Our trustees bear responsibility for the Scargill Movement, ensuring that we fulfil our obligations not only as a charity and a company limited by guarantee but also as a part of God’s mission on earth.
Some of our trustees are relatively new to Scargill, and bring a fresh exuberance; other have been connected with the place, in ways great and small, for over 20 or 30 years. All of them bring specialist skills and networks, and we’re grateful to each one for the enthusiasm and professionalism they bring.
Rt Rev Chris Edmondson (Chair)
The Rt Revd Chris Edmondson, Bishop of Bolton, chairs our board of trustees. He and his wife Susan have been partners of Scargill for over 25 years. Chris has worked in three Northern dioceses and was previously warden of Lee Abbey. He has published several books.
Tony Hesselwood (Vice Chair)
Tony is a chartered accountant. He was chair of Bradford Diocesan Board of Finance and latterly chair of the Audit Committee of the Archbishops’ Council. He is a trustee of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust.
Rev Canon Steve Allen
Steve has a wealth of experience from 27 years in Parish ministry in Bradford and Leeds. For the last ten years he has served as the Bishop of Bradford’s Training Officer. During that time, he has developed the Bradford School of Ministry which currently has 45 students on a degree course. He also runs many other short courses and one-off training events.
John is a chartered accountant with his own practice, which has offices in Lancaster and Southport. His role is to assist us in maintaining financial stability and with the financial development of Scargill.
Rev Canon Felicity Lawson
Sister Jocelyn OHP
Susie is the diocesan youth officer for the Diocese of Manchester. She is helping us to develop our children’s and youth ministry.
Rev Hilary Young
Hilary is a vicar in Settle, with a background in education & community development. She offers us project management experience, a heart for listening and healing, and a passion for community.
Pauline Thompson (Secretary)
Formerly a nurse, Pauline runs her own counselling business in Skipton. She also works for Cruse Bereavement Care, and the NHS. She spent 25 years living in community at Scargill House under its previous ownership.