Programme by theme

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 do your own thing. 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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Bible study (7)

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Fri 13 to Sun 15 September 2019 weekend

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Big Nutbrown Hare’s promise to Little Nutbrown Hare in ‘Guess how much I love you’ might reflect the promise of the Trinity. God’s love for us took his Son to | read more...

Bible study Full, with waiting list
Mon 14 to Fri 18 October 2019 midweek

John Bell

For some people the Psalms are evocative of what they learned by rote in childhood. Others associate them with particularly poignant events – weddings and funerals. Others yet may regard | read more...

Bible study Full, with waiting list
Mon 25 to Fri 29 November 2019 midweek

Bishop Chris Edmondson

How do you live with change? Some of us thrive on it, whereas others find it difficult, and of course it also depends on whether the particular change is chosen, | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 25 to Fri 29 November 2019 midweek

Dave Hopwood

Jesus prayed all through his ministry. Sometimes in private, sometimes in public. His prayers were at times joyful, heartfelt, honest, full of hope, longing and faith. His prayers kept him | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 10 to Fri 14 February 2020 midweek

Jackie Reily

Jonah discovered the ways of God. Let’s explore his adventure and what it might mean for us. For all those who have run away or who have wanted to run | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 24 to Fri 28 February 2020 midweek

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Everybody knows the story of the emperor’s new clothes and the little boy who scandalised the entire town by simply telling the truth. The process by which obvious things become | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Fri 28 February to Sun 1 March 2020 weekend

Pete & Kate Mancey

Ever asked the question, ‘I’m just an ordinary person – what can I possibly do for God?’ Well, you’re in good company! We’ll be exploring this theme through the stories | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you

Discipleship (1)

Entertainment and parties (1)

Environmental (3)

Family fun (4)

Mon 21 to Fri 25 October 2019 midweek

Scargill Community

This week we are going to have a ‘scrumdiddlyumptious’ time. We are going to enter the world of Roald Dahl’s BFG looking at some wonderful themes such as friendship, loyalty, | read more...

Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Sun 29 December 2019 to Thu 2 January 2020

Scargill Community

Led by the 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 | read more...

Family fun Holiday Seasonal Full, with waiting list
Mon 17 to Fri 21 February 2020 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 Holiday Space to welcome you

Friends and Companions (2)

Fri 17 to Sun 19 January 2020 weekend

Scargill Community

The Pathway Promises which our 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 | read more...

Friends and Companions Space to welcome you
Fri 31 January to Sun 2 February 2020 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

Holiday (5)

Fri 11 to Sun 13 October 2019 weekend

Scargill Community

Come for a weekend break and enjoy the beauty of Autumn in the Dales. There are limited spaces (sorry, no en-suites). We will offer a short reflection to start your | read more...

Holiday Outdoor activities Space to welcome you
Mon 21 to Fri 25 October 2019 midweek

Scargill Community

This week we are going to have a ‘scrumdiddlyumptious’ time. We are going to enter the world of Roald Dahl’s BFG looking at some wonderful themes such as friendship, loyalty, | read more...

Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Sun 29 December 2019 to Thu 2 January 2020

Scargill Community

Led by the 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 | read more...

Family fun Holiday Seasonal Full, with waiting list
Mon 17 to Fri 21 February 2020 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 Holiday Space to welcome you

Interests and crafts (7)

Fri 18 to Sun 20 October 2019 weekend

Jane Gamble

Scargill is the perfect setting for a few days of relaxed painting in good company. Jane Gamble, a professional painter and regular tutor here, is looking forward to meeting artists | read more...

Interests and crafts Full, with waiting list
Fri 31 January to Sun 2 February 2020 weekend

Ben Reily, Jackie Reily

After the popularity of our bread making workshops here at Scargill, we couldn’t resist offering a whole weekend of bread making! The weekend will be led by mother and son | read more...

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you

Life circumstances (4)

Mon 23 to Fri 27 September 2019 midweek

Claire Pedrick, Felicity Lawson, Jackie Reily, Lucy Cleland, Phil Stone

This residential, designed for clergy, is particularly suitable for those who have at least ten years of experience since ordination and some years ahead of them before reaching retirement age. | read more...

Life circumstances Full, with waiting list
Fri 8 to Sun 10 November 2019 weekend

Divorce Recovery Team

The workshop consists of six two-hour sessions and is suitable for anyone of any age and at any stage of separation and divorce. Those experiencing the trauma of a relationship | read more...

Life circumstances Space to welcome you
Fri 15 to Sun 17 November 2019 weekend

Phil Stone, Scargill Community

A men’s retreat – escape into the adventure – in the rugged and inspiring Yorkshire Dales. We will spend time learning about how men met with God……in the wild. Additional | read more...

Music and worship (1)

Fri 1 to Sun 3 November 2019 weekend

Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God’s embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and lifegiving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect | read more...

Music and worship Space to welcome you

Outdoor activities (8)

Fri 11 to Sun 13 October 2019 weekend

Scargill Community

Come for a weekend break and enjoy the beauty of Autumn in the Dales. There are limited spaces (sorry, no en-suites). We will offer a short reflection to start your | read more...

Holiday Outdoor activities Space to welcome you
Fri 15 to Sun 17 November 2019 weekend

Phil Stone, Scargill Community

A men’s retreat – escape into the adventure – in the rugged and inspiring Yorkshire Dales. We will spend time learning about how men met with God……in the wild. Additional | read more...

Retreats and refreshing (12)

Fri 18 to Sun 20 October 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 Full, with waiting list
Fri 24 to Sun 26 January 2020 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 27 to Fri 31 January 2020 midweek

Sally Welch

A practical and spiritual introduction to pilgrimage. The word ‘pilgrim’ is full of adventure – it conjures up images of roads and paths, new places and companions, challenges and surprises. | read more...

Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you
Fri 7 to Sun 9 February 2020 weekend

Scargill Community

Led by the 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 | read more...

Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you
Fri 21 to Sun 23 February 2020 weekend

Margi Walker, Sue & Patrick Baker

Always wanted to do a retreat but never quite got round to it? Felt uncertain about how to handle the silent bits? Here’s your chance to come on a retreat | read more...

Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you

Seasonal (4)

Sun 29 December 2019 to Thu 2 January 2020

Scargill Community

Led by the 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 | read more...

Family fun Holiday Seasonal Full, with waiting list

Silent Retreat (1)

Spiritual development (9)

Mon 16 to Fri 20 September 2019 midweek

Mark Aldridge

Led by Mark Aldridge How can we re-present Jesus to the World? In his humanity Jesus was Father-led and Spirit-inspired. We shall look at how Jesus is a model for | read more...

Spiritual development Full, with waiting list
Mon 4 to Fri 8 November 2019 midweek

Pete Atkins, Yann Dubreull

This conference is for those called to Rural mission and ministry seeking to move ahead in God’s purposes for themselves and for their context. This gathering will be cohosted by | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 27 to Fri 31 January 2020 midweek

Becky Widdows, Margi Walker

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, | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you

Working holidays (2)

Working holidays are a great chance to spend some of your time with us enhancing the Scargill estate and taking care of this special corner of God's creation - our 90-acre estate, woodland and gardens. You’ll spend about half the time   Read more...

Fri 29 November to Sun 1 December 2019 weekend

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 on Saturday and joining other guests in the evening and | read more...

Working holidays Full, with waiting list

Youth (1)