Programme

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, or pick any dates we’re open and just do your own thing. You can visit Scargill on your own, come with your family, bring a church or other group, or even become a Working Friend.

Retreats, conferences and holidays

February 2018

Mon 19 to Fri 23 February 2018 midweek

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Films like La La Land are designed to let us escape into the world of make-believe because that is exactly what we want. To coin a phrase usually associated with | read more...

Family fun Space to welcome you
Fri 23 to Sun 25 February 2018 weekend

Phil Stone

This weekend is for those who are wanting to discover more about Jesus. For all sorts of reasons, the Christian Church gets a pretty poor press nowadays. Some folk, reasonable | read more...

Contemporary Culture Space to welcome you
Mon 26 February to Fri 2 March 2018 midweek

Sister Carol CHN

In Lent we are invited to respond more fully to God’s invitation to love, life and joy. Led by Sister Carol, this retreat gives the time and space to become | read more...

Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you

March 2018

Mon 5 to Fri 9 March 2018 midweek

John Bell

Not simply a baby in arms and Saviour on the cross – this is the starting point for this retreat. The incarnation did not happen so that Jesus could die, | read more...

Bible study Full, with waiting list
Mon 12 to Fri 16 March 2018 midweek

Jayne Shepherd

A retreat for lace makers. Explore how our craft can help us to create space for meeting God in stillness. Bring your lace, crochet, tatting – something you are confident | read more...

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you
Mon 12 to Fri 16 March 2018 midweek

Graham Dow

Just as Jesus entrusted his followers with sharing the gospel and healing the sick, so it is good today for all Christians to find confidence to offer prayer for healing. | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Fri 16 to Sun 18 March 2018 weekend

Roger Jones and Team

A practical weekend launching the Spirit works Course, sharing the joy of living life in the power of the Holy Spirit. ‘Roger Jones is often known as the musical man | read more...

Music and worship Space to welcome you
Mon 26 March to Mon 2 April 2018 week

Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week. There will be reflections, rest and prayer stations as we journey with Jesus to the cross. Come | read more...

Seasonal Space to welcome you
Mon 26 to Thu 29 March 2018

Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week. There will be reflections, rest and prayer stations as we journey with Jesus to the cross. Come | read more...

Seasonal Space to welcome you
Thu 29 March to Mon 2 April 2018

Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday | read more...

Seasonal Space to welcome you

April 2018

Tue 3 to Fri 6 April 2018

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 and joining other guests for the afternoon | read more...

Working holidays Full, with waiting list
Fri 6 to Sun 8 April 2018 weekend

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Autumn 2017 saw the release of a full length feature film ‘Birches’ based on Adrian Plass’s novel ‘Silver Birches’ in which six friends, members years ago of their church youth | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 16 to Fri 20 April 2018 midweek

Diane Stone, Phil Stone

This week we will be following the Risen Jesus through the eyes of artists who can enrich our understanding of the Gospel. So if you love art, love the Gospel,  this is the week for you. Phil and Di | read more...

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you
Fri 20 to Sun 22 April 2018 weekend

Bishop Stephen Cottrell

Responding to the words Jesus spoke on the first Easter Day – a creative and interactive retreat. Although many sermons have been preached and books written on what Jesus said | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 23 to Fri 27 April 2018 midweek

Jackie Reily, Michelle Gillam-Hull

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 | read more...

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you
Mon 30 April to Fri 4 May 2018 midweek

Dave Hopwood, Phil Stone

Micah and his mates, Hosea and Amos, certainly had news to share with the people of God, news that was not always well received but people needed to hear it. | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you

May 2018

Fri 18 to Sun 20 May 2018 weekend

Adrian & Bridget Plass

But the flesh, as we know, is weak. Ignoring the deafening trumpets of triumphalism, let us ask the big question. Why, when the power of the Holy Spirit is offered, | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Fri 25 to Sun 27 May 2018 weekend

Jane Gamble

Jane Gamble, professional artist, makes a return visit to Scargill, for relaxed classes in drawing and painting. This time, we shall take inspiration from the ‘newness of life’ all around | read more...

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you
Mon 28 May to Fri 1 June 2018 midweek

Scargill Community

For this half term family holiday we’ll be heading to Middle Earth for lots of hobbitty fun. It’s a badly kept secret that our Director, Phil, is part hobbit on his | read more...

Family fun Space to welcome you

June 2018

Fri 1 to Sun 3 June 2018 weekend

Scargill Community

‘Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.’ That’s the Message version of part of those well-loved words of Jesus ‘Come unto me and rest.’ Sounds enticing especially when life is hectic | read more...

Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you
Mon 18 to Thu 21 June 2018

Sue Rose & Team

A residential workshop working in Christian gestalt therapeutic groups with Rev Sue Rose and others from the ‘Journey into Healing’ team. For those who are stuck on their life journey | read more...

Life circumstances Special booking arrangements
Mon 18 to Fri 22 June 2018 midweek

Jackie Reily

You are welcome to an exploration of Jonah’s adventure of discovery with God. For all those who have run away or who have wanted to run away from God; or | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 18 to Fri 22 June 2018 midweek

Alan Murray

Lessons from the Celtic Church – Time to explore its prayers, art, history, themes and priorities. What gems can we learn from the early Church in Britain? This week will | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Fri 29 June to Sun 1 July 2018 weekend

Scargill Community

‘To come home to yourself’ is the title of one of the blessings in John O’Donohue’s book ‘Benedictus.’ It goes like this: ‘May all that is unforgiven in you be | read more...

Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you

July 2018

Mon 2 to Fri 6 July 2018 midweek

Andrew Knowles

From carpenter’s son to cosmic Christ was an impressive career path, but the real Jesus is even more amazing! In the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Dales, we will seek | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 2 to Fri 6 July 2018 midweek

Catherine Cowell

At a crossroads? Wondering about God’s calling? Need space to step back and reflect? Join us for a prayerful journey of self-discovery, exploring your gifts and calling. The course is | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 16 to Fri 20 July 2018 midweek

Andreas & Anna Andersson, Stephen Faux

God speaks and the world comes into being. God speaks and community is formed. That’s how it begins. So we seek to listen to ‘the voice of the Lord’, and | read more...

Music and worship Space to welcome you
Fri 20 to Sun 22 July 2018 weekend

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 | read more...

Music and worship Space to welcome you

August 2018

Sat 4 to Thu 9 August 2018

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. | read more...

Sat 11 to Thu 16 August 2018

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. | read more...

Sat 18 to Thu 23 August 2018

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. | read more...

Tue 28 August to Sun 2 September 2018

Scargill Community

The Dales are beautiful, with dramatic stunning scenery, and lovely places to visit. It is after all “God’s own county!” So in this week there will be planned visits, walks | read more...