Real Women

Known. Heard. Loved.


13 - 15 Sep 2024

Ellel Grange

Weekend Event

Friday evening - Sunday afternoon

About the Course

God cares about the real stuff in our lives. He not only cares but He has answers.

He has hope, freedom, comfort, healing, strength, courage and so much more to bring to the daily questions of our hearts: “Who am I? Do I even matter?  Will anything ever change? Is it all just down to me to soldier on being strong?  Does God even know me let alone love me?” …and so many, many more… Sometimes we feel these questions right close to the surface triggered by day to day life and pressures.  Maybe we numb them back into hiding with busyness, Instagram, that glass of wine or new purchase on NEXT!

The questions don’t really go away they just re-circle and drain our energy and confidence – robbing us from freedom to simply be the women God made us to be.  We are giving an opportunity to come away and connect to what is really going on inside but also to the One who knows everything about us!

Come and join us for a weekend together as women where we get real and meet with a real God who knows us inside out, hears the deep cries of our hearts and still loves us with a love that never runs out!  Ellel Grange is a prayer-filled house set aside for His children to encounter Him.  Come along and laugh, cry, receive prayer if you would like and be refreshed and refocussed in a new way with God at the centre.

Meet the Teaching Team

Cath Taylor

Cath Taylor

Ellel Grange

Cath Taylor

Cath Taylor

Ellel Grange

Assistant International Director, Ellel Grange

Ellel Grange Deputy Centre Director, Ellel Grange

Executive Leader, United Kingdom

Cath Taylor is married to Andy, and together they lead the international work of Ellel Ministries.

Cath joined Ellel Grange on the Young Peoples team back in the early 1990s when she was just 18. She didn’t plan to stay on team longer than the one year, but God gripped her heart with a love for what He can do through the work and His heart to draw close to His children. Cath loves sharing God’s heart with His people and helping them discover a real, trusting relationship with Him that can change everything in their lives!

Andy and Cath have three sons, and when they are not busy running Ellel Grange where she works closely with Andy as the Assistant International Director, she loves to be outdoors in the countryside. Her favourite things to do basically involve anything that is outside and doesn’t involve sitting still – bike riding, jogging, walking, hiking, swimming!

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Guest Speaker

Sarah was brought up in Lancaster and graduated with a Theology degree in 2009 from Regents Theological College. Sarah has been part of the team at Emmanuel Mount Church in Fleetwood since 2017. Sarah and her family enjoy walks and bike rides on the prom and being with friends and family in their spare time.

Sue Sainsbury

Sue Sainsbury

Ellel Grange

Sue Sainsbury

Sue Sainsbury

Ellel Grange

Deputy Director, Ellel Grange

After becoming a Christian in her early 20s, Sue spent a number of years working in NHS management before hearing God’s call to teach English in a Bible College in early 1990s Romania. She then went to London Bible College to study Theology with the desire to teach it. After meeting and marrying John Sainsbury, Sue completed a PhD in Theology and has since combined being a Pastor’s Wife with lecturing in Theology at a number of Bible Colleges at home and overseas. She has a passion for God’s truth being lived out in the details of daily life so that people can be freed into ‘life in all its fullness’. Together, Sue and John are the Deputy Directors at Ellel Grange.

Sue loves reading all kinds of books, especially in a quiet space lit by fairy lights and an open fire!

Timings for the Weekend

The weekend begins with registration from 4pm followed by a meal at 6pm on Friday 13th. The course will then finish with lunch at 1pm on Sunday 15th. 

Book Your Place

Booking Options

You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step



Budget (4-6 sharing)


Standard (3 sharing)


Twin (2 sharing)


Twin ensuite (2 sharing)


Single (shared bathroom)



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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.

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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).

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Disabled Access

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.

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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.

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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.

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Free high-speed WiFi internet access is available throughout the house.

Getting Here and Other Details

Ellel Grange

A beautiful country house in the North West of England.

Ellel Grange
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01524 751651

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By Road

By Rail, Taxi & Bus

By Air

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.

Plan your stay

Explore the surrounding area

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.

Nearby National Parks

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.

Historic Lancaster & The Forest of Bowland

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.

Nearby Coastlands

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.

Local treats

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.

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