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; 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

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February 2024

Mon 19 to Fri 23 February 2024

Dave Hopwood

Dave Hopwood spends much of his time communicating the Bible in ways that are engaging, entertaining and surprising. He draws on contemporary media – movies, internet clips, news stories and …

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Mon 26 February to Fri 1 March 2024

Scargill Pastoral team

This year’s Lent Retreat will be led by our gifted Pastoral Team. They will guide us through some reflections on the wonder and mystery of the cross. The cross shows …

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March 2024

Mon 4 to Fri 8 March 2024

Jayne Shepherd

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

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Mon 4 to Fri 8 March 2024

Rob Halligan

The Psalms are an incredible collection of songs and poems, right in the middle of the bible. They are brutally honest and mix celebration, adoration, laughter and thanksgiving, with laments, …

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Fri 8 to Sun 10 March 2024

Adrian & Bridget Plass

The News. Daily we face sensational click bait headlines presumably designed to lure us in and make us gasp with envy, horror and awe, potentially feeding a sense of smug …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 8 to Sun 10 March 2024

Adrian & Bridget Plass

[Note this is a hybrid event with guests both online and in-house – see also in-house] The News. Daily we face sensational click bait headlines presumably designed to lure us …

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Mon 11 to Fri 15 March 2024

Elaine Storkey

Because the Bible was written with patriarchal cultures where men and women’s lives were often characterised by dominance and subordination, people often accuse the biblical writers of reinforcing those gender …

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Mon 11 to Fri 15 March 2024

Alan Storkey

Those of “no religion” and atheists are quite common in the UK and elsewhere, but being an atheist is a bit less straightforward than people often think. We’ll listen carefully …

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Mon 11 to Fri 15 March 2024

Phil Stone & Phil Goodacre

The letter of James stands apart from other New Testament letters – such that Luther dubbed it ‘an epistle of straw’. But these five chapters offer much practical wisdom for …

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Fri 22 to Sun 24 March 2024

Bishop Chris Edmondson & Karen Openshaw

‘Journeying towards Holy Week with the Marys who loved Jesus’ A reflective weekend in preparation for Holy Week and Easter. What was it like to be one of the ‘Marys’ …

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Mon 25 to Sun 31 March 2024

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 …

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Mon 25 to Thu 28 March 2024

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 …

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Mon 25 March to Mon 1 April 2024

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.  From …

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Thu 28 March to Mon 1 April 2024

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 …

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April 2024

Tue 2 to Fri 5 April 2024

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. …

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Fri 5 to Sun 7 April 2024

Scargill Community

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

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Wed 10 April 2024

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 …

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Fri 12 to Sun 14 April 2024

Henriette Howarth

Walking, pilgrimage and meditation are life-giving spiritual practices in the Christian tradition. We will be walking in the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales to become more deeply aware of ourselves, …

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Mon 15 to Fri 19 April 2024

Simeon Wood & Dave Hopwood

Musician and composer Simeon Wood, and writer and speaker Dave Hopwood, will share music, thoughts, visuals and stories about life, faith and keeping going. Dave and Simeon have been friends …

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Mon 15 to Fri 19 April 2024

Margi Walker and Team

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, …

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Fri 19 to Sun 21 April 2024

Donna Worthington

From a boat, to the shore of a lonely place… healing, the hungry are fed and the fragments are gathered. On this retreat, we will do a deep dive into …

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Fri 19 to Sun 21 April 2024

John Fleetwood

An exploration of how to connect with God through nature. The real world is more interesting and mysterious than we might ever have imagined, and we are rooted in this …

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Mon 22 to Fri 26 April 2024

Nicky McGinty

This event is for leaders with a current change situation, as it is an exploration of how to lead and work with complex change. It used to be simple to …

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Mon 22 to Fri 26 April 2024

Mike Leigh & Shaun Lambert

Whilst living in community Mike and Shaun developed a unique fusion of mindfulness and song, where they explore practical access points to spirituality, wellbeing and community. Come and join them …

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Fri 26 to Sun 28 April 2024

Adrian & Bridget Plass

When I wanted to become a Christian writer someone said, ‘Read Christian stuff and see how it’s done.’ They might have added, ‘Then do something completely different.’ Brilliant advice, that …

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Mon 29 April to Fri 3 May 2024

Adrian & Esther Stone

A refreshing week of inspiring worship, teaching and retreat space. A time to remember who you are and where you fit into God’s plan… This week we will be providing …

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Mon 29 April to Fri 3 May 2024

Phil Goodacre

Forty years wandering in the wilderness might not sound like the answer to our prayers, but for the people of God their exodus journey, with all its wandering and grumbling, …

