How amazing would it be if you could spend three weeks with God, in a safe and encouraging place, filled with fellowship, encouragement, guidance and prayer to help you move forward into the life God has planned for you? Transform is Ellel’s longest retreat-style event which aims to help you live your life as God intended.


Transform is a carefully laid out programme, designed to allow you to get the best out of your time investment. There will be lots of opportunity to receive through the team that will come alongside you.  There will be plenty of time for fun, fellowship, many and varied activities but most importantly also time to be with God and to hear from His heart.

Who is it for?

Transform is for anyone who is serious about finding God’s way for their life.

Please note:
While there will be opportunities for prayer ministry and mentoring each week, this is not the focus of the event. These times are intended to provide guidance and help for you to discover the reality of the Lord in your own life.

Be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2, ESV

Find a Transform Retreat

Weekday Activities

Each weekday will have some of the following elements:

Some of the Weekday Topics Covered in the Teachings:


Who Am I?

Looking at our God-given identity

How Can I Be Transformed?

Godly versus ungodly patterns of life

What Can I Bring?

Your Calling
Walking in your calling – contributing to the Kingdom by being you

Why Am I Stuck?

Moving Forward
Looking at possible blockages to living a fulfilled life

Weekend Activities

The weekends will be time for rest, for yourself and for church worship.

Additional topics during the week also include:

1 – Foundations (the fall and God’s rescue plan)

2 – Forgiveness (how and why?)

3 – God’s faithfulness (discovering the faithfulness of God)

Where Do I Fit In?

Finding out how to work together in healthy relationship contexts

How Do I Hear From God?

Discovering more about how to hear His voice

Finding Sustenance

Being Still
How rest and recreation enables us to continue on the journey of life

Where is Transform?

Transform is run exclusively from Ellel Glyndley Manor, located near Eastbourne on the south coast of England.

About Glyndley Manor


We offer a wide range of accommodation. For each course, there are different types of accommodation depending on preference.
These include:

Glyndley Manor Rooms
Dormitory (6-7 sharing), Standard (3-4 sharing), Twin (2-sharing) and Single (limited availability). All bedrooms are en-suite. The non-residential option is inclusive of all meals except breakfast.

On-site self-catering Holiday Cottages
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 apartment. Several cottages can include a Z-bed or sofa bed, for which an extra person supplement applies. 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.*

Read our article

A Transformed Life through the Book of Philemon

By Robert Steel, Director of Ellel Glyndley Manor

What I find fascinating about the letter in Philemon is the transformation that one person has gone through and the change that comes with it. Onesimus was a slave and was considered useless or unprofitable in who he was as a person. As a slave he was poor, rejected and in bondage. This is how we all were before we found Jesus.

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