Programme

Note: We are currently having to limit the number of residential guests in part due to our ongoing Coronavirus arrangements but increasingly because the Community is still smaller than we would ideally like. To enable as many people as possible to experience Scargill, initially we will only take two residential stays for each person from March to August. We will have waiting lists when events become fully booked, but we are hopeful that the Community size will grow and we may then be able to release some additional spaces for folks on the waiting lists. Thank you for your understanding!

Coronavirus Arrangements
We are very aware of the need to progress carefully and also to follow any relevant current guidance from the Government. Our desire is to truly care for all who come to Scargill and make it as safe as we possibly can. Our current arrangements are outlined in a Guest Summary called “Taking Care of Each Other”. As the situation evolves we will review and update our arrangements here from time to time. If you have any further questions not covered in this summary, please do get in touch with us.

Scargill offers a wide range of Christian holidays, conferences and retreats with our resident Christian community. You’re very welcome, whatever your background or Christian tradition.

Join one of our organised programmes below, with a range of topics, activities and speakers; you can visit Scargill on your own, come with your family, bring a church or group, or become a Working Friend.

Retreats, conferences and holidays

Residential booking form

January 2022

Fri 28 to Sun 30 January 2022

Scargill Community

Phew! Just when you thought you couldn’t go on, along comes a weekend at Scargill designed just for you! Drop everything and book in for a rest and a treat. …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 31 January to Fri 4 February 2022

We often talk about life being a journey but what exactly does that mean and how can we be sure of where we’re going? It has been a long two …

Full, with waiting list

February 2022

Sat 5 February 2022

Scargill Community

There will be a warm welcome for you at this online Quiet Day led by Scargill Community. This day will be a mix of input sessions, opportunities for discussion in …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 7 to Fri 11 February 2022

Helen Brocklehurst and Mike & Alison Leigh

After the popularity of our bread making workshops here at Scargill, we couldn’t resist offering a whole week of bread making! The week will include some short reflections with lots …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 7 to Fri 11 February 2022

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

This course is for those who have already done a basic Enneagram course, either here or somewhere else. We will continue to explore the Enneagram system within the Christian tradition, …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 11 to Sun 13 February 2022

Adrian & Bridget Plass

[This has now become a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See on-line event when published on 6 Dec 2021.] When we lived down in Sussex Adrian …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 11 to Sun 13 February 2022

Adrian & Bridget Plass

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] Come and join this event led by Bridget and Adrian…. When we lived down …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 14 to Thu 17 February 2022

Michael Mitton

Storytelling was one of Jesus’ preferred ways of communicating. He knew a good story was a way of getting under people’s skins, disturbing and intriguing them, comforting and consoling them, …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 21 to Fri 25 February 2022

Scargill Community

Something very special happens when Scargill House is transformed into Narnia. C.S.Lewis’ beloved stories come to life in a fresh way as we travel together with wonder, laughter and lots …

Full, with waiting list

March 2022

Fri 4 to Sun 6 March 2022

Donna Worthington

We will explore the remarkable spirituality of Saint Ignatius, a deep disciple of Christ. Entering into Ignatian discernment will be through film and we will experience Ignatian imaginative guided prayer …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 7 to Fri 11 March 2022

Jayne Shepherd

A retreat for textile crafters – explore the healing power of working with thread, linking with mindfulness and prayer. Time set aside for those who make lace of any kind …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 7 to Fri 11 March 2022

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

This is an opportunity for those who want to explore ways in which they can use this ‘tool of compassion’ to continue to grow in their relationship with God, in …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 11 March 2022

Scargill Community

There will be a warm welcome for you at this online Quiet Day led by Scargill Community. This day will be a mix of input sessions, opportunities for discussion in …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 11 to Sun 13 March 2022

Adrian & Bridget Plass

‘Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?’ In direct contrast, Maria in Sound of Music, having just discovered that her love for Captain Von-Trapp is reciprocated, concludes that …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 14 to Fri 18 March 2022

Gordon Dey, Brendan Bassett & Phil Stone

Can you imagine what a ‘Simpler, Humbler and Bolder Church’ would actually look like? What might our lives, our discipleship, look like if we personally took these words to heart? The …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 21 to Fri 25 March 2022

Simeon Wood & Dave Hopwood

Using music, stories, film and humour, musician and composer Simeon Wood, and writer and speaker Dave Hopwood, delve into life, faith, the Bible and our true identity. Music and stories …

Full, with waiting list
Thu 24 March 2022

Mike Leigh

An afternoon to explore song and prayer as together we seek God. Come and find your voice in our zoom singing sessions where we will discover the joy of singing …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 28 to Thu 31 March 2022

Roy Searle

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] Facing challenges and uncertainties…. ..where familiar things are disappearing, join Roy Searle in exploring …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 28 March to Fri 1 April 2022

Roy Searle

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] Facing challenges and uncertainties, where familiar things are disappearing, join Roy Searle in exploring …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

April 2022

Fri 8 to Sun 10 April 2022

David Robinson & Judy Moore

Following the huge success of Searchlight Theatre Company’s recent tour of the Corrie ten Boom classic book, the script writers and performers from the production invite you delve with them …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 11 to Sun 17 April 2022

Scargill Community

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] Join the Scargill Community online as we walk together through the events of Holy …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 11 to Thu 14 April 2022

Scargill Community

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week. There …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 11 to Mon 18 April 2022

