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


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




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 11 September 2015 to Sunday 13 September 2015
Led by Scargill Community

When you see God as a diminishing speck in the rear view mirror, it’s time to stop.  Pull over to the kerb for a couple of days and let God fill you with good things. Worship and teaching will be optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good. 

BookBooking ref: 37WB15
£127




Individually Guided Retreat

Monday 14 September 2015 to Friday 18 September 2015
Led by Becky Widdows & team

Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent, individually guided retreat. Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your retreat, offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk. Becky Widdows was a lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon, and she now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.

BookBooking ref: 38MA15
£246




Bringers of Hope

Monday 21 September 2015 to Friday 25 September 2015
Led by David Gait

Sharing the good news of Jesus often means that we need to work together to see God’s kingdom grow and flourish. So would you or your church like to be involved with street pastors, food banks, night shelters, and learn how to work effectively with councils and housing associations to bring hope into our communities? Jesus by his Spirit calls us to be good news, to be people of hope and love our neighbours whoever they may be.  Dave will lead us through some inspiring teaching and discussions on why and how we are called to actively participate in building God’s kingdom.

Dave Gait has recently retired but led a church for many years, making a difference in the Liverpool Diocese and is still actively involved with street pastors. Dave is passionate about Jesus, passionate about God’s Kingdom, has a ’wicked’ sense of humour and is a great deal of fun – I mean, he is from Liverpool!

BookBooking ref: 39MA15
£246




Tell me the old, old Story

Friday 2 October 2015 to Sunday 4 October 2015
Led by Cathy & Pete Wilcox

A chance to explore through Scripture and creative writing how it is that God speaks his word through stories. Catherine Fox (novelist and lecturer in creative writing), and her husband, Pete Wilcox (Dean of Liverpool and bible expositor) will share between them the sessions of the retreat. Pete will explore some of the great stories of the Bible, to ask afresh what they mean. Cathy will get us thinking about how our personal stories are mapped onto the great story of salvation – and will get us writing too! 

BookBooking ref: 40WA15
£127




A Call to Risky Living

Monday 5 October 2015 to Friday 9 October 2015
Led by Roy Searle with Duncan & Lesley Maclean

Journey together with Companions Duncan and Lesley MacLean and Roy Searle from the Northumbria Community. We will reflect on the life of a Celtic Saint whose prayer 'Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You' can inspire us as we trust God for our tomorrows and journey from the familiar into the unknown. 

BookBooking ref: 41MA15
£246




Tales of the Unexpected

Monday 19 October 2015 to Friday 23 October 2015
Led by Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

Jesus taught his followers using stories that were entertaining, accessible, humorous and sometimes shocking. Phil and Dave will take a fresh look at some of these compelling tales, rediscovering what they might mean for us today.  Dave communicates the Bible in a friendly, accessible style, drawing on film, TV, adverts, news, humour and the internet. Phil is Director of the Scargill Movement. 

BookBooking ref: 43MA15
£246




Question my Faith? Here's my Answer

Friday 23 October 2015 to Sunday 25 October 2015
Led by Graham Dow

“Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” Augustine.  Since we live in a culture which no longer believes the Christian story, we shall explore together with addresses, questions and group discussion the very good answers we can give to those who question the grounds for our faith and hope. Bishop Graham has been a lecturer in Christian doctrine and, as a Bishop, held regular teaching days to enable people of all ages to own their Christian faith. 

BookBooking ref: 43WA15
£127




Ps*lms

Monday 2 November 2015 to Friday 6 November 2015
Led by Steven Faux

We are pleased to welcome Steven who will be taking us through the vivid landscape of the Psalms using music and film. You will be drawn into a world of joy and praise, danger and abandonment and, finally, restoration and affirmation. If you could tell it to God how it is, what would you say? The Psalms are honest. They express the kaleidoscope of life’s experience, even if the language can at times be unsettling. We will enter into a rich and meaningful dialogue/conversation with God as we study them. Steven Faux, an award-winning TV composer and ordained Anglican minister, has written the ‘Psalms Project’, a contemporary journey through the Psalms that has been performed around the country and on BBC Radio 4. 

BookBooking ref: 45MA15
£246




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 6 November 2015 to Sunday 8 November 2015
Led by Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 45WB15
£127




What do you say?

Monday 9 November 2015 to Friday 13 November 2015
Led by Mike Edson

Getting to grips together with challenging questions for Christians such as: Can the Bible be reconciled to an evolutionary understanding of the world? Is there another way of understanding salvation for Western culture? Have we messed up on sexuality? What about suffering? Mike has always liked working on the edge of the challenges to the church, ‘exercising my mind,’ he says ‘as well as my soul and spirit! There’ll be lots of corporate wisdom in the group, so let’s find it from one another.’ 

BookBooking ref: 46MB15
£246




'You must be 'aving a laugh...'

Friday 13 November 2015 to Sunday 15 November 2015
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

After 30 years of writing and speaking Adrian and Bridget are very aware that laughter doesn't solve everything. However they also know from experience that it can release people from all sorts of man-made prisons. It can offer a little holiday from grief and even support the Holy Spirit in reigniting the pilot light of hope in despairing hearts. This weekend we will explore the connection between healing, wholeness and humour. Whatever else happens, we’re aiming to laugh a lot!

BookBooking ref: 46WA15
£127




Wicked or Wonderful!

Monday 23 November 2015 to Friday 27 November 2015
Led by Jackie Reily

It’s easy to stereotype people. Maybe we stereotype ourselves. Mary, Jesus’ mother; Mary, His friend and Mary Magdalene. Let’s discover together how Jesus related to the three Mary’s of the gospel stories, going beyond stereotypes. This week we are going to look at how Jesus was good news for them. There’ll be lots of thinking, relaxing, laughing, space for response to what we’ve discovered and possibly a bit of crying too. Jackie is Chaplain at Scargill House.

BookBooking ref: 48MA15
£246




He became Man

Friday 4 December 2015 to Sunday 6 December 2015
Led by Phil Stone & Adrian Plass

For 2000 years men and women have tried to come to terms with this stark and mysterious fact: How on earth (literally) can a man and a God live within one person? How did Jesus the God cope with Jesus the man and vice versa? This weekend Phil and Adrian will be asking what 'He became man’ means. The theologian Tom Wright is quite sure that there were times when Jesus doubted his own divinity. For some these are very muddied waters. Together we will try to do a bit of filtering.

BookBooking ref: 49WA15
£127




Christmas is coming!

Friday 11 December 2015 to Sunday 13 December 2015
Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community. Walking led by Mike Weighell

A pre-Christmas celebratory weekend was the very first event in the life of the newly resurrected Scargill House, and we have offered guests a similar December treat ever since. This year we shall, of course, be plying you with festive food and entertainment, and there will be an opportunity to visit the famous Grassington Dickensian Festival, or, if you prefer, a chance to walk the winter landscape of Wharfedale.

Our teaching will focus specifically on the birth of Christ, certainly the most important event in the history of this troubled world. Come and join us for a rich mix of carols, Christmas trees and candlelight. Let our Community enfold and entertain you.

50WA15  Standard Adult Price: £127

BookBooking ref: 50WA15
£127




God in the City!

Friday 29 January 2016 to Sunday 31 January 2016
Led by Phil & Diane Stone

The city is where God can be found, often in the confusion, in the face of the stranger, in the park, at the art gallery, in the workplace or down the ‘chippy.’ Yes - Jesus is there, he loves the city and desires that his Kingdom is grown as his followers make it their home. So if you live, minister or work in the city this is the weekend for you to renew your passion as well as come for a rest. We will look at what the bible has to say about the city, share stories bringing the joy and struggles of the city to Wharfedale!  Phil and Di lived in inner city London for over 25 years before coming to the tranquillity of Scargill - and often escape to a city for some peace and fresh air! 

BookBooking ref: 04WB16
£130




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 29 January 2016 to Sunday 31 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 04WA16
£130




One Solitary Life

Monday 1 February 2016 to Friday 5 February 2016
Led by David Widdows

A week with Matthew, looking at the dramatic unfolding of Jesus’ incredible three year ministry. We usually look at the life of Jesus in random chunks, missing out the in-between bits. Come and explore some of the missing pieces that help connect the whole and bring us closer to the One we worship. A study Bible will be helpful, but not essential. David, a former chaplain of Lee Abbey, is a vicar in rural Somerset, where he continues to enjoy working with some wonderful lay leaders.

BookBooking ref: 05MB16
£251



Day Events


Retreat Association Quiet Day

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

One day Retreat as part of Jesus in The Wilderness

BookBooking ref: 07WC16
£22.50



Entertainment and parties


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





New Year House Party

Wednesday 30 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Led by the Scargill Community

 However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something for everyone here: chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment. 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.

53MA15  Standard adult price: £298

BookBooking ref: 53MA15
£298




Joseph - Life in Technicolour

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251



Environmental


Working Holiday

Monday 21 September 2015 to Friday 25 September 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Help to 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: 39MB15
£123




The Earth is The Lord's - Really??

