Be The Word Bookshop

The Bookshop Notice

Very sadly today we have taken the decision to close Be the Word Bookshop until further notice. This is due to the risk to our team and guests of the spread of the Covid 19 virus. We are so sorry we are not in a position to serve you at this time. We are praying for our customers and local communities at this challenging time

Our large shop has an excellent variety of bibles, Christian resource books, devotionals, ethical gifts, cards and food items, to name but a few.  

‘Be the Word… Christian bookshop’ aims to encourage and equip each person who visit us for their everyday life. 

In Peace and Tranquillity

When you come to use the bookshop you are most welcome to take a walk around one of our three lakes and sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this amazing place, or perhaps you would prefer to have tea and cake in our Orangery Tea Room.

Tailored Services

Mobile Bookshop

The service we can offer you at Be the Word… can be tailored to your needs and we welcome a chat with you by phone, email or in person to discuss how we can support your ministry. 

We also offer a mobile bookshop service that would work well for a conference or large event you are planning.

New Resources

Conferences & Events

If you are unable to find a book in the shop we will happily place an order for you when available it will be with us within two working days.

Please do contact us about any resources needed for your children’s work, small groups and general ministry.

Contact and Opening Hours

Email Annie on

Be the Word Bookshop
Ashburnham Place
East Sussex
TN33 9NF
Tel. 01424 894224

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Visit the Orangery Tea Room
Visit the Orangery Tea Room
<p>The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes</p>

The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes

<p>Stay at Ashburnham in our en-suite accommodation</p>

Stay at Ashburnham in our en-suite accommodation

<p>Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.</p>

Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.

<p>A look at the history of Ashburnham</p>

A look at the history of Ashburnham

What people say
What people say

Our church weekend was the best we have had for years. The location, the facilities and the staff were outstanding. We can't wait to come back next year.