Scargill Community

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] This week combines Holy Week (15MA22) and Easter Weekend (15MB22) for a special price …

Full, with waiting list
Thu 14 to Mon 18 April 2022

Scargill Community

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony …

Full, with waiting list
Tue 19 to Fri 22 April 2022

Scargill Community

Help manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate and have plenty of time to relax too. We’ll be working hard outside in the mornings – often on rough, hilly terrain, which …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 25 to Fri 29 April 2022

Mike Leigh & Shaun Lambert

Come and join our in-house team of Mike Leigh and Shaun Lambert for a joyful week of singing and mindfulness, as they explore the relationship between mindfulness, singing, wellbeing and …

Full, with waiting list

May 2022

Mon 2 to Fri 6 May 2022

Michelle Gillum-Hull & Diane Stone

A week learning a selection of warm and cold glass processes, along with short, thought-provoking talks, beautiful scenery and good food. A gentle paced break with time to relax, have …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 2 to Fri 6 May 2022

Tim Hull

Is there any reason for Faith? Has Science replaced God? When there is so much suffering can we believe in a God of love? Can miracles happen? Rev Dr Tim …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 9 to Fri 13 May 2022

Mike Weighell

Come and discover the wild moorlands and mountains of the Dales and the beautiful valleys below. We will be climbing some of the highest mountains in the Dales, like Buckden …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 9 to Fri 13 May 2022

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. This is an introductory course to the Enneagram which is a tool to help …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 13 to Sun 15 May 2022

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Battling for gold in the Olympic sport of Taekwondo, a competitor received stern advice from her coach: ‘Don’t look at the scoreboard!’ Taekwondo can be lost in fractions of a …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 16 May 2022

Scargill Community

There will be a warm welcome for you at this online Quiet Day led by Scargill Community. This day will be a mix of input sessions, opportunities for discussion in …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 20 to Sun 22 May 2022

Scargill Community

Phew! Just when you thought you couldn’t go on, along comes a weekend at Scargill designed just for you! Drop everything and book in for a rest and a treat. …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 23 to Thu 26 May 2022

Andreas Andersson, Phil Stone

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] Come and join us …. The Scargill welcome service (borrowed from Iona) says: ‘For …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 23 to Fri 27 May 2022

Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman

Scargill lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with its magnificent limestone scenery and wonderful wildlife. Habitats ranging from heather moorlands to meadows, woodlands and rivers are home to …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 23 to Fri 27 May 2022

Phil Stone & Andreas Andersson

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] The Scargill welcome service (borrowed from Iona) says: ’For where paths cross and pilgrims …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 27 to Sun 29 May 2022

Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God’s embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 30 May to Fri 3 June 2022

Scargill Community

Come and join us for a week where we discover the essence of friendship. It was once said of Woody (Toy Story) that, ‘the thing that makes him special is …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

June 2022

Mon 6 to Thu 9 June 2022

Sue Rose & Robin Anker-Petersen

A residential workshop working in Christian gestalt therapeutic groups with Rev Sue Rose and Rev Robin Anker-Petersen, facilitators for Journey into Healing. For those who are stuck on their life …

Special booking arrangements
Sat 11 June 2022

Scargill Community

There will be a warm welcome for you at this online Quiet Day led by Scargill Community. This day will be a mix of input sessions, opportunities for discussion in …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 13 to Thu 16 June 2022

John Bell

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] Come and join us to explore the Bible. The great biblical heroes with whom …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 13 to Fri 17 June 2022

John Bell

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] The great biblical heroes with whom most people are familiar have names like Jacob, …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 20 to Fri 24 June 2022

Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

This week we celebrate the longest day where we have more light than at any other time of the year. Dave and Phil are going to explore the ‘Everlasting Light’ …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 27 June to Fri 1 July 2022

Mike Leigh, Bill Leason & Philip Harris

If you just love to get out on your bike, why not join us for a week of cycling on the quiet roads of the Yorkshire Dales, made famous first …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 27 June to Fri 1 July 2022

Sheridan Voysey

When life takes one too many unexpected turns, do you find yourself saying, ‘I don’t know who I am anymore’? Wondering if you’ll ever have a sense of purpose again? …

Full, with waiting list

July 2022

Fri 1 to Sun 3 July 2022

Adrian & Bridget Plass

This is the title of Adrian’s latest book to be published this summer, a collection of reflections, sketches, silliness and poems almost all written during the last decade.We will be …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 4 to Fri 8 July 2022

Mike Leigh & Shaun Lambert

We can offer you a sanctuary of peace here at Scargill, set in the midst of the glorious beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. With gentle sessions to feed your mind, …

Full, with waiting list
Sat 16 July 2022

Scargill Community

There will be a warm welcome for you at this online Quiet Day led by Scargill Community. This day will be a mix of input sessions, opportunities for discussion in …

Online event - find out more and book
Sat 30 July to Thu 4 August 2022

Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent!). You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

August 2022

Sat 6 to Thu 11 August 2022

Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent!). You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. …

Full, with waiting list
Sat 13 to Thu 18 August 2022

Scargill Community

Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring your own tent!). You’ll enjoy our packed programme plus a rich mix of teaching and worship. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Sat 20 to Sat 27 August 2022

Roger Jones and Team

We will be putting together one of Roger Jones’ latest musicals. ‘Torn Curtain’ tells the dramatic story of how through Jesus we can boldly and confidently come right into God’s …

Space to welcome you at Scargill