Monday 19 October 2015 to Friday 23 October 2015
Led by David Beattie of A Rocha

A discovery of God's World and God's Word. Each day we will be exploring the estate and the beautiful surrounding area of the Yorkshire Dales. Our subjects will include: Where have all the flowers gone? Climate change - is it real? Should we care? All good gifts around us - a look at food. It would be helpful to bring a Bible, a pair of binoculars and some good walking boots. A Rocha UK is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. David has been a volunteer with them since 2008. 

BookBooking ref: 43MB15
£246




Woodland Ways

Monday 2 November 2015 to Friday 6 November 2015
Led by Tom Coxhead & Leeds Tree Care

Scargill House’s 90 acres of wooded estate is one of the best examples of a diverse ecosystem in Upper Wharfedale. This week is an opportunity to explore aspects of traditional woodland dwelling and mankind's symbiotic relationship with God's creation. Activities will include daily reflections, and various woodcrafts. Tom is a previous member of the Scargill community, currently working as a tree surgeon, coppice worker and musician.

BookBooking ref: 45MB15
£190




Band of Brothers

Friday 20 November 2015 to Sunday 22 November 2015
Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community

Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 47WA15
£127




Working Holiday

Friday 27 November 2015 to Sunday 29 November 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Led by the Scargill Estate Team

Help to manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate, and have plenty of time to relax too.  We’ll be working hard outside in the morning, 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: 48WB15
£64




The Passage of Time

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

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

BookBooking ref: 07WB16
£130



Family fun


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




Living the Adventure

Monday 26 October 2015 to Friday 30 October 2015
Led by The Scargill Community with Lisa Holmes

For this half term family holiday, we will explore what it means to be a follower of our loving God who calls us into adventurous living. Many Bible characters were called and then adventured with God, doing things and going to places they had never dreamed of. Are you opento the challenge of living adventurously?

We will be running a youth and children’s programme, as well as teaching for adults, with time for all ages to share the adventure together. We are very glad to welcome Lisa Holmes, lead pastor at Skipton Baptist Church, a good friend of Scargill, and a speaker at Spring Harvest, to lead us in the adult sessions.

44MA15  Standard adult price: £246


BookBooking ref: 44MA15
£246




Christmas is coming!

Friday 11 December 2015 to Sunday 13 December 2015
Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community. Walking led by Mike Weighell

A pre-Christmas celebratory weekend was the very first event in the life of the newly resurrected Scargill House, and we have offered guests a similar December treat ever since. This year we shall, of course, be plying you with festive food and entertainment, and there will be an opportunity to visit the famous Grassington Dickensian Festival, or, if you prefer, a chance to walk the winter landscape of Wharfedale.

Our teaching will focus specifically on the birth of Christ, certainly the most important event in the history of this troubled world. Come and join us for a rich mix of carols, Christmas trees and candlelight. Let our Community enfold and entertain you.

50WA15  Standard Adult Price: £127

BookBooking ref: 50WA15
£127




New Year House Party

Wednesday 30 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Led by the Scargill Community

 However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something for everyone here: chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment. 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.

53MA15  Standard adult price: £298

BookBooking ref: 53MA15
£298




Joseph - Life in Technicolour

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251



Friends and companions


Celebrate Scargill!

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

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

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

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



BookBooking ref: 24WA15
£105




Friends’ Weekend

Friday 15 January 2016 to Sunday 17 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

 We are so grateful for our Friends and Companions here at Scargill. Without your love, support and prayers, 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. Find out about the latest developments, 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. 

BookBooking ref: 02WA16
£107




Friends’ Working Holiday

Monday 18 January 2016 to Friday 22 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Led by the Scargill Community

 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.

BookBooking ref: 03MA16
£117




Companions’ Retreat

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

The Pathway Promises that our Companions share with the community make a rich and challenging rule of life. This retreat is a chance to reflect on how we’re doing and to receive ‘encouragement and guidance from the brothers and sisters who share this Pathway.’ Go deeper with the promises while enjoying the wintertime beauty of Scargill. This event is open to Companions only and is offered at a reduced rate.

03WA16  Standard adult price: £107

BookBooking ref: 03WA16
£107



Interests and crafts


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




Life as Worship-Worship as Life

Monday 6 July 2015 to Friday 10 July 2015
Led by Andreas & Anna Andersson

A week of exploring worship as a whole-life creative adventure wrapped in God´s love.

We´ll be doing this through singing gospel music, teaching and conversations, experiencing and exploring together what ‘worship’ means. Come prepared to participate and to sing (even if you´ve never sung before!). Come prepared to be playful. Come prepared to go deep with God. Andreas is Chaplain at Scargill House and Anna is a gospel music composer & singer.

(Note: You don’t need to be a professional musician to fully enjoy this week!) 

BookBooking ref: 28MB15
£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




He Restores my Soul

Monday 7 September 2015 to Friday 11 September 2015
Led by Claire Watts

After nearly 20 years of living with M.E., Claire has been fully well since 1st April 2005. A ‘restored soul’ was a vital part of that healing process. Using insights from Psalm 23, other scriptures, and stories, Claire will share how creativity also played a key (and unexpected) role in her healing. There is no need to be arty or crafty! Simple creative expression can be a tool for growth and healing. The desire to know God more closely is more important than artistic skill.

BookBooking ref: 37MA15
£246




Creation through the Lens

Monday 7 September 2015 to Friday 11 September 2015
Led by Ian Cresswell & Ruth Park

Whether you have a compact camera or a DSLR join us to visit and photograph a variety of inspirational locations in the truly stunning Yorkshire Dales. Taking ‘creation’ as our starting point, we will be expanding and exploring what it means to us.  During your stay you will have the opportunity to learn about topics that can transform your photography from ‘taking a picture’ to ‘making an image.’

BookBooking ref: 37MB15
£246




Heart to Heart. ACW writers weekend

Friday 25 September 2015 to Sunday 27 September 2015
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass with David Robinson

The best writers and speakers make contact with readers and listeners by allowing their hearts to go out to them. This weekend Adrian and Bridget, with the help of David Robinson of Searchlight Theatre Company, will explore how we can develop and nurture this talent in our work. David's script writing has included adaptations of The Hiding Place, Pilgrims Progress, numerous sketches and a play based on the life of Studdert Kennedy. Other writing commissions include Spring Harvest, BBC, and Tear Fund. However experienced or inexperienced you are, we promise a lively and enlivening weekend.

BookBooking ref: 39WA15
£127




Tell me the old, old Story

Friday 2 October 2015 to Sunday 4 October 2015
Led by Cathy & Pete Wilcox

A chance to explore through Scripture and creative writing how it is that God speaks his word through stories. Catherine Fox (novelist and lecturer in creative writing), and her husband, Pete Wilcox (Dean of Liverpool and bible expositor) will share between them the sessions of the retreat. Pete will explore some of the great stories of the Bible, to ask afresh what they mean. Cathy will get us thinking about how our personal stories are mapped onto the great story of salvation – and will get us writing too! 

BookBooking ref: 40WA15
£127




Autumn Wlking in The Dales

Monday 12 October 2015 to Friday 16 October 2015
Led by Mike Weighell

Come and explore the beautiful limestone scenery in the southern and western Dales  - dramatic scars, dry valleys, lush fields, streams and waterfalls, all in lovely autumn colours. We will walk around Stainforth, the Ribble valley, Burnsall, Trollers Gill, the river Wharfe, and Scargill House. Walks will be 8 -10 miles each day with some strenuous climbs. We will start and end the day with worship and reflection on God’s creation.

BookBooking ref: 42MA15
£246




CARM Retreat: Embroidery & Photography

Monday 12 October 2015 to Friday 16 October 2015
Led by Anne Furness, Peter Boorman, & Claire Watts

Life is a journey toward our deepest desire: God. En route, we are bounded by place, circumstance and limitations of body, mind and soul. Join us for a few days of creative reflection on this theme, using photography and embroidery. There will be periods of silence, worship and inspiration, time given to creative activity, and personal space. We will be guided through the retreat by Chaplain Rev Anne Furness, artist and photographer Peter Boorman and textile artist Claire Watts. 

BookBooking ref: 42MB15
£246




The Earth is The Lord's - Really??

Monday 19 October 2015 to Friday 23 October 2015
Led by David Beattie of A Rocha

A discovery of God's World and God's Word. Each day we will be exploring the estate and the beautiful surrounding area of the Yorkshire Dales. Our subjects will include: Where have all the flowers gone? Climate change - is it real? Should we care? All good gifts around us - a look at food. It would be helpful to bring a Bible, a pair of binoculars and some good walking boots. A Rocha UK is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. David has been a volunteer with them since 2008. 

BookBooking ref: 43MB15
£246




Living the Adventure

Monday 26 October 2015 to Friday 30 October 2015
Led by The Scargill Community with Lisa Holmes

For this half term family holiday, we will explore what it means to be a follower of our loving God who calls us into adventurous living. Many Bible characters were called and then adventured with God, doing things and going to places they had never dreamed of. Are you opento the challenge of living adventurously?

We will be running a youth and children’s programme, as well as teaching for adults, with time for all ages to share the adventure together. We are very glad to welcome Lisa Holmes, lead pastor at Skipton Baptist Church, a good friend of Scargill, and a speaker at Spring Harvest, to lead us in the adult sessions.

