‘Loving the Centre into a new place’

Amazing news!!

We are up-and-running with guests expressing their delight at the changes

AND fundraising has moved on apace:

We now only have     £29,500    left to raise

Since we added the ground floor bedrooms in the Orchard Rooms in 2010 the preference for ensuite has increased year on year. It seemed opportune then to think about increasing our ensuite provision at the same time as changing to a pressurised water system and upgrading our electrics - as each will cause a similar amount of disruption.


The Centre has now reopened after being closed for three months and the building work is complete.

During this period the pipework for the heating and water was completely replaced and an unvented pressurised water system fitted throughout the building making hot water instantly available with no need to ‘run off’ vast amounts of cooler water before the hot arrives. This ‘sealed’ system also increases efficiency and hygiene as well as making ‘wholesome’ drinking water available for our guests from every tap.

At the same time all the old, deteriorating electric cabling that would have failed it`s next 5 yearly inspection was replaced and energy saving LED lighting installed in all the new bathrooms.

In the main house, 5 of the 7 bedrooms have ensuites and there is a shared `bath`room with a lovely roomy bath as before.

Please help us to raise the rest of the money

We still don’t have all the funds for this project yet but we are nearly there.


the majority of has come from loyal supporters who love Penhurst Retreat Centre and all that happens here but we have also had some generous donations from Trusts and organisations who value our ethos and purpose.

If you can help us in any way to ensure that the project is fully paid for we would love to hear from you. You may know of a Trust we could approach for funding, you may be willing to pray with us for the success of the project, you may be able to run a fundraising event for us or you may be able to make a donation yourself.

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Here are the plans showing new room layouts: