The sitting room

There was warmth, friendliness, nothing too much trouble. It was all very conducive to being mindful and prayerful. - Sian

A place of beauty

Our stay has been a touch of heaven . The readings and prayer times were very helpful. The love warmth and hospitality showed God's Love in action.Each member of staff were encouraging and caring. - Marylee and John

Art Room external

I was aware of God from the moment I went through the door and I felt safe in God's arms. It was privilege to be at Penhurst. Thanks. - Ali

Guests relaxing

I have never felt so at peace. Loved every second and thank you so much for all the kindness and for the most wonderful experience. -

Art Room2

I can't put into words how very grateful I am to be able to come on this weekend - it's been life-changing. Thank you - Johanna

A place for contemplation

..Such a place of God's presence and hospitality. - Jackie

A welcome awaits

I have never ever filled in a feedback form without an improvement or a suggestion, except for this one for Penhurst! I was so deeply blessed. Every Mission worker should come here. - Jackie (Retired overseas worker in her 80's)

One of the bedrooms

Thank you for some excellent debrief sessions. I can't tell you how much we appreciated them;just the right time and the words we needed to hear to help get us on the right path ahead. - Mike

Classic view of the Centre

I came from Canada for 10 days....I went to 'Downton Abbey' and yes it was amazing, but it has nothing on Penhurst-Penhurst has Jesus! - Catherine

Happy visitors by Jay Ashworth

Penhurst is a little bit of Heaven. - Charlotte


Penhurst is a small, friendly Christian Retreat Centre where a warm welcome is offered to everyone. We also specialise in support for mission partners, cross cultural workers and full-time Christian workers from the UK and overseas.

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.


28 - 30 Sep
Wed - Fri

Teach us to pray

30 Sep - 2 Oct
Fri - Sun

The Rhythm and soul of the book

6 Oct
Thu - Thu

Abba's Child

7 - 9 Oct
Fri - Sun

From Wild Man to Wise Man

9 - 12 Oct
Sun - Wed

Silent Guided Retreat for men in leadership

12 - 13 Oct
Wed - Thu

Bp Richard Jackson presents Lessons from Jacob:

16 - 21 Oct
Sun - Fri

5 night silent Individually Guided Retreat

22 - 28 Oct
Sat - Fri

Debriefing Week - families, couples, singles

29 Oct
Sat - Sat

Loving our neighbour as our self

31 Oct - 2 Nov
Mon - Wed

Beauty from Ashes Retreat

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It's 'Open Day' time again!

on Saturday 3rd September from 12.30 pm Come and join us .. browse the stalls .. catch up with friends .. enjoy ..

Myer Briggs Spirituality Workshop

Have you ever wondered how you personality type influences your spirituality? If you know your Myers Briggs profile .....

Penhurst Family Day Saturday 16th July

If you have 'joined the Family' and are supporting Penhurst Retreat Centre in prayer then do come along...

A big THANK YOU! from Gary's legs

Thanks SO much to all of you who helped to buy a ride-on for Gary.....

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