales.

This event is only open to Friends and Companions of Scargill, and we offer a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.

Our Friends and Companions are wonderful people who support us prayerfully and financially - and some of our events are set aside just for them.  If you are interested in becoming a Friend or Companion, call us.


BookBooking ref: 24WA15
£105



Interests and crafts


Dare to Create!

Monday 20 April 2015 to Friday 24 April 2015
Led by Claire Watts

For those who always wished they could be creative but haven’t dared to try – and for those who already love to explore creative things. We will consider God’s creation, and how we can respond through our own creativity. There will be demonstrations, inspirational sessions, and lots of opportunities to try things out. Past activities have included papermaking, felt-making, wood-carving, printmaking and weaving. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to try, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.  It’s about enjoying all that God has given!

BookBooking ref: 17MB15
£246




In His Image – Portraiture

Friday 24 April 2015 to Sunday 26 April 2015
Led by Jane Gamble

With the help of Jane, a professional painter, discover how to depict what we see in the mirror each day! Unravel some of the mysteries of portraiture using pencils, pens, pastels and watercolours. A relaxed course for all abilities, conducted with a light touch.  For more information visit www.janegamblepaints.co.uk

BookBooking ref: 17WA15
£127




Music, Movies, Life and Faith

Monday 4 May 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015
Led by Dave Hopwood and Simeon Wood

Simeon and Dave delve into the relationship between music, movies, life and faith. They will take you on a fascinating and fun journey through a tapestry of sound, story and film.  Using their years of experience they’ll draw comparisons between their passions for music and movies and devotion to Jesus. Be prepared to rediscover God and the lilting pulse of life’s calling.

Dave
is an author and speaker who uses all kinds of visual media to communicate the Bible in a way that's fun, informative and inspiring.  davehopwood.com

Simeon is a musician, composer and entertainer who plays over 20 instruments and enjoys performing on a very wide variety of platforms all over the world. simeonwood.com

BookBooking ref: 19MB15
£246




Creative Pentecost

Friday 22 May 2015 to Sunday 24 May 2015
Led by Claire Watts

A weekend to bask in the generosity of God as we celebrate the outpouring of His Holy Spirit. Drinking in the beauty of His creation here in the Yorkshire Dales, we will respond through creative worship. An opportunity to delight in the colours, the textures, the shapes and patterns of nature, and to ‘play’ with fabrics, paints, and other materials. There will be music, there will be poetry, there will be feasting and fun. Celebrate the gifts of God and all that Pentecost means to us. No prior experience or skills required, just a willingness to enjoy and explore!

BookBooking ref: 21WA15
£127




CARM Retreat: Painting, Poetry and Prayer

Monday 6 July 2015 to Friday 10 July 2015
Led by Brenda Lealman & Margaret Stein; CARM Chaplain Rev Paul Hunt

Scargill is partnering once again with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement.  Margaret will be tutoring the painters and Brenda the poets, while Paul will be on hand for some teaching input and to offer a listening ear. There will be teaching, input to inspire you, and some times of silence together.   See www.carmretreats.org

BookBooking ref: 28MA15
£246




Mary Magdalene: The Musical

Saturday 22 August 2015 to Saturday 29 August 2015
Led by Roger Jones and Team

Learn a musical in a week!  Open to singers, musicians (music reading not essential) and instrumentalists of all ages. The week will contain worship, bible teaching and prayer times related to the musical, and lots of free time. 

Children from junior age upwards are welcome, either singing or playing an instrument if they are keen to join in;  please note that there will not be a separate programme for children who are too young or not interested in the musical.

Roger Jones
has directed Christian Music Ministries since 1984.  He studied piano, organ and general musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire – formerly a music teacher in an inner city school – he has written 22 musicals and numerous psalms, hymns and songs. 

Christian Music Ministries 
aims to use music to share the gospel, to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and encourage individuals and churches, through seminars, workshops, music weeks and performances.  See our website for further information - www.cmm.org.uk

BookBooking ref: 35WA15
£420



Life circumstances


Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 6 March 2015 to Sunday 8 March 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Do you feel that you most often 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 to fill them with anything that's good for you. 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 with us enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good.

BookBooking ref: 10WA15
£127




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 27 March 2015 to Sunday 29 March 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

Due to the popularity of our Renew, Refresh, Restore at the beginning of March, we are offering a second event at the end of the month. As this event is quite short notice, the price will be £95. There will be one teaching session on Saturday morning, & lots of space throughout the weekend just to relax & enjoy the beauty of The Dales.

Do you feel that you most often 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 to fill you up with anything that's good for you. 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 with us enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good.

BookBooking ref: 13WA15
Standard Rooms only £95 per person




Hazards and Hopes of getting Old and Older!

Monday 27 April 2015 to Friday 1 May 2015
Led by Ann Morisy

We don’t look forward to getting old - but mostly we prefer it to the alternative! These four days are a precious opportunity to hear ourselves think about this gift of years.  

‘Doing business with God’ is key to a positive experience of growing old. Having a sense of purpose matters, and so too does resilience. So come and make the most of a frank, fearless and prayerful consideration of this vital but often ignored subject. 

The third age represents an entirely new map of life, with extraordinary opportunities – and challenges.  Take the opportunity to reflect on how to make the most of the third age and how later life can be shaped by Christian vocation and spirituality.

Ann Morisy has studied ageing for over 30 years – and now it’s personal!  Scargill is delighted to welcome back this internationally acclaimed speaker, workshop leader and writer. Ann’s presentations are always down to earth but informed by scholarship and honesty as well as engaging and light-hearted. 

BookBooking ref: 18MA15
£246




Journey Into Healing

Monday 1 June 2015 to Thursday 4 June 2015
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: Via Journey into Healing
around £300




From Broken Dreams to New Beginnings

Monday 15 June 2015 to Friday 19 June 2015
Led by Sheridan Voysey

You long to be married but are single. The whirlwind romance ended in divorce. Your chosen career hasn’t materialised. The child you desired never arrived. On this retreat we will explore the hidden work God does in us through dashed dreams, and how he can turn them into rich service to others. A greater tragedy than a broken dream is a life forever defined by one, so come and release your dreams to God, and see what he might do with them.


For ten years Sheridan Voysey and his wife Merryn dreamed of having a child, and pursued this dream through special diets, healing prayer, IVF, and adoption. But their dream never came to pass. Empty and confused from a decade of disappointment, they relocated from Australia to the UK to start again. What God did with their broken dream, however, went well beyond moving countries. During this week you will hear their story, find a safe place to share your own, and explore the ways God shapes us during these ‘wilderness’ experiences in our lives while enjoying the rest, beauty and sanctuary that Scargill offers.


Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster. The author of five books, his latest is the memoir Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into new Beginnings.


Find his podcasts and articles at www.sheridanvoysey.com

BookBooking ref: 25MA15
£246



Music and worship


Worship Works

Friday 20 March 2015 to Sunday 22 March 2015
Led by Roger Jones and Team

Teaching and ministry about worship for leaders, musicians and all worshippers.  This weekend will include bible teaching, lots of worship times and sessions on prophetic worship, leading and planning worship and healing in worship. 

Roger Jones
has directed Christian Music Ministries since 1984.  He studied piano, organ and general musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire – formerly a music teacher in an inner city school – he has written 22 musicals and numerous psalms, hymns and songs.  

Christian Music Ministries
aims to use music to share the gospel, to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and encourage individuals and churches, through seminars, workshops, music weeks and performances.  See our website for further information - www.cmm.org.uk

BookBooking ref: £127
12WA15




Music, Movies, Life and Faith

Monday 4 May 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015
Led by Dave Hopwood and Simeon Wood

Simeon and Dave delve into the relationship between music, movies, life and faith. They will take you on a fascinating and fun journey through a tapestry of sound, story and film.  Using their years of experience they’ll draw comparisons between their passions for music and movies and devotion to Jesus. Be prepared to rediscover God and the lilting pulse of life’s calling.

Dave
is an author and speaker who uses all kinds of visual media to communicate the Bible in a way that's fun, informative and inspiring.  davehopwood.com

Simeon is a musician, composer and entertainer who plays over 20 instruments and enjoys performing on a very wide variety of platforms all over the world. simeonwood.com

BookBooking ref: 19MB15
£246




Summerfest 1

Saturday 1 August 2015 to Thursday 6 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 31WA15





Summerfest 2

Saturday 8 August 2015 to Thursday 13 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 32WA15





Summerfest 3

Saturday 15 August 2015 to Thursday 20 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 33WA15





Mary Magdalene: The Musical

Saturday 22 August 2015 to Saturday 29 August 2015
Led by Roger Jones and Team

Learn a musical in a week!  Open to singers, musicians (music reading not essential) and instrumentalists of all ages. The week will contain worship, bible teaching and prayer times related to the musical, and lots of free time. 

Children from junior age upwards are welcome, either singing or playing an instrument if they are keen to join in;  please note that there will not be a separate programme for children who are too young or not interested in the musical.

Roger Jones
has directed Christian Music Ministries since 1984.  He studied piano, organ and general musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire – formerly a music teacher in an inner city school – he has written 22 musicals and numerous psalms, hymns and songs. 

Christian Music Ministries 
aims to use music to share the gospel, to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and encourage individuals and churches, through seminars, workshops, music weeks and performances.  See our website for further information - www.cmm.org.uk

BookBooking ref: 35WA15
£420



Outdoor activities


Working Holiday

Thursday 9 April 2015 to Sunday 12 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Estate Team

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

BookBooking ref: 15MB15
£94.25




The Dales in Spring Walking Week

Monday 4 May 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015
Led by Helen Brocklehurst

Come and explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in spring. We’ll venture out with a picnic lunch each day and enjoy company and conversation while hiking through the lovely area around Scargill. Walks will be about ten miles long and will involve meandering through scenic valleys as well as climbing some big hills to make the most of the stunning views from the top.

Walks are led by Helen, a Scargill Community member who loves to be out in the hills come rain or shine.

BookBooking ref: 19MA15
£246



Retreats and refreshing


Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 6 March 2015 to Sunday 8 March 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Do you feel that you most often 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 to fill them with anything that's good for you. 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 with us enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good.

BookBooking ref: 10WA15
£127




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 27 March 2015 to Sunday 29 March 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

Due to the popularity of our Renew, Refresh, Restore at the beginning of March, we are offering a second event at the end of the month. As this event is quite short notice, the price will be £95. There will be one teaching session on Saturday morning, & lots of space throughout the weekend just to relax & enjoy the beauty of The Dales.

Do you feel that you most often 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 to fill you up with anything that's good for you. 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 with us enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good.

BookBooking ref: 13WA15
Standard Rooms only £95 per person




The Greening of God

Monday 13 April 2015 to Friday 17 April 2015
Led by John Bell

A retreat discerning the peculiar perspectives people of faith have on how we live in and leave for others God's earth. 

How humans relate to the created order has not been a popular subject for preaching or reflection. The 'great' theologians have largely disregarded creation, preferring - as regards Genesis - to concentrate on the Fall. But the Bible, and particularly the Hebrew scriptures, continually witnesses to God's affection for and relationship to the earth, while John's Gospel proclaims that Jesus came not because God loved people, but because he loved the cosmos.

In this retreat we will look at scripture, poetry, song and contemporary witness in the hope of discerning the peculiar perspectives people of faith have to offer the most urgent issue of our day.

Scargill welcomes back John Bell, speaker, broadcaster, hymn-writer and a Resource Worker with the Wild Goose Resource Group, which is a project of The Iona Community and an expression of its commitment to the renewal of music and worship. For over 25 years, the Group has been engaged at local, national and international levels, enabling lay and ordained leadership.  www.wgrg.co.uk

BookBooking ref: 16MA15
£246




Dare to Create!

Monday 20 April 2015 to Friday 24 April 2015
Led by Claire Watts

For those who always wished they could be creative but haven’t dared to try – and for those who already love to explore creative things. We will consider God’s creation, and how we can respond through our own creativity. There will be demonstrations, inspirational sessions, and lots of opportunities to try things out. Past activities have included papermaking, felt-making, wood-carving, printmaking and weaving. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to try, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.  It’s about enjoying all that God has given!

BookBooking ref: 17MB15
£246




Unfurling: living out from our peace - for a better world

Monday 20 April 2015 to Friday 24 April 2015
Led by Ian & Gail Adams

We all dream of a better world. More peaceful, more harmonious, more caring and more celebratory. That peaceful world must begin in us. This retreat with Ian and Gail Adams of the Beloved Life project will be an opportunity to explore how we might discover, nurture and then live out from our deep God-given inner peace. This may gradually come to be experienced as an unfurling into a life of imagination, adventure, and generosity.

This week at Scargill will offer a spacious mix of teaching, conversation, stillness and spiritual practice. Ian & Gail plan to offer some of the session content outside where there will be opportunities to do some body prayer, observe nature and create some earth-art together. 

Gail is a life-coach, mentor and retreat-leader working with insights and wisdom to connect you with your joyful potential in both good and tough times. Gail runs the see:change project.

