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.

Rev Canon Felicity Lawson (Chair)

scargill-trustees-felicity-lawsonFelicity 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.

Tony Hesselwood (Vice Chair)

scargill-trustees-tony-hesselwoodTony is a chartered accountant with involvement with Scargill Council going back to the 1980s . He was chair of Bradford Diocesan Board of Finance for over 25 years and chaired the Audit Committee of the Archbishops’ Council. Currently is also a trustee of a large church academy trust in Bradford.

Tony Allison

scargill-trustees-tony-allisonTony is a chartered accountant and has for many years worked as the Finance Director for a commercial property investment company. Relatively new to Scargill, he is familiar with the locality, having lived in West Yorkshire virtually all of his life.

Andy Arnold

scargill-trustees-andy-arnoldAndy was born into a Christian family within a North Warwickshire community and now lives in Barnoldswick. In between he lived in London, Liverpool and Birmingham where he was learning about the power and mystery of God. He was a consultant Urological Surgeon and medical leader in Birmingham and Nuneaton.

Simon Browning

scargill-trustees-simon-browningSimon has a background in engineering and business management, having been director of several businesses and a support organisation for technology entrepreneurs. He’s been involved at Scargill since its rebirth in 2009, initially full-time and since 2011 as a Working Friend.

Rev Pete Gunstone

scargill-trustees-pete-gunstonePete is Canon for Worship and Nurture at Bradford Cathedral. Prior to ordination, he was a freelance musician and worship leader and was onetime a member of the community at Lee Abbey, Devon.

Rev Caroline Hewlett

scargill-trustees-caroline-hewlettCaroline 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.

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.

Andy Milne

scargill-trustees-andy-milneAndy Milne is a Church Army Evangelist. He and his wife Tracy began pioneering Sorted, a fresh expression, in late 2003. Beginning as a youth church, often reaching teens from deprived areas; Sorted grew and eventually multiplied as new youth fresh expressions were started. Young adult and young family groups followed as teens turned into twenties. Andy Milne has been appointed by the Archbishop of York to lead a new Missional Youth Church Network (MYCN) beginning in the North of England. It is in joint partnership with Church Army and the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.

Tim Proudler

scargill-trustees-tim-proudlerTim has a background in planning and developing major infrastructure projects within the electricity supply industry. Scargill played an important part in his faith journey, and he has been an active Working Friend at Scargill since 2013. He is also involved with the St Oswald’s Community near Whitby.

Rev Alison Roche

scargill-trustees-alison-rocheAlison is currently a full-time mum married to a vicar as well as being ordained herself. She is passionate about adoption, young people, urban priority areas, inclusion, Palestine, and nature; and her family loves camping at Scargill’s Summerfest each year.

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.

Sheila Thompson (Secretary)


Sheila is an accountant with her own practice, she acts as secretary to the Council. When not working she enjoys walking and being outdoors.