1 - 4 Aug 2024
Four Day Event
Thursday - Sunday
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.
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.
The teaching will be Biblically grounded and include:
You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step
Rate per person
We have a friendly reception team who will be available throughout your stay and will be able to help you with any practical problems or questions you may have. It is open daily from 9:00am – 5.30pm.
We have a main car park for all our guests. Limited blue badge parking is available at the front of the house (all cars are parked at your own risk).
We have limited ground floor bedrooms available so please enquire when booking your room if we have availability. There is wheelchair access from our courtyard entrance and our team will be available to help if needed. Please call ahead so that we can greet you and help you in.
Our kitchen team are passionate about making delicious, nutritious meals for our guests. We are able to cater for some special medical diets if you give us notice on booking and liaise with us. Meal times are typically: Breakfast 8:45am, Lunch 1:00pm, Evening Meal 6:00pm.
For each course you will find there are multiple accommodation options depending on your preference, which are budget (4-6 sharing), standard (3 sharing), twin (2-sharing) and twin ensuite. We provide electric blankets in all our rooms on every bed for the comfort of our guests.
Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the house.
We are conveniently located less than a mile south of junction 33 of the M6 motorway. After leaving the motorway, take the first turn exit at the first roundabout, and then take an almost immediate first right on to our main driveway where you will see our signs.
Our nearest train station is Lancaster Station which is just 6 miles north of Ellel Grange. From there you can easily get a taxi to us. The next nearest station is Preston which is 21 miles south of Ellel Grange.
Local taxis are readily available to and from Ellel Grange. Contact us for taxi phone numbers, if required.
A bus stop is located at the end of our main drive on both sides of the A6 main road. Buses regularly run between Lancaster and Preston on the A6.
Our nearest international airport is Manchester (MAN), which is 55 miles away. It’s connected to a railway terminal providing regular train travel direct to nearby Lancaster (6 miles from Ellel Grange). From there you can take a taxi. If flying into the UK’s other major airports, Heathrow provides air connections to Manchester, or alternatively take a train from London Euston direct to Lancaster.
For guests staying on our longer term courses or who wish to plan an extended trip in the area, there is an abundance of fantastic places to see and explore.
Ellel Grange is nestled amongst some of England’s finest and most spectacular scenery. To the north there is the exquisite Lake District National Park, home of Beatrix Potter and a walkers paradise (35 miles to Windermere). To the East of Ellel Grange there is the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with stunning limestone pavement, rolling hills and quintessential english farmland and market towns.
On our own doorstep there is the historic city of Lancaster with its medieval castle and the Forest of Bowland, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Or you can explore some of our nearby coastlands, such as Blackpool and Lytham St Annes, with wide open beaches and victorian period promenades, or take in the stunning Morecambe Bay sunset views towards the Lake District mountains.
For a nearby trip, why not visit The Flower Bowl at Barton Grange, the country’s largest garden centre with shops, cafe, cinema, crazy golf, bowling and curling rink! Or try Scorton Barn’s unbeatable cakes and coffee. Wallings is loved for its superb farmhouse ice cream and sundaes (beware the huge portions!). Or take a drive through the gorgeous Trough of Bowland.