Ian is a poet, photographer, artist and Anglican priest, creator of the daily Morning Bell on social media, director of StillPoint, author of 'Cave Refectory Road: monastic rhythms for contemporary living', 'Running Over rocks: spiritual practices to transform tough times' and 'Unfurling' (Canterbury Press).

Together they run the Beloved Life project which offers a mix of resources & practices, events & gatherings, re-imagining what it means to be truly human and to shape a better world. The project is rooted in the wisdom, practices and spirituality of the Jesus path, and draws particularly on stillness, the contemplative traditions and the arts.

www.belovedlife.org

BookBooking ref: 17MA15
£246




BRF Quiet Day: He ain’t heavy - he’s my brother

Thursday 30 April 2015 to Thursday 30 April 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Today we are going to look at the book of James. Was he really the brother of Jesus? No-one knows for sure but they certainly did express their views in very similar ways. What is true religion? James has the answer to that question but do we want to hear it?  In this relatively short letter, a number of important areas are covered with familiar wit and directness, challenging us to see with greater clarity what it really means to follow Jesus. 

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world.   They have been part of the Scargill Community since 2009.  www.adrianplass.com

Contact BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) to book:

01865 319700  www.brfonline.org.uk

15 The Chambers, The Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3FE  

BookBooking ref: Book via BRF
£30




A Smile on the Face of God

Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 3 May 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Very little compares with that moment when a genuine smile warms our hearts. Where can we discover and enjoy the affection of God for the children he loves? Through other people? Through the Bible? Through music or the natural world? Perhaps through avenues that we have never really considered? What do you think? Come and help us to explore and gain confidence from the smile on the face of God, one of the best and most encouraging experiences we will ever know.  


Adrian and Bridget
are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world.   They have been part of the Scargill Community since 2009.  www.adrianplass.com

BookBooking ref: 18WA15
£127




Solid Ground in Shifting Sands

Friday 29 May 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015
Led by Sam & Jennie Cappleman

A weekend to meet with our unchanging God as we reflect on the changing nature of our times.  ‘Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould’ (Romans 12: 2, JB Phillips translation).  Together we'll look at how we can maintain the integrity of our faith in our 21st century world, a world many see as increasingly secular and post Christian.  How do we reflect on, shape, grow and share our faith in the context of this world in a manner which is both relevant and grounded?  How do we hear God’s voice and find solid ground in ever shifting sand?

Both ordained in the St Albans’ Diocese, Sam was a global executive in an international IT company and is now Executive Chair of the Lee Abbey Movement and Jennie was a parish priest.

BookBooking ref: 22WB15
£127




Journey Into Healing

Monday 1 June 2015 to Thursday 4 June 2015
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: Via Journey into Healing
around £300




Under the Wings of Refuge

Monday 8 June 2015 to Friday 12 June 2015
Led by David Runcorn

A week to inspire, comfort and be renewed on the journey of faith together.  Each morning we will read the story of Ruth – a wonderful narrative containing all the familiar dilemmas, griefs and joys of human living – and the search for God’s presence, protection and purposes through it all.

David is a popular writer, conference speaker and retreat leader – and a regular visitor to Scargill. You can meet him on his website www.davidruncorn.com 

BookBooking ref: 24MB15
£246




CARM Retreat: Painting, Poetry and Prayer

Monday 6 July 2015 to Friday 10 July 2015
Led by Brenda Lealman & Margaret Stein; CARM Chaplain Rev Paul Hunt

Scargill is partnering once again with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement.  Margaret will be tutoring the painters and Brenda the poets, while Paul will be on hand for some teaching input and to offer a listening ear. There will be teaching, input to inspire you, and some times of silence together.   See www.carmretreats.org

BookBooking ref: 28MA15
£246



Seasonal


Holy Week Holiday

Monday 30 March 2015 to Thursday 2 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week.  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come from Monday to Thursday or stay on for Easter weekend as well for a special price - see below for details of our Easter Weekend celebrations.

BookBooking ref: 14MA15
£185




Holy Week and Easter

Monday 30 March 2015 to Monday 6 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week and Easter.  

Beginning with stories of Holy Week and including a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  

There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  

See separate listings to book just for Holy Week (Monday to Thursday) or Easter weekend (Thursday to Monday), or come to both events for a 10% reduction on the total cost.BookBooking ref: 14MO15
£385




Easter Holiday

Thursday 2 April 2015 to Monday 6 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together. 

Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see above for how to book for both together.


BookBooking ref: 14MB15
£246




Creative Pentecost

Friday 22 May 2015 to Sunday 24 May 2015
Led by Claire Watts

A weekend to bask in the generosity of God as we celebrate the outpouring of His Holy Spirit. Drinking in the beauty of His creation here in the Yorkshire Dales, we will respond through creative worship. An opportunity to delight in the colours, the textures, the shapes and patterns of nature, and to ‘play’ with fabrics, paints, and other materials. There will be music, there will be poetry, there will be feasting and fun. Celebrate the gifts of God and all that Pentecost means to us. No prior experience or skills required, just a willingness to enjoy and explore!

BookBooking ref: 21WA15
£127



Spiritual development


Dancing on Fault Lines

Monday 9 March 2015 to Friday 13 March 2015
Led by Andreas Andersson

Here’s a big question: As Christians we know that in Christ God reconciled the world to Godself – but how does that work? Theories like “Ransom” and “Penal Substitution” seemingly lead to arguments and division. But could they be better treated as guides to the big story of God’s generous love that we bring the world? What if we can dance over the fault lines instead of tripping over them? Together we’ll unpack those images to see what gifts they bring us. Andreas is Chaplain at Scargill House.

BookBooking ref: 11MA15
£246




Healing Prayer

Monday 9 March 2015 to Friday 13 March 2015
Led by Bishop Graham Dow

Just as Jesus entrusted his followers with sharing the gospel and healing the sick, so it is good today for all Christians to find confidence to offer prayer for healing.  Expect careful prayer ministry in a small group and a chance to learn simple skills offering physical and inner healing to others.  Bishop Graham has been leading these courses for over 25 years. 

BookBooking ref: 11MB15
£246




Worship Works

Friday 20 March 2015 to Sunday 22 March 2015
Led by Roger Jones and Team

Teaching and ministry about worship for leaders, musicians and all worshippers.  This weekend will include bible teaching, lots of worship times and sessions on prophetic worship, leading and planning worship and healing in worship. 

Roger Jones
has directed Christian Music Ministries since 1984.  He studied piano, organ and general musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire – formerly a music teacher in an inner city school – he has written 22 musicals and numerous psalms, hymns and songs.  

