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 2017

Fri 29 December 2017 to Tue 2 January 2018

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...

January 2018

Mon 29 January to Fri 2 February 2018

Jackie Reily

An opportunity to relax and create! Is there something you enjoy doing as a hobby but never seem to have the time for; maybe photography, knitting, sewing, projects with wood, | read more...

February 2018

Mon 19 to Fri 23 February 2018

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...

Mon 26 February to Fri 2 March 2018

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...

March 2018

Mon 12 to Fri 16 March 2018

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 12 to Fri 16 March 2018

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...

Fri 16 to Sun 18 March 2018

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...

Mon 26 March to Mon 2 April 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...

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...

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...

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...

Fri 6 to Sun 8 April 2018

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...

Mon 16 to Fri 20 April 2018

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...

Mon 23 to Fri 27 April 2018

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...

Mon 30 April to Fri 4 May 2018

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...

May 2018

Fri 18 to Sun 20 May 2018

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...

Fri 25 to Sun 27 May 2018

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...

Mon 28 May to Fri 1 June 2018

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...

June 2018

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...

Mon 18 to Fri 22 June 2018

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...

July 2018

Mon 2 to Fri 6 July 2018

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...

Mon 2 to Fri 6 July 2018

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...

Mon 16 to Fri 20 July 2018

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...

Fri 20 to Sun 22 July 2018

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...

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...