The sitting room

A superb time of relaxation, reflection and encouragement. - The men of St John's Blackheath

A place of beauty

I came exhausted, overwhelmed and barely functioning. I left with hope-An emotion I've not felt for a long time. Thanks for providing the space and guidance to allow God to move. Penhurst is truly a special place. - Rachel

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The support that I received helped me to meet with Jesus in a new and meaningful way. It has been a really special week for me. - Leo

Guests relaxing

My retreat was "a bit of heaven on earth"-Such a lovely time to stay with all the Spring growth. - Jill

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So so soooo Amazing!I'm speechless-such a special place and presence of the Lord! - Beth

A place for contemplation

Again-so good to have been at Penhurst where I feel safe and relaxed. I had a very good retreat to share together, to learn from one another...A real blessing! - Leni

A welcome awaits

A lot of care was taken below the surface into making my week at Penhurst so restorative. I had times of realising what it might be like to be ‘well’ and functioning as I have done at times in the past. - Mary

One of the bedrooms

Where to start? Its been a wonderful time staying at Penhurst on Soul Spa. The beauty of the grounds, the homemade food have all been a source of real nourishment. - Ginnie

Classic view of the Centre

A special, up-lifting and transformative retreat. - Tessa

Happy visitors by Jay Ashworth

Rest and Peace. I leave refreshed. Thank you for being a blessing. - Emma


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.


22 - 26 May
Mon - Fri

Bouncing Back – finding resilience in God

30 May - 2 Jun
Tue - Fri

Ascending to His Presence

5 Jun
Mon - Mon

Quarterly Day of Prayer

9 - 11 Jun
Fri - Sun

Seeking the Healer

14 Jun
Wed - Wed

Ignatian Spirituality for beginners

15 Jun
Thu - Thu

Relax, Play, Create No. 4 Next Stage Calligraphy

16 - 18 Jun
Fri - Sun

Intentionally Grounded

23 Jun
Fri - Fri

No Worries

24 Jun
Sat - Sat


26 - 30 Jun
Mon - Fri

4 night WOMEN's Individually Guided Retreat

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Quarterly Day of Prayer

Join us as we pray for the spreading of God’s love across the world

Seeking the Healer for broken dreams and eating disorders

Lynda Alsford is leading this retreat in June

Living your Strengths Retreat

There are still a few places left on this retreat in May   

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More and more guests are finding out about Penhurst

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