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


I Heard it Through the Grapevine

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 38WA14
£121




Laughter and Lament

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

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

BookBooking ref: 39MA14
£235




Before iPhone and iPad was I AM

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 42MA14
£235




Dare to be a Daniel?

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 45MA14
£235




Coming Home

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

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

BookBooking ref: 47MA14 
£235




Climb Every Mountain

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

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

Mike is vicar of Emmanuel Northwood.

BookBooking ref: 48MA14 
£235




Walking the Jesus Path

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 06MA15
£246




Grace Outpouring

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

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

Phil is the Director of Scargill House.

BookBooking ref: 07MB15
£246




Exile

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

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

Annie is Missioner for the Lee Abbey Movement.

BookBooking ref: 09MA15 
£246




Riding the Storm

Monday 2 March 2015 to Friday 6 March 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Storms happen. They happen to Christians and non-Christians alike, but followers of Jesus are obliged to accept that the storms in their lives are as likely to be orchestrated or allowed by God as by the devil. Job would have a thing or two to say about that. This week we are going to look at the ways in which Bible characters deal with trouble and strife. The wild weather of life batters us and damages us and pushes us off course. But is it possible to get out from under and, in some sense, to ride the storm? We shall see.

BookBooking ref: 10MA15
£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




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


Laughter and Lament

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

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

BookBooking ref: 39MA14
£235




Welcoming the Stranger

Monday 26 January 2015 to Friday 30 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Chaplains

Join us in an exploration of hospitality as the adventure where we find fellow travellers - strangers whom we are called to love.  Sessions will include looking at how Jesus practiced hospitality, sharing our own stories and exploring together what hospitality may look like in the places that we live. Where are those strangers that we

may receive? And where are we ‘strangers’ needing to be received by others?

BookBooking ref: 05MA15
£246




Exile

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

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

Annie is Missioner for the Lee Abbey Movement.

BookBooking ref: 09MA15 
£246




For God's Sake Make a Difference

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 09WB15
£127




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



Clergy and leadership


Preaching and Renewal

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

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

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 37MA14
£235




Laughter and Lament

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

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

BookBooking ref: 39MA14
£235




Another Day in this Extraordinary World

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 44WA14
£121




Welcoming the Stranger

Monday 26 January 2015 to Friday 30 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Chaplains

Join us in an exploration of hospitality as the adventure where we find fellow travellers - strangers whom we are called to love.  Sessions will include looking at how Jesus practiced hospitality, sharing our own stories and exploring together what hospitality may look like in the places that we live. Where are those strangers that we

may receive? And where are we ‘strangers’ needing to be received by others?

BookBooking ref: 05MA15
£246




For God's Sake Make a Difference

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 09WB15
£127



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


New Year House Party

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

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

BookBooking ref: 01MA15
£284




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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 39MB14
£117.50




Red Squirrels of the Yorkshire Dales

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 40WA14
£121




The Passage of Time

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
Led by Peter Ryder

What can we learn from the past? Explore geology, archaeology and history in the field and through seminars, songs and stories. We will learn to read time – in rocks, landscapes and old buildings - which may involve walking a few miles, so let us know if you have limited mobility. Then we’ll talk over what we have seen and hear a few songs.

Peter Ryder is a Historic Buildings Consultant, Geology/Geography graduate and Anglican Reader. He is also a singer-songwriter who looks sideways at life to make you think and laugh.

http://www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 44WB14 
£121




Working Holiday

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

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

BookBooking ref: 48WB14
£60.50




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 to offer the most urgent issue of our day - 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 - how we live in and leave for others God's earth.


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


Back Through the Wardrobe

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

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

BookBooking ref: 44MA14
£235




New Year House Party

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

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

BookBooking ref: 01MA15
£284




Half-term Hobbits!

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

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

Special rates:  Children can come for just £25 each (under fours free as usual) and ask us about a discount for those in full-time Christian ministry.

BookBooking ref: 08MA15
£246




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




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


Friends’ Weekend

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

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

We would love to share this time with as many of you as possible, so we are limiting bookings to Friends and Companions only and offer a reduced rate.  

If you are interested in becoming a Friend or Companion, call us.








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.
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: 03WA15
£105




Friends’ Working Holiday

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

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

BookBooking ref: 04MA15
£115




Companions' Retreat

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

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

This event is only open to Companions, and we offer a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.  If you are interested in becoming a Friend or Companion of Scargill, call us to find out more.