Christian Music Ministries
aims to use music to share the gospel, to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and encourage individuals and churches, through seminars, workshops, music weeks and performances.  See our website for further information - www.cmm.org.uk

BookBooking ref: £127
12WA15




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 27 March 2015 to Sunday 29 March 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

Due to the popularity of our Renew, Refresh, Restore at the beginning of March, we are offering a second event at the end of the month. As this event is quite short notice, the price will be £95. There will be one teaching session on Saturday morning, & lots of space throughout the weekend just to relax & enjoy the beauty of The Dales.

Do you feel that you most often 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 to fill you up with anything that's good for you. 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 with us enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good.

BookBooking ref: 13WA15
Standard Rooms only £95 per person




Unfurling: living out from our peace - for a better world

Monday 20 April 2015 to Friday 24 April 2015
Led by Ian & Gail Adams

We all dream of a better world. More peaceful, more harmonious, more caring and more celebratory. That peaceful world must begin in us. This retreat with Ian and Gail Adams of the Beloved Life project will be an opportunity to explore how we might discover, nurture and then live out from our deep God-given inner peace. This may gradually come to be experienced as an unfurling into a life of imagination, adventure, and generosity.

This week at Scargill will offer a spacious mix of teaching, conversation, stillness and spiritual practice. Ian & Gail plan to offer some of the session content outside where there will be opportunities to do some body prayer, observe nature and create some earth-art together. 

Gail is a life-coach, mentor and retreat-leader working with insights and wisdom to connect you with your joyful potential in both good and tough times. Gail runs the see:change project.

Ian is a poet, photographer, artist and Anglican priest, creator of the daily Morning Bell on social media, director of StillPoint, author of 'Cave Refectory Road: monastic rhythms for contemporary living', 'Running Over rocks: spiritual practices to transform tough times' and 'Unfurling' (Canterbury Press).

Together they run the Beloved Life project which offers a mix of resources & practices, events & gatherings, re-imagining what it means to be truly human and to shape a better world. The project is rooted in the wisdom, practices and spirituality of the Jesus path, and draws particularly on stillness, the contemplative traditions and the arts.

www.belovedlife.org

BookBooking ref: 17MA15
£246




Hazards and Hopes of getting Old and Older!

Monday 27 April 2015 to Friday 1 May 2015
Led by Ann Morisy

We don’t look forward to getting old - but mostly we prefer it to the alternative! These four days are a precious opportunity to hear ourselves think about this gift of years.  

‘Doing business with God’ is key to a positive experience of growing old. Having a sense of purpose matters, and so too does resilience. So come and make the most of a frank, fearless and prayerful consideration of this vital but often ignored subject. 

The third age represents an entirely new map of life, with extraordinary opportunities – and challenges.  Take the opportunity to reflect on how to make the most of the third age and how later life can be shaped by Christian vocation and spirituality.

Ann Morisy has studied ageing for over 30 years – and now it’s personal!  Scargill is delighted to welcome back this internationally acclaimed speaker, workshop leader and writer. Ann’s presentations are always down to earth but informed by scholarship and honesty as well as engaging and light-hearted. 

BookBooking ref: 18MA15
£246




A Smile on the Face of God

Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 3 May 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Very little compares with that moment when a genuine smile warms our hearts. Where can we discover and enjoy the affection of God for the children he loves? Through other people? Through the Bible? Through music or the natural world? Perhaps through avenues that we have never really considered? What do you think? Come and help us to explore and gain confidence from the smile on the face of God, one of the best and most encouraging experiences we will ever know.  


Adrian and Bridget
are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world.   They have been part of the Scargill Community since 2009.  www.adrianplass.com

BookBooking ref: 18WA15
£127




Music, Movies, Life and Faith

Monday 4 May 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015
Led by Dave Hopwood and Simeon Wood

Simeon and Dave delve into the relationship between music, movies, life and faith. They will take you on a fascinating and fun journey through a tapestry of sound, story and film.  Using their years of experience they’ll draw comparisons between their passions for music and movies and devotion to Jesus. Be prepared to rediscover God and the lilting pulse of life’s calling.

Dave
is an author and speaker who uses all kinds of visual media to communicate the Bible in a way that's fun, informative and inspiring.  davehopwood.com

Simeon is a musician, composer and entertainer who plays over 20 instruments and enjoys performing on a very wide variety of platforms all over the world. simeonwood.com

BookBooking ref: 19MB15
£246




Pray As You Can, Not As You Can’t

Monday 11 May 2015 to Friday 15 May 2015
Led by Patrick Baker & Jo Penn

Is it just me or does everyone find prayer difficult? What is prayer anyway? Talking or listening? Meditating, contemplating, or vegetating? Is there a secret formula? What do I do with my body? Should the earth move? Can I be honest with God? What’s going on in the silence? Join us in tackling these and other questions together and sharing our experiences. Heaven, here we come! 

Patrick and Jo
are both experienced Spiritual Directors and members of the Scargill Pastoral Team.

20MA15 Standard adult price: £246

BookBooking ref: 20MA15
£246




Nourishing the Heart

Monday 18 May 2015 to Friday 22 May 2015
Led by Phil Stone and David Rowe

“White water rafting” is how many people term going through life today. We are skimming in our relationships and investing in style instead of substance. The danger is that we end up shrivelling up inside and our heart becomes malnourished. We need to stop and take time to nourish our hearts. Join Phil Stone, leader of the Scargill Community, and David Rowe, leader of the Lee Abbey Community, in a week that offers an opportunity to restore the soul.

BookBooking ref: 21MA15
£246




Enneagram: God Shaped People 1

Friday 29 May 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015
Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker

Enneagram:  God Shaped People 1

Fri 29 to Sun 31 May

Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker

 

Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. We will use the Enneagram as a tool to help us grow in understanding ourselves and others. Enneagram is Greek for ‘9 points’ and describes nine personality types.  The final session will be after lunch on Sunday so you may want to book an extra night.    Becky is a Spiritual Director, Retreat leader and Counsellor. Margi is on the Pastoral Team at Scargill.  If you’ve done a basic course before, you can take it further with our Enneagram 2 event in February.

22WA15 Standard adult price: £127

BookBooking ref: 22WA15
£127




Solid Ground in Shifting Sands

Friday 29 May 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015
Led by Sam & Jennie Cappleman

A weekend to meet with our unchanging God as we reflect on the changing nature of our times.  ‘Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould’ (Romans 12: 2, JB Phillips translation).  Together we'll look at how we can maintain the integrity of our faith in our 21st century world, a world many see as increasingly secular and post Christian.  How do we reflect on, shape, grow and share our faith in the context of this world in a manner which is both relevant and grounded?  How do we hear God’s voice and find solid ground in ever shifting sand?

