The ‘Press Pause’ series this year will give us the opportunity in this busy world to set aside time in a safe, relaxed, peaceful and welcoming space that enables us to explore what it is like to experience God’s presence in our life in a meaningful way. 

Each Press Pausewill have a stand-alone theme opening up new horizons.

An invited speaker will guide us through the morning, with opportunities for stillness, personal reflection and prayer.  The optional unstructured afternoon session allows more time for personal reflection and finishes at 15.00.

SESSION 3  Saturday 14 October 10.00 – 13.00 (with optional afternoon session until 14.30)

Minster Parish Hall 

Theme: ‘Truly madly deeply – in Jesus we see the face and love of God’

Led by Revd Canon Phil Stone

Looking at some of the stories in the Gospels, using mutli media and art, we will together discover afresh God’s love and his calling upon our lives.


Revd Canon Phil Stone, with his wife Diane, have been leading the Scargill Community at Scargill House in the Yorkshire Dales  since it reopened in 2010. Scargill is a place of hospitality, acceptance and welcome where guests come for retreats, holidays and conferences.Before going to Scargill Phil and Di lived in London where Phil was a parish priest for 22 years. They have 4 grown up children, 8 grand children who they love to spend time with. Phil and Di love walking their dog, being with friends and they take laughter seriously.

To express an interest in coming please contact by email using the link
or phone the Parish Centre 01482 868540

To anyone thinking of coming in July who might be a bit unsure, I would encourage you to come and just be yourself – there is no pressure to say or do anything – and simply enjoy what happens as you commit that time to leave your everyday life aside. As I did, you might be very pleasantly surprised by how much it helps in ways you had not even thought of.’