Programme by theme

Note: We are currently having to limit the number of residential guests because the Community is still smaller than we would ideally like. To enable as many people as possible to experience Scargill, initially we will only take two residential stays for each person from September to February 2023. We will have waiting lists when events become fully booked, but we are hopeful that the Community size will grow and we may then be able to release some additional spaces for folks on the waiting lists. Thank you for your understanding!

Coronavirus Arrangements
Our desire is to truly care for all who come to Scargill as we share time together. Our current arrangements are outlined in a Guest Summary called “Taking Care of Each Other”. As the situation evolves we will review and update our arrangements here from time to time. If you have any further questions not covered in this summary, 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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Bible study (7)

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Mon 13 to Thu 16 June 2022

John Bell

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] Come and join us to explore the Bible. The great biblical heroes with whom …

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Mon 13 to Fri 17 June 2022

John Bell

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] The great biblical heroes with whom most people are familiar have names like Jacob, …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 5 to Fri 9 September 2022

Dave Hopwood

The writer of Psalm 46 paints a picture of the earth collapsing, the very mountains themselves trembling and falling into the sea. The sea often represented danger and trouble to …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 19 to Fri 23 September 2022

Dave Tomlinson

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and online. See also online event.] Can the Bible be reconciled with the values and attitudes that shape the modern …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 19 to Thu 22 September 2022

Dave Tomlinson

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and online. See also in-house event.] Can the Bible be reconciled with the values and attitudes that shape the modern …

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Mon 3 to Fri 7 October 2022

Roy Searle

[This is a hybrid event with attendees both in-house and online. See also online.] Shaken and stirred by happenings in the world, how do we focus on the things that …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 3 to Thu 6 October 2022

Roy Searle

[This is a hybrid event with attendees both in-house and online. See also in-house.] Shaken and stirred by happenings in the world, how do we focus on the things that …

Online event - find out more and book

Family fun (7)

Mon 30 May to Fri 3 June 2022

Scargill Community

Come and join us for a week where we discover the essence of friendship. It was once said of Woody (Toy Story) that, ‘the thing that makes him special is …

Full, with waiting list
Sat 30 July to Thu 4 August 2022

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. …

Full, with waiting list
Sat 6 to Thu 11 August 2022

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. …

Full, with waiting list
Sat 13 to Thu 18 August 2022

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. …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 24 to Fri 28 October 2022

Scargill Community

Come and join us for this Half Term week where there will be separate input for adults and children as well as a lot of fun all together. The theme …

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

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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

Friends and Companions (2)

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
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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

Holiday (1)

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 …

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Interests and crafts (2)

Mon 23 to Fri 27 May 2022

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 …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 25 to Sun 27 November 2022

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 …

Full, with waiting list

Life circumstances (1)

Fri 11 to Sun 13 November 2022

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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Music and worship (4)

Fri 27 to Sun 29 May 2022

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 …

Full, with waiting list
Sat 20 to Sat 27 August 2022

Roger Jones and Team

We will be putting together one of Roger Jones’ latest musicals. ‘Torn Curtain’ tells the dramatic story of how through Jesus we can boldly and confidently come right into God’s …

Full, with waiting list
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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

Outdoor activities (4)

Mon 27 June to Fri 1 July 2022

Mike Leigh, 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 …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 19 to Fri 23 September 2022

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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 17 to Fri 21 October 2022

Mike Weighell

Come and discover ‘All features great and small’ in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in autumn. We will be walking the fells and valleys around Bainbridge and Semer water in Wensleydale, …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 18 to Sun 20 November 2022

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 …

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Quiet Day (5)

Sat 11 June 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 …

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Sat 16 July 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 …

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Thu 1 September 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
Thu 20 October 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 26 November 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 (15)

Fri 20 to Sun 22 May 2022

Scargill Community

**LAST MINUTE AVAILABLILITY FOR 1 PERSON** 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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 23 to Fri 27 May 2022

Phil Stone & Andreas Andersson

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also on-line event.] The Scargill welcome service (borrowed from Iona) says: ’For where paths cross and pilgrims …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 6 to Thu 9 June 2022