Both ordained in the St Albans’ Diocese, Sam was a global executive in an international IT company and is now Executive Chair of the Lee Abbey Movement and Jennie was a parish priest.

BookBooking ref: 22WB15
£127




Journey Into Healing

Monday 1 June 2015 to Thursday 4 June 2015
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: Via Journey into Healing
around £300




Praying with, to and for the Holy Spirit

Monday 8 June 2015 to Friday 12 June 2015
Led by Christina Baxter

‘We seek him here, we seek him there’  - a chance to think about the ways in which the Spirit relates to us by  looking at the biblical teaching and discovering the practice of Christians through the ages.  How do we pray for the Spirit and when should we pray to the Spirit?  What will the Spirit do when he comes to me, to my church, to our community, to our world? 


In the three sessions each day there will be some formal learning, with a chance to look together at key Bible passages in a discussion setting, followed later in the day by a look at the Holy Spirit in art and music. We will offer a chance to wait on the Holy Spirit in one of the informal sessions.


Christina taught theology at St John’s Nottingham for over 30 years and has been preaching for 45 years.   She has been privileged to see the Holy Spirit at work in many situations, not least in her own life.

BookBooking ref: 24MA15
£246




Under the Wings of Refuge

Monday 8 June 2015 to Friday 12 June 2015
Led by David Runcorn

A week to inspire, comfort and be renewed on the journey of faith together.  Each morning we will read the story of Ruth – a wonderful narrative containing all the familiar dilemmas, griefs and joys of human living – and the search for God’s presence, protection and purposes through it all.

David is a popular writer, conference speaker and retreat leader – and a regular visitor to Scargill. You can meet him on his website www.davidruncorn.com 

BookBooking ref: 24MB15
£246




From Broken Dreams to New Beginnings

Monday 15 June 2015 to Friday 19 June 2015
Led by Sheridan Voysey

You long to be married but are single. The whirlwind romance ended in divorce. Your chosen career hasn’t materialised. The child you desired never arrived. On this retreat we will explore the hidden work God does in us through dashed dreams, and how he can turn them into rich service to others. A greater tragedy than a broken dream is a life forever defined by one, so come and release your dreams to God, and see what he might do with them.


For ten years Sheridan Voysey and his wife Merryn dreamed of having a child, and pursued this dream through special diets, healing prayer, IVF, and adoption. But their dream never came to pass. Empty and confused from a decade of disappointment, they relocated from Australia to the UK to start again. What God did with their broken dream, however, went well beyond moving countries. During this week you will hear their story, find a safe place to share your own, and explore the ways God shapes us during these ‘wilderness’ experiences in our lives while enjoying the rest, beauty and sanctuary that Scargill offers.


Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster. The author of five books, his latest is the memoir Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into new Beginnings.


Find his podcasts and articles at www.sheridanvoysey.com

BookBooking ref: 25MA15
£246



Working Holidays


Working Holiday

Thursday 9 April 2015 to Sunday 12 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Estate Team

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

BookBooking ref: 15MB15
£94.25



Youth


Holy Week and Easter

Monday 30 March 2015 to Monday 6 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week and Easter.  

Beginning with stories of Holy Week and including a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  

There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  

See separate listings to book just for Holy Week (Monday to Thursday) or Easter weekend (Thursday to Monday), or come to both events for a 10% reduction on the total cost.BookBooking ref: 14MO15
£385




Holy Week Holiday

Monday 30 March 2015 to Thursday 2 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week.  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come from Monday to Thursday or stay on for Easter weekend as well for a special price - see below for details of our Easter Weekend celebrations.

BookBooking ref: 14MA15
£185




Easter Holiday

Thursday 2 April 2015 to Monday 6 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together. 

Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see above for how to book for both together.


BookBooking ref: 14MB15
£246




Family Holiday

Monday 6 April 2015 to Friday 10 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 15MA15
£246




Where the Wild Things Are

Monday 25 May 2015 to Friday 29 May 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Let the Wild Rumpus begin!  In the classic children’s story, Max had some fantastic adventures amongst the Wild Things - but most of all he learned that you can always come home, and you are always forgiven.  A half term family holiday with a full youth and children's programme, teaching for adults, and times for all ages to share the fun together.  So pack your wolf cub onesie and join the adventure.

BookBooking ref: 22MA15
£246




Lots of young people in July!

Monday 13 July 2015 to Thursday 30 July 2015
We don't have many programmed events listed for July because we have two big international youth gatherings happening:
  • for the fourth year we will be hosting a week-long Confirmation Camp for young people from the Manchester Diocese and their partner Diocese, Tampere in Finland.  
  • that will be followed by "Ablaze" - an eight-day international youth jamboree bringing together young people from our own Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, and from Erfurt in Germany,Virginia in the USA, and possibly further afield.
These are not open for general booking but we thought you might like to know why it looks so quiet - in fact it will be anything but!

We'd love to welcome even more young people to Scargill - if you are interested in using us as a venue for an event, do get in touch.Book




Summerfest 1

Saturday 1 August 2015 to Thursday 6 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 31WA15





Summerfest 2

Saturday 8 August 2015 to Thursday 13 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 32WA15





Summerfest 3

Saturday 15 August 2015 to Thursday 20 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00
BookBooking ref: 33WA15





Mary Magdalene: The Musical

Saturday 22 August 2015 to Saturday 29 August 2015
Led by Roger Jones and Team

Learn a musical in a week!  Open to singers, musicians (music reading not essential) and instrumentalists of all ages. The week will contain worship, bible teaching and prayer times related to the musical, and lots of free time. 

Children from junior age upwards are welcome, either singing or playing an instrument if they are keen to join in;  please note that there will not be a separate programme for children who are too young or not interested in the musical.

Roger Jones
has directed Christian Music Ministries since 1984.  He studied piano, organ and general musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire – formerly a music teacher in an inner city school – he has written 22 musicals and numerous psalms, hymns and songs. 

Christian Music Ministries 
aims to use music to share the gospel, to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and encourage individuals and churches, through seminars, workshops, music weeks and performances.  See our website for further information - www.cmm.org.uk

BookBooking ref: 35WA15
£420



March 2015


Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 6 March 2015 to Sun 8 March 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Do you feel that you most often 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 to fill them with anything that's good for you. 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 with us enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good.