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May 2024

Mon 6 to Fri 10 May 2024

Bishop Chris Edmondson

Someone apparently once worked out that Jesus asked 183 questions, but only answered three directly! This week, we will delve into the Gospels and uncover how he used questions to …

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Mon 6 to Fri 10 May 2024

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 Great …

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Mon 13 to Fri 17 May 2024

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 …

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Mon 13 to Fri 17 May 2024

Roy Searle

Living as disciples of Christ, we are called to reflect the heart of God and make a difference for good in the world. Join Roy as we explore what it …

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Mon 13 to Thu 16 May 2024

Roy Searle

[Note this is a hybrid event with guests online and also in-house – see also in-house event] Living as disciples of Christ, we are called to reflect the heart of …

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Mon 20 to Fri 24 May 2024

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 reflections and discussion with lots …

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Mon 20 to Fri 24 May 2024

Bill Leeson & Steve Rathbone

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 …

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Mon 20 to Fri 24 May 2024

Whilst we might know one or two classic verses from the Minor Prophets, how often to do we engage with the message of a whole book? Join us as we …

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Fri 24 to Sun 26 May 2024

Jane Gamble

Paint with joy, and learn how to put light into your work. Jane says: ‘My light-hearted classes are for everyone: whether you’re confident, or new and wobbly! You’ll learn lots …

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Fri 24 to Sun 26 May 2024

David Robinson

The Reverend John Harper and Mr. Joseph Bruce Ismay. Passengers on the Titanic. A church minister and an executive of the White Star Line. One a hero, one a coward. …

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Sat 25 May 2024

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 …

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Mon 27 to Fri 31 May 2024

Scargill Community

Join us for a half term week of marmalade sandwiches, suitcases and felt hats as we explore the adventures of the bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington’s adventures are there in …

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June 2024

Mon 3 to Thu 6 June 2024

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 …

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Mon 3 to Thu 6 June 2024

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. …

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Mon 17 to Fri 21 June 2024

Michelle Gillam-Hull

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

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Mon 17 to Fri 21 June 2024

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 …

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Mon 17 to Fri 21 June 2024

Annie Naish & Debbie Lewer

Failure and foolishness, vulnerability and doubt are part of being human. They abound in Bible stories, change history and shape our lives in surprising and sometimes painful ways. They are …

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Fri 21 to Sun 23 June 2024

Adrian & Bridget Plass

[Note this is a hybrid event with guests online and in-house – see also in-house event] Jazz musicians value bass players. Rhythm and momentum are held by the bass note, …

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Fri 21 to Sun 23 June 2024

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Jazz musicians value bass players. Rhythm and momentum are held by the bass note, a reliable platform that supports and enriches melody. Church communities can suffer, metaphorically, from lack of …

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Mon 24 to Fri 28 June 2024

Shaun Lambert

Mindful formation enables us to find our true self – the spacious God-given space within. As we inhabit our true self through contemplative and biblical wisdom and spiritual practices, we …

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Mon 24 to Fri 28 June 2024

Bryony Wood

Spend an encouraging and inspiring week with Maria the ‘flibbertigibbet’ nun turned governess as she discovers the life she was born to live. The Sound of Musings is inspired by …

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July 2024

Mon 1 to Fri 5 July 2024

Donna Worthington

Exploring how stories can be guides to deeper self-awareness, freedom and wholeness that God offers us… From Christian perspectives, we will explore the famous tales of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. …

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Mon 1 to Fri 5 July 2024

Janet Heighton

Immerse yourself in photography as we learn to see with ‘the eyes of the heart’. Short talks and practical exercises, in the beautiful grounds of Scargill, will enable us to …

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Wed 10 July 2024

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 …

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Wed 17 to Sun 21 July 2024

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

This course is for those who already have a good grasp of their own type and have attended our courses 1 to 3 or the equivalent. It is an opportunity …

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Sat 27 July to Thu 1 August 2024

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 with a rich mix of teaching and worship. …

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August 2024

Sat 3 to Thu 8 August 2024

Scargill Community

**WE HAVE SPACE FOR 1 MORE PERSON TO CAMP. THERE IS STILL SPACE IN THE HOUSE** Welcome to our summer extravaganza, whatever your age or budget (you can even bring …

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Sat 10 to Thu 15 August 2024

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 with a rich mix of teaching and worship. …

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Sat 17 to Sat 24 August 2024

Roger Jones and Team

Learn a musical in the week. The musical follows the journey of discovery made by Nicodemus and his household, from the baptism of Jesus to the coming of the Holy …

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