BookBooking ref: 04WA15
£105




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


Exploring The Dales with a Camera

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 37MB14
£235




CARM Retreat: Picture Making, Photography & Prayer

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

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

http://www.carmretreats.org/

BookBooking ref: 43MB14
£235




The Passage of Time

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
Led by Peter Ryder

What can we learn from the past? Explore geology, archaeology and history in the field and through seminars, songs and stories. We will learn to read time – in rocks, landscapes and old buildings - which may involve walking a few miles, so let us know if you have limited mobility. Then we’ll talk over what we have seen and hear a few songs.

Peter Ryder is a Historic Buildings Consultant, Geology/Geography graduate and Anglican Reader. He is also a singer-songwriter who looks sideways at life to make you think and laugh.

http://www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 44WB14 
£121




Wisdom, Weaving, Walking

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

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

Claire and Brian are members of Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 48MB14 
£235




Advent Weekend

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

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

BookBooking ref: 48WA14
£121




Sing for joy

Friday 20 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect on the encouraging lyrics. There will be mp3-files available to get to know the songs in advance. 

Anna is a member of the Scargill Community who also works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist. http://awgospel.com/

BookBooking ref: 08WA15
£127




Painting our Prayers

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

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

Claire is the Creativity Co-ordinator at Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 08WB15
£127




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


Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 49WB14
£121




Scargill: A Safe Place to Say Dangerous Things

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 49WA14
£121




Love Actually

Friday 6 February 2015 to Sunday 8 February 2015
Led by Jackie & Paul Reily

A short break for couples - enjoy each other’s company and find ways of making a good relationship even better!  Do you have a car? Do you look after it? Does it have an MOT every now and then? How about your relationship? Take time out together in this beautiful part of the world to look back and look forward. There will be plenty of time to be with each other, to laugh a lot and to talk. How ever many years you’ve been together there’s still more you can find out and enjoy about each other.

Jackie and Paul are members of the Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 06WA15 
£127




Enneagram - God Shaped People 2

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 07MA15
£246




Travelling Hopefully

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

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

BookBooking ref: 09MB15 
£246




Previous Scargill Community

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

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

BookBooking ref: 09WA15
£127




Riding the Storm

Monday 2 March 2015 to Friday 6 March 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Storms happen. They happen to Christians and non-Christians alike, but followers of Jesus are obliged to accept that the storms in their lives are as likely to be orchestrated or allowed by God as by the devil. Job would have a thing or two to say about that. This week we are going to look at the ways in which Bible characters deal with trouble and strife. The wild weather of life batters us and damages us and pushes us off course. But is it possible to get out from under and, in some sense, to ride the storm? We shall see.

BookBooking ref: 10MA15
£246




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




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


The Passage of Time

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
Led by Peter Ryder

What can we learn from the past? Explore geology, archaeology and history in the field and through seminars, songs and stories. We will learn to read time – in rocks, landscapes and old buildings - which may involve walking a few miles, so let us know if you have limited mobility. Then we’ll talk over what we have seen and hear a few songs.

Peter Ryder is a Historic Buildings Consultant, Geology/Geography graduate and Anglican Reader. He is also a singer-songwriter who looks sideways at life to make you think and laugh.

http://www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 44WB14 
£121




Playing together - Improvisation for Dummies (and Others)

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

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 47MB14 
£235




Sing for joy

Friday 20 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect on the encouraging lyrics. There will be mp3-files available to get to know the songs in advance. 

Anna is a member of the Scargill Community who also works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist. http://awgospel.com/

BookBooking ref: 08WA15
£127




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


Exploring The Dales with a Camera

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 37MB14
£235




Working Holiday

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

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

BookBooking ref: 39MB14
£117.50




SPECIAL OFFER: Dales Holiday Week

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 39MC14
£320




Red Squirrels of the Yorkshire Dales

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 40WA14
£121




Autumn Walking in the Dales

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

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

BookBooking ref: 43MA14
£235




The Passage of Time

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
Led by Peter Ryder

What can we learn from the past? Explore geology, archaeology and history in the field and through seminars, songs and stories. We will learn to read time – in rocks, landscapes and old buildings - which may involve walking a few miles, so let us know if you have limited mobility. Then we’ll talk over what we have seen and hear a few songs.

Peter Ryder is a Historic Buildings Consultant, Geology/Geography graduate and Anglican Reader. He is also a singer-songwriter who looks sideways at life to make you think and laugh.

http://www.broomlee.org

BookBooking ref: 44WB14 
£121




Climb Every Mountain

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

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

Mike is vicar of Emmanuel Northwood.