BookBooking ref: 10WA15
£127




Dancing on Fault Lines

Mon 9 March 2015 to Fri 13 March 2015
Led by Andreas Andersson

Here’s a big question: As Christians we know that in Christ God reconciled the world to Godself – but how does that work? Theories like “Ransom” and “Penal Substitution” seemingly lead to arguments and division. But could they be better treated as guides to the big story of God’s generous love that we bring the world? What if we can dance over the fault lines instead of tripping over them? Together we’ll unpack those images to see what gifts they bring us. Andreas is Chaplain at Scargill House.



BookBooking ref: 11MA15
£246




Healing Prayer

Mon 9 March 2015 to Fri 13 March 2015
Led by Bishop Graham Dow

Just as Jesus entrusted his followers with sharing the gospel and healing the sick, so it is good today for all Christians to find confidence to offer prayer for healing.  Expect careful prayer ministry in a small group and a chance to learn simple skills offering physical and inner healing to others.  Bishop Graham has been leading these courses for over 25 years. 



BookBooking ref: 11MB15
£246




Worship Works

Fri 20 March 2015 to Sun 22 March 2015
Led by Roger Jones and Team

Teaching and ministry about worship for leaders, musicians and all worshippers.  This weekend will include bible teaching, lots of worship times and sessions on prophetic worship, leading and planning worship and healing in worship. 

Roger Jones
has directed Christian Music Ministries since 1984.  He studied piano, organ and general musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire – formerly a music teacher in an inner city school – he has written 22 musicals and numerous psalms, hymns and songs.  

Christian Music Ministries
aims to use music to share the gospel, to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and encourage individuals and churches, through seminars, workshops, music weeks and performances.  See our website for further information - www.cmm.org.uk



BookBooking ref: £127
12WA15




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 27 March 2015 to Sun 29 March 2015
Led by The Scargill Community

Due to the popularity of our Renew, Refresh, Restore at the beginning of March, we are offering a second event at the end of the month. As this event is quite short notice, the price will be £95. There will be one teaching session on Saturday morning, & lots of space throughout the weekend just to relax & enjoy the beauty of The Dales.

Do you feel that you most often 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 to fill you up with anything that's good for you. 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 with us enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good.



BookBooking ref: 13WA15
Standard Rooms only £95 per person




Holy Week Holiday

Mon 30 March 2015 to Thu 2 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week.  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  Come from Monday to Thursday or stay on for Easter weekend as well for a special price - see below for details of our Easter Weekend celebrations.



BookBooking ref: 14MA15
£185




Holy Week and Easter

Mon 30 March 2015 to Mon 6 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week and Easter.  

Beginning with stories of Holy Week and including a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  

There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together.  

See separate listings to book just for Holy Week (Monday to Thursday) or Easter weekend (Thursday to Monday), or come to both events for a 10% reduction on the total cost.

BookBooking ref: 14MO15
£385



April 2015


Easter Holiday

Thu 2 April 2015 to Mon 6 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday as once again we cry “Christ is Risen!”  There’ll be a programme for the children and young people as well as opportunities for all generations to join together. 

Come just for the long weekend or stay from the previous Monday right through Holy Week and Easter for a special price - see above for how to book for both together.




BookBooking ref: 14MB15
£246




Family Holiday

Mon 6 April 2015 to Fri 10 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

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

 



BookBooking ref: 15MA15
£246




Working Holiday

Thu 9 April 2015 to Sun 12 April 2015
Led by the Scargill Estate Team

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

 



BookBooking ref: 15MB15
£94.25




The Greening of God

Mon 13 April 2015 to Fri 17 April 2015
Led by John Bell

A retreat discerning the peculiar perspectives people of faith have on how we live in and leave for others God's earth. 

How humans relate to the created order has not been a popular subject for preaching or reflection. The 'great' theologians have largely disregarded creation, preferring - as regards Genesis - to concentrate on the Fall. But the Bible, and particularly the Hebrew scriptures, continually witnesses to God's affection for and relationship to the earth, while John's Gospel proclaims that Jesus came not because God loved people, but because he loved the cosmos.

In this retreat we will look at scripture, poetry, song and contemporary witness in the hope of discerning the peculiar perspectives people of faith have to offer the most urgent issue of our day.

Scargill welcomes back John Bell, speaker, broadcaster, hymn-writer and a Resource Worker with the Wild Goose Resource Group, which is a project of The Iona Community and an expression of its commitment to the renewal of music and worship. For over 25 years, the Group has been engaged at local, national and international levels, enabling lay and ordained leadership.  www.wgrg.co.uk



BookBooking ref: 16MA15
£246




Dare to Create!

Mon 20 April 2015 to Fri 24 April 2015
Led by Claire Watts

For those who always wished they could be creative but haven’t dared to try – and for those who already love to explore creative things. We will consider God’s creation, and how we can respond through our own creativity. There will be demonstrations, inspirational sessions, and lots of opportunities to try things out. Past activities have included papermaking, felt-making, wood-carving, printmaking and weaving. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to try, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.  It’s about enjoying all that God has given!

 



BookBooking ref: 17MB15
£246




Unfurling: living out from our peace - for a better world

Mon 20 April 2015 to Fri 24 April 2015
Led by Ian & Gail Adams

We all dream of a better world. More peaceful, more harmonious, more caring and more celebratory. That peaceful world must begin in us. This retreat with Ian and Gail Adams of the Beloved Life project will be an opportunity to explore how we might discover, nurture and then live out from our deep God-given inner peace. This may gradually come to be experienced as an unfurling into a life of imagination, adventure, and generosity.

This week at Scargill will offer a spacious mix of teaching, conversation, stillness and spiritual practice. Ian & Gail plan to offer some of the session content outside where there will be opportunities to do some body prayer, observe nature and create some earth-art together. 

Gail is a life-coach, mentor and retreat-leader working with insights and wisdom to connect you with your joyful potential in both good and tough times. Gail runs the see:change project.

Ian is a poet, photographer, artist and Anglican priest, creator of the daily Morning Bell on social media, director of StillPoint, author of 'Cave Refectory Road: monastic rhythms for contemporary living', 'Running Over rocks: spiritual practices to transform tough times' and 'Unfurling' (Canterbury Press).

Together they run the Beloved Life project which offers a mix of resources & practices, events & gatherings, re-imagining what it means to be truly human and to shape a better world. The project is rooted in the wisdom, practices and spirituality of the Jesus path, and draws particularly on stillness, the contemplative traditions and the arts.

www.belovedlife.org



BookBooking ref: 17MA15
£246




In His Image – Portraiture

Fri 24 April 2015 to Sun 26 April 2015
Led by Jane Gamble

With the help of Jane, a professional painter, discover how to depict what we see in the mirror each day! Unravel some of the mysteries of portraiture using pencils, pens, pastels and watercolours. A relaxed course for all abilities, conducted with a light touch.  For more information visit www.janegamblepaints.co.uk

 



BookBooking ref: 17WA15
£127




Hazards and Hopes of getting Old and Older!

Mon 27 April 2015 to Fri 1 May 2015
Led by Ann Morisy

We don’t look forward to getting old - but mostly we prefer it to the alternative! These four days are a precious opportunity to hear ourselves think about this gift of years.  

‘Doing business with God’ is key to a positive experience of growing old. Having a sense of purpose matters, and so too does resilience. So come and make the most of a frank, fearless and prayerful consideration of this vital but often ignored subject. 

The third age represents an entirely new map of life, with extraordinary opportunities – and challenges.  Take the opportunity to reflect on how to make the most of the third age and how later life can be shaped by Christian vocation and spirituality.

Ann Morisy has studied ageing for over 30 years – and now it’s personal!  Scargill is delighted to welcome back this internationally acclaimed speaker, workshop leader and writer. Ann’s presentations are always down to earth but informed by scholarship and honesty as well as engaging and light-hearted. 



BookBooking ref: 18MA15
£246




BRF Quiet Day: He ain’t heavy - he’s my brother

Thu 30 April 2015 to Thu 30 April 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Today we are going to look at the book of James. Was he really the brother of Jesus? No-one knows for sure but they certainly did express their views in very similar ways. What is true religion? James has the answer to that question but do we want to hear it?  In this relatively short letter, a number of important areas are covered with familiar wit and directness, challenging us to see with greater clarity what it really means to follow Jesus. 

Adrian and Bridget are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world.   They have been part of the Scargill Community since 2009.  www.adrianplass.com

Contact BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) to book:

01865 319700  www.brfonline.org.uk

15 The Chambers, The Vineyard, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3FE  

 



BookBooking ref: Book via BRF
£30



May 2015


A Smile on the Face of God

Fri 1 May 2015 to Sun 3 May 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Very little compares with that moment when a genuine smile warms our hearts. Where can we discover and enjoy the affection of God for the children he loves? Through other people? Through the Bible? Through music or the natural world? Perhaps through avenues that we have never really considered? What do you think? Come and help us to explore and gain confidence from the smile on the face of God, one of the best and most encouraging experiences we will ever know.  


Adrian and Bridget
are both writers and speakers who have brought their own blend of wit, warmth and honesty to people all over the world.   They have been part of the Scargill Community since 2009.  www.adrianplass.com

 



BookBooking ref: 18WA15
£127




The Dales in Spring Walking Week

Mon 4 May 2015 to Fri 8 May 2015
Led by Helen Brocklehurst

Come and explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in spring. We’ll venture out with a picnic lunch each day and enjoy company and conversation while hiking through the lovely area around Scargill. Walks will be about ten miles long and will involve meandering through scenic valleys as well as climbing some big hills to make the most of the stunning views from the top.

Walks are led by Helen, a Scargill Community member who loves to be out in the hills come rain or shine.

 



BookBooking ref: 19MA15
£246




Music, Movies, Life and Faith

Mon 4 May 2015 to Fri 8 May 2015
Led by Dave Hopwood and Simeon Wood

Simeon and Dave delve into the relationship between music, movies, life and faith. They will take you on a fascinating and fun journey through a tapestry of sound, story and film.  Using their years of experience they’ll draw comparisons between their passions for music and movies and devotion to Jesus. Be prepared to rediscover God and the lilting pulse of life’s calling.

Dave
is an author and speaker who uses all kinds of visual media to communicate the Bible in a way that's fun, informative and inspiring.  davehopwood.com

Simeon is a musician, composer and entertainer who plays over 20 instruments and enjoys performing on a very wide variety of platforms all over the world. simeonwood.com



BookBooking ref: 19MB15
£246




Pray As You Can, Not As You Can’t

Mon 11 May 2015 to Fri 15 May 2015
Led by Patrick Baker & Jo Penn

Is it just me or does everyone find prayer difficult? What is prayer anyway? Talking or listening? Meditating, contemplating, or vegetating? Is there a secret formula? What do I do with my body? Should the earth move? Can I be honest with God? What’s going on in the silence? Join us in tackling these and other questions together and sharing our experiences. Heaven, here we come! 

Patrick and Jo
are both experienced Spiritual Directors and members of the Scargill Pastoral Team.

20MA15 Standard adult price: £246

 



BookBooking ref: 20MA15
£246




Nourishing the Heart

Mon 18 May 2015 to Fri 22 May 2015
Led by Phil Stone and David Rowe

“White water rafting” is how many people term going through life today. We are skimming in our relationships and investing in style instead of substance. The danger is that we end up shrivelling up inside and our heart becomes malnourished. We need to stop and take time to nourish our hearts. Join Phil Stone, leader of the Scargill Community, and David Rowe, leader of the Lee Abbey Community, in a week that offers an opportunity to restore the soul.

 



BookBooking ref: 21MA15
£246




Creative Pentecost

Fri 22 May 2015 to Sun 24 May 2015
Led by Claire Watts

A weekend to bask in the generosity of God as we celebrate the outpouring of His Holy Spirit. Drinking in the beauty of His creation here in the Yorkshire Dales, we will respond through creative worship. An opportunity to delight in the colours, the textures, the shapes and patterns of nature, and to ‘play’ with fabrics, paints, and other materials. There will be music, there will be poetry, there will be feasting and fun. Celebrate the gifts of God and all that Pentecost means to us. No prior experience or skills required, just a willingness to enjoy and explore!

 



BookBooking ref: 21WA15
£127




Where the Wild Things Are

Mon 25 May 2015 to Fri 29 May 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Let the Wild Rumpus begin!  In the classic children’s story, Max had some fantastic adventures amongst the Wild Things - but most of all he learned that you can always come home, and you are always forgiven.  A half term family holiday with a full youth and children's programme, teaching for adults, and times for all ages to share the fun together.  So pack your wolf cub onesie and join the adventure.



BookBooking ref: 22MA15
£246




Enneagram: God Shaped People 1

Fri 29 May 2015 to Sun 31 May 2015
Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker

Enneagram:  God Shaped People 1

Fri 29 to Sun 31 May

Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker

 

Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. We will use the Enneagram as a tool to help us grow in understanding ourselves and others. Enneagram is Greek for ‘9 points’ and describes nine personality types.  The final session will be after lunch on Sunday so you may want to book an extra night.    Becky is a Spiritual Director, Retreat leader and Counsellor. Margi is on the Pastoral Team at Scargill.  If you’ve done a basic course before, you can take it further with our Enneagram 2 event in February.

