9 Aug 2023
Ellel Glyndley Manor
Half Day Event
We talk more nowadays about connection than ever before, often in terms of connecting to the internet or mobile signal. Connecting to the heart of God can have similar frustrations: lack of clarity, inability to make things work, lack of understanding and knowledge … it can all contribute to a frustrated Christian life.
Since we are made as creative beings, in the image of Creator God, creativity often allows us to connect to God in a fresh and deeper way. It isn’t about being artistic or gifted at crafts, rather it is allowing an expression of the human spirit that goes beyond the constraints of words or through life’s filters and perceptions.
Throughout this day there will be there will be plenty of opportunity for guided and creative projects aimed at facilitating a deeper connection with God and allow Him to speak directly into your heart. Glyndley Manor runs a number of Connect courses throughout the year, each with a slightly different theme highlighted in the title.
'I will give you back your health and heal your wounds', says the Lord.
Jeremiah 30:17, ESV
Father God has showed me that He wants to restore and give back what has been stolen from me.
Registration starts at 9:30am and the course begins at 10am. The course ends at 3:00pm.
Details of how to get to Glyndley Manor will be sent to you with your booking confirmation.
Booking cost: £20. That includes all materials, tea/coffee and lunch.
We aim to produce wholesome and nutritious meals and seek to be wise with the resources that the Lord has provided; therefore we have a set menu and we are unable to cater for different diets. If you have any other special requirements e.g soya, wheat-free food etc please bring your own supplies as appropriate to supplement what you can eat of the provided meal. There is a fridge and a microwave for you to use in the coffee bar. A vegetarian option is available but only if pre booked.
You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step
Course Price (includes light lunch)
We offer a wide range of accommodation. For each course, there are different types of accommodation depending on preference. These include:
All bedrooms are en-suite. The non-residential option is inclusive of all meals except breakfast.
We also have self-catering Holiday Cottages on site if you prefer to stay in one of those. They are available for rent throughout the year and are ideal if you prefer more privacy, are coming along with family, carers, have special dietary requirements or would like to combine your holidays with a course. Most are two-bedroom cottages, one has three bedrooms and there is one studio cottage. The three-bedroom cottage has been adapted for wheelchair users and includes an en-suite wet-room with emergency pull cord. Further details are available upon request. Cottage accommodation option is inclusive of all meals.*
Reception hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4.30pm (closed Monday). If you would like to purchase CD’s, books, etc. please do so within these hours. When reception is closed, the front door will be locked for security reasons. The front & side doors can be used with the code given to you for access up to 11pm. As the door codes do not operate between 11pm – 7.00am, kindly note there is no access into the building. In the unlikely event, you are outside during these hours, please follow the instructions on the emergency phone.
Breakfast and Supper drinks will be on a self-service basis in the bar and dining room area. Between service times, feel free to use the hot drinks machine. We are unable to cater for different diets as all meals are provided from a set menu. We have two “self-service stations” to refill milk, coffee, tea, sugar portions along the corridor between rooms. On the last morning of the course, you will be requested to bring down your used bedding and use the clean linen in the wardrobe to make the bed.
Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the house.
We have limited bedrooms available so please enquire when booking your room if we have availability. There is wheelchair access to our main meeting room via our lift.
We have a main car park in front of the house for all our guests. (all cars are parked at your own risk).
Some drivers have found using their SATNAV only give directions to Stone Cross and no directions to Glyndley Manor. On request we can email detailed travel information with various route options to Glyndley or use multimap.co.uk with “BN24 5BS Glyndley Manor”.
Polegate station is the nearest train station to Glyndley Manor. At Polegate station taxis are normally available and the fare to Glyndley is about £10.00.
Local taxis are readily available to and from Glyndley Manor. Contact us for taxi phone numbers, if required.
London Gatwick Airport is the nearest airport to Glyndley. There is a train station at the airport’s South Terminal where there are direct trains to Eastbourne station once every ½ hour. Travel time is about 45 min. If you fly into London Heathrow Airport, take the coach National Express, which runs approximately every 10 minutes, to Gatwick Airport South Terminal. Journey time is about 70 minutes.
Herstmonceux Castle is just ten miles away from Glyndley Manor, making it a great day trip destination to this medieval landmark. Dating from the 15th Century, it is one of the oldest significant brick buildings still standing in England.
10 miles south to Glyndley is England’s south coast, which is identified by its stunning white cliffs made of chalk. Along these high cliffs are walks with magnificent views, making it a perfect day out. Steps can be found down to the pebble beachside below the cliffs.
6 miles south to Glyndley is Eastbourne, our nearest town, situated on the coast. Great for a day out shopping, or wandering along the beachside promenade where you will find the pier and seaside fun.
Glyndley Manor has its own attractions, including an outdoor swimming pool for the summer, a fishing lake, and a creativity building for guests on our creativity courses.