44MA15  Standard adult price: £246


BookBooking ref: 44MA15
£246




Woodland Ways

Monday 2 November 2015 to Friday 6 November 2015
Led by Tom Coxhead & Leeds Tree Care

Scargill House’s 90 acres of wooded estate is one of the best examples of a diverse ecosystem in Upper Wharfedale. This week is an opportunity to explore aspects of traditional woodland dwelling and mankind's symbiotic relationship with God's creation. Activities will include daily reflections, and various woodcrafts. Tom is a previous member of the Scargill community, currently working as a tree surgeon, coppice worker and musician.

BookBooking ref: 45MB15
£190




Advent Weekend

Friday 27 November 2015 to Sunday 29 November 2015
Led by Diane Stone & the Scargill Community

In this special Advent season we are called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, not just as a baby at Christmas but as the King when he returns in glory. So come prepare your hearts and minds before the business of Christmas sets in. Rest and relax, attend a couple of teaching sessions, join in various craft activities and journey through our Advent labyrinth.

BookBooking ref: 48WA15
£127




Joseph - Life in Technicolour

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251




Picturing the Gospel

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

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

08WA16  Standard adult price: £130

BookBooking ref: 08WA16
£130




Sing for Joy

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

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

08WB16  Standard adult price: £130

BookBooking ref: 08WB16
£130



Life circumstances


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




Where is God in Dementia?

Friday 11 September 2015 to Sunday 13 September 2015
Led by Elizabeth Milwain

A weekend for anyone feeling hurt or bewildered by dementia. In previous years people who arrived as strangers have left bonded deeply by their common experiences in the ‘war zone’ of dementia. The programme includes presentations on the essential facts about dementia, the realities of living with it and developing the right approaches. There will also be opportunities for sharing, reflection and consideration of the spiritual aspects.

Dr Elizabeth Milwain is the Dementia Adviser for the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales and has been working in the field of dementia since 1996.

BookBooking ref: 37WA15
£127




Divorce Recovery Weekend

Friday 6 November 2015 to Sunday 8 November 2015
Led by Peter Allen & team from Divorce Recovery

The workshop consists of six two-hour sessions and is suitable for anyone of any age, at any stage, of separation or divorce. Those experiencing the trauma of a relationship breakdown can choose to either go through it or grow through it. This workshop deals specifically with helping the individual come to terms with a marriage or relationship that has irretrievably broken down. This is accomplished using video material which provides a constructive focus, and small group sessions that offer a safe and secure environment in which to discuss and understand personal feelings. Peter is a trustee of the Divorce Recovery Workshop charity and will be helped by others who have attended the workshop. See www.drw.org.uk 

BookBooking ref: 45WA15
£127




Band of Brothers

Friday 20 November 2015 to Sunday 22 November 2015
Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community

Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 47WA15
£127




I am Marvellously Made!

Friday 5 February 2016 to Sunday 7 February 2016
Led by Stephanie Couvela & Linzi Blundell

I am marvellously made. Not ‘I have made it when someone chooses me.’ Or ‘when I get married,’ or ‘when I have children.’ I am marvellously made, body and soul. If you are single, why not join us here at Scargill House to celebrate you and the relationships in your life, with the people you love - friends, family, children and God.  All are welcome to laugh, rant and rejoice about their own experiences. 
Stephanie was the Chaplain at Scargill House for 4 years before going to pastures new, and has always been single. Linzi is our marketing director and lives on community with her daughter Ella.

BookBooking ref: 05WA16
£130



Music and worship


Life as Worship-Worship as Life

Monday 6 July 2015 to Friday 10 July 2015
Led by Andreas & Anna Andersson

A week of exploring worship as a whole-life creative adventure wrapped in God´s love.

We´ll be doing this through singing gospel music, teaching and conversations, experiencing and exploring together what ‘worship’ means. Come prepared to participate and to sing (even if you´ve never sung before!). Come prepared to be playful. Come prepared to go deep with God. Andreas is Chaplain at Scargill House and Anna is a gospel music composer & singer.

(Note: You don’t need to be a professional musician to fully enjoy this week!) 

BookBooking ref: 28MB15
£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




Ps*lms

Monday 2 November 2015 to Friday 6 November 2015
Led by Steven Faux

We are pleased to welcome Steven who will be taking us through the vivid landscape of the Psalms using music and film. You will be drawn into a world of joy and praise, danger and abandonment and, finally, restoration and affirmation. If you could tell it to God how it is, what would you say? The Psalms are honest. They express the kaleidoscope of life’s experience, even if the language can at times be unsettling. We will enter into a rich and meaningful dialogue/conversation with God as we study them. Steven Faux, an award-winning TV composer and ordained Anglican minister, has written the ‘Psalms Project’, a contemporary journey through the Psalms that has been performed around the country and on BBC Radio 4. 

BookBooking ref: 45MA15
£246




Sing for Joy

Monday 23 November 2015 to Friday 27 November 2015
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a week 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 and works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist. www.awgospel.com

BookBooking ref: 48MC15
£246




Sing for Joy

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

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

08WB16  Standard adult price: £130

BookBooking ref: 08WB16
£130



Outdoor activities


Creation through the Lens

Monday 7 September 2015 to Friday 11 September 2015
Led by Ian Cresswell & Ruth Park

Whether you have a compact camera or a DSLR join us to visit and photograph a variety of inspirational locations in the truly stunning Yorkshire Dales. Taking ‘creation’ as our starting point, we will be expanding and exploring what it means to us.  During your stay you will have the opportunity to learn about topics that can transform your photography from ‘taking a picture’ to ‘making an image.’

BookBooking ref: 37MB15
£246




Le "Tour de Scargill"!

Monday 21 September 2015 to Friday 25 September 2015
Led by Philip Harris & Bill Leason

The roads of the Yorkshire Dales, made world-famous by the visit of the 2014 Tour de France, offer superb, testing cycling amongst stunningly beautiful scenery.

After a hearty breakfast and a short reflection we will spend each day out on rides of about 30 or 40 miles, taking in many of the best known climbs and descents of this area. Our evenings will be spent relaxing, recovering (!) and enjoying all things cycling. You will need to bring your own bike which should be checked and in good condition. Philip and Bill are both experienced cyclists.

BookBooking ref: 39MC15
£246




Working Holiday

Monday 21 September 2015 to Friday 25 September 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Help to 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: 39MB15
£123




Autumn Wlking in The Dales

Monday 12 October 2015 to Friday 16 October 2015
Led by Mike Weighell

Come and explore the beautiful limestone scenery in the southern and western Dales  - dramatic scars, dry valleys, lush fields, streams and waterfalls, all in lovely autumn colours. We will walk around Stainforth, the Ribble valley, Burnsall, Trollers Gill, the river Wharfe, and Scargill House. Walks will be 8 -10 miles each day with some strenuous climbs. We will start and end the day with worship and reflection on God’s creation.

BookBooking ref: 42MA15
£246




The Earth is The Lord's - Really??

Monday 19 October 2015 to Friday 23 October 2015
Led by David Beattie of A Rocha

A discovery of God's World and God's Word. Each day we will be exploring the estate and the beautiful surrounding area of the Yorkshire Dales. Our subjects will include: Where have all the flowers gone? Climate change - is it real? Should we care? All good gifts around us - a look at food. It would be helpful to bring a Bible, a pair of binoculars and some good walking boots. A Rocha UK is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. David has been a volunteer with them since 2008. 

BookBooking ref: 43MB15
£246




Living the Adventure

Monday 26 October 2015 to Friday 30 October 2015
Led by The Scargill Community with Lisa Holmes

For this half term family holiday, we will explore what it means to be a follower of our loving God who calls us into adventurous living. Many Bible characters were called and then adventured with God, doing things and going to places they had never dreamed of. Are you opento the challenge of living adventurously?

We will be running a youth and children’s programme, as well as teaching for adults, with time for all ages to share the adventure together. We are very glad to welcome Lisa Holmes, lead pastor at Skipton Baptist Church, a good friend of Scargill, and a speaker at Spring Harvest, to lead us in the adult sessions.

44MA15  Standard adult price: £246


BookBooking ref: 44MA15
£246




Woodland Ways

Monday 2 November 2015 to Friday 6 November 2015
Led by Tom Coxhead & Leeds Tree Care

Scargill House’s 90 acres of wooded estate is one of the best examples of a diverse ecosystem in Upper Wharfedale. This week is an opportunity to explore aspects of traditional woodland dwelling and mankind's symbiotic relationship with God's creation. Activities will include daily reflections, and various woodcrafts. Tom is a previous member of the Scargill community, currently working as a tree surgeon, coppice worker and musician.

BookBooking ref: 45MB15
£190




Band of Brothers

Friday 20 November 2015 to Sunday 22 November 2015
Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community

Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 47WA15
£127




Working Holiday

Friday 27 November 2015 to Sunday 29 November 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Led by the Scargill Estate Team

Help to manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate, and have plenty of time to relax too.  We’ll be working hard outside in the morning, 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: 48WB15
£64




Joseph - Life in Technicolour

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251




The Passage of Time

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

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

BookBooking ref: 07WB16
£130



Retreats and refreshing


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




He Restores my Soul

Monday 7 September 2015 to Friday 11 September 2015
Led by Claire Watts

After nearly 20 years of living with M.E., Claire has been fully well since 1st April 2005. A ‘restored soul’ was a vital part of that healing process. Using insights from Psalm 23, other scriptures, and stories, Claire will share how creativity also played a key (and unexpected) role in her healing. There is no need to be arty or crafty! Simple creative expression can be a tool for growth and healing. The desire to know God more closely is more important than artistic skill.

