Programme

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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July 2024

Wed 17 to Sun 21 July 2024

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

This course is for those who already have a good grasp of their own type and have attended our courses 1 to 3 or the equivalent. It is an opportunity …

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Sat 27 July to Thu 1 August 2024

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 with a rich mix of teaching and worship. …

Full, with waiting list

August 2024

Sat 3 to Thu 8 August 2024

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 with a rich mix of teaching and worship. …

Full, with waiting list
Sat 10 to Thu 15 August 2024

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 with a rich mix of teaching and worship. …

Full, with waiting list
Sat 17 to Sat 24 August 2024

Roger Jones and Team

Learn a musical in the week. The musical follows the journey of discovery made by Nicodemus and his household, from the baptism of Jesus to the coming of the Holy …

Full, with waiting list

September 2024

Mon 2 to Fri 6 September 2024

Dave Tomlinson

Many people feel failures when it comes to praying. This retreat is an antidote to failure. It assumes that we do all pray in various ways – whether or not …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 2 to Fri 6 September 2024

Mike Leigh & Tom Lusty

Come and join Mike (one of our chaplains) and our local vicar Tom, as they invite you to get on your bike and explore the beauty of some of our …

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Mon 9 to Fri 13 September 2024

Naomi Heywood

An active retreat – challenging hill walks in the Autumnal Yorkshire Dales will provide opportunities for reflection and a vehicle for hearing God’s voice. Connect with the Creator through His …

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Wed 11 September 2024

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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Mon 16 to Fri 20 September 2024

Michelle Gillam-Hull

This is a week for those who already have some glass fusing experience, to expand their skills with warm and cold glass processes, along with short, thought provoking reflections, beautiful …

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Mon 23 to Thu 26 September 2024

Phil Stone & Andreas Andersson

[Note this is a hybrid event with guests online and also in-house – see also in-house event] Is it not our longing to see God’s kingdom on earth as in …

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Mon 23 to Fri 27 September 2024

Phil Stone & Andreas Andersson

Is it not our longing to see God’s kingdom on earth as in heaven! In this week we will explore what that might look like. Prayer is relationship; a way …

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Mon 23 to Fri 27 September 2024

Felicity Lawson & Bishop John Finney

How often do you hear, ‘It’s no fun getting older’? Yes, there are challenges but did you know that if you are reasonably fit when you reach 65 you are …

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Fri 27 to Sun 29 September 2024

Anna Weister Andersson

Experience God’s embracing love through gospel music in a weekend filled with choir singing! To sing gospel is healing and lifegiving. We will work with expression and dynamics and reflect …

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Mon 30 September to Fri 4 October 2024

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 …

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October 2024

Mon 7 to Fri 11 October 2024

Kate Pozzo, Simon Hall & Craig Millward, Roy Searle

How can we follow Christ and draw from his example to live well and love God and neighbour. Join Roy Searle, Kate Pozzo, Simon Hall and Craig Millward of the …

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Fri 11 to Sun 13 October 2024

Derek Walmsley

A fantastic opportunity to take time out to think more deeply about God’s call on your life, with time and space in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Is Vocation just something …

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Fri 11 to Sun 13 October 2024

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. This is an introductory course to the Enneagram which is a tool to help …

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Sat 12 October 2024

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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Mon 14 to Fri 18 October 2024

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 …

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Mon 14 to Fri 18 October 2024

Mike Weighell

Come and discover the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in Autumn. We will be exploring the stunning scenery around Bainbridge and Semer water in Wensleydale, and walking from Scargill in Upper Wharfedale …

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Fri 18 to Sun 20 October 2024

Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman

The Yorkshire Dales provide one of England’s last strongholds for the red squirrel. On this weekend you will get to meet them up close. Hugh and Lisa are lifelong enthusiastic …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 21 to Thu 24 October 2024

Mike Leigh & Phil Stone

[Note that this is a hybrid event with guests both in-house and online. See also in-house] Come and explore the reality of faith and life, with all of its untidy …

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Mon 21 to Fri 25 October 2024

Phil & Liz Goodacre

Jesus said that the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are childlike, so whatever your age, you’re invited to come and play!! Playing is good for the soul, it …

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Mon 21 to Fri 25 October 2024

Mike Leigh & Phil Stone

Come and explore the reality of faith and life, with all of its untidy ends. What if we have got it wrong with our search for perfection and our belief …

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Fri 25 to Sun 27 October 2024

Helen Brocklehurst

Come and enjoy a weekend of company and conversation while exploring the beautiful landscape around Scargill. We will spend Saturday out in the hills with a packed lunch, walking 10-12 …

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Mon 28 October to Fri 1 November 2024

A Rocha - Scargill and Team

This week we will enter into Rudyard Kipling’s classic story, ‘The Jungle Book’. An opportunity to share in the journey of Mowgli and his friends. We are delighted to be …

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November 2024

Fri 1 to Sun 3 November 2024

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 unaccompanied …

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Fri 1 to Sun 3 November 2024

Ian Cresswell & Ruth Park

With photography we are always learning, whether beginner or seasoned pro. Why not spend a weekend in the majesty of the Yorkshire Dales picking up tips and tricks that may …

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Mon 4 to Thu 7 November 2024

David Robinson & Phil Stone

[Note this is a hybrid event, with guests both in-house and online. See also in-house] 100 years on from his famous run at the 1924 Paris Olympics we run again …

