9 - 10 Sep 2022
Two Day Event
Friday Evening - Saturday Evening (Sunday Optional)
The subject of family is at the heart of the Gospel message, as modelled by Jesus with his earthly family, his close friends and his heavenly Father. Understanding the divine principles of being in God’s family is essential to understanding our position, role and responsibilities within His plans and purposes for our life.
As adopted children of the Heavenly Father, we not only enjoy the blessings of our adoption, but we must take seriously the responsibility that comes with it. Each one of us with a unique part to play as a full and active member of His family, regardless of our background, skills or qualifications.
This course will give an eternal perspective of what it means to be in God’s family and how you can grow and flourish in that place of belonging and rest. It will look at what it means to share in His work, pray His family prayer and draw strength from the family for your everyday life.
This course is part of our exciting Explore programme. You can join any Explore course individually, but to receive the full experience we recommend you register for the entire series of this life-transforming programme.
EXPLORE IS FOR ANYONE WHO…
…desires a deeper, closer and more meaningful relationship with God
…knows there are issues in their life which are holding them back
…wants to understand God’s plan for their own life so they can walk in it
…wants to grow in their understanding of healing so that they can help others
I am so thankful for the retreat and for the chance to know God in a whole new way... as a Father who loves us unconditionally. His love is so freeing and so real! I know that the Spirit is in me and with me.
When you arrive for the course you will receive a printed booklet. This provides the teaching notes that will be covered during the event but also gives further questions for those who want to study the topic further after the event.
During the course there are six teaching sessions which cover the following topics:
Father God has affirmed my place in the family of God and of my worth and value.
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)
Twin ensuite (2 sharing) - Including Sunday
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.