22WA15 Standard adult price: £127

 



BookBooking ref: 22WA15
£127




Solid Ground in Shifting Sands

Fri 29 May 2015 to Sun 31 May 2015
Led by Sam & Jennie Cappleman

A weekend to meet with our unchanging God as we reflect on the changing nature of our times.  ‘Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould’ (Romans 12: 2, JB Phillips translation).  Together we'll look at how we can maintain the integrity of our faith in our 21st century world, a world many see as increasingly secular and post Christian.  How do we reflect on, shape, grow and share our faith in the context of this world in a manner which is both relevant and grounded?  How do we hear God’s voice and find solid ground in ever shifting sand?

Both ordained in the St Albans’ Diocese, Sam was a global executive in an international IT company and is now Executive Chair of the Lee Abbey Movement and Jennie was a parish priest.

 



BookBooking ref: 22WB15
£127



June 2015


Journey Into Healing

Mon 1 June 2015 to Thu 4 June 2015
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: Via Journey into Healing
around £300




Praying with, to and for the Holy Spirit

Mon 8 June 2015 to Fri 12 June 2015
Led by Christina Baxter

‘We seek him here, we seek him there’  - a chance to think about the ways in which the Spirit relates to us by  looking at the biblical teaching and discovering the practice of Christians through the ages.  How do we pray for the Spirit and when should we pray to the Spirit?  What will the Spirit do when he comes to me, to my church, to our community, to our world? 


In the three sessions each day there will be some formal learning, with a chance to look together at key Bible passages in a discussion setting, followed later in the day by a look at the Holy Spirit in art and music. We will offer a chance to wait on the Holy Spirit in one of the informal sessions.


Christina taught theology at St John’s Nottingham for over 30 years and has been preaching for 45 years.   She has been privileged to see the Holy Spirit at work in many situations, not least in her own life.



BookBooking ref: 24MA15
£246




Under the Wings of Refuge

Mon 8 June 2015 to Fri 12 June 2015
Led by David Runcorn

A week to inspire, comfort and be renewed on the journey of faith together.  Each morning we will read the story of Ruth – a wonderful narrative containing all the familiar dilemmas, griefs and joys of human living – and the search for God’s presence, protection and purposes through it all.

David is a popular writer, conference speaker and retreat leader – and a regular visitor to Scargill. You can meet him on his website www.davidruncorn.com 



BookBooking ref: 24MB15
£246




Celebrate Scargill!

Fri 12 June 2015 to Sun 14 June 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

A party weekend for Scargill’s Friends and Companions.  We would like to celebrate you, our invaluable supporters, and together we will celebrate Scargill’s birthday!  There are so many things to be thankful for as we look back over fifty-six years of God's love, ingenuity and faithfulness. So pack your party poppers as we celebrate God's miracle in the Dales.

This event is only open to Friends and Companions of Scargill, and we offer a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.

Our Friends and Companions are wonderful people who support us prayerfully and financially - and some of our events are set aside just for them.  If you are interested in becoming a Friend or Companion, call us.

 


 



BookBooking ref: 24WA15
£105




From Broken Dreams to New Beginnings

Mon 15 June 2015 to Fri 19 June 2015
Led by Sheridan Voysey

You long to be married but are single. The whirlwind romance ended in divorce. Your chosen career hasn’t materialised. The child you desired never arrived. On this retreat we will explore the hidden work God does in us through dashed dreams, and how he can turn them into rich service to others. A greater tragedy than a broken dream is a life forever defined by one, so come and release your dreams to God, and see what he might do with them.


For ten years Sheridan Voysey and his wife Merryn dreamed of having a child, and pursued this dream through special diets, healing prayer, IVF, and adoption. But their dream never came to pass. Empty and confused from a decade of disappointment, they relocated from Australia to the UK to start again. What God did with their broken dream, however, went well beyond moving countries. During this week you will hear their story, find a safe place to share your own, and explore the ways God shapes us during these ‘wilderness’ experiences in our lives while enjoying the rest, beauty and sanctuary that Scargill offers.


Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster. The author of five books, his latest is the memoir Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into new Beginnings.


Find his podcasts and articles at www.sheridanvoysey.com



BookBooking ref: 25MA15
£246



July 2015


CARM Retreat: Painting, Poetry and Prayer

Mon 6 July 2015 to Fri 10 July 2015
Led by Brenda Lealman & Margaret Stein; CARM Chaplain Rev Paul Hunt

Scargill is partnering once again with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement.  Margaret will be tutoring the painters and Brenda the poets, while Paul will be on hand for some teaching input and to offer a listening ear. There will be teaching, input to inspire you, and some times of silence together.   See www.carmretreats.org



BookBooking ref: 28MA15
£246




Lots of young people in July!

Mon 13 July 2015 to Thu 30 July 2015
We don't have many programmed events listed for July because we have two big international youth gatherings happening:
  • for the fourth year we will be hosting a week-long Confirmation Camp for young people from the Manchester Diocese and their partner Diocese, Tampere in Finland.  
  • that will be followed by "Ablaze" - an eight-day international youth jamboree bringing together young people from our own Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, and from Erfurt in Germany,Virginia in the USA, and possibly further afield.
These are not open for general booking but we thought you might like to know why it looks so quiet - in fact it will be anything but!

We'd love to welcome even more young people to Scargill - if you are interested in using us as a venue for an event, do get in touch.

Book



August 2015


Summerfest 1

Sat 1 August 2015 to Thu 6 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00


BookBooking ref: 31WA15





Summerfest 2

Sat 8 August 2015 to Thu 13 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00


BookBooking ref: 32WA15





Summerfest 3

Sat 15 August 2015 to Thu 20 August 2015
Led by the Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza!   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  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00


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Mary Magdalene: The Musical

Sat 22 August 2015 to Sat 29 August 2015
Led by Roger Jones and Team

Learn a musical in a week!  Open to singers, musicians (music reading not essential) and instrumentalists of all ages. The week will contain worship, bible teaching and prayer times related to the musical, and lots of free time. 

Children from junior age upwards are welcome, either singing or playing an instrument if they are keen to join in;  please note that there will not be a separate programme for children who are too young or not interested in the musical.

Roger Jones
has directed Christian Music Ministries since 1984.  He studied piano, organ and general musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire – formerly a music teacher in an inner city school – he has written 22 musicals and numerous psalms, hymns and songs. 

Christian Music Ministries 
aims to use music to share the gospel, to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and encourage individuals and churches, through seminars, workshops, music weeks and performances.  See our website for further information - www.cmm.org.uk



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£420