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.
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 service each Sunday at 10.30 am.
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.
Families with children are very welcome, and we have activities for younger people each Sunday, except when there is an All Age service on the first Sunday of the month. there are two house groups which meet on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month at 8.00pm.
All enquiries regarding weddings, christenings and funerals should be made to the Churchwardens
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
Find out more about activities, groups and events in Ashburnham and Penhurst on the village website here
ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE CHURCH FAMILY OF ASHBURNHAM CHURCH,
OF THE APPOINTMENT OF THE REV’D PETER WALKER AS THE PRIEST- in- CHARGE
FOR THE BENEFICE OF ASHBURNHAM WITH PENHURST
We are delighted to announce that following a process proactively chaired by the Bishop of Lewes, Richard Jackson, the Rev’d Peter Walker currently Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Offwell near Honiton in Devon and its five parishes, has been appointed Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Ashburnham with Penhurst.
Peter’s Licensing service will be conducted at St Peter’s Ashburnham at 1930hrs on Wednesday 15th November 2017 by The Bishop of Chichester, The Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner. A buffet reception will take place afterwards at Ashburnham Place for everyone to welcome Peter and his wife Diana to the Benefice. Further details will be announced in due course.
We see Peter and Diana’s arrival as a real answer to all our prayers.
You can read Peter's biography here
With Our Love and Every Blessing to Everyone,
Catherine Duggleby and John Cormode, Churchwardens of Ashburnham Church, John French, Deputy Warden and Richard Hann, Acting Chair of PCC
“In Christ we, though many form one body and each member belongs to all the others ...
encouraging...showing mercy cheerfully ...devoted to one another in love.
Romans 12 vv.5-10