Time Out for Married Couples

Retreat, refreshing and renewal for married couples


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7 - 10 Mar 2024

Ellel Glyndley Manor

Four Day Event

Thursday - Sunday

About the Course

With marriages facing so many pressures, ‘Time out for Married Couples’ is designed to do just that, to give you some quality time out in order to bless you, acknowledge the struggles, and help you flourish in your marriage.

Whether you’re recently married or have been married for many years, this course is designed to help couples who want to enter more fully into God’s plans and purposes for their marriage and to enjoy their lives together.

We will explore what makes marriage so important to God and such a gift to humanity. We will also take an honest look at what can go wrong, how we get wounded and wound others, and how we can apply God’s healing and restoration to one of the most important relationships in our lives.

In addition, the weekend will include time and space to spend together in the beautiful surroundings of the centre, to reflect and to be creative together. There will also be opportunities to receive prayer ministry from an experienced ministry couple.



This course is for couples coming together rather than just one person from a marriage.

Further Details


Registration starts from 11am on the first day and the course begins with lunch at 1pm. The course ends after lunch on the last day.


The rooms will all be twin, with beds pulled together where possible! Rooms will be either ensuite or otherwise have a private bathroom.

Teaching Topics

The teaching will be Biblically grounded and include:

  • Understanding God’s beautiful design for marriage.
  • Exploring how we can be wounded before our marriage, in childhood and earlier in life, how past relationships can poison our current ones, and how those wounds can especially impact our relationship with our spouse.
  • Identifying how we hurt each other within our marriage, what we might instinctively do to navigate that pain and how God can provide healing and a healthier way forward.
  • Exploring the emotions we feel, or suppress, and how we deal with and express them well.
  • Looking at our legitimate needs as husband and wife and how to communicate them to each other.
  • Acknowledging how trust can be damaged and then finding a way forward to restoration and renewed trust.
  • An honest look at sex: the struggles we may encounter and how we might build sexual intimacy within our marriage.
  • Developing a fresh vision of hope for our marriages.

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Booking Options

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Rate Per Person

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We offer a wide range of accommodation. For each course, there are different types of accommodation depending on preference. These include:

  • Dormitory (4-6 sharing)
  • Standard (3-4 sharing)
  • Twin (2-sharing)
  • Single (limited availability).

All bedrooms are en-suite. The non-residential option is inclusive of all meals except breakfast.

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Glyndley Cottages Accommodation

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.*

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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.

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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.

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Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the house.

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Disabled Access

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.

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We have a main car park in front of the house for all our guests.  (all cars are parked at your own risk).

Getting Here and Other Details

Ellel Glyndley Manor

Glyndley Manor is situated near Eastbourne on the south coast of England, in the beautiful county of East Sussex.

Ellel Glyndley Manor
Stone Cross
East Sussex
BN24 5BS
United Kingdom

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01323 440440

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By Road

By Rail & Taxi

By Air

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”.

Plan Your Stay

Herstmonceux Castle

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.

The Seven Sisters

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

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.

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