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...

I thank God for caring for this place.May God alone bless you abundantly and protect you all.–Patricia

Chris was really sweet and helpful-Thank you. My room was comfy and warm and the food was delicious.–Jess

A really really wonderful, relaxing time. The welcome and hospitality couldn't have been better in my opinion. Thank you!–David

I had a lovely comfortable bedroom-A place of solitude.The art room was my sanctuary.I think the thing I loved most was the church next door.–Sarah

There was a very welcoming atmosphere and I was picked up to and from the station even before they met me!–Kemi

I have had a God centred time of refreshment and relaxation. It has been amazing, thank you!–Gaenor

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

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