Autumn Sunshine by Jay Ashworth

The hospitlaity was very warm and welcoming, the food was 5 star! - Ruth

The sitting room

The areas for study and prayer are very helpful in creating the right atmosphere to hear from God, the chapel is beautiful - Sandra

A place for contemplation

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

One of the bedrooms

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

A place of beauty

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

Art Room internal

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

Art Room external

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

Guests relaxing

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

Orchard Rooms

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

Happy visitors by Jay Ashworth

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

Penhurst Paddock by Jay Ashworth

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


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.


Mission Open Day - Tuesday 12 March

BOOK NOW for this `taste and see` day for mission organsations, church missions teams and mission partners.

Divorce Recovery Workshop: POSTPONED to Fri 18 - Sun 20 October

Unfortunately the February workshop has been postponed to October. Click for info...

Mindfulness and Song: Mon 19 - Thurs 22 Feb

Last spaces for a week of mindful singing, theology and spiritual practices, which will open your heart to the love of God...

2024 Bookings are OPEN!!

Led retreats and inidividual stays are available online and open for booking... Click for more info...

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