Musings and newsings from the Director of Scargill, Phil Stone

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Tim’s summer as part of the community

Tim is interviewed by fellow community member Jacob about his summer spent as part of the Community at Scargill House.

This was posted on 1 September 2021.

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 and updated on 1 September 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.
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