Programme

Coronavirus Arrangements
During your stay you will be meeting a significant number of different people. In order to continue looking after each other, we would still encourage you to take a lateral flow test shortly before your visit here. If you have any specific questions, please do get in touch with us.

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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December 2022

Mon 5 to Fri 9 December 2022

Mike Leigh & Helen Cook

Are you fed up with singing carols in November? Would you like to explore the music of Advent? Join Mike and Helen as they explore and celebrate the music of …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 9 to Sun 11 December 2022

Scargill Community

A pre-Christmas celebratory weekend was the very first event to occur in the life of the newly resurrected Scargill House, and we have offered guests a similar December treat ever …

Full, with waiting list
Thu 29 December 2022 to Mon 2 January 2023

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 …

Full, with waiting list

January 2023

Fri 13 to Sun 15 January 2023

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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 16 to Fri 20 January 2023

Margi Walker and Team

Imagine sitting with God gazing out on the glorious Yorkshire landscape as you eat your meals. On Individually Guided Retreats we do just that! Our team of experienced spiritual directors …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 20 to Sun 22 January 2023

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 …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 20 to Sun 22 January 2023

Scargill Community

[This is a hybrid event with guests attending both online and in-house. See also in-house.] We are so grateful for our Friends and Companions here at Scargill. Without your love, …

Online event - find out more and book
Thu 26 January 2023

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 …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 27 to Sun 29 January 2023

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. …

Full, with waiting list

February 2023

Fri 3 to Sun 5 February 2023

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. …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 6 to Fri 10 February 2023

Chris Edmondson

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] How is your sense of direction?! Whether it’s good or not, I feel sure …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 6 to Thu 9 February 2023

Bishop Chris Edmondson

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] How is your sense of direction?! Whether it’s good or not, I feel sure …

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Fri 10 to Sun 12 February 2023

Mike Leigh

Come join us for an uplifting and joyful weekend of singing in the surroundings of the beauty of Wharfedale led by our chaplain Mike Leigh. We will be singing songs …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 13 to Fri 17 February 2023

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 …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 20 to Fri 24 February 2023

Scargill Community

**WE HAVE SPACE FOR 3 MORE GUESTS FOR THIS EVENT** For this half term family holiday we’ll be heading to Middle Earth for lots of hobbitty fun. It’s a badly …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 24 to Sun 26 February 2023

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. This is an introductory course to the Enneagram which is a tool to help …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Sat 25 February 2023

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 …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 27 February to Fri 3 March 2023

Bishop Bob Evens

Lent Retreat: growing closer to God. The early Church needed someone who was actually there alongside Jesus to help them fully understand Jesus’ ministry. We sit alongside John as his …

Full, with waiting list

March 2023

Fri 3 to Sun 5 March 2023

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Why doesn’t God fix all problems with a sweep of his hand? Theologians and preachers are busily engaged in untangling that particular knot. We’ll leave them to it and ask …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 6 to Thu 9 March 2023

Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] A chance to explore the way Jesus was rooted in our troubled, earthy reality …

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Mon 6 to Fri 10 March 2023

Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] A chance to explore the way Jesus was rooted in our troubled, earthy reality …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 13 to Fri 17 March 2023

Elaine Storkey

Matthew’s Gospel speaks as clearly to us as to the Jewish community who first received it. But we understand it even better when we hear it as they heard it …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 13 to Fri 17 March 2023

Shaun Lambert & Mike Leigh

Whilst living in community together 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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 13 to Fri 17 March 2023

Alan Storkey

Trees are crucial for humankind. They also feature in the Bible from Genesis onwards, both in relation to people and important events. Trees symbolise strength, righteousness and wisdom; they clap …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 20 to Fri 24 March 2023

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 of …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 20 to Fri 24 March 2023

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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Tue 21 March 2023

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 …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 31 March to Sun 2 April 2023

David Robinson & Judy Moore

Following the huge success of Searchlight Theatre Company’s recent tour of the Corrie Ten Boom classic book, the script writers and performers from the production invite you delve with them …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

April 2023

Mon 3 to Sun 9 April 2023

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 3 to Thu 6 April 2023

Scargill Community

[Holy Week and Easter weekend are also Hybrid events as a single ticket – see online events] Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 3 to Mon 10 April 2023

Scargill Community

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] Stay with us right through from Holy Week Monday to Easter Monday – for …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Thu 6 to Mon 10 April 2023

Scargill Community

Beginning with a meal with Communion on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Tue 11 to Fri 14 April 2023

