Penhurst is a small, friendly Christian Retreat Centre where a warm welcome is offered to all. Situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is just 10 miles from the coast in the Sussex High Weald. The beauty, peace and comfort of this place create an ideal setting in which to draw closer to God and experience his love.

Comfortable full-board accommodation is available for up to 16 guests sharing 8 bedrooms including 2 ground floor en-suite rooms, one of which is fully adapted.

What our guests say...

This was my first visit and I hope very much that it won't be my last.–Alison

I think it is an excellent place to stay. The best retreat centre I have stayed in. I can't think of any improvements - I liked the extra touches such as lavender bags in the bedroom, guest info book etc–Vicky

A silent three days in such prayerful surroundings.With their being so much to support contemplation this equals one guest "repaired, refitted and refuelled". Thank you!–Pauline

A very safe place to be.–Carolyn

A wonderful weekend, thank you so much. Amazing place from the big detail down to the small detail.–Lizzie

Stunning.....Thank you for giving me the Orchard Suite-I was able to sit in the Broomhall Room, listen to worship music, snuggle in the big armchair with my feet up worshiping,praying and reading God's Word. THANK YOU for this gift. –Carolyn

I had a cosy, yet sunny room with wonderful views.The chapel was very peaceful and the food at Penhurst is wonderful-home cooked with delicious vegetarian options.–Mary

Thank you for a wonderful week to retreat,refresh, enjoy good food and spend time in God's presence. The atmosphere and hospitality have enabled all of this.–Becky

Thank you all for your hospitality on Rev Ian Pruden day, it was a blessed day with him but you certainly achieved your aims/mission statement. You were attentive, focussed and hospitable and welcoming and I am very grateful ...............will be talking about you much in and around church--more Spirit filled power to your elbow.–Richard W

Great as usual-Lovely welcome from Richard and Storm and the rest of the staff.–Anne-Marie

Having heard a lot about Penhurst,it was great to go there myself and find out that it was even better than I had heard!...A special time with God. Thank you!–Rachel

Every quiet moment here was worth it.–Iheanyi

It was a lovely worthwhile day that I had at Penhurst, inspiringly led, great people,place and food.–Stella

I had an incredible visit.Such a wonderful place with kind people. I particularly found the prayer time very meaningful.–Kristen

Fabulous! We've made friends,eaten well and fed our souls too.–Steve and Sue

As always wonderfully hospitable, a time of rest, recuperation of deep peace. Thank you.Lord , continue to Bless this house!–Fiona

As soon as I walked in the door, I felt the Peace-home from home. Thank you x–Dawn

Thank you for providing such an oasis where people can (and do) meet with the Lord, and for being available yourselves to help us do so. Thank you particularly, Chris, for your input into my few days there.

My first retreat, fantastic experience, thank you all so much for a wonderful stay.–Martin

Wandering through all the floors of the old house was a fascinating focus on mission, honouring some of the greatest missionaries in history. I was very impressed, moved and inspired. Each room has been carefully and lovingly decorated. So thank you for making this place what it is. The Lord bless you all.–Menaka

Retreats, quiet days, groups and individuals

Retreats, quiet days,groups, individuals

The Centre is open to any individuals or small groups for residential stays or day visits. All who seek rest and spiritual refreshment are welcome here. We aim to be responsive and sensitive to guests and their individual needs. We believe that the warmth and quality of the welcome you receive is much more important than items or practices which speak of one particular Christian tradition.

Mission and Member Care

Mission and Member care

Penhurst has a heart for mission, and specialises in support for mission partners, cross cultural workers and full-time Christian workers from the UK and overseas. We are a member Global Connections and our staff are committed to serving the mission community in every way possible.

Misty View House & paddock from Penhurst Lane, Steve Roberts Early Morning Snow View from Tent Hill, Jay Ashworth Apples in the Orchard by Carolyn Lewis From the gate by Carolyn Lewis Heron on Pond Happy visitors by Jay Ashworth