Welcome to the website for the united benefice of Ashburnham with Penhurst. Here you will find information about our churches, and the events and activities which are part of our church and village life. Our desire is to know, love and to follow Jesus Christ in our homes, our church family and in the communities where we live and work.




Sundays at 9.15 am & 11 am at Ashburnham & Penhurst

At Penhurst and Ashburnham we aim to be churches that are accessible to everyone; to be a place where people feel welcome and can experience something of the love of God.


Gathering together is part of our regular rhythm as Christians. We come together to worship God each Sunday, at 9.15 am at Penhurst (TN33 9QP) and at 11 am at Ashburnham (TN33 9NE), to sing hymns and songs, pray, listen to God’s word, support and encourage each other, and to remember with bread and wine what Jesus has done for us.


At Penhurst we use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), while at Ashburnham Common Worship (CW) is used primarily.   

These services reflect the traditional and contemporary breadth of liturgy in the Church of England and, with Ashburnham Chapel, seek to offer services which are welcoming, meaningful and accessible to all. 





2nd June            9.15 am Holy Communion (BCP) at Penhurst

11 am Morning Prayer (CW) at Ashburnham


9th June            9.15 am Morning Prayer (BCP) at Penhurst

11 am Holy Communion (CW) at Ashburnham


16th June           9.15 am Holy Communion (BCP) at Penhurst

11 am Morning Prayer (CW) at Ashburnham


23rd June           9.15 am Morning Prayer (BCP) at Penhurst

11 am Holy Communion (CW) at Ashburnham GIFT DAY


30th June           10.30 am JOINT SERVICE at Ashburnham


All these services are open to everyone. Refreshments served afterwards.









        St Peter's Church, Ashburnham

Our aim is to be a church that is accessible to everyone, wherever they are coming from, and to be a place where people can experience healing and restoration. We want to provide the opportunity for all to grow in faith and commitment to Jesus Christ whatever their age.

We have one Church Service each Sunday at 11 am, with a SUNDAY CLUB for children aged 4+, running at the same time. Children can enjoy craft, story-telling, songs and play in a safe and friendly environment. All Sunday Club leaders are DBS-checked and safely recruited. There is also a quiet area in the ‘upper room’ at St Peter’s that is available for parents/carers to take pre-school children out during the service, which has toys, books and colouring materials available.


For more information contact Julie Cregeen (01424 612324) 


Our services are informal yet orderly, often following the liturgy of Common Worship. We seek to be led by the Holy Spirit. All members are given the opportunity to share what God is doing in their lives if they wish.


While no formal covid restrictions are in place, wearing a mask remains optional and everyone is encouraged us use hand sanitiser when entering the church building. Holy Communion is administered to people individually, with a wafer being dipped in the wine.


Everyone is welcome!


Private prayer


 The church building is open for private prayer every day. 

Please follow the guidelines to keep everyone safe from the risk of infection



Revd Gary Cregeen

Priest-in-Charge of Ashburnham with Penhurst

& Rural Officer for East Sussex

Agmerhurst Granary, Kitchenham Road, Ashburnham, Battle, TN33 9NA

T: 01424 612324

E: gary@gandjcregeen.co.uk


The local Church...

Our Parish Profile tab gives more information about life at St. Peter's

Ashburnham Chapel

At St. Peter's we often join with friends at Ashburnham Chapel for shared services and events. To contact them and find out lots more about The Chapel see their website here

Village Website

Find out more about activities, groups and events in Ashburnham and Penhurst on the village website here

St. Peter's PCC Secretary

Fay Merrick

tel: 01424 359267


St Peter's Ashburnham Churchwardens


Catherine Duggleby


07801 634034


John French:


01424 892580




Safeguarding Policy


We are fully committed to the safety of everyone in our care; all our leaders are DBS checked, and occasional helpers are closely supervised. We aim to abide by Diocesan child protection and safeguarding guidelines





We produce a monthly newsletter for Ashburnham and Penhurst Churches and Ashburnham Chapel. If you would like an item including or you would like to receive a copy please contact the Editor as shown below


The  Post

The monthly newsletter for Ashburnham St Peters and The Chapel 

Editor: Tina French

Please send contributions by email to Tina at: j.french678@btinternet.com







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