BookBooking ref: 48MA14 
£235




Wisdom, Weaving, Walking

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

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

Claire and Brian are members of Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 48MB14 
£235




Working Holiday

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

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

BookBooking ref: 48WB14
£60.50




Dickensian Christmas and Wintertime Walking Weekend

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

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

BookBooking ref: 50WA14
£142




Friends’ Working Holiday

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

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

BookBooking ref: 04MA15
£115




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


Individually Guided Retreat

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

This event is now fully booked.

BookBooking ref: 38MA14
£235




SPECIAL OFFER: Dales Holiday Week

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 39MC14
£320




Renew, Refresh, Restore

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

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

BookBooking ref: 40WB14
£121




CARM Retreat: Picture Making, Photography & Prayer

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

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

http://www.carmretreats.org/

BookBooking ref: 43MB14
£235




Another Day in this Extraordinary World

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 44WA14
£121




We Will Remember Them

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 46MA14 
£121




Coming Home

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

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

BookBooking ref: 47MA14 
£235




Wisdom, Weaving, Walking

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

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

Claire and Brian are members of Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 48MB14 
£235




Advent Weekend

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

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

BookBooking ref: 48WA14
£121




Advent Retreat - Towards the Dawn

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 49MA14
£235




Companions' Retreat

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

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

This event is only open to Companions, and we offer a reduced rate as a token of our thanks.  If you are interested in becoming a Friend or Companion of Scargill, call us to find out more.

BookBooking ref: 04WA15
£105




Reel Stories, Real Lives

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 05WA15 
£127




Painting our Prayers

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

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

Claire is the Creativity Co-ordinator at Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 08WB15
£127




Previous Scargill Community

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

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

BookBooking ref: 09WA15
£127




Riding the Storm

Monday 2 March 2015 to Friday 6 March 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Storms happen. They happen to Christians and non-Christians alike, but followers of Jesus are obliged to accept that the storms in their lives are as likely to be orchestrated or allowed by God as by the devil. Job would have a thing or two to say about that. This week we are going to look at the ways in which Bible characters deal with trouble and strife. The wild weather of life batters us and damages us and pushes us off course. But is it possible to get out from under and, in some sense, to ride the storm? We shall see.

BookBooking ref: 10MA15
£246




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




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 to offer the most urgent issue of our day - 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 - how we live in and leave for others God's earth.


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


We Will Remember Them

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 46MA14 
£121




Advent Weekend

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

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

BookBooking ref: 48WA14
£121




Advent Retreat - Towards the Dawn

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 49MA14
£235




Dickensian Christmas and Wintertime Walking Weekend

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

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

BookBooking ref: 50WA14
£142




New Year House Party

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

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

BookBooking ref: 01MA15
£284




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


Preaching and Renewal

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

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

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 37MA14
£235




Individually Guided Retreat

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

This event is now fully booked.

BookBooking ref: 38MA14
£235




I Heard it Through the Grapevine

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 38WA14
£121




Laughter and Lament

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

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

BookBooking ref: 39MA14
£235




Before iPhone and iPad was I AM

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 42MA14
£235




CARM Retreat: Picture Making, Photography & Prayer

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

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

http://www.carmretreats.org/

BookBooking ref: 43MB14
£235




Another Day in this Extraordinary World

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 44WA14
£121




Dare to be a Daniel?

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 45MA14
£235




We Will Remember Them

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 46MA14 
£121




Playing together - Improvisation for Dummies (and Others)

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

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 47MB14 
£235




Climb Every Mountain

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

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

Mike is vicar of Emmanuel Northwood.

BookBooking ref: 48MA14 
£235




Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 49WB14
£121




Scargill: A Safe Place to Say Dangerous Things

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 49WA14
£121




Welcoming the Stranger

Monday 26 January 2015 to Friday 30 January 2015
Led by The Scargill Chaplains

Join us in an exploration of hospitality as the adventure where we find fellow travellers - strangers whom we are called to love.  Sessions will include looking at how Jesus practiced hospitality, sharing our own stories and exploring together what hospitality may look like in the places that we live. Where are those strangers that we

may receive? And where are we ‘strangers’ needing to be received by others?