Scargill Estate Team

Help manage Scargill’s wonderful gardens and estate and have plenty of time to relax too, working in the mornings and joining other guests for the afternoon and evening. There will …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 17 to Fri 21 April 2023

Rob Halligan & Phil Stone

Sometimes spotting the miracles in our lives can be hard work. In fact, knowing that God is there can sometimes be difficult. When we look at the miracles in the …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 24 to Fri 28 April 2023

David Robinson & Phil Stone

A week 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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 24 to Fri 28 April 2023

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 …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 24 to Fri 28 April 2023

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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 28 to Sun 30 April 2023

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. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

May 2023

Mon 1 to Fri 5 May 2023

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 Dale, like Birks …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 1 to Fri 5 May 2023

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

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, …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 8 to Fri 12 May 2023

Donna Worthington

Are the parables nice little stories or subversive arrows turning things upside- down? Prepare to go down the rabbit hole as we explore these compelling teachings of Jesus, including the …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 8 to Fri 12 May 2023

Ian Cresswell & Ruth Park

Beginner or experienced photographer come and join us whilst we visit and photograph a variety of inspirational locations, in the truly stunning Yorkshire Dales. Spring is in full swing! Join …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Thu 18 May 2023

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 …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 19 to Sun 21 May 2023

Jane Gamble

Scargill: the place to paint angels! Art has always included angels: the guides and comfort in our daily life. How can we put them in our work? We›ll look at …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 22 to Fri 26 May 2023

Scargill Community

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

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 26 to Sun 28 May 2023

Scargill Community

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] Time out. For you and for God. Relax, unwind, let go. Life can be …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 26 to Sun 28 May 2023

Scargill Community

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] Time out. For you and for God. Relax, unwind, let go. Life can be …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 29 May to Fri 2 June 2023

Scargill Community

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

Space to welcome you at Scargill

June 2023

Mon 5 to Thu 8 June 2023

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’ or those who are stuck on their life …

Special booking arrangements
Mon 5 to Fri 9 June 2023

Phil Stone, Roy Searle

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] Phil and Roy will be looking at the life principles and practices of Sabbath. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 9 to Sun 11 June 2023

Bishop John Pritchard

An exploration of thankfulness as an often neglected dimension of our Christian lives. We easily take thankfulness for granted without actually doing it, or we do it without really meaning …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 12 to Fri 16 June 2023

Mike Leigh & Shaun Lambert

We can offer you a sanctuary of peace here at Scargill, set in the midst of the glorious beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. With gentle sessions to feed your mind, …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 12 to Fri 16 June 2023

Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman

From the windswept heather moorlands down to the tranquil riverside meadows, the Yorkshire Dales are exceptionally rich in wildlife. On a series of gentle walks with frequent stops, we will …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 16 to Sun 18 June 2023

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. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 19 to Fri 23 June 2023

Irene Mothersill, Janet Jackson

Time and space for those who have been bereaved. An opportunity to meet other bereaved people in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Meeting in small groups there will be time …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Wed 21 June 2023

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 …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 23 to Sun 25 June 2023

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 on the …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 26 to Fri 30 June 2023

Phil Stone & Andreas Andersson

The Scargill welcome service (borrowed from Iona) says: ‘For where paths cross and pilgrims gather, there is much to share and celebrate in your name, three-in-one God, pattern of community.’ …

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Mon 26 to Fri 30 June 2023

Steve Rathbone, Philip Harris

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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Fri 30 June to Sun 2 July 2023

Mike Leigh

There is something very compelling about the Book of Psalms; they not only lift our voice in praise and thanksgiving but they are also a response to the God of …

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July 2023

Mon 3 to Fri 7 July 2023

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. This is an introductory course to the Enneagram which is a tool to help …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 3 to Fri 7 July 2023

Jim Taylor

Exploring how we can be 24/7 missional Christians in our ‘work, rest and play’! Drawing on personal experiences and sharing real-life stories of Maximum Security Prisons, Brass Bands, Filipino Street …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 7 to Sun 9 July 2023

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Joseph, of coloured coat fame, and Daniel, lion survivor, were both trafficked in their youth. They also had at least four more things in common. First, God had already chosen …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Sat 15 July 2023

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 …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 21 to Sun 23 July 2023

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. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Sat 29 July to Thu 3 August 2023

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 2023

Sat 5 to Thu 10 August 2023

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. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Sat 12 to Thu 17 August 2023

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. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Sat 19 to Sat 26 August 2023

Roger Jones and Team

Learn a musical in a week! The revised ‘Saints Alive!’ tells the story of the birth of the church on the day of Pentecost from Acts 1 and 2. The …

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