Pierrepont was bought by Ellel Ministries in 1995 with a vision to welcome people from all over the world to be healed, trained and equipped for serving the many branches of Christian ministry. Ellel Pierrepont is the home to NETS, a totally unique 12-month residential programme – it stands for Never Ever the Same!
Many Christians that have come through our doors have found that their greatest growth as disciples of Jesus came during the time they were on the NETS course here at Ellel Pierrepont. The hundreds that have attended NETS can testify to the life-transforming experience of spending from three to twelve months at Pierrepont. We are thrilled to extend the same opportunity to you, whether it’s for a free one-day course we run, or the full 12-months experience. Our prayer is God will meet you on your journey of faith.
Ellel Pierrepont is a beautiful 35-acre estate in the heart of the Surrey countryside that has been set apart by God to be a place of healing and discipleship for His people. It provides the perfect atmosphere for you to get away from the ‘busy-ness’ of life, and to meet with God as you enjoy His creation. We have an amazing team of people based here, from young to old, creating a friendly community atmosphere. It’s a privilege to be able to welcome you here!
Pierrepont estate has a long history, with various uses since its establishment in 1198. The current house, built in 1876 as a family house, became a boarding school which closed in 1992 because of financial difficulties. Pierrepont was then purchased by Ellel Ministries after God gave Peter Horrobin the vision for a ‘teaching hospital’ – a place where people could come for up to a year, to learn more about the Lord’s heart to heal, and to be trained by those who are already trained. This residential programme of teaching, discipleship, healing and equipping is known as NETS. More than 1500 people from over 77 different nations have now completed NETS.
When it was originally purchased by Ellel in 1995, the bankrupt school was empty, but a word was given to the ministry: ‘The Lord says: I have stripped this place bare, as a tree is stripped of its leaves in winter. . . and I will clothe it again with every knife, fork and spoon….’. Praise God, we continue to see amazing miracles of provision and lives transformed!
Every year, thousands of Christians attend our events and many testify to having been significantly impacted by the teaching and ministry in a real, life changing way. Pierrepont is the home of Ellel’s long-term international ministry training programme known as NETS, meaning Never Ever the Same!. As well as hosting NETS, we run a wide variety of exciting free events, weekend courses, Healing Retreats, Explore and the very popular 9-day course called MicroNETS. If you are seeking more in your Christian walk, welcome!
With superb residential facilities and acres of gardens and grounds, Pierrepont offers the chance to be part of a thriving Christian community. Whether it’s long weekends for doing our Explore programme or committing to a year long period with NETS or Undivided, we know you will find the unique atmosphere of Pierrepont a wonderful way to connect with God.
NETS is Ellel Ministries’ longest and most in-depth residential programme. It runs for 12 months and is split into four 10-week stages.
NETS offers training in healing, deliverance, personal discipleship and leadership. This is put into practice in various ways including interactive teaching, bible study, prayer ministry, and overseas mission trips. NETS is a journey that has brought significant personal transformation to countless people and equipped them for their future life and calling. Many of them have said, “If you do NETS you are Never Ever The Same!”.
At Ellel Pierrepont, Explore is a series of weekend courses designed to train and equip God’s people through a journey of learning, understanding and personal transformation.
Explore is ideal for those who would like a training course spread across a whole year (with an option to do a second year’s course), enabling you to enjoy rich fellowship with new friends, discover and apply healing principles in your life and that of others, and grow in a deeper understanding of your personal relationship with God. The core aims of the course are to envision your walk with the Lord, grow your spiritual gifts, cleanse and heal past and present wounds in your life and help prepare your next steps in what God has for your life. Between each course you will have the time to use your Explore teaching notes and journal and apply those truths, reflecting on each step of your journey. It’s a thrilling spiritual journey and we think you will love it!
At Ellel Pierrepont we run Undivided, which is an amazing year-long opportunity for 18-25’s to set themselves apart for a year to serve others in Christian ministry, receive life-shaping biblical teaching and enjoy fun and fellowship with new friends from around the world! If you are passionate about Jesus, long to live for Him with an undivided heart and want to share His life-transforming love with others, this is for you.
The program is completely free and will be an unforgettable experience. For those that join, you will be part of an exciting spiritual adventure, growing your faith, nurturing your spiritual and practical gifting and will be actively expressing your Christian life in very real ways. Alongside group bible studies, prayer times and recreation, there will also be many opportunities to serve, including worship times, house duties, maintenance, cooking, administration and media. Here at Ellel Pierrepont, the Undivided team will be given our popular Explore teaching, which will set strong Biblical foundations for your future.
As well as our longer term courses, Ellel Pierrepont offers a range of shorter course options to suit your needs. For a full directory of courses, visit the main course page where you can filter according to centre, course type and date.
Jesus Heals Today! events are free teaching days we hold multiple times a year. These one day events focus on bringing understanding of the healing ministry of Jesus for today’s Church. With relevant and dynamic teaching, they offer understanding and encouragement for those seeking wholeness and healing in the Lord.