BookBooking ref: 37MA15
£246




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 11 September 2015 to Sunday 13 September 2015
Led by Scargill Community

When you see God as a diminishing speck in the rear view mirror, it’s time to stop.  Pull over to the kerb for a couple of days and let God fill you with good things. Worship and teaching will be optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good. 

BookBooking ref: 37WB15
£127




Individually Guided Retreat

Monday 14 September 2015 to Friday 18 September 2015
Led by Becky Widdows & team

Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent, individually guided retreat. Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your retreat, offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk. Becky Widdows was a lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon, and she now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.

BookBooking ref: 38MA15
£246




Tell me the old, old Story

Friday 2 October 2015 to Sunday 4 October 2015
Led by Cathy & Pete Wilcox

A chance to explore through Scripture and creative writing how it is that God speaks his word through stories. Catherine Fox (novelist and lecturer in creative writing), and her husband, Pete Wilcox (Dean of Liverpool and bible expositor) will share between them the sessions of the retreat. Pete will explore some of the great stories of the Bible, to ask afresh what they mean. Cathy will get us thinking about how our personal stories are mapped onto the great story of salvation – and will get us writing too! 

BookBooking ref: 40WA15
£127




A Call to Risky Living

Monday 5 October 2015 to Friday 9 October 2015
Led by Roy Searle with Duncan & Lesley Maclean

Journey together with Companions Duncan and Lesley MacLean and Roy Searle from the Northumbria Community. We will reflect on the life of a Celtic Saint whose prayer 'Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You' can inspire us as we trust God for our tomorrows and journey from the familiar into the unknown. 

BookBooking ref: 41MA15
£246




Autumn Wlking in The Dales

Monday 12 October 2015 to Friday 16 October 2015
Led by Mike Weighell

Come and explore the beautiful limestone scenery in the southern and western Dales  - dramatic scars, dry valleys, lush fields, streams and waterfalls, all in lovely autumn colours. We will walk around Stainforth, the Ribble valley, Burnsall, Trollers Gill, the river Wharfe, and Scargill House. Walks will be 8 -10 miles each day with some strenuous climbs. We will start and end the day with worship and reflection on God’s creation.

BookBooking ref: 42MA15
£246




CARM Retreat: Embroidery & Photography

Monday 12 October 2015 to Friday 16 October 2015
Led by Anne Furness, Peter Boorman, & Claire Watts

Life is a journey toward our deepest desire: God. En route, we are bounded by place, circumstance and limitations of body, mind and soul. Join us for a few days of creative reflection on this theme, using photography and embroidery. There will be periods of silence, worship and inspiration, time given to creative activity, and personal space. We will be guided through the retreat by Chaplain Rev Anne Furness, artist and photographer Peter Boorman and textile artist Claire Watts. 

BookBooking ref: 42MB15
£246




Tales of the Unexpected

Monday 19 October 2015 to Friday 23 October 2015
Led by Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

Jesus taught his followers using stories that were entertaining, accessible, humorous and sometimes shocking. Phil and Dave will take a fresh look at some of these compelling tales, rediscovering what they might mean for us today.  Dave communicates the Bible in a friendly, accessible style, drawing on film, TV, adverts, news, humour and the internet. Phil is Director of the Scargill Movement. 

BookBooking ref: 43MA15
£246




Question my Faith? Here's my Answer

Friday 23 October 2015 to Sunday 25 October 2015
Led by Graham Dow

“Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” Augustine.  Since we live in a culture which no longer believes the Christian story, we shall explore together with addresses, questions and group discussion the very good answers we can give to those who question the grounds for our faith and hope. Bishop Graham has been a lecturer in Christian doctrine and, as a Bishop, held regular teaching days to enable people of all ages to own their Christian faith. 

BookBooking ref: 43WA15
£127




Intrigued by Icons?

Tuesday 3 November 2015 to Friday 6 November 2015
Led by Sister Mary

Ever wondered about these powerful, enigmatic spiritual resources? This practical workshop will cover the fascinating history and theology behind icons as well as how to use them. Plus hands-on experience of icon ‘writing’, and free time to ‘read’ and pray with icons.

No previous knowledge or skill required!

Sr Mary OSB is a member of the Anglican Benedictine Community at Mucknell Abbey near Worcester, where she is responsible for block-mounted icon prints.

BookBooking ref: 45MC15
£190




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 6 November 2015 to Sunday 8 November 2015
Led by Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 45WB15
£127




What do you say?

Monday 9 November 2015 to Friday 13 November 2015
Led by Mike Edson

Getting to grips together with challenging questions for Christians such as: Can the Bible be reconciled to an evolutionary understanding of the world? Is there another way of understanding salvation for Western culture? Have we messed up on sexuality? What about suffering? Mike has always liked working on the edge of the challenges to the church, ‘exercising my mind,’ he says ‘as well as my soul and spirit! There’ll be lots of corporate wisdom in the group, so let’s find it from one another.’ 

BookBooking ref: 46MB15
£246




'You must be 'aving a laugh...'

Friday 13 November 2015 to Sunday 15 November 2015
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

After 30 years of writing and speaking Adrian and Bridget are very aware that laughter doesn't solve everything. However they also know from experience that it can release people from all sorts of man-made prisons. It can offer a little holiday from grief and even support the Holy Spirit in reigniting the pilot light of hope in despairing hearts. This weekend we will explore the connection between healing, wholeness and humour. Whatever else happens, we’re aiming to laugh a lot!

BookBooking ref: 46WA15
£127




God’s best known Secret

Monday 16 November 2015 to Friday 20 November 2015
Led by Cyril Ashton

Have the courage to fully enter into the mystery of God`s love and discover the surprising contours of our journey in God,

the journey summed up by T S Elliot: “We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” There will be opportunities to share experience and insights with each other and above all to listen to God. Please bring a book, poem, painting or piece of music that has meaning for you and which you would be willing to share with other participants. Cyril Ashton is an Assistant Bishop in Liverpool and other North West Dioceses. 

BookBooking ref: 47MB15
£246




Advent Weekend

Friday 27 November 2015 to Sunday 29 November 2015
Led by Diane Stone & the Scargill Community

In this special Advent season we are called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, not just as a baby at Christmas but as the King when he returns in glory. So come prepare your hearts and minds before the business of Christmas sets in. Rest and relax, attend a couple of teaching sessions, join in various craft activities and journey through our Advent labyrinth.

BookBooking ref: 48WA15
£127




Great Expectations - Advent Retreat

Monday 30 November 2015 to Friday 4 December 2015
Led by Chris Edmondson

Advent is meant to be a season that has us ‘on tiptoe’, full of expectation, as we wait, hope and prepare for the coming of the promised Messiah. This week we will look at what it means to be awake to God, make way for His coming, and be people of hope. The retreat will include times of input and worship, silence (some may wish to be silent throughout the retreat) and sharing. Chris Edmondson is Bishop of Bolton, Chair of the Scargill Council, and a former Warden of Lee Abbey, Devon. He is author of a number of books on leadership, community and mission.

49MA15  Standard Adult Price: £246

BookBooking ref: 49MA15
£246




He became Man

Friday 4 December 2015 to Sunday 6 December 2015
Led by Phil Stone & Adrian Plass

For 2000 years men and women have tried to come to terms with this stark and mysterious fact: How on earth (literally) can a man and a God live within one person? How did Jesus the God cope with Jesus the man and vice versa? This weekend Phil and Adrian will be asking what 'He became man’ means. The theologian Tom Wright is quite sure that there were times when Jesus doubted his own divinity. For some these are very muddied waters. Together we will try to do a bit of filtering.

BookBooking ref: 49WA15
£127




Individually Guided Retreat

Monday 25 January 2016 to Friday 29 January 2016
Led by Margi Walker & team

Imagine sitting with God gazing out on the glorious Yorkshire landscape as you eat your meals. On Individually Guided Retreats we do just that! Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your silent retreat offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk. Numbers for this event are limited to 16 places, so we encourage you to book early. Margi Walker is an Anglican minister and member of the Scargill Community Pastoral Team.

BookBooking ref: 04MA16
£251




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 29 January 2016 to Sunday 31 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 04WA16
£130




One Solitary Life

Monday 1 February 2016 to Friday 5 February 2016
Led by David Widdows

A week with Matthew, looking at the dramatic unfolding of Jesus’ incredible three year ministry. We usually look at the life of Jesus in random chunks, missing out the in-between bits. Come and explore some of the missing pieces that help connect the whole and bring us closer to the One we worship. A study Bible will be helpful, but not essential. David, a former chaplain of Lee Abbey, is a vicar in rural Somerset, where he continues to enjoy working with some wonderful lay leaders.

BookBooking ref: 05MB16
£251




Enneagram 1: God Shaped People

Monday 1 February 2016 to Friday 5 February 2016
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. Becky is a Spiritual Director, Retreat leader and Counsellor. Margi is on the Pastoral Team at Scargill.

