20 - 22 May 2022
Ellel Glyndley Manor
Long Weekend Event
Friday Evening - Sunday Afternoon
Being a man of God yet a man in the world can be extremely conflicting. Navigating life can be fraught with pressures, stumbling blocks and uncertainties which can make it seem impossible to succeed as a man after God’s heart.
This practical and challenging course considers the true meaning of manhood as God intended it to be and what you are created for. It will explore common areas of difficulty men fall into, looking at how the past has contributed to creating wrong pathways for your present and future, maybe leaving you with a sense of failure and you are ‘just not good enough’.
Looking at your God-given identity, with your unique gifts and qualities, it seeks to strengthen your relationship with God and your view of yourself in order to enable you to be able to withstand the pressures, temptations and expectations the world throws at you.
Registration starts at 4.00pm on Friday afternoon. The course starts with a meal at 6pm on Friday evening and the first session starts at 7.30pm.
The course ends on Saturday evening at 9pm unless you choose to stay overnight on Saturday in which case the departure time is 11.30am on Sunday morning.
This course officially finishes at 9pm on Saturday evening to allow those with church or family commitments to still attend. However, if you don’t have any time pressure, why not stay over until Sunday and enjoy time and space in our beautiful centre to reflect on the weekend and have a personal retreat. The additional cost for this extra night of accommodation and breakfast the next day is just £20. See price options below.
I have learnt that Jesus doesn't live in a religious box but lives in complete freedom and invites me to live with Him with real joy and adventure. I'm experiencing more and more of what it means to know the truth and this truth setting me free.
The course includes 8 teaching sessions with prayer ministry available during approximately half of those.
The following topics will be covered during the teaching sessions:
Registration starts at 4:30pm and the course begins with an evening meal at 6pm. The course ends with lunch on the final day at 1pm with departure by 3.30pm.
To discuss single room availability please contact our Bookings Office. Please note that bed linen and towels are provided for you.
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.
A great opportunity to talk to other men without feeling condemned.
You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step
Budget ensuite (4-6 sharing)
Twin ensuite (2 sharing)
Sold Out £210.00
Standard ensuite (3-4 sharing)
Sold Out £240.00
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.