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)

scargill-trustees-chris-edmondsonThe 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)

scargill-trustees-tony-hesselwoodTony 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

scargill-trustees-steve-allenSteve 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 Fell

scargill-trustees-john-fellJohn 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

scargill-trustees-felicity-lawsonFelicity is a vicar in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales and a former member of the Lee Abbey Council.


Sister Jocelyn OHP

scargill-trustees-sister-jocelynSister Jocelyn is a member of the order of the Holy Paraclete, Whitby. She brings prayerful experience of community life and also runs the retreat and conference centre at Sneaton Castle.


Susie Mapledoram

Susie is the diocesan youth officer for the Diocese of Manchester. She is helping us to develop our children’s and youth ministry.


John Wilson


Stephen Weatherley

scargill-trustees-stephen-weatherleyStephen was an engineer and manager in industry for almost 40 years. He is a Lee Abbey appointee to our council and has been instrumental in developing our business plan and the building project.


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)

scargill-trustees-pauline-thompsonFormerly 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.