BookBooking ref: 05MA15
£246




Reel Stories, Real Lives

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 05WA15 
£127




Walking the Jesus Path

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 06MA15
£246




Love Actually

Friday 6 February 2015 to Sunday 8 February 2015
Led by Jackie & Paul Reily

A short break for couples - enjoy each other’s company and find ways of making a good relationship even better!  Do you have a car? Do you look after it? Does it have an MOT every now and then? How about your relationship? Take time out together in this beautiful part of the world to look back and look forward. There will be plenty of time to be with each other, to laugh a lot and to talk. How ever many years you’ve been together there’s still more you can find out and enjoy about each other.

Jackie and Paul are members of the Scargill Community.

BookBooking ref: 06WA15 
£127




Grace Outpouring

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

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

Phil is the Director of Scargill House.

BookBooking ref: 07MB15
£246




Enneagram - God Shaped People 2

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 07MA15
£246




Painting our Prayers

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

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

Claire is the Creativity Co-ordinator at Scargill.

BookBooking ref: 08WB15
£127




Exile

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

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

Annie is Missioner for the Lee Abbey Movement.

BookBooking ref: 09MA15 
£246




Travelling Hopefully

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

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

BookBooking ref: 09MB15 
£246




For God's Sake Make a Difference

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 09WB15
£127




Riding the Storm

Monday 2 March 2015 to Friday 6 March 2015
Led by Adrian and Bridget Plass

Storms happen. They happen to Christians and non-Christians alike, but followers of Jesus are obliged to accept that the storms in their lives are as likely to be orchestrated or allowed by God as by the devil. Job would have a thing or two to say about that. This week we are going to look at the ways in which Bible characters deal with trouble and strife. The wild weather of life batters us and damages us and pushes us off course. But is it possible to get out from under and, in some sense, to ride the storm? We shall see.

BookBooking ref: 10MA15
£246




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




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

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

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

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£117.50




Working Holiday

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

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

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£60.50




Friends’ Working Holiday

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

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

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£115




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.

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£94.25



Youth


New Year House Party

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

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

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£284




Half-term Hobbits!

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

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

Special rates:  Children can come for just £25 each (under fours free as usual) and ask us about a discount for those in full-time Christian ministry.

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£246




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.

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£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.


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£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?

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£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.

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£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
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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
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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
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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

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£420



September 2014


Preaching and Renewal

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

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

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

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

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

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



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£235




Exploring The Dales with a Camera

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

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

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



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£235




Individually Guided Retreat

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

This event is now fully booked.



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£235




I Heard it Through the Grapevine

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

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

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



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£121




Working Holiday

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

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



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£117.50




Laughter and Lament

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

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



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£235




SPECIAL OFFER: Dales Holiday Week

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

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

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



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£320



October 2014


Red Squirrels of the Yorkshire Dales

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

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

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

 



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£121




Renew, Refresh, Restore

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

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



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£121




Before iPhone and iPad was I AM

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

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

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

 



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£235




Autumn Walking in the Dales

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

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

 



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£235




CARM Retreat: Picture Making, Photography & Prayer

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

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

http://www.carmretreats.org/

 



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£235




Back Through the Wardrobe

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

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



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£235




Another Day in this Extraordinary World

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

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

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

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

 



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£121




The Passage of Time

Fri 31 October 2014 to Sun 2 November 2014
Led by Peter Ryder

What can we learn from the past? Explore geology, archaeology and history in the field and through seminars, songs and stories. We will learn to read time – in rocks, landscapes and old buildings - which may involve walking a few miles, so let us know if you have limited mobility. Then we’ll talk over what we have seen and hear a few songs.

Peter Ryder is a Historic Buildings Consultant, Geology/Geography graduate and Anglican Reader. He is also a singer-songwriter who looks sideways at life to make you think and laugh.

http://www.broomlee.org



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£121



November 2014


Dare to be a Daniel?

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

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

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

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

 



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£235




We Will Remember Them

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

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

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



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£121




Coming Home

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

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

 



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£235




Playing together - Improvisation for Dummies (and Others)

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

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

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

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

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



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£235




Climb Every Mountain

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

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

Mike is vicar of Emmanuel Northwood.



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£235




Wisdom, Weaving, Walking

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

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

Claire and Brian are members of Scargill Community.



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£235




Advent Weekend

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

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



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£121




Working Holiday

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

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



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£60.50



December 2014


Advent Retreat - Towards the Dawn

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

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

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

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

 



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£235




Sandals, Soup and Sacrifice

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

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

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

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



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£121




Scargill: A Safe Place to Say Dangerous Things

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

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

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

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



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£121




Dickensian Christmas and Wintertime Walking Weekend

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