Ashburnham Christian Trust
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Reception and Bookings office
Tuesday – Sunday
9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Not currently open
Only assistance or service dogs are allowed to walk at Ashburnham Place. The Ashburnham Place grounds are designated as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).
Day visitors are welcome to walk around Broad Water lake after enjoying your refreshments from the Orangery Tea Room. All the other lake walks and the entire 220 acres are available to our residential guests.
Ashburnham Place is the home of Ashburnham Christian Trust charity. We are an onsite international community of about 90 people, made up of paid team and their families as well as young trainees who join us for up to 1 year. We host retreats, conferences and training courses throughout the year. We steward the 220 acres of land and lakes with a view to increasing its bio-diversity and ensuring it is a place of peace and sanctuary.
Swimming is available to our residential guests only during the swimming season. From around late April – October
Fishing on the lakes at Ashburnham Place is managed by the Red Spinners fishing club. We have a very limited number of permits for residential guests. For all other fishing enquiries please contact the Red Spinners.
Ashburnham Place is owned and run by the Ashburnham Christian Trust which is a registered charity. We have no significant funds other than what we bring in through our conferencing services and the generous donations of supporters. The current General Directors are Paul Wenham and Andy Proudfoot who report to a board of trustees.
Ashburnham Place has evolved, been added to, redeveloped and repaired many times over the centuries but the roots of the current main building go back to sometime in the 15th century.
Parking is currently free for our residential guests and day visitors to the Orangery Tea Room. During special on-site events a small parking fee may be requested.
Ashburnham Place is situated in a picturesque rural valley, where the phone signal and wifi can be a bit inconsistent. However, we are currently in the process of connecting the site to a high-speed fibre cable. We understand the importance of reliable connectivity and are working to improve it. Keep checking back for updates.
Our visitors have life-changing experiences and leave with fresh vision for their lives. We couldn’t do this without your valuable support.
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Get away and stay in one of our comfortable guest rooms. Find time to walk, reflect or join the community during our meeting times.
Visit the Orangery Tea Room for a fantastic cup of tea and some of the best scones in Sussex.
Check here for available employment positions at Ashburnham Place in paid positions and specific volunteer roles.
We are a catalytic community who seek to serve and resource all whom God sends our way.
Ashburnham Place has a colourful and fascinating history that weaves back through some of the world changing historical events of the last eight centuries.