Friends of Ashburnham Place

The vision of Ashburnham Christian Trust is carried not only by those of us who live and work at Ashburnham Place but by a wonderful network of friends across the UK and the world.  These friends share the vision and calling of ACT through prayer, giving, volunteering and challenge; our friends have been critical to the fruitfulness of God’s work through ACT since its first days in the 1950s.  If you share a sense of vision and connection with this place and people we’d love you to join with us by becoming a ‘Friend of Ashburnham’.  The Ashburnham Christian Trust is committed to building strong relationships with the Friends and provide opportunities for them to engage in conversation with the Ashburnham Place community and each other. The aspiration is to cultivate a sense of joint ownership, sharing in a common purpose and generous giving.

For details of how to do this please email

Become 'A Friend of Ashburnham Place'

There is no cost involved in becoming Friend, however we would be very grateful to receive any donation you feel able to able to give.

Below is an image of Rev John Bickersteth, founder of Ashburnham Christian Trust with a image of our new Welcome Lounge area at Ashburnham Place where our vision for the Friends of Ashbunham Place may be seen.

If you would like more information about becoming a Friend of Ashburnham Place?

Please complete the form below.

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As a ‘Friend’ you will:

  • Receive regular prayer and news updates
  • Be invited to the yearly gathering of friends at Ashburnham Place
  • Have access to the member’s only area of the ACT website
  • Pray for and support ACT in a variety of ways
  • Have opportunity to be involved with the work at Ashburnham Place through volunteering, practical help and giving

If you would like more information, please complete the form below:-

““You met my needs and you provided me the right atmosphere to pray. The beauty of the environment is superb, the cleanliness of your facilities and calmness of the whole place are second to none” Guest Feedback Card – February 2014”

L. Smyth