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
Fri 1 to Sun 3 July 2022

Adrian & Bridget Plass

This is the title of Adrian’s latest book to be published this summer, a collection of reflections, sketches, silliness and poems almost all written during the last decade.We will be …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 4 to Fri 8 July 2022

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, …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 7 to Sun 9 October 2022

Mike Leigh & Shaun Lambert

The poet Coleridge said ‘the nearest we get to God is as creative beings.’ You are a creative being! Come and tell the story of your life through mindfulness, song, …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 17 to Fri 21 October 2022

Felicity Lawson & Bishop John Finney

John and Felicity have a combined age of 161, have worked together for nearly 50 years and are remarkably lucid – for their age. Together we shall explore how we …

Full, with waiting list
Fri 21 to Sun 23 October 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. …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 31 October to Wed 2 November 2022

ReSource

Small is beautiful in the kingdom of God, and this retreat is particularly for those seeking spiritual renewal in what ReSource often calls ‘little, local, ordinary’ churches. Run by ReSource …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Wed 2 to Fri 4 November 2022

ReSource

Jesus promises living water, but it’s easy for his followers to become spiritually parched. This retreat offers refreshment for anyone on the Christian journey. With a variety of sung worship, …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 21 to Fri 25 November 2022

Adrian & Esther Stone

[This is a Hybrid event with guests staying in-house and also online. See also online event.] A refreshing week of inspiring worship, teaching and retreat space. A time to remember …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
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
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. …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Mon 6 to Fri 10 February 2023

Chris Edmondson

How is your sense of direction?! Whether it’s good or not, I feel sure like me, you’ll have had experiences of being lost, or taking wrong turnings. The Old Testament …

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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 …

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Silent Retreat (2)

Mon 10 to Fri 14 October 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
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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill

Spiritual development (11)

Mon 23 to Thu 26 May 2022

Andreas Andersson, Phil Stone

[This is a hybrid event with people attending both in-house and on-line. See also in-house event.] Come and join us …. The Scargill welcome service (borrowed from Iona) says: ‘For …

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Mon 6 to Thu 9 June 2022

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 …

Special booking arrangements
Mon 20 to Fri 24 June 2022

Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

This week we celebrate the longest day where we have more light than at any other time of the year. Dave and Phil are going to explore the ‘Everlasting Light’ …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 27 June to Fri 1 July 2022

Sheridan Voysey

When life takes one too many unexpected turns, do you find yourself saying, ‘I don’t know who I am anymore’? Wondering if you’ll ever have a sense of purpose again? …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 3 to Thu 6 October 2022

Roy Searle

[This is a hybrid event with attendees both in-house and online. See also in-house.] Shaken and stirred by happenings in the world, how do we focus on the things that …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 28 to Sun 30 October 2022

Donna Worthington

A retreat focusing on the symbol of empty water jars and new wine: emptying ourselves, to offer a space for life lived in all its fullness. This retreat on this …

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Mon 7 to Fri 11 November 2022

Claire Pedrick & team

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 …

Special booking arrangements
Mon 7 to Fri 11 November 2022

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

This course is for those who have a good working understanding of their Enneagram space. In Enneagram 3 we look at sub-types, continue to explore the Enneagram system within the …

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Mon 21 to Thu 24 November 2022

Adrian & Esther Stone

[This is a Hybrid event with guests staying in-house and also online. See also in-house event.] A refreshing week of inspiring worship, teaching and retreat space. A time to remember …

Online event - find out more and book
Mon 28 November to Fri 2 December 2022

Jerry Lepine

Exploring Advent spirituality through some of the ‘landscape passages’ from the prophet Isaiah. Every Christian season has its own windows on spirituality, ways in which our understanding and encounter with …

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Fri 2 to Sun 4 December 2022

Bishop Chris Edmondson & Karen Openshaw

We would love you to join us as we spend a weekend exploring how we can make connections between the practice of mindfulness and the church’s call to mission. Karen …

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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 26 to Fri 30 September 2022

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 – often on rough, hilly terrain, which …

Full, with waiting list