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)
Chris has been the Chair of the Scargill Council since 2009. Prior to his retirement in 2016, he was Bishop of Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester, and before that, Warden of Lee Abbey in Devon. Chris and his wife Susan are now living in Bradford, and he is an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Leeds. Chris is also the author of a number of books on leadership and community.
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.
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
Felicity recently retired after 17 years as a vicar of two parishes to the south of Leeds. She has a background in Vocations and Ministerial Education. She is one of the Lee Abbey representatives on Council.
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.
John has been a teacher of Religious Education in three secondary schools and Assistant Director of Education for Manchester Diocese.
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.
Rev Caroline Hewlett
Caroline is vicar of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale, a parish in the Yorkshire Dales, a short distance north of Scargill House. She brings experience of working in urban and rural churches, and an interest in caring for the natural environment.
The Ven. Paul Ayers
The Ven. Paul Ayers is the Archdeacon of Leeds
Sheila Thompson (Secretary)
Sheila is an accountant working in Manchester, she acts as secretary to the council.