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Mon 4 to Fri 8 November 2024

Ian Cresswell & Ruth Park

With Autumn marching inexorably on to winter, we shall be looking to capture the last few leaves, the weather, the water. This week Ian and Ruth will guide you through; …

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Mon 4 to Fri 8 November 2024

David Robinson & Phil Stone

100 years on from his famous run at the 1924 Paris Olympics we run again with Eric Liddell. Searchlight Theatre Company this year have dramatized his story on stage, in …

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Fri 8 to Sun 10 November 2024

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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Fri 8 to Sun 10 November 2024

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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Tue 12 to Thu 14 November 2024

Scargill and Team

An invitation only conference for clergy and partners offered to local Anglican Dioceses as part of their training programme. The conference runs from 11am Tuesday to after lunch on Thursday. …

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Thu 14 November 2024

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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Mon 18 to Wed 20 November 2024

Mike Leigh, Adrian & Esther Stone

Scargill is often described as a ‘thin’ place where prayer happens more easily. Whether your own life of prayer feels well-nourished, or is in need of refreshment, this retreat will …

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Mon 18 to Fri 22 November 2024

Margi Walker & Diane Stone

Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you. This is an introductory course to the Enneagram which is a tool to help …

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Wed 20 to Fri 22 November 2024

Felicity Lawson, Christopher Landau, Annie Naish

Drawing on wisdom for ministry and life in the Spirit from the letter to the Romans, this retreat will seek ‘the God who gives endurance and encouragement’, so that whatever …

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Mon 25 to Fri 29 November 2024

Bishop Bob Evens

Bethlehem is a 90 mile walk from Nazareth but for Mary and Joseph the journey was measured in months not miles. Since the Angel’s visit many weeks have passed and …

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Fri 29 November to Sun 1 December 2024

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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Sat 30 November 2024

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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December 2024

Mon 2 to Fri 6 December 2024

Mike Leigh, Jo Penn

Are you fed up with singing carols in November? Would you like to explore the music of Advent? Join Mike and Jo as they explore and celebrate the music of …

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Fri 6 to Sun 8 December 2024

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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Mon 9 to Thu 12 December 2024

Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

[This is a hybrid event with guests attending both online and in-house. See also in-house.] If you have ever visited the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem you will know …

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Mon 9 to Fri 13 December 2024

Dave Hopwood & Phil Stone

If you have ever visited the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem you will know that if you wish to enter you have to bend low to get in. The …

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Sun 29 December 2024 to Thu 2 January 2025

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 …

Full, with waiting list

January 2025

Mon 13 to Fri 17 January 2025

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 17 to Sun 19 January 2025

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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Fri 24 to Sun 26 January 2025

Scargill Community

[This is a hybrid event with guests both online and in-house. See also in-house] We are so grateful for our Friends and Companions here at Scargill. Without your love, support …

Online event - find out more and book
Fri 24 to Sun 26 January 2025

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 27 to Fri 31 January 2025

Epiphany Team

An opportunity to explore creativity in fresh ways. We look forward to welcoming you to a creative retreat with Epiphany’s musicians, who are joined by artist, Tamara Jackson. Epiphany’s skilled …

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Mon 27 to Fri 31 January 2025

Mike Leigh & Shaun Lambert

Come and spend a week in the company of Shaun and Mike as they explore Ignatian Spiritually and contemplative prayer that relishes the goodness of God which is deep with …

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Fri 31 January to Sun 2 February 2025

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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February 2025

Mon 3 to Thu 6 February 2025

Gordon Dey, Brendan Bassett & Phil Stone

[This is a hybrid event with guests both online and in-house. See also in-house.] Can you imagine what a ‘Simpler, humbler, bolder Church’ would actually look like? What might our …

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Mon 3 to Fri 7 February 2025

Gordon Dey & Brendan Bassett, Phil Stone

Can you imagine what a ‘Simpler, humbler, bolder Church’ would actually look like? What might our lives, our discipleship, look like if we personally took these words to heart? The …

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Mon 3 to Fri 7 February 2025

Annie Naish, Heather Mole

This week you’re invited to retreat from the busyness and constant distractions of daily life, to slow down, take a step back and carve out some time for you and …

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Mon 10 to Fri 14 February 2025

Phil Goodacre, Ruth Meyer

Taking inspiration from the American farmer and poet Wendell Berry, we’ll be exploring ‘the peace of wild things’. Journeying with a range of poets, and the gift of God’s creation, …

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Fri 14 to Sun 16 February 2025

Adrian & Bridget Plass

Maybe Marlene Dietrich was right. Perhaps that’s what we need, especially at this time of year, when Saint Valentine is peering over our shoulders. How can faith and enthusiasm be …

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Sat 15 February 2025

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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Mon 17 to Fri 21 February 2025

Scargill and Team

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 …

Full, with waiting list
Mon 24 to Fri 28 February 2025

Scargill and Team

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 …

Space to welcome you at Scargill
Fri 28 February to Sun 2 March 2025

Anna Honeysett, Phil Stone

Henri Nouwen, beloved author, priest, and world-famous counsellor and guide, understood the challenges and joys of the spiritual life. Anna and Phil will explore some of Henri’s wisdom starting with …

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Fri 28 February to Sun 2 March 2025

Annie Naish

Living without a partner – love it or hate it, nearly all of us experience life as a single adult at least for a while. Come and share the delights …

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