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.

You can visit Scargill on your own, come with your family, bring a church or other group, or even volunteer. 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.

Retreats, conferences and holidays

Featured

February 2017

Fri 24 to Sun 26 February 2017

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...

Mon 27 February to Fri 3 March 2017

Diane Stone, Phil Stone

This week we will be following the life of Jesus through the eyes of artists whose gifted perceptions can enrich our understanding of the Gospel. If you love art, and | read more...

March 2017

Mon 20 to Fri 24 March 2017

Adrian & Bridget Plass

David Robinson and Judy Moore (already known and loved at Scargill) are joining Adrian and Bridget to use every bit of skill they have as professional actors, improvisers, writers and | read more...

Fri 24 to Sun 26 March 2017

Helen Brocklehurst, Patrick Baker

Here’s an opportunity to join fellow writers, to encourage each other by sharing our experience – and our laughter. We will explore and practise different forms of writing to develop | read more...

April 2017

Mon 3 to Fri 7 April 2017

Jackie Reily, Michelle Gillam-Hull

A week of silk painting and glass fusing, along with short, thought-provoking talks, beautiful scenery and good food. A gentle paced break with time to relax, have fun, recharge and | read more...

Mon 10 to Thu 13 April 2017

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 from | read more...

Tue 18 to Fri 21 April 2017

Scargill Estate Team

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 and | read more...

May 2017

Mon 22 to Fri 26 May 2017

Andreas Andersson

The gospel of Mark is a manifesto for radical, holistic discipleship. His story challenges and subverts the ways in which we see and live in the world. And it leaves | read more...

June 2017

Mon 5 to Fri 9 June 2017

Heather Barnes, Jackie Reily, Ken Whiteway

We’ve all got a creative streak somewhere and if you haven’t uncovered yours yet, this is the week for you! Jackie, Ken and Heather would love to help you explore | read more...

Mon 12 to Fri 16 June 2017

Marilyn Baker, Tracy Williamson

Life can be such a rush, and it is so easy to get distracted by things that are not that important. To have fruitful lives and really make a difference | read more...

Mon 19 to Thu 22 June 2017

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...

Mon 26 to Fri 30 June 2017

Adrian & Bridget Plass

We avoid our deepest dread like nervous children whistling loudly as they hurry past a graveyard at night. Very understandable. And in our happiness obsessed culture we are encouraged to do | read more...

July 2017

Fri 7 to Sun 9 July 2017

Jane Gamble

Summer at Scargill looks as if all God’s bounty has arrived at once! The walled garden is full of colour, the hills are green, and (hopefully) the skies are blue. | read more...

Fri 21 to Sun 23 July 2017

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...

Fri 21 to Sun 23 July 2017

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...

Sat 29 July to Thu 3 August 2017

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...

August 2017

Sat 5 to Thu 10 August 2017

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 12 to Thu 17 August 2017

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 19 to Thu 24 August 2017

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 and | read more...