Each day will focus on a different aspect of the healing ministry, covering issues that affect people’s lives and hold them back in their walk with God. There will also be times of powerful worship and an opportunity to receive confidential prayer ministry during the day.
This is a great opportunity to get a taste of what Ellel Ministries is all about or to invite a friend who has never been before.
This dynamic teaching course is a condensed ‘taster’ version of our long-term NETS programme – Never Ever The Same. It is specially designed to give Christians with busy lives the opportunity to attend a 9-day programme, using only 5 holiday days.
With Bible based teaching at its heart, Micronets has brought freedom to many Christians over the years as they’ve received the Lord’s truth. Whether you are looking to be equipped to serve others or to invest in your own Christian walk, you will learn more about the keys that impact and unlock our relationship with the Lord and with others. As we journey together through the week, there are many opportunities to discuss how we can practically apply these keys in our lives. You will also have plenty of time for personal reflection and prayer. Join us for a week of fun fellowship, worship and the space to recalibrate and refocus your life!
Pierrepont runs a variety of 1-3 day courses with residential and non-residential options. Explore can be booked on a per-course basis, though for greatest impact, we highly recommend committing to the entire weekend series of Explore. Some courses are so popular that we run them on a regular basis, such as Getting to the Root of the Problem.
A number of our shorter courses have healing prayer ministry opportunities – check the course’s page for more details. Examples of the 1-3 day courses we may run are as follows:
Next Events at Ellel Pierrepont
Every change in our lives starts with an action. Every pilgrimage starts with a first step. And then the process and the journey continues as we discover an ever deeper relationship with Jesus on our way to healing and fruitful discipleship.
There is a course at Ellel Pierrepont for everyone on that pathway – enjoy looking at the opportunities you have for making groundbreaking change and to see more clearly God’s hand and call on your life.
I am a totally different person, emotionally, mentally and Spiritually healed, compared to the completely broken person I was before. God is indeed a God of miracles!
Whether you are coming to us for an evening healing service or to stay for 12-months on NETS, we want you to feel warmly welcomed by our team. We offer a safe place to come and express your heart to God – your needs, struggles, failings, hopes and to bring healing where things in life feel broken. What you share is kept confidential by our prayer ministry teams. Ellel Pierrepont isn’t just about bringing healing, it’s about building up a bigger picture of who God is and how He wants to be active in your life. Ultimately, our aim is your faith will dynamically grow as you apply everything you learn in your time here at Pierrepont. As you experience Jesus’ touch in your life you will then be better equipped to fulfil the unique plans He has for your life.
We offer a wide range of comfortable accommodation options suited to your budget and personal preference – from single/double room ensuite to dormitory sharing. See the course listings for details of the options available. As well as having capacity for over one hundred guest beds, Pierrepont has plenty of spaces to retreat to including lounges, prayer rooms, study areas and a well stocked bookshop and library. For fun and exercise you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, a gym and games room. We also have a spacious conference hall where our larger meetings and events are held. Our dining hall is called Cedars where everyone gathers at meal times for freshly prepared food. Pierrepont House is an historic building so there are often quirky antique fixtures and fittings which require a lot of loving care, and is part of life here. Our entire Pierrepont ‘village’ facility is designed to help you connect with God and rest in Him.
The grounds of Pierrepont are grand in scale and yet can be intimately enjoyed as you get away from the buzz of the building and find time to enjoy God’s presence. The large swathe of surrounding fields are ideal for finding space and great for football games, bonfires or volleyball for our long term guests. Enjoy exploring the woodland paths that lead down behind the property to our stunning riverside walk. Eventually you may discover our secret garden, an ongoing project we are developing. Please feel free to explore all our grounds (except for those areas marked staff only or off-limits). You may even see kingfishers by the river, or deer in the morning.
When you arrive at Pierrepont you will be given the teaching notes for the course you are attending (notes may not be included for some shorter courses). All of our events include times of worship followed by biblically-based teaching sessions that normally last for up to an hour each. Plenty of coffee, tea and biscuits are available during the breaks and delicious home-cooked food is served during the meal times. Our team are always around to help with any questions or concerns you might have during your time with us. Every course has a slightly different emphasis, so times available for prayer ministry vary – some courses include more intensive teaching, with no opportunity for personal ministry, while others allow more time for reflection and practical ministry. Please call us if you need more information.
Centre Director, Ellel Pierrepont
Morna’s first experience of Ellel was going to the Modular weekends at Ellel Grange. She has been at Pierrepont since 2000 when she came on NETS during a sabbatical year from her work as an ecologist. At that time, she had been suffering from chronic pain in her arm joints for 6 years. Three weeks into NETS, God sovereignly healed her joints and took away the pain! She came on team at Pierrepont in January 2002. Her first role was producing PowerPoint visuals from the hundreds of acetates that were in use, and she worked in various departments before becoming NETS Director in 2010. This has given her opportunities to go on Mission and to teach in many countries around the world and to see how God brings hope and healing in every way. Morna stepped into the role of Centre Director at Pierrepont in November 2020. Her favourite leisure pastime is watching wildlife and trying to improve her photography skills.