05MA16  Standard adult price: £251

BookBooking ref: 05MA16
£251




Captive Suns

Monday 8 February 2016 to Friday 12 February 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

January and February can seem dark and depressing. Hopefully we are fuelled in these months by the prospect of spring and summer. These captive suns of memory help to sustain hope and optimism. Daffodils are good at this. They bide their time, waiting in the dark earth for the day when they are allowed to stand and trumpet out the twice triumphant sun. A similar pattern occurs in our emotional and spiritual lives. In the dark passages of negative experience our captive suns of hope and love can light us to a place of survival. What were the winter fires that enabled Jesus and Paul to battle through opposition and difficulty in pursuit of their God-given tasks? What can we learn from their example as we treat ourselves to a warm and toasty retreat from the shivery excesses of an English winter?

06MA16  Standard adult price: £251

BookBooking ref: 06MA16
£251




Jesus in the Wilderness

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

Led by Phil Stone

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

BookBooking ref: 07WA16
£130




Retreat Association Quiet Day

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

One day Retreat as part of Jesus in The Wilderness

BookBooking ref: 07WC16
£22.50




The Danger of following Jesus

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

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

BookBooking ref: 08MA16
£251



Seasonal


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




Advent Weekend

Friday 27 November 2015 to Sunday 29 November 2015
Led by Diane Stone & the Scargill Community

In this special Advent season we are called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, not just as a baby at Christmas but as the King when he returns in glory. So come prepare your hearts and minds before the business of Christmas sets in. Rest and relax, attend a couple of teaching sessions, join in various craft activities and journey through our Advent labyrinth.

BookBooking ref: 48WA15
£127




Great Expectations - Advent Retreat

Monday 30 November 2015 to Friday 4 December 2015
Led by Chris Edmondson

Advent is meant to be a season that has us ‘on tiptoe’, full of expectation, as we wait, hope and prepare for the coming of the promised Messiah. This week we will look at what it means to be awake to God, make way for His coming, and be people of hope. The retreat will include times of input and worship, silence (some may wish to be silent throughout the retreat) and sharing. Chris Edmondson is Bishop of Bolton, Chair of the Scargill Council, and a former Warden of Lee Abbey, Devon. He is author of a number of books on leadership, community and mission.

49MA15  Standard Adult Price: £246

BookBooking ref: 49MA15
£246




He became Man

Friday 4 December 2015 to Sunday 6 December 2015
Led by Phil Stone & Adrian Plass

For 2000 years men and women have tried to come to terms with this stark and mysterious fact: How on earth (literally) can a man and a God live within one person? How did Jesus the God cope with Jesus the man and vice versa? This weekend Phil and Adrian will be asking what 'He became man’ means. The theologian Tom Wright is quite sure that there were times when Jesus doubted his own divinity. For some these are very muddied waters. Together we will try to do a bit of filtering.

BookBooking ref: 49WA15
£127




Christmas is coming!

Friday 11 December 2015 to Sunday 13 December 2015
Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community. Walking led by Mike Weighell

A pre-Christmas celebratory weekend was the very first event in the life of the newly resurrected Scargill House, and we have offered guests a similar December treat ever since. This year we shall, of course, be plying you with festive food and entertainment, and there will be an opportunity to visit the famous Grassington Dickensian Festival, or, if you prefer, a chance to walk the winter landscape of Wharfedale.

Our teaching will focus specifically on the birth of Christ, certainly the most important event in the history of this troubled world. Come and join us for a rich mix of carols, Christmas trees and candlelight. Let our Community enfold and entertain you.

50WA15  Standard Adult Price: £127

BookBooking ref: 50WA15
£127




New Year House Party

Wednesday 30 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Led by the Scargill Community

 However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something for everyone here: chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment. 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.

53MA15  Standard adult price: £298

BookBooking ref: 53MA15
£298



Spiritual development


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




Individually Guided Retreat

Monday 14 September 2015 to Friday 18 September 2015
Led by Becky Widdows & team

Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent, individually guided retreat. Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your retreat, offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk. Becky Widdows was a lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon, and she now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.

BookBooking ref: 38MA15
£246




Bringers of Hope

Monday 21 September 2015 to Friday 25 September 2015
Led by David Gait

Sharing the good news of Jesus often means that we need to work together to see God’s kingdom grow and flourish. So would you or your church like to be involved with street pastors, food banks, night shelters, and learn how to work effectively with councils and housing associations to bring hope into our communities? Jesus by his Spirit calls us to be good news, to be people of hope and love our neighbours whoever they may be.  Dave will lead us through some inspiring teaching and discussions on why and how we are called to actively participate in building God’s kingdom.

Dave Gait has recently retired but led a church for many years, making a difference in the Liverpool Diocese and is still actively involved with street pastors. Dave is passionate about Jesus, passionate about God’s Kingdom, has a ’wicked’ sense of humour and is a great deal of fun – I mean, he is from Liverpool!

BookBooking ref: 39MA15
£246




A Call to Risky Living

Monday 5 October 2015 to Friday 9 October 2015
Led by Roy Searle with Duncan & Lesley Maclean

Journey together with Companions Duncan and Lesley MacLean and Roy Searle from the Northumbria Community. We will reflect on the life of a Celtic Saint whose prayer 'Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You' can inspire us as we trust God for our tomorrows and journey from the familiar into the unknown. 

BookBooking ref: 41MA15
£246




CARM Retreat: Embroidery & Photography

Monday 12 October 2015 to Friday 16 October 2015
Led by Anne Furness, Peter Boorman, & Claire Watts

Life is a journey toward our deepest desire: God. En route, we are bounded by place, circumstance and limitations of body, mind and soul. Join us for a few days of creative reflection on this theme, using photography and embroidery. There will be periods of silence, worship and inspiration, time given to creative activity, and personal space. We will be guided through the retreat by Chaplain Rev Anne Furness, artist and photographer Peter Boorman and textile artist Claire Watts. 

BookBooking ref: 42MB15
£246




Question my Faith? Here's my Answer

Friday 23 October 2015 to Sunday 25 October 2015
Led by Graham Dow

“Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” Augustine.  Since we live in a culture which no longer believes the Christian story, we shall explore together with addresses, questions and group discussion the very good answers we can give to those who question the grounds for our faith and hope. Bishop Graham has been a lecturer in Christian doctrine and, as a Bishop, held regular teaching days to enable people of all ages to own their Christian faith. 

BookBooking ref: 43WA15
£127




Intrigued by Icons?

Tuesday 3 November 2015 to Friday 6 November 2015
Led by Sister Mary

Ever wondered about these powerful, enigmatic spiritual resources? This practical workshop will cover the fascinating history and theology behind icons as well as how to use them. Plus hands-on experience of icon ‘writing’, and free time to ‘read’ and pray with icons.

No previous knowledge or skill required!

Sr Mary OSB is a member of the Anglican Benedictine Community at Mucknell Abbey near Worcester, where she is responsible for block-mounted icon prints.

BookBooking ref: 45MC15
£190




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Friday 6 November 2015 to Sunday 8 November 2015
Led by Scargill Community

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

BookBooking ref: 45WB15
£127




Seasons of the Spirit

Monday 9 November 2015 to Friday 13 November 2015
Led by Michael Mitton

We are familiar with the different seasons in nature, and this conference will look at how we can live fully in the various seasons of the Spirit as we experience them in our journey through life. Michael is an experienced conference speaker and writer, and during this week he will explore the various ‘seasons of the Spirit’: the autumns of harvest and letting go; the winters of the dark nights of the soul; the springtimes of renewal; the summers of growth and life. Michael will draw on insights from Celtic spirituality, and also use a range of music, film clips and poetry. 

BookBooking ref: 46MA15
£246




What do you say?

Monday 9 November 2015 to Friday 13 November 2015
Led by Mike Edson

Getting to grips together with challenging questions for Christians such as: Can the Bible be reconciled to an evolutionary understanding of the world? Is there another way of understanding salvation for Western culture? Have we messed up on sexuality? What about suffering? Mike has always liked working on the edge of the challenges to the church, ‘exercising my mind,’ he says ‘as well as my soul and spirit! There’ll be lots of corporate wisdom in the group, so let’s find it from one another.’ 

BookBooking ref: 46MB15
£246




Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing

Monday 16 November 2015 to Friday 20 November 2015
Led by Russ Parker

An opportunity to rescue blessing from the mediocre and discover its potential and power to change lives. The retreat will combine teaching with practising how to be the people that bless. There will be plenty of opportunities to share personal experiences as well as space for quiet reflection. We will learn about the significance of blessing for those we long to see returning to their faith in Christ.

Rev Dr Russ Parker was Director of the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation from 1995-2013. As Acorn's International Ambassador, he developed partnerships on listening and reconciliation in 12 nations ranging from Rwanda, Burundi, and Hong Kong to the United States. He is now the Director of Healing Wounded Churches which helps churches to resolve and heal their legacies of unhealed stories and move forward in a renewed ability to flourish as God intends. Russ Parker’s latest book is "Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing."

