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 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

Bible study (7)

Delve into Scripture with us.   Read more...

Mon 1 to Fri 5 October 2018 midweek

Dave Hopwood

Jesus was nothing if not radical. He demonstrated courageous compassion, caring for the people he met and confronting the corruption that was harming them. Dave will revisit some of the | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Fri 23 to Sun 25 November 2018 weekend

Michael Mitton

The Sunday before Advent traditionally celebrates ‘Christ the King’. Such language of monarchy and royalty summons up images of crowns and sceptres, wealth and status, palaces and prestige. It’s all | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 26 to Fri 30 November 2018 midweek

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Fresh water is vital to health, and whether it’s the miraculous life-line thrown to Hagar and her little son lost in the desert, or the sparkling encounter between Jesus and | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 25 February to Fri 1 March 2019 midweek

Paul Hooper

It is sometimes said that we are most truly who we are in the setting of our family… To a large measure, the Old Testament records the loving purposes of | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you

Contemporary Culture (5)

Mon 8 to Fri 12 October 2018 midweek

Graham Swinerd, John Bryant

Can real scientists have a religious faith? Come to Scargill to see how the answer is ‘Yes!’ The latest findings of science reveal the work of an awesome creator God, | read more...

Contemporary Culture Full, with waiting list

Discipleship (1)

Fri 8 to Sun 10 February 2019 weekend

and guest speakers, Scargill Community

This weekend is for Christians who own and run a business or are aspiring to. We will explore some of the wisdom and challenges of running a business in a | read more...

Environmental (1)

Family fun (5)

Mon 22 to Fri 26 October 2018 midweek

Scargill Community

Join us for a half term week of marmalade sandwiches, suitcases and felt hats as we explore the adventures of the bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington’s adventures are there in | read more...

Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Mon 29 October to Fri 2 November 2018 midweek

Scargill Community

Join us for a half term week of marmalade sandwiches, suitcases and felt hats as we explore the adventures of the bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington’s adventures are there in | read more...

Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Fri 7 to Sun 9 December 2018 weekend

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 | read more...

Sat 29 December 2018 to Wed 2 January 2019

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...

Family fun Holiday Seasonal Full, with waiting list
Mon 18 to Fri 22 February 2019 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 Space to welcome you

Friends and Companions (3)

Fri 11 to Sun 13 January 2019 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
Fri 18 to Sun 20 January 2019 weekend

Scargill Community

The Pathway Promises which 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 to | read more...

Friends and Companions Space to welcome you

Holiday (5)

Mon 22 to Fri 26 October 2018 midweek

Scargill Community

Join us for a half term week of marmalade sandwiches, suitcases and felt hats as we explore the adventures of the bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington’s adventures are there in | read more...

Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Mon 29 October to Fri 2 November 2018 midweek

Scargill Community

Join us for a half term week of marmalade sandwiches, suitcases and felt hats as we explore the adventures of the bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington’s adventures are there in | read more...

Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Fri 7 to Sun 9 December 2018 weekend

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 | read more...

Sat 29 December 2018 to Wed 2 January 2019

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...

Family fun Holiday Seasonal Full, with waiting list

Interests and crafts (9)

Mon 5 to Fri 9 November 2018 midweek

Ian Cresswell, Ruth Park

This new week focuses on processing and editing photographs so bring along some of yours to work on. You will have access to computers with different editing applications and trying | read more...

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you
Mon 28 January to Fri 1 February 2019 midweek

Ken & Liz Whiteway

Join us in exploring and celebrating the wonder of creation through Scripture, prose, painting and design. A wonderful opportunity to be creative with line and colour and hopefully tap into | read more...

Interests and crafts Space to welcome you

Life circumstances (6)

Fri 9 to Sun 11 November 2018 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 breakdown | read more...

Life circumstances Space to welcome you
Fri 8 to Sun 10 February 2019 weekend

and guest speakers, Scargill Community

This weekend is for Christians who own and run a business or are aspiring to. We will explore some of the wisdom and challenges of running a business in a | read more...

Outdoor activities (5)

Mon 24 to Fri 28 September 2018 midweek

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 in the mornings and joining other guests for the afternoon | read more...

Retreats and refreshing (11)

Fri 22 to Sun 24 February 2019 weekend

Scargill Community

‘To come home to yourself’ is the title of one of the blessings in John O’Donohue’s book ‘Benedictus.’ It goes like this: ‘May all that is unforgiven in you be | read more...

Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you

Seasonal (4)

Fri 7 to Sun 9 December 2018 weekend

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 | read more...

Sat 29 December 2018 to Wed 2 January 2019

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...

Family fun Holiday Seasonal Full, with waiting list
Mon 28 January to Fri 1 February 2019 midweek

Phil Stone, Scargill Community

Epiphany is a season when God reveals His love for His world in Jesus Christ. We will explore some of the wonderful Epiphany passages, where Magi journeyed, Jesus is dedicated | read more...

Seasonal Space to welcome you

Silent Retreat (4)

Spiritual development (11)

Mon 17 to Fri 21 September 2018 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 Full, with waiting list
Mon 17 to Fri 21 September 2018 midweek

Ian & Gail Adams

Time and space to re-imagine and reshape the next phase of your life. This week will be an opportunity to pause and to sense the life of God being breathed | read more...

Spiritual development Full, with waiting list
Mon 24 to Fri 28 September 2018 midweek

Russ Parker

An exploration of the need for all of us to be ‘at home’ with ourselves, with others and with God. So often this quest means the dismantling of images and | read more...

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

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Philippians reveals that God’s definition of what is worth looking at and thinking about might be broader and less specifically religious than ours. Paul says we should warmly engage with | 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...

Mon 24 to Fri 28 September 2018 midweek

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 in the mornings and joining other guests for the afternoon | read more...

Fri 30 November to Sun 2 December 2018 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