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

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

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

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 internal

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

Art Room external

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

Guests relaxing

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

Orchard Rooms

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

Happy visitors by Jay Ashworth

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

Penhurst Paddock by Jay Ashworth

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


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.


24 May
Fri - Fri

Touching the Hem of His Garment

31 May - 2 Jun
Fri - Sun

Praying In and Out

3 Jun
Mon - Mon

Quarterly Day of Prayer for Mission

14 - 16 Jun
Fri - Sun

Well-being weekend (June 2024)

14 Jun
Fri - Fri

Jonah - The Depth of God`s Grace

21 Jun
Fri - Fri

Daring to Talk about Grief

24 - 28 Jun
Mon - Fri

Draw and Paint the Beauty of Penhurst

1 - 5 Jul
Mon - Fri

Valley Paths

9 Jul
Tue - Tue

One Day in Jesus` Ministry

15 - 19 Jul
Mon - Fri

4 Night IGR with Susan Oakes

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Debriefs and Retreats for Mission and Ministry Partners

Click for information on upcoming retreats specifically for people in mission and ministry...

Wellbeing weekend: 14-16 June 2024

Book now for this weekend covering subjects of perfectionism, shame and anger, using material from Kintsugi Hope

Group availability

Looking to get away with a church group, leadership team, prayer and friends group? We have weekday and weekend availability..

Healing Encounter Days: Fri 24 May, Tues 9 July, Thurs 17 Oct, Mon 4 Nov

Book now for these popular days led by Carol Bsotock and the Beauty from Ashes team. More info here...

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