BookBooking ref: 47MA15
£246




God’s best known Secret

Monday 16 November 2015 to Friday 20 November 2015
Led by Cyril Ashton

Have the courage to fully enter into the mystery of God`s love and discover the surprising contours of our journey in God,

the journey summed up by T S Elliot: “We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” There will be opportunities to share experience and insights with each other and above all to listen to God. Please bring a book, poem, painting or piece of music that has meaning for you and which you would be willing to share with other participants. Cyril Ashton is an Assistant Bishop in Liverpool and other North West Dioceses. 

BookBooking ref: 47MB15
£246




He became Man

Friday 4 December 2015 to Sunday 6 December 2015
Led by Phil Stone & Adrian Plass

For 2000 years men and women have tried to come to terms with this stark and mysterious fact: How on earth (literally) can a man and a God live within one person? How did Jesus the God cope with Jesus the man and vice versa? This weekend Phil and Adrian will be asking what 'He became man’ means. The theologian Tom Wright is quite sure that there were times when Jesus doubted his own divinity. For some these are very muddied waters. Together we will try to do a bit of filtering.

BookBooking ref: 49WA15
£127




Individually Guided Retreat

Monday 25 January 2016 to Friday 29 January 2016
Led by Margi Walker & team

Imagine sitting with God gazing out on the glorious Yorkshire landscape as you eat your meals. On Individually Guided Retreats we do just that! Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your silent retreat offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk. Numbers for this event are limited to 16 places, so we encourage you to book early. Margi Walker is an Anglican minister and member of the Scargill Community Pastoral Team.

BookBooking ref: 04MA16
£251




Enneagram 1: God Shaped People

Monday 1 February 2016 to Friday 5 February 2016
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. Becky is a Spiritual Director, Retreat leader and Counsellor. Margi is on the Pastoral Team at Scargill.

05MA16  Standard adult price: £251

BookBooking ref: 05MA16
£251



Working Holidays


Working Holiday

Friday 27 November 2015 to Sunday 29 November 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Led by the Scargill Estate Team

Help to manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate, and have plenty of time to relax too.  We’ll be working hard outside in the morning, 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: 48WB15
£64



Youth


Where the Wild Things Are

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

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

BookBooking ref: 22MA15
£246




Lots of young people in July!

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

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




Summerfest 1

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

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

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

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

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

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:


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





Summerfest 2

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

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

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

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

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

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:


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





Summerfest 3

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

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

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

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

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

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:


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





Mary Magdalene: The Musical

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

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

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 35WA15
£420




New Year House Party

Wednesday 30 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Led by the Scargill Community

 However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something for everyone here: chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment. 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.

53MA15  Standard adult price: £298

BookBooking ref: 53MA15
£298




Joseph - Life in Technicolour

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

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

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

BookBooking ref: 07MA16
£251



May 2015


Pray As You Can, Not As You Can’t

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

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

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

20MA15 Standard adult price: £246

 



BookBooking ref: 20MA15
£246




Nourishing the Heart

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

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

 



BookBooking ref: 21MA15
£246




Creative Pentecost

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

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

 



BookBooking ref: 21WA15
£127




Where the Wild Things Are

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

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



BookBooking ref: 22MA15
£246




Enneagram: God Shaped People 1

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

Enneagram:  God Shaped People 1

Fri 29 to Sun 31 May

Led by Becky Widdows & Margi Walker

 

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

22WA15 Standard adult price: £127

 



BookBooking ref: 22WA15
£127




Solid Ground in Shifting Sands

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

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

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

 



BookBooking ref: 22WB15
£127



June 2015


Journey Into Healing

Mon 1 June 2015 to Thu 4 June 2015
Led by Sue Rose & Team

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

Contact Journey Into Healing directly to book:

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

www.journeyintohealing.co.uk

 



BookBooking ref: Via Journey into Healing
around £300




Praying with, to and for the Holy Spirit

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

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


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


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




BookBooking ref: 24MA15
£246




Under the Wings of Refuge

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

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

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



BookBooking ref: 24MB15
£246




Celebrate Scargill!

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

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

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

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

 



 



BookBooking ref: 24WA15
£105




From Broken Dreams to New Beginnings

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

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


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


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


Find his podcasts and articles at www.sheridanvoysey.com



BookBooking ref: 25MA15
£246



July 2015


CARM Retreat: Painting, Poetry and Prayer

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

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



BookBooking ref: 28MA15
£246




Life as Worship-Worship as Life

Mon 6 July 2015 to Fri 10 July 2015
Led by Andreas & Anna Andersson

A week of exploring worship as a whole-life creative adventure wrapped in God´s love.

We´ll be doing this through singing gospel music, teaching and conversations, experiencing and exploring together what ‘worship’ means. Come prepared to participate and to sing (even if you´ve never sung before!). Come prepared to be playful. Come prepared to go deep with God. Andreas is Chaplain at Scargill House and Anna is a gospel music composer & singer.

(Note: You don’t need to be a professional musician to fully enjoy this week!) 



BookBooking ref: 28MB15
£246




Lots of young people in July!

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

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

Book



August 2015


Summerfest 1

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

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

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

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

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

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:


  • Half board en-suite facilities  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00


BookBooking ref: 31WA15





Summerfest 2

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

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

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

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

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

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:


  • Half board en-suite facilities  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00


BookBooking ref: 32WA15





Summerfest 3

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

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

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

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

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

Special booking options apply for Summerfest:


  • Half board en-suite facilities  £337.00
  • Half board shared facilities  £287.00
  • Camping half board  £180.00
  • Camping self catering  £110.00
  • Day ticket inc. evening meal  £29.00
  • Day ticket - tea & coffee only  £19.00


BookBooking ref: 33WA15





Mary Magdalene: The Musical

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

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

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

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

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



BookBooking ref: 35WA15
£420



September 2015


He Restores my Soul

Mon 7 September 2015 to Fri 11 September 2015
Led by Claire Watts

After nearly 20 years of living with M.E., Claire has been fully well since 1st April 2005. A ‘restored soul’ was a vital part of that healing process. Using insights from Psalm 23, other scriptures, and stories, Claire will share how creativity also played a key (and unexpected) role in her healing. There is no need to be arty or crafty! Simple creative expression can be a tool for growth and healing. The desire to know God more closely is more important than artistic skill.



BookBooking ref: 37MA15
£246




Creation through the Lens

Mon 7 September 2015 to Fri 11 September 2015
Led by Ian Cresswell & Ruth Park

Whether you have a compact camera or a DSLR join us to visit and photograph a variety of inspirational locations in the truly stunning Yorkshire Dales. Taking ‘creation’ as our starting point, we will be expanding and exploring what it means to us.  During your stay you will have the opportunity to learn about topics that can transform your photography from ‘taking a picture’ to ‘making an image.’



BookBooking ref: 37MB15
£246




Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 11 September 2015 to Sun 13 September 2015
Led by Scargill Community

When you see God as a diminishing speck in the rear view mirror, it’s time to stop.  Pull over to the kerb for a couple of days and let God fill you with good things. Worship and teaching will be optional: do as much or as little as suits you. The community would love to look after you and make your time enjoyable and fruitful. Come and relax. It'll do you good. 



BookBooking ref: 37WB15
£127




Where is God in Dementia?

Fri 11 September 2015 to Sun 13 September 2015
Led by Elizabeth Milwain

A weekend for anyone feeling hurt or bewildered by dementia. In previous years people who arrived as strangers have left bonded deeply by their common experiences in the ‘war zone’ of dementia. The programme includes presentations on the essential facts about dementia, the realities of living with it and developing the right approaches. There will also be opportunities for sharing, reflection and consideration of the spiritual aspects.

Dr Elizabeth Milwain is the Dementia Adviser for the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales and has been working in the field of dementia since 1996.

 



BookBooking ref: 37WA15
£127




Individually Guided Retreat

Mon 14 September 2015 to Fri 18 September 2015
Led by Becky Widdows & team

Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent, individually guided retreat. Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your retreat, offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk. Becky Widdows was a lay Chaplain at Lee Abbey Devon, and she now works freelance in spiritual direction, retreat work and counselling.



BookBooking ref: 38MA15
£246




Bringers of Hope

Mon 21 September 2015 to Fri 25 September 2015
Led by David Gait

Sharing the good news of Jesus often means that we need to work together to see God’s kingdom grow and flourish. So would you or your church like to be involved with street pastors, food banks, night shelters, and learn how to work effectively with councils and housing associations to bring hope into our communities? Jesus by his Spirit calls us to be good news, to be people of hope and love our neighbours whoever they may be.  Dave will lead us through some inspiring teaching and discussions on why and how we are called to actively participate in building God’s kingdom.

Dave Gait has recently retired but led a church for many years, making a difference in the Liverpool Diocese and is still actively involved with street pastors. Dave is passionate about Jesus, passionate about God’s Kingdom, has a ’wicked’ sense of humour and is a great deal of fun – I mean, he is from Liverpool!



BookBooking ref: 39MA15
£246




Le "Tour de Scargill"!

Mon 21 September 2015 to Fri 25 September 2015
Led by Philip Harris & Bill Leason

The roads of the Yorkshire Dales, made world-famous by the visit of the 2014 Tour de France, offer superb, testing cycling amongst stunningly beautiful scenery.

After a hearty breakfast and a short reflection we will spend each day out on rides of about 30 or 40 miles, taking in many of the best known climbs and descents of this area. Our evenings will be spent relaxing, recovering (!) and enjoying all things cycling. You will need to bring your own bike which should be checked and in good condition. Philip and Bill are both experienced cyclists.



