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 (8)

Delve into Scripture with us.   Read more...

Mon 18 to Fri 22 June 2018 midweek

Jackie Reily

You are welcome to an exploration of Jonah’s adventure of discovery with God. For all those who have run away or who have wanted to run away from God; or | read more...

Bible study Space to welcome you
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 Space to welcome you

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 (8)

Sat 4 to Thu 9 August 2018

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. | read more...

Family fun Holiday Youth Full, with waiting list
Sat 11 to Thu 16 August 2018

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. | read more...

Sat 18 to Thu 23 August 2018

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. | read more...

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...

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 (4)

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 (10)

Sat 4 to Thu 9 August 2018

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. | read more...

Family fun Holiday Youth Full, with waiting list
Sat 11 to Thu 16 August 2018

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. | read more...

Sat 18 to Thu 23 August 2018

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. | read more...

Tue 28 August to Sun 2 September 2018

Scargill Community

The Dales are beautiful, with dramatic stunning scenery, and lovely places to visit. It is after all “God’s own county!” So in this week there will be planned visits, walks | read more...

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...

Interests and crafts (13)

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...

Music and worship (2)

Mon 16 to Fri 20 July 2018 midweek

Andreas & Anna Andersson, Stephen Faux

God speaks and the world comes into being. God speaks and community is formed. That’s how it begins. So we seek to listen to ‘the voice of the Lord’, and | read more...

Music and worship Full, with waiting list
Fri 20 to Sun 22 July 2018 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 life-giving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect | read more...

Music and worship Full, with waiting list

Outdoor activities (7)

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 (17)

Fri 29 June to Sun 1 July 2018 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
Tue 28 August to Sun 2 September 2018

Scargill Community

The Dales are beautiful, with dramatic stunning scenery, and lovely places to visit. It is after all “God’s own county!” So in this week there will be planned visits, walks | read more...

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...

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 (5)

Spiritual development (17)

Mon 18 to Fri 22 June 2018 midweek

Alan Murray

Lessons from the Celtic Church – Time to explore its prayers, art, history, themes and priorities. What gems can we learn from the early Church in Britain? This week will | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 2 to Fri 6 July 2018 midweek

Andrew Knowles

From carpenter’s son to cosmic Christ was an impressive career path, but the real Jesus is even more amazing! In the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Dales, we will seek | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
Mon 2 to Fri 6 July 2018 midweek

Catherine Cowell

At a crossroads? Wondering about God’s calling? Need space to step back and reflect? Join us for a prayerful journey of self-discovery, exploring your gifts and calling. The course is | read more...

Spiritual development Space to welcome you
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 Space to welcome you
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 Space to welcome you
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 Space to welcome you
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 Space to welcome you

Youth (3)

Sat 4 to Thu 9 August 2018

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. | read more...

Family fun Holiday Youth Full, with waiting list
Sat 11 to Thu 16 August 2018

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. | read more...

Sat 18 to Thu 23 August 2018

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. | read more...