Leadership, Ellel Pierrepont
Jilly Lyon Taylor has been involved with Ellel Ministries since 2001. Her early career was in publishing, and she then spent three years working with children in Hong Kong. When she returned to the UK, she married, had three sons and spent the next years being a full-time wife and mother, at the same time serving in the local church with her husband. She was involved in running Alpha courses, children’s programmes and Bible study groups. During this time, she began to see how many people were being held back in their Christian lives because of issues in their past. A desire to see people healed and set free led her to undertake the NETS training at Pierrepont in 2001. Following this, she joined the ministry team at Pierrepont and began to teach on courses. She was asked to join the leadership team in 2004. She has since had the privilege of teaching with Ellel in many different countries.
She was widowed in 2017, but continues to live locally to Pierrepont. Her sons are all married and she has eight grandchildren.
NETS Director, Ellel Pierrepont
Jen first connected with Ellel in Sydney, Australia during 2005 at a course that looked at Rejection. That day her understanding of God’s heart towards her was dramatically changed and she began a journey of healing, restoration and sanctification. As a high school teacher in a Christian school she wanted to understand and experience all she could about relationship with Jesus, and so she came to join NETS 23 in 2009 to get better equipped. Again, God took her aside, and showed her more of his heart towards her. This selah time away in the UK changed the course of her life, as she has been living and working at Pierrepont ever since. Beginning in Personnel, Jen continued to discover more about God’s heart for all his people, deepening her desire to see people break free from the enemy’s strongholds. She was part of the team that developed a discipleship course for our Young People and co-led that for 3 years at Pierrepont, before moving into the role of NETS Director. Having walked with 100’s of NETS students over the years, her greatest passion is to see people discover their God given identities as they discover more of the awesomeness of God.
Ellel Pierrepont, like all other Ellel centres relies on the free-will giving of God’s people to support the ministry. This giving enables us to continue offering personal prayer ministry free of charge to those in need and so with each gift comes the potential for a changed life! Our centres also need regular maintenance and sometimes significant projects are required to enable us to keep going with the vision God has given us. If you would like to specifically financially support the Ellel Pierrepont centre please use this simple form. Alternatively please send a cheque payable to ‘Ellel Ministries’ to the address shown in the ‘Contact’ section of this page. Thank you for your support.
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For those travelling by car, we are conveniently located less than 3 miles south of the A31, which ultimately connects to the M25 motorway. For Sat Nav use our post code: GU10 3DL.
A bus stop is located immediately opposite our main drive for both directions of travel. Buses regularly run between Pierrepont and Farnham.
Our nearest train station is Farnham, just 3 miles away from Pierrepont. We are a convenient train journey away from London.
Local taxis are readily available to and from Ellel Pierrepont. Contact us for taxi phone numbers, if required. There are regular taxis available from Farnham train station.
Our nearest international airports are London Heathrow and London Gatwick. There are train and bus connections from the airports to Farnham train station, from where local taxis are readily available to cover the last three miles to Pierrepont.
We have a friendly reception team who will be available throughout your stay and will be able to help you with any queries you may have.
Reception opening hours are between 9:00am – 5.30pm, Tuesday – Saturday.
We have limited ground floor bedrooms available so please enquire when booking your room to see if we have availability. There is wheelchair access to our Main House entrance, Conference Hall entrance and some of our guest accommodation.
There are a broad range of accommodation options at Pierrepont, the availability of which depends on the course you are booking on and demand at the time:
Our kitchen staff are passionate about making delicious, nutritious meals for our guests. We are unfortunately unable to cater for specific dietary requirements.
Meal times are: Breakfast 8:00am, Lunch 12:45pm, Evening Meal 5:45pm.
We have a main gravel car park for all our guests and visitors. There is also parking available on our playing field.
Free WiFi internet access is available on the Pierrepont base.
London is just 45 miles to the east of Pierrepont, which is easily accessible by train from nearby Farnham. Travel time by train is approximately 1 hr 15 minutes, making a fun day visit possible.
Ellel Pierrepont is located on the western end of the county of Surrey just three miles south of Farnham. Straddling the edge of the North Downs, Pierrepont is surrounded by beautiful woodland heaths, rolling hills and idyllic towns and villages, such as Frensham, Churt and Tilford. Adjacent to Pierrepont, there are scenic walks to Frensham Ponds (see image) and cycle rides within Alice Holt woods.
Three miles away from Pierrepont is the historic town of Farnham. Take a day out to the shops and cafes, or just stroll through the streets and enjoy this quaint English market town.
Further afield, you may wish to visit other key attractions such as Hampton Court Palace, home to King Henry VIII, a must visit for history lovers; Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s residences; the ancient city of Winchester; or explore the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
Pierrepont has its own stunning grounds that includes a woodland and river walk, with playing field amenities for volleyball, football and more.