Musings and newsings from the Director of Scargill, Phil Stone

Who Glued Wood and Rock and Sky Together?

What took a year to build and cost £15,000? What has panga panga blocks and Columbian pine beams? Where do we find unpolished mahagony and limestone sourced locally, some from …

This was posted on 28 July 2021.

Becoming a Wild Christian on community

We are Partners in Action with the Christian eco-charity A Rocha UK. A Rocha are creating a community of ordinary Christians they are calling ‘Wild Christian’ which explores ‘the connections …

This was posted on 28 June 2021.

A Rocha – Partners in Action (literally!)

A working party from A Rocha UK were with us here at Scargill Monday 24th May to Friday 28th May. They were leading a bioblitz, an intense period of biological …

This was posted on 23 June 2021.

The Story of our new Scargill Lament Sculpture

A new opportunity for guests is to visit our new Lament sculpture in the walled garden commissioned by Scargill from former community member and sculptor Lizzy Taylor. We asked her …

This was posted on 19 June 2021 and updated on 20 June 2021.

Online retreats – a sacred place

As a community here at Scargill we are currently studying about different sacred spaces we inhabit. In lockdown we have heard consistently that our online presence has been a ‘sacred …

This was posted on 22 May 2021.

Do you feel a call to community?

After the Second World War there was a turn to community inspired by God’s Holy Spirit, and communities and retreat centres like Lee Abbey were set up. Some believe there …

This was posted on 3 April 2021.

The curious incident of God in the Night-time

Jo Penn has been writing Daily Prayer reflections for Sanctuary First this week (Sunday 17th through to Saturday 23rd Jan 2021). Here are the links to the first and last …

This was posted on 23 January 2021.

Strong Foundations, New Beginnings

Strong Foundations, New Beginnings ‘Rooted and Grounded in Love’ The order of the Holy Paraclete and Scargill Movement are delighted to announce that we are joining hands to create and …

This was posted on 13 February 2020 and updated on 15 September 2020.

David Runcorn’s talk for Scargill’s 60th

Unfortunately David Runcorn was taken poorly over the weekend we celebrated our 60th birthday (don’t fret he has made a full recovery!) He has generously provided us with the script …

This was posted on 10 August 2019.
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