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

December 2018

Sat 29 December 2018 to Wed 2 January 2019

Scargill Community

However you feel about all the usual New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there’s something here for everyone: chat, games, walks, films and anything else we can provide for your entertainment. Time | read more...

Family fun Holiday Seasonal Full, with waiting list

January 2019

Fri 11 to Sun 13 January 2019 weekend

Scargill Community

We are so grateful for our Friends and Companions here at Scargill. Without your love, support and prayers, we would quite simply not be here. As a small token of | read more...

Friends and Companions Space to welcome you
Fri 18 to Sun 20 January 2019 weekend

Scargill Community

The Pathway Promises which Companions share with the community make a rich and challenging rule of life. This retreat is a chance to reflect on how we’re doing and to | read more...

Friends and Companions Space to welcome you
Fri 25 to Sun 27 January 2019 weekend

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. | read more...

Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you
Mon 28 January to Fri 1 February 2019 midweek

Phil Stone, Scargill Community

Epiphany is a season when God reveals His love for His world in Jesus Christ. We will explore some of the wonderful Epiphany passages, where Magi journeyed, Jesus is dedicated | read more...

Seasonal Space to welcome you
Mon 28 January to Fri 1 February 2019 midweek

Ken & Liz Whiteway

Join us in exploring and celebrating the wonder of creation through Scripture, prose, painting and design. A wonderful opportunity to be creative with line and colour and hopefully tap into | read more...

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you

February 2019

Mon 4 to Fri 8 February 2019 midweek

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Philippians reveals that God’s definition of what is worth looking at and thinking about might be broader and less specifically religious than ours. Paul says we should warmly engage with | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 11 to Fri 15 February 2019 midweek

Becky Widdows, Margi Walker

This course is for those who have a good working understanding of their Enneagram space. In Enneagram 3 we look at sub-types, continue to explore the Enneagram system within the | read more...

Spiritual development Full, with waiting list
Mon 18 to Fri 22 February 2019 midweek

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 | read more...

Family fun Full, with waiting list
Fri 22 to Sun 24 February 2019 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
Mon 25 February to Fri 1 March 2019 midweek

Paul Hooper

It is sometimes said that we are most truly who we are in the setting of our family… To a large measure, the Old Testament records the loving purposes of | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you

March 2019

Mon 4 to Fri 8 March 2019 midweek

Jackie Reily

Join Jackie in exploring the possibility of living an intentionally vulnerable life. Henri Nouwen speaks of two opposing ideas…’Letting it all hang out and going it alone’. Can we learn | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 18 to Fri 22 March 2019 midweek

Dave Hopwood, Phil Stone

Jesus regularly visited wilderness places during his ministry. Hosea spoke of hearing the tender voice of God in the desert. Dave and Phil will take a look at various Biblical | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 18 to Fri 22 March 2019 midweek

Jayne Shepherd

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

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you
Mon 25 to Fri 29 March 2019 midweek

Tim Hull

How can we believe in a God of love in a world of suffering? Have Dawkins and the New Atheists killed God? Do science and reason disprove faith? How can | read more...

Contemporary Culture Space to welcome you
Mon 25 to Fri 29 March 2019 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
Fri 29 to Sun 31 March 2019 weekend

Trevor Dennis

How extraordinary the storytelling of the Bible is! And what might happen when we dare bring God into our own storytelling? Together we will explore the artistry of some of | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Fri 29 to Sun 31 March 2019 weekend

Jackie Reily, Michelle Gillam-Hull

This weekend is a shorter version of ‘Something Beautiful’ the previous week. It will give you a basic introduction to glass fusing and you will have a chance to make | read more...

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you

April 2019

Mon 1 to Fri 5 April 2019 midweek

Ken Whiteway, Phil Stone

Ever been intrigued by what John meant in his gospel when, speaking of Jesus, he writes: ‘From his fullness we have received grace upon grace’? As the hymn says, it | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Fri 12 to Sun 14 April 2019 weekend

David Robinson, Phil Stone

A weekend of travelling in and around Narnia and Middle Earth. We will be in the company of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, two men who had a complex and | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 15 to Mon 22 April 2019 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. Beginning | read more...

Seasonal Space to welcome you
Mon 15 to Thu 18 April 2019

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 18 to Mon 22 April 2019

Scargill Community

Beginning 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 as once again we | read more...

Seasonal Space to welcome you
Tue 23 to Fri 26 April 2019

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 | read more...

Working holidays Space to welcome you

May 2019

Mon 13 to Fri 17 May 2019 midweek

Adrian & Bridget Plass, Ken & Liz Whiteway

The past reaches into the present. The Bible is full of it. Zacchaeus assumed that his past behaviour would rule him out of the Kingdom of God. Jacob faced Esau | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 27 to Fri 31 May 2019 midweek

Scargill Community

This week we’re going on a Big Adventure with Winne-the-Pooh and his friends. Although Pooh is a Bear of Very Little Brain, he often has Big Ideas, invents games like | read more...

Family fun Space to welcome you
Fri 31 May to Sun 2 June 2019 weekend

Adrian & Bridget Plass, Nick Page

This weekend we are going on a journey. Operating on slightly different lines from previous writing weekends, it will include workshops and opportunities for both individual and collaborative work. We | read more...

Interests and crafts Full, with waiting list

June 2019

Mon 3 to Fri 7 June 2019 midweek

Colin Patterson

As a leader, have you ever felt you’ve been parachuted into hostile territory? Jesus faced that stuff too – yet without being thrown by it. This retreat is for leaders | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 10 to Fri 14 June 2019 midweek

Angela Seaton-Mills

How do we grow into Jesus’ likeness? Some of us believe it is by working hard at it! However, we are given a clue in 2 Corinthians 3:18 ‘All of | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 10 to Thu 13 June 2019

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 Space to welcome you
Mon 17 to Fri 21 June 2019 midweek

Bishop John Pritchard

What do we believe about the Ascension? Feet disappearing overhead at high velocity? For that matter, what was the cross really about, behind the jargon? And resurrection too – how | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you

July 2019

Mon 1 to Fri 5 July 2019 midweek

Scargill Community

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

Holiday Outdoor activities Space to welcome you
Mon 22 to Fri 26 July 2019 midweek

Dr Trevor Adams & team

This week we will prayerfully consider how we and our churches can become more welcoming and friendly towards people living with dementia, their partners and family carers. We will use | read more...

Life circumstances Space to welcome you

August 2019