The sitting room

I wish I could stay a bit longer as I was having such a "marvelous time" with the Spirit of the Lord. I feel so refreshed and so at peace. - Isaac

A place of beauty

We so enjoyed our time at Penhurst. Special thanks to Richard and Sue for their support and encouragement and wisdom. Much appreciated. Superb meals and drinks. Thanks so much-See you again! - Mark and Jenny

Guests relaxing

Thank you so much. To say that 'staying here has been a help' is the understatement of the year. I was bereaved and came straight into the comfort of Christ here. - Anne

A place for contemplation

This is a wonderful resource centre for Christian workers. My room was beautiful-Comfortable, well equipped and very suitable for disabled folk. - Brian

A welcome awaits

The best retreat Centre we have been to (and we have been to quite a few). We will certainly be back God willing! - Liz and Laurence Gough

One of the bedrooms

A fantastic find. All of us really liked the place and want to come back. - Revd Milo Brandon

Classic view of the Centre

I have had a wonderful,peaceful,relaxing weekend from which I feel renewed and ready to face what life brings. The staff are very welcoming which made me feel at home immediately.The vegetarian food couldn't have been better. - Derry-Anne

Happy visitors by Jay Ashworth

I would go back to Penhurst again and again and again! The place has been a gift to me on both occasions that I've come. You get such a friendly welcome but also genuine friendliness throughout the stay. - Chloe


Penhurst is a small, friendly Christian Retreat Centre where a warm welcome is offered to all. 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.


26 Jul
Sat - Sat


11 - 14 Aug
Mon - Thu

New Directions

14 - 17 Aug
Thu - Sun

Finishing Well - retirement and growing older

17 - 21 Aug

Following God through midlife

26 - 29 Aug
Tue - Fri

Serving as Singles

6 Sep
Sat - Sat


17 Sep
Wed - Wed

Building the peaceable kingdom

26 - 28 Sep
Fri - Sun

Myers Briggs and close relationships

23 Oct
Thu - Thu

Letting God speak through you

24 - 26 Oct
Fri - Sun

Writing our Faith

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