17 - 18 Mar 2023
Two Day Event
Friday to Saturday
A brand new weekend for Women here at Ellel Grange. We will have a gentle programme of teaching, worship, encounter with God, rest, good food, chat, panel discussions and creative fun! In a light but challenging way, we will be looking at the issues of women being free to be who God made us to be. What holds so many of us women back in relationships and life, and why does self-doubt and insecurity feel such a familiar companion to so many of us? Why do so many of us carry unrealistic expectations of how we should or shouldn’t be? How did God design women and do I have to be a certain “cookie cutter” woman to be accepted and loved? God wants us to discover who we are in Him and that when rooted firmly in Him we can be women of courage and boldness – free to BE… for Him!
We would love you to join us for the weekend. The programme is relaxed and informal – bring your friends, your sister, your Mum, your daughter or come on your own and make new friends!
All us girls on team are looking forward to it – we would love you to join us!
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.
But God did so much - healing the countless wounds of rejection that I'd received most of my life and healing my femininity that I'd largely rejected as a result of years of childhood sexual abuse.
For the first time I realised that God loves me and that I am important to Him.
You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step
Budget (4-6 sharing)
Budget (4-6 sharing) - Including Sunday
Standard (3 sharing)
Standard (3 sharing) - Including Sunday
Twin (2 sharing)
Twin (2 sharing) - Including Sunday
Twin ensuite (2 sharing)
Sold Out £190.00
Twin ensuite (2 sharing) - Including Sunday
Sold Out £210.00
Sold Out £210.00
Single - Including Sunday
Sold Out £230.00
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.