Home on the Grange set for a stately day

Ellel Grange
Ellel Grange

ONE of the area’s grandest buildings is throwing its doors open to the public on Sunday afternoon.

Ellel Grange is home to Ellel Ministries, a Christian organisations, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

To mark its silver jubilee, it is planing a three day conference as well as the open afternoon on Sunday.

Visitors will be able to view the beautiful grounds and look around the building where there will be an exhibition, including a picture presentation, showing current work and also how Ellel Grange’s activities as a Christian healing ministry have developed over the last 25 years into a worldwide ministry.

Refreshments and afternoon tea will be available.

There will also be two brief presentations at 3pm and 4pm for visitors on the history of the building and the current work.

This country house is located on a private road off the A6 between Forton and Galgate, 100 yards south of Junction 33 of the M6.

Ellel Grange is a historic country house, dating from 1859, set in 11 acres of beautiful grounds with several species of rare trees.

It was designed as an Italianate villa in the same style as Queen Victoria’s holiday residence – Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight.

The house was built by William Preston as his country retreat. He was Mayor of Liverpool in 1858-59 and High Sherriff of Lancashire in 1865.

Ellel Grange was sold to the Christian Trust, a registered charity, on October 31, 1986, becoming the first home to Ellel Ministries International, whose founder is Peter Horrobin.

The house and grounds will be open to the public from 2.30 to 5 pm on Sunday. For more information ring 01524 751651.