BookBooking ref: 39MC15
£246




Working Holiday

Mon 21 September 2015 to Fri 25 September 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Help to 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: 39MB15
£123




Heart to Heart. ACW writers weekend

Fri 25 September 2015 to Sun 27 September 2015
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass with David Robinson

The best writers and speakers make contact with readers and listeners by allowing their hearts to go out to them. This weekend Adrian and Bridget, with the help of David Robinson of Searchlight Theatre Company, will explore how we can develop and nurture this talent in our work. David's script writing has included adaptations of The Hiding Place, Pilgrims Progress, numerous sketches and a play based on the life of Studdert Kennedy. Other writing commissions include Spring Harvest, BBC, and Tear Fund. However experienced or inexperienced you are, we promise a lively and enlivening weekend.



BookBooking ref: 39WA15
£127



October 2015


Tell me the old, old Story

Fri 2 October 2015 to Sun 4 October 2015
Led by Cathy & Pete Wilcox

A chance to explore through Scripture and creative writing how it is that God speaks his word through stories. Catherine Fox (novelist and lecturer in creative writing), and her husband, Pete Wilcox (Dean of Liverpool and bible expositor) will share between them the sessions of the retreat. Pete will explore some of the great stories of the Bible, to ask afresh what they mean. Cathy will get us thinking about how our personal stories are mapped onto the great story of salvation – and will get us writing too! 



BookBooking ref: 40WA15
£127




A Call to Risky Living

Mon 5 October 2015 to Fri 9 October 2015
Led by Roy Searle with Duncan & Lesley Maclean

Journey together with Companions Duncan and Lesley MacLean and Roy Searle from the Northumbria Community. We will reflect on the life of a Celtic Saint whose prayer 'Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You' can inspire us as we trust God for our tomorrows and journey from the familiar into the unknown. 



BookBooking ref: 41MA15
£246




Autumn Wlking in The Dales

Mon 12 October 2015 to Fri 16 October 2015
Led by Mike Weighell

Come and explore the beautiful limestone scenery in the southern and western Dales  - dramatic scars, dry valleys, lush fields, streams and waterfalls, all in lovely autumn colours. We will walk around Stainforth, the Ribble valley, Burnsall, Trollers Gill, the river Wharfe, and Scargill House. Walks will be 8 -10 miles each day with some strenuous climbs. We will start and end the day with worship and reflection on God’s creation.



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CARM Retreat: Embroidery & Photography

Mon 12 October 2015 to Fri 16 October 2015
Led by Anne Furness, Peter Boorman, & Claire Watts

Life is a journey toward our deepest desire: God. En route, we are bounded by place, circumstance and limitations of body, mind and soul. Join us for a few days of creative reflection on this theme, using photography and embroidery. There will be periods of silence, worship and inspiration, time given to creative activity, and personal space. We will be guided through the retreat by Chaplain Rev Anne Furness, artist and photographer Peter Boorman and textile artist Claire Watts. 



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Tales of the Unexpected

Mon 19 October 2015 to Fri 23 October 2015
Led by Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

Jesus taught his followers using stories that were entertaining, accessible, humorous and sometimes shocking. Phil and Dave will take a fresh look at some of these compelling tales, rediscovering what they might mean for us today.  Dave communicates the Bible in a friendly, accessible style, drawing on film, TV, adverts, news, humour and the internet. Phil is Director of the Scargill Movement. 



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The Earth is The Lord's - Really??

Mon 19 October 2015 to Fri 23 October 2015
Led by David Beattie of A Rocha

A discovery of God's World and God's Word. Each day we will be exploring the estate and the beautiful surrounding area of the Yorkshire Dales. Our subjects will include: Where have all the flowers gone? Climate change - is it real? Should we care? All good gifts around us - a look at food. It would be helpful to bring a Bible, a pair of binoculars and some good walking boots. A Rocha UK is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. David has been a volunteer with them since 2008. 



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Question my Faith? Here's my Answer

Fri 23 October 2015 to Sun 25 October 2015
Led by Graham Dow

“Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” Augustine.  Since we live in a culture which no longer believes the Christian story, we shall explore together with addresses, questions and group discussion the very good answers we can give to those who question the grounds for our faith and hope. Bishop Graham has been a lecturer in Christian doctrine and, as a Bishop, held regular teaching days to enable people of all ages to own their Christian faith. 



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Living the Adventure

Mon 26 October 2015 to Fri 30 October 2015
Led by The Scargill Community with Lisa Holmes

For this half term family holiday, we will explore what it means to be a follower of our loving God who calls us into adventurous living. Many Bible characters were called and then adventured with God, doing things and going to places they had never dreamed of. Are you opento the challenge of living adventurously?

We will be running a youth and children’s programme, as well as teaching for adults, with time for all ages to share the adventure together. We are very glad to welcome Lisa Holmes, lead pastor at Skipton Baptist Church, a good friend of Scargill, and a speaker at Spring Harvest, to lead us in the adult sessions.

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November 2015


Ps*lms

Mon 2 November 2015 to Fri 6 November 2015
Led by Steven Faux

We are pleased to welcome Steven who will be taking us through the vivid landscape of the Psalms using music and film. You will be drawn into a world of joy and praise, danger and abandonment and, finally, restoration and affirmation. If you could tell it to God how it is, what would you say? The Psalms are honest. They express the kaleidoscope of life’s experience, even if the language can at times be unsettling. We will enter into a rich and meaningful dialogue/conversation with God as we study them. Steven Faux, an award-winning TV composer and ordained Anglican minister, has written the ‘Psalms Project’, a contemporary journey through the Psalms that has been performed around the country and on BBC Radio 4. 



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Woodland Ways

Mon 2 November 2015 to Fri 6 November 2015
Led by Tom Coxhead & Leeds Tree Care

Scargill House’s 90 acres of wooded estate is one of the best examples of a diverse ecosystem in Upper Wharfedale. This week is an opportunity to explore aspects of traditional woodland dwelling and mankind's symbiotic relationship with God's creation. Activities will include daily reflections, and various woodcrafts. Tom is a previous member of the Scargill community, currently working as a tree surgeon, coppice worker and musician.

 



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Intrigued by Icons?

Tue 3 November 2015 to Fri 6 November 2015
Led by Sister Mary

Ever wondered about these powerful, enigmatic spiritual resources? This practical workshop will cover the fascinating history and theology behind icons as well as how to use them. Plus hands-on experience of icon ‘writing’, and free time to ‘read’ and pray with icons.

No previous knowledge or skill required!

Sr Mary OSB is a member of the Anglican Benedictine Community at Mucknell Abbey near Worcester, where she is responsible for block-mounted icon prints.

 



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Divorce Recovery Weekend

Fri 6 November 2015 to Sun 8 November 2015
Led by Peter Allen & team from Divorce Recovery

The workshop consists of six two-hour sessions and is suitable for anyone of any age, at any stage, of separation or divorce. Those experiencing the trauma of a relationship breakdown can choose to either go through it or grow through it. This workshop deals specifically with helping the individual come to terms with a marriage or relationship that has irretrievably broken down. This is accomplished using video material which provides a constructive focus, and small group sessions that offer a safe and secure environment in which to discuss and understand personal feelings. Peter is a trustee of the Divorce Recovery Workshop charity and will be helped by others who have attended the workshop. See www.drw.org.uk 



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Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 6 November 2015 to Sun 8 November 2015
Led by Scargill Community

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



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Seasons of the Spirit

Mon 9 November 2015 to Fri 13 November 2015
Led by Michael Mitton

We are familiar with the different seasons in nature, and this conference will look at how we can live fully in the various seasons of the Spirit as we experience them in our journey through life. Michael is an experienced conference speaker and writer, and during this week he will explore the various ‘seasons of the Spirit’: the autumns of harvest and letting go; the winters of the dark nights of the soul; the springtimes of renewal; the summers of growth and life. Michael will draw on insights from Celtic spirituality, and also use a range of music, film clips and poetry. 



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What do you say?

Mon 9 November 2015 to Fri 13 November 2015
Led by Mike Edson

Getting to grips together with challenging questions for Christians such as: Can the Bible be reconciled to an evolutionary understanding of the world? Is there another way of understanding salvation for Western culture? Have we messed up on sexuality? What about suffering? Mike has always liked working on the edge of the challenges to the church, ‘exercising my mind,’ he says ‘as well as my soul and spirit! There’ll be lots of corporate wisdom in the group, so let’s find it from one another.’ 



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'You must be 'aving a laugh...'

Fri 13 November 2015 to Sun 15 November 2015
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

After 30 years of writing and speaking Adrian and Bridget are very aware that laughter doesn't solve everything. However they also know from experience that it can release people from all sorts of man-made prisons. It can offer a little holiday from grief and even support the Holy Spirit in reigniting the pilot light of hope in despairing hearts. This weekend we will explore the connection between healing, wholeness and humour. Whatever else happens, we’re aiming to laugh a lot!

