Programme by theme

Note: We are very pleased to be able to welcome you now for both online courses and residential stays. Please note that we are only able to take bookings within the advertised dates and for up to two residential stays between September and February 2022, to enable as many people as possible to experience Scargill. Thank you for your understanding!

Coronavirus Arrangements
Although the Government have released us from COVID restrictions we are very aware of the need to progress carefully. Our desire is to truly care for all who come to Scargill and make it as safe as we possibly can. We are currently reviewing and revising our arrangements and will post updated details here by the end of this week (7th August). As the situation evolves we will review and update our arrangements here from time to time.

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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Bible study (6)

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Fri 3 to Sun 5 September 2021

Adrian & Bridget Plass

The great Italian artist and sculptor took a big chunk of second-rate marble and created a statue of David that has astonished millions over the last five hundred years. That …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Tue 14 to Fri 17 September 2021

Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] We will be looking this week at different ways that people meet with God. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Tue 14 to Thu 16 September 2021

Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] We will be looking this week at different ways that people meet with God. …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 20 to Fri 24 September 2021

John Bell

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] There are ten Commandments and eight Beatitudes. The former are considered to be restrictive …

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Mon 20 to Thu 23 September 2021

John Bell

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] There are ten Commandments and eight Beatitudes. The former are considered to be restrictive …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 31 January to Fri 4 February 2022

We often talk about life being a journey but what exactly does that mean and how can we be sure of where we’re going? It has been a long two …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

Contemporary Culture (3)

Fri 22 to Sun 24 October 2021

Christina Baxter

A look at the deaths of some ancient and more recent Christian martyrs, often neglected in our discipleship – to face the question, ‘why them and not us?’ This weekend …

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Fri 12 to Sun 14 November 2021

Colin & Judith Ashurst and Esther Swaffield

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] With over 40 million people trapped in slavery today, how can we help bring …

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Fri 12 to Sun 14 November 2021

Colin & Judith Ashurst and Esther Swaffield

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] With over 40 million people trapped in slavery today, how can we help bring …

Online event - find out more and book

Family fun (5)

Sat 7 to Thu 12 August 2021

Scargill Community

**We have space for 1 person in house!** You’ll enjoy a programme with a rich mix of teaching and worship. There will be a wide range of activities and there …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Sat 14 to Thu 19 August 2021

Scargill Community

You’ll enjoy a programme with a rich mix of teaching and worship. There will be a wide range of activities and there will be FUN! There will be creative activities …

Full, with waiting list
Sat 21 to Thu 26 August 2021

Scargill Community

You’ll enjoy a programme with a rich mix of teaching and worship. There will be a wide range of activities and there will be FUN! There will be creative activities …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 25 to Fri 29 October 2021

Scargill Community & A Rocha UK

Join Scargill House and A Rocha UK for this Half Term all ages exploration of the story of Noah and his family. There will be talks, events and activities suitable …

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Mon 21 to Fri 25 February 2022

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 lots …

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Interests and crafts (3)

Fri 26 to Sun 28 November 2021

Diane Stone

I always try to experience more of God’s peace and presence during the often hectic weeks prior to Christmas, and have found it helpful to set aside a special time …

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Mon 24 to Thu 27 January 2022

Jayne Shepherd & Alison Leigh

Companionship and Crafting! After much crafting alone during the recent past, now is an opportunity to get crafty together! Come and enjoy your favourite craft – it might be weaving, …

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Mon 7 to Fri 11 February 2022

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 some short reflections with lots …

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Life circumstances (1)

Fri 12 to Sun 14 November 2021

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 …

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Outdoor activities (2)

Mon 6 to Fri 10 September 2021

Bill Leason & 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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Mon 18 to Fri 22 October 2021

Mike Weighell

Come and discover the wild moorlands and beautiful valleys of the Yorkshire Dales. We will be walking in Upper Wharfedale and climbing high over the moors into Litton Dale and …

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Quiet Day (6)

Sat 4 September 2021

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
Sat 9 October 2021

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
Sat 20 November 2021

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
Sat 4 December 2021

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
Sat 8 January 2022

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
Sat 5 February 2022

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

Retreats and refreshing (12)

Mon 6 to Fri 10 September 2021

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. …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 11 to Fri 15 October 2021

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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 22 to Sun 24 October 2021

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
Tue 16 to Thu 18 November 2021

Christopher Landau, Adrian & Esther Stone

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] This retreat is for church leaders (and spouses are welcome) who are working for …

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Tue 16 to Thu 18 November 2021

Christopher Landau, Adrian & Esther Stone

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] This retreat is for church leaders (and spouses are welcome) who are working for …

Online event - find out more and book
Tue 30 November to Fri 3 December 2021

Scargill Community

An Advent Retreat focusing on what it means to live expectantly in the light of Christ’s coming. We have been living in uncertain and fearful times, and in this retreat …

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Mon 6 to Wed 8 December 2021

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
Fri 14 to Sun 16 January 2022

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 …

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Mon 17 to Fri 21 January 2022

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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 28 to Sun 30 January 2022

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
Fri 11 to Sun 13 February 2022

Adrian & Bridget Plass

When we lived down in Sussex Adrian used to meet a friend almost every week, usually in a lovely country pub. Apparently, the things he enjoyed most about those encounters …

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Mon 14 to Thu 17 February 2022

Michael Mitton

Storytelling was one of Jesus’ preferred ways of communicating. He knew a good story was a way of getting under people’s skins, disturbing and intriguing them, comforting and consoling them, …

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Seasonal (5)

Mon 22 to Fri 26 November 2021

Roy Searle

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] Explore what journeying through Advent looks like when viewed through the lens of Celtic …

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Mon 22 to Thu 25 November 2021

Roy Searle

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event] Explore what journeying through Advent looks like when viewed through the lens of Celtic …

Online event - find out more and book
Tue 30 November to Fri 3 December 2021

Scargill Community

An Advent Retreat focusing on what it means to live expectantly in the light of Christ’s coming. We have been living in uncertain and fearful times, and in this retreat …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 10 to Sun 12 December 2021

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 …

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Wed 29 December 2021 to Sun 2 January 2022

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 …

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Spiritual development (7)

Mon 27 September to Fri 1 October 2021

Mike Leigh, Shaun Lambert & Phil Stone

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, …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 1 to Sun 3 October 2021

Donna Worthington

We will begin this retreat with a short storytelling/theatre piece and discussion that offers us a window into the compelling spirituality of the Desert Mothers of the early centuries. We …

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Mon 4 to Fri 8 October 2021

Claire Pedrick

This course aims to help clergy to set a new vision for the next step of their ministry. Claire, a Master Certified Coach with more than 30 years’ experience, is …

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Tue 19 to Fri 22 October 2021

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. The enneagram is called a tool of compassion and it can help us grow …

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Fri 21 to Sun 23 January 2022

Bishop Chris Edmondson & Karen Openshaw

We would love you to join us as we spend a weekend exploring the concept of mindfulness. We’ll reflect on God’s mindfulness of us, and the rich Christian heritage of …

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Mon 7 to Fri 11 February 2022

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, …

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Working holidays (1)

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...

Mon 27 September to Fri 1 October 2021

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 …

Full, with waiting list