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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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
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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
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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
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Bible study Space to welcome you
Fri 6 to Sun 8 March 2020 weekend

Mike & Jan Talbot

We may hanker after mountain top experiences, but as we go through life, we’ll encounter the valleys as well as the peaks……the places of apparent despair, decision and challenge. Yet
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Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 16 to Fri 20 March 2020 midweek

Rob Halligan, Phil Stone

Ever feel that worship is sometimes missing something, that it can lack the honesty of where we really are? In the Psalms, which are Jesus’ prayers, around half the songs
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Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 22 to Fri 26 June 2020 midweek

Adrian & Bridget Plass

A life-changing illness left a friend hopeless. He described it as ‘gripping the central pole of a tent in a storm as wind wrenched the guys loose.’ This advice helped:
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Bible study Space to welcome you
Mon 29 June to Fri 3 July 2020 midweek

Becky & David Widdows

A teaching week that will delight, inspire and challenge you. The events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus evoke powerful reactions in people. Peter, Judas, Pilate and the two
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Bible study Space to welcome you

Contemporary Culture (3)

Fri 7 to Sun 9 February 2020 weekend

Paul Reily, Scargill Community

The challenge that we all face as Christians is to make the connection between what we say we believe and how we behave on Monday morning!  Fundraising often has a
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Contemporary Culture Space to welcome you
Mon 23 to Fri 27 March 2020 midweek

John Bryant, Graham Swinerd

Can real scientists have a religious faith? Are science and faith compatible? Come to Scargill to see how the answer to both questions is ‘Yes!’ The latest findings of science
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Contemporary Culture Space to welcome you
Mon 27 April to Fri 1 May 2020 midweek

Tim Hull

How can we believe in a God of love in a world of suffering? Have Dawkins and the New Atheists killed God? Do science and reason disprove faith? How can
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Contemporary Culture Space to welcome you

Entertainment and parties (1)

Family fun (7)

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
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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
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Family fun Holiday Full, with waiting list
Mon 25 to Fri 29 May 2020 midweek

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
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Family fun Space to welcome you
Sat 25 to Thu 30 July 2020

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. Summerfest
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Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Sat 1 to Thu 6 August 2020

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. Summerfest
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Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Sat 8 to Thu 13 August 2020

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. Summerfest
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Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Mon 24 to Fri 28 August 2020 midweek

Scargill Community

The Dales are beautiful, with stunning scenery, and lovely places to visit. It is after all ‘God’s own county!’ So in this week there will be time and space for
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Family fun Space to welcome you

Friends and Companions (3)

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
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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
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Friends and Companions Space to welcome you

Holiday (5)

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
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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
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Family fun Holiday Full, with waiting list
Sat 25 to Thu 30 July 2020

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. Summerfest
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Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Sat 1 to Thu 6 August 2020

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. Summerfest
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Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you
Sat 8 to Thu 13 August 2020

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. Summerfest
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Family fun Holiday Space to welcome you

Interests and crafts (7)

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
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Interests and crafts Full, with waiting list
Mon 9 to Fri 13 March 2020 midweek

Jayne Shepherd

A retreat for those who make lace of any kind – bobbin, needle, crochet, tatting. Explore how our craft can help us to create space for meeting God in stillness.
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Interests and crafts Space to welcome you
Mon 27 April to Fri 1 May 2020 midweek

Michelle Gillam-Hull, Diane Stone

A week learning a selection of warm and cold glass processes, along with short, thought-provoking talks, beautiful scenery and good food. A gentle paced break with time to relax, have
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Interests and crafts Space to welcome you
Fri 1 to Sun 3 May 2020 weekend

Michelle Gillam-Hull, Diane Stone

This weekend is a shorter version of ‘Something Beautiful’ the previous week. It will give you a basic introduction to glass fusing and you will have a chance to make
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Interests and crafts Space to welcome you

Life circumstances (3)

Mon 15 to Fri 19 June 2020 midweek

Sue Rose & Team

A residential workshop working in Christian gestalt therapeutic groups with Rev Sue Rose and others from the ‘Journey into Healing’ team. For those who are stuck on their life journey
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Music and worship (3)

Mon 23 to Fri 27 March 2020 midweek

Simeon Wood, Dave Hopwood

Dave and Simeon reunite once more to help us step closer to God and stride forward with Him. Music and stories touch emotions as nothing else can. Dave and Simeon
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Music and worship Space to welcome you
Fri 19 to Sun 21 June 2020 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
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Music and worship Space to welcome you
Sat 15 to Sat 22 August 2020 week

Roger Jones and Team

Roger and his team will be teaching and leading singers and instrumentalists in his recently re-written musical ‘Torn Curtain.’ Based upon the Tabernacle in the Old Testament, this tells of
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Music and worship Space to welcome you

Outdoor activities (3)

Mon 4 to Fri 8 May 2020 midweek

Mike Weighell

Come and discover the wild moorlands and mountains of the Dales and the beautiful valleys below. We will be climbing some of the highest mountains in the Dales, like Buckden
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Outdoor activities Space to welcome you
Mon 11 to Fri 15 May 2020 midweek

Lisa Chadwick-Firman, Hugh 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
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Outdoor activities Space to welcome you

Retreats and refreshing (16)

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.
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Retreats and refreshing Full, with waiting list
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.
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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
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Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you
Fri 21 to Sun 23 February 2020 weekend

Sue & Patrick Baker, Margi Walker

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
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Retreats and refreshing Space to welcome you

Seasonal (7)

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
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Family fun Holiday Seasonal Full, with waiting list
Mon 6 to Mon 13 April 2020 week

Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week and Easter Weekend. There will be reflections, rest and prayer stations as we journey with Jesus to
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Seasonal Space to welcome you
Mon 6 to Thu 9 April 2020

Scargill Community

Join the Scargill Community on a journey through the events of Holy Week. There will be reflections, rest and prayer stations as we journey with Jesus to the cross. Come
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Seasonal Space to welcome you
Thu 9 to Mon 13 April 2020

Scargill Community

Beginning with a Passover meal on Maundy Thursday, we travel together through the agony of Good Friday, the trembling hope of Saturday, and the wonder and glory of Easter Sunday
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Seasonal Space to welcome you

Silent Retreat (1)