 



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Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing

Mon 16 November 2015 to Fri 20 November 2015
Led by Russ Parker

An opportunity to rescue blessing from the mediocre and discover its potential and power to change lives. The retreat will combine teaching with practising how to be the people that bless. There will be plenty of opportunities to share personal experiences as well as space for quiet reflection. We will learn about the significance of blessing for those we long to see returning to their faith in Christ.

Rev Dr Russ Parker was Director of the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation from 1995-2013. As Acorn's International Ambassador, he developed partnerships on listening and reconciliation in 12 nations ranging from Rwanda, Burundi, and Hong Kong to the United States. He is now the Director of Healing Wounded Churches which helps churches to resolve and heal their legacies of unhealed stories and move forward in a renewed ability to flourish as God intends. Russ Parker’s latest book is "Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing."

 



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God’s best known Secret

Mon 16 November 2015 to Fri 20 November 2015
Led by Cyril Ashton

Have the courage to fully enter into the mystery of God`s love and discover the surprising contours of our journey in God,

the journey summed up by T S Elliot: “We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” There will be opportunities to share experience and insights with each other and above all to listen to God. Please bring a book, poem, painting or piece of music that has meaning for you and which you would be willing to share with other participants. Cyril Ashton is an Assistant Bishop in Liverpool and other North West Dioceses. 



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Band of Brothers

Fri 20 November 2015 to Sun 22 November 2015
Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community

Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community

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

 



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Wicked or Wonderful!

Mon 23 November 2015 to Fri 27 November 2015
Led by Jackie Reily

It’s easy to stereotype people. Maybe we stereotype ourselves. Mary, Jesus’ mother; Mary, His friend and Mary Magdalene. Let’s discover together how Jesus related to the three Mary’s of the gospel stories, going beyond stereotypes. This week we are going to look at how Jesus was good news for them. There’ll be lots of thinking, relaxing, laughing, space for response to what we’ve discovered and possibly a bit of crying too. Jackie is Chaplain at Scargill House.

 



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Sing for Joy

Mon 23 November 2015 to Fri 27 November 2015
Led by Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God's embracing love through gospel music in a week 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 and works with gospel music as a conductor, songwriter and recording artist. www.awgospel.com

 



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Working Holiday

Fri 27 November 2015 to Sun 29 November 2015
Led by Scargill Estate Team

Led by the Scargill Estate Team

Help to manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate, and have plenty of time to relax too.  We’ll be working hard outside in the morning, 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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Advent Weekend

Fri 27 November 2015 to Sun 29 November 2015
Led by Diane Stone & the Scargill Community

In this special Advent season we are called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, not just as a baby at Christmas but as the King when he returns in glory. So come prepare your hearts and minds before the business of Christmas sets in. Rest and relax, attend a couple of teaching sessions, join in various craft activities and journey through our Advent labyrinth.

 



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Great Expectations - Advent Retreat

Mon 30 November 2015 to Fri 4 December 2015
Led by Chris Edmondson

Advent is meant to be a season that has us ‘on tiptoe’, full of expectation, as we wait, hope and prepare for the coming of the promised Messiah. This week we will look at what it means to be awake to God, make way for His coming, and be people of hope. The retreat will include times of input and worship, silence (some may wish to be silent throughout the retreat) and sharing. Chris Edmondson is Bishop of Bolton, Chair of the Scargill Council, and a former Warden of Lee Abbey, Devon. He is author of a number of books on leadership, community and mission.

49MA15  Standard Adult Price: £246

 



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December 2015


He became Man

Fri 4 December 2015 to Sun 6 December 2015
Led by Phil Stone & Adrian Plass

For 2000 years men and women have tried to come to terms with this stark and mysterious fact: How on earth (literally) can a man and a God live within one person? How did Jesus the God cope with Jesus the man and vice versa? This weekend Phil and Adrian will be asking what 'He became man’ means. The theologian Tom Wright is quite sure that there were times when Jesus doubted his own divinity. For some these are very muddied waters. Together we will try to do a bit of filtering.

 



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Christmas is coming!

Fri 11 December 2015 to Sun 13 December 2015
Led by Phil Stone & the Scargill Community. Walking led by Mike Weighell

A pre-Christmas celebratory weekend was the very first event in the life of the newly resurrected Scargill House, and we have offered guests a similar December treat ever since. This year we shall, of course, be plying you with festive food and entertainment, and there will be an opportunity to visit the famous Grassington Dickensian Festival, or, if you prefer, a chance to walk the winter landscape of Wharfedale.

Our teaching will focus specifically on the birth of Christ, certainly the most important event in the history of this troubled world. Come and join us for a rich mix of carols, Christmas trees and candlelight. Let our Community enfold and entertain you.

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New Year House Party

Wed 30 December 2015 to Sun 3 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Led by the Scargill Community

 However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something for everyone here: chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment. 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.

53MA15  Standard adult price: £298

 



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January 2016


Friends’ Weekend

Fri 15 January 2016 to Sun 17 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

 We are so grateful for our Friends and Companions here at Scargill. Without your love, support and prayers, 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. Find out about the latest developments, 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. 

 



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Friends’ Working Holiday

Mon 18 January 2016 to Fri 22 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

Led by the Scargill Community

 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.

 



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Companions’ Retreat

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

The Pathway Promises that our Companions share with the community make a rich and challenging rule of life. This retreat is a chance to reflect on how we’re doing and to receive ‘encouragement and guidance from the brothers and sisters who share this Pathway.’ Go deeper with the promises while enjoying the wintertime beauty of Scargill. This event is open to Companions only and is offered at a reduced rate.

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Individually Guided Retreat

Mon 25 January 2016 to Fri 29 January 2016
Led by Margi Walker & team

Imagine sitting with God gazing out on the glorious Yorkshire landscape as you eat your meals. On Individually Guided Retreats we do just that! Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you through your silent retreat offering a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each day an optional Holy Communion service will include a short talk. Numbers for this event are limited to 16 places, so we encourage you to book early. Margi Walker is an Anglican minister and member of the Scargill Community Pastoral Team.

 



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God in the City!

Fri 29 January 2016 to Sun 31 January 2016
Led by Phil & Diane Stone

The city is where God can be found, often in the confusion, in the face of the stranger, in the park, at the art gallery, in the workplace or down the ‘chippy.’ Yes - Jesus is there, he loves the city and desires that his Kingdom is grown as his followers make it their home. So if you live, minister or work in the city this is the weekend for you to renew your passion as well as come for a rest. We will look at what the bible has to say about the city, share stories bringing the joy and struggles of the city to Wharfedale!  Phil and Di lived in inner city London for over 25 years before coming to the tranquillity of Scargill - and often escape to a city for some peace and fresh air! 

 



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Renew, Refresh, Restore

Fri 29 January 2016 to Sun 31 January 2016
Led by The Scargill Community

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



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February 2016


One Solitary Life

Mon 1 February 2016 to Fri 5 February 2016
Led by David Widdows

A week with Matthew, looking at the dramatic unfolding of Jesus’ incredible three year ministry. We usually look at the life of Jesus in random chunks, missing out the in-between bits. Come and explore some of the missing pieces that help connect the whole and bring us closer to the One we worship. A study Bible will be helpful, but not essential. David, a former chaplain of Lee Abbey, is a vicar in rural Somerset, where he continues to enjoy working with some wonderful lay leaders.

 



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Enneagram 1: God Shaped People

Mon 1 February 2016 to Fri 5 February 2016
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. Becky is a Spiritual Director, Retreat leader and Counsellor. Margi is on the Pastoral Team at Scargill.

05MA16  Standard adult price: £251

 



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I am Marvellously Made!

Fri 5 February 2016 to Sun 7 February 2016
Led by Stephanie Couvela & Linzi Blundell

I am marvellously made. Not ‘I have made it when someone chooses me.’ Or ‘when I get married,’ or ‘when I have children.’ I am marvellously made, body and soul. If you are single, why not join us here at Scargill House to celebrate you and the relationships in your life, with the people you love - friends, family, children and God.  All are welcome to laugh, rant and rejoice about their own experiences. 
Stephanie was the Chaplain at Scargill House for 4 years before going to pastures new, and has always been single. Linzi is our marketing director and lives on community with her daughter Ella.

 



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Captive Suns

Mon 8 February 2016 to Fri 12 February 2016
Led by Adrian & Bridget Plass

January and February can seem dark and depressing. Hopefully we are fuelled in these months by the prospect of spring and summer. These captive suns of memory help to sustain hope and optimism. Daffodils are good at this. They bide their time, waiting in the dark earth for the day when they are allowed to stand and trumpet out the twice triumphant sun. A similar pattern occurs in our emotional and spiritual lives. In the dark passages of negative experience our captive suns of hope and love can light us to a place of survival. What were the winter fires that enabled Jesus and Paul to battle through opposition and difficulty in pursuit of their God-given tasks? What can we learn from their example as we treat ourselves to a warm and toasty retreat from the shivery excesses of an English winter?

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Joseph - Life in Technicolour

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

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

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

 



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Jesus in the Wilderness

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

Led by Phil Stone

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



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The Passage of Time

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

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

 



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Retreat Association Quiet Day

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

One day Retreat as part of Jesus in The Wilderness

 



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The Danger of following Jesus

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

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



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Picturing the Gospel

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

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

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Sing for Joy

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

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

08WB16  Standard adult price: £130

 



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