Autumn Sunshine by Jay Ashworth

The Art Room was a blessing to me. I`ve been able to work on a project I brought with me. A big thank you for your welcome and leading prayers. The Lord grants us the peace and you facilitate the sense of being `at home`. - Mary

The sitting room

The things that most blessed me during my stay at Penhurst were the peace and Viv`s food! - Gill

A place for contemplation

We felt very warmly welcomed and cared for throughout our stay. The weather was lovely and we appreciated all the various places to sit outside. The art room is exceptionally well stocked. - Katharine

One of the bedrooms

We really appreciated your quick responses and flexibility. Well done on encouraging wildlife and eco friendly, recycling etc. - Mark

A place of beauty

The room was wonderfully comfortable - you`ve thought of everything! It is a fabulous, peaceful, calm, inviting and beautiful place with wonderful, healthy and nourishing food. it feels like coming home to a wonderful family. - Sharon

Art Room internal

The welcome was lovely - just enough, not too instrusive but made me feel very welcome and relaxed. The food was incredible too. - Kathryn

Art Room external

A delightfully blessed week of restoration and spiritual nurture. - Gill

Guests relaxing

Lovely prayed over atmosphere. We were made to feel at home... the staff are helpful but not intrusive. There are plenty of places to be quiet, both in the house and grounds. - Margaret

Orchard Rooms

The house and garden provide lovely spaces for quiet reflection and meditation -

Happy visitors by Jay Ashworth

The atmosphere of this place, the warmth, peace & joy come together to embrace those of us lucky enough to be here! Thank you so much. - Priscilla

Penhurst Paddock by Jay Ashworth

People need these spaces amidst stressful lives today where there is little let-up for mind and body. The hospitality was excellent and the staff couldn`t be more helpful. - Janine


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 9 bedrooms including 2 ground floor en-suite rooms, one of which is fully adapted. 7 of our 9 bedrooms are ensuite. All of the rooms can be booked for single occupancy.


Individual and group stays or days: August to October 2022

We would love to welcome you for an individual retreat! Click for available dates...

Exploring Life in Covenant with God: Monday 19 September, 10am-4pm

Come and explore the depth of God`s amazing faithfulness to us and to His promises through the historic idea of covenant

*NEW DATES* Contemplative Slow Stitching: Fri 26 - Sun 28 August

God is nearer than you think. Come and listen to Him while creating with pre-loved fabrics and simple stitches. Click for info..

NEW opportunity: Please nominate us for a £1,000 donation

This year, your one nomination will count in multiple rounds of giving over the coming months. So why wait?

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