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Be our guest

Get away and stay in one of our comfortable guest rooms. Find time to walk, reflect or join the community during our meeting times.

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Visiting us soon?

Visiting Ashburnham Place and need a little more information? Check out our Contact page, and remember, we are closed on Mondays.

Join the Catalyst volunteer training programme

Apply for the Catalyst training programme. For 18 – 27 year olds who have a desire to grow in faith and life skills.

Learn new skills

Develop your gift

Be part of the team


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Getting started

The application will only take 15 minutes to finish.

To complete the application you will need:

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A Nice Bow Of Soup

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Try our new menus

Enjoy the taste of fresh food from our walled Kitchen Garden to your table.

The West Room At Ashburnham Place

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Meeting space for all

Small to large groups take in the atmosphere and views of our various meeting rooms.

Ashburnham Place closed dates

Due to events, the site will be closed on the following dates:

Saturday 20th to Wednesday 31st of July.
Thursday 1st to Monday 12th of August.(Opening Tuesday the 13th  of August)
Saturday 16th of November. (Opening Sunday, 17th  of November)

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Events at Ashburnham Place

Retreat, learn and make new connections at one of our in-house events. Contact me for more info.

Read our events diary

From one day events to week long breaks. Read our events diary.

Encountering The Enneagram 3
Tue, July 16
Pul Wenham

Encountering the Enneagram 3

This retreat is designed to help those committed to their own inner work who have found the enneagram to be a useful tool on this journey.
Fire In The Desert
Tue, September 3
Angela Walker

Fire in the Desert

Do you feel like you are going through a wilderness season where God seems distant or you feel alone and don’t know where you are going? Fire in the Desert
Creative Writing Break – ‘Fields And Walking’
Tue, September 24
Chris Leonard

Creative Writing Break – ‘Fields and Walking’

A Creative Writing break on the theme of ‘Fields and Walking’ no writing experience necessary, only a willingness to have a go. (ACT767) Tuesday 24th September 12pm – Friday 27th
The Book Of Ruth
Tue, September 24

The Book of Ruth

The Story of Ruth, God’s plans and purposes, His provision and promises, his protection and great love for us, both now and for the Future

Study with WTC

You can study theology to degree level at Ashburnham Place with WTC
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Grounds and gardens

Over 200 acres of ancient woodland, wildlife and lakes to discover.

A Butterfly On Daisy

Explore the hidden paths

Blue Doors Rear View

Searching for a quiet place to get away? Stay at Blue Doors

We have a delightful self-catering cottage, ‘Blue Doors’, which is set alone in the beautiful woodland that surrounds Ashburnham Place.


Farmers Market Food Stall

Visit the best farmers' and provisions market in East Sussex.

Our monthly farmers market offers artisanal, local, ethical, and sustainable products: cheese, meats, fish, chocolate, honey, preserves and more.

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Work At Ashburnham Place

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Join our team

Check here for current employment opportunities at Ashburnham Place in paid positions and specific volunteer roles.

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Find a good read

Our bookshop has an excellent variety of bibles, Christian resource books, ethical gifts, cards and snacks.

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Who we are

About us

Ashburnham Place is stewarded by the Ashburnham Christian Trust and is home to a serving community of Christians from many traditions.

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