1 - 20 Jul 2023
Ellel Glyndley Manor
How amazing would it be if you could spend three weeks with God, in a safe and encouraging place, filled with fellowship, encouragement, guidance and prayer to help you move forward into the life God has planned for you? Transform is Ellel’s longest retreat-style event which aims to help you live your life as God intended.
Transform is for anyone who is serious about finding God’s way for their life. It is a carefully laid out programme, designed to allow you to get the best out of your time investment. There will be lots of opportunity to receive through the team that will come alongside you. There will be plenty of time for fun, fellowship, many and varied activities but most importantly also time to be with God and to hear from His heart.
Be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2, ESV
Transform is a carefully laid out programme, designed to allow you to get the best out of your time investment. There will be lots of opportunity to receive through the team that will come alongside you. There will be plenty of time for fun, fellowship, many and varied activities but most importantly also time to be with God and to hear from His heart.
Transform is for anyone who is serious about finding God’s way for their life.
While there will be opportunities for prayer ministry and mentoring each week, this is not the focus of the event. These times are intended to provide guidance and help for you to discover the reality of the Lord in your own life.
Arrival is anytime from 2.15pm on the first day and departure on the final day is after the morning session by 12.00pm at the latest.
The weekends will be time for rest, for yourself and for church worship.
By Robert Steel, Director of Ellel Glyndley Manor
What I find fascinating about the letter in Philemon is the transformation that one person has gone through and the change that comes with it. Onesimus was a slave and was considered useless or unprofitable in who he was as a person. As a slave he was poor, rejected and in bondage. This is how we all were before we found Jesus.
WHO AM I?
Looking at our God-given identity
HOW CAN I BE TRANSFORMED?
Godly versus ungodly patterns of life
WHAT CAN I BRING?
Walking in your calling – contributing to the Kingdom by being you
WHY AM I STUCK?
Looking at possible blockages to living a fulfilled life
WHERE DO I FIT IN?
Finding out how to work together in healthy relationship contexts
HOW DO I HEAR FROM GOD?
Discovering more about how to hear His voice
How rest and recreation enables us to continue on the journey of life
Way to healing
The fall and Gods rescue plan
How and why?
Discovering the faithfulness of God
You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step
Budget ensuite (4-6 sharing)
Standard ensuite (3-4 sharing)
Twin ensuite (2 sharing)
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.