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.


 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 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.




Our services are being held with no restrictions although we encourage you to wear a mask.  There will be sanitiser and track and trace information as you arrive.

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


Safeguarding Policy

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

Rachel Bickersteth

tel: 01424 892253


St Peter's Ashburnham Churchwardens

None at present


Please check this website regularly, and our facebook page (link https://www.facebook.com/AshburnhanPlace) for up to date information






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


Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are: 
Sharon Gulliver 07901 5686607 for Ashburnham

James Fraser 01825 714718 for Penhurst






We proudly produce a weekly newsheet for St Peters 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 weekly newsletter for Ashburnham St Peters and The Chapel 

Editor: David Amos

Please send contributions by email to David at damos78261@aol.com





Christmas 2021




Carols by Candlelight – 19th December @ 6.00pm at St Peters Church (no morning service that day)


Christmas Day -25th December @ 10.30am Family Service followed by a shortened Holy Communion service at 11.20am at St Peters Church





Christmas Concert notice



A concert of Christmas Music

The Whatlington Singers with Louise Winter, Mezzo Soprano

Monday 20th December at 7.00pm at St Peter’s Church, Ashburnham

Festive refreshments will be served after the concert in aid of essential Church building repairs please email :

Suggested minimum gift of £8.00 per person (this suggested gift should not exclude anyone so please get in touch if you would like to come along)

All donations will be very much appreciated

To book your place AshburnhamChristmasConcert@gmail.com

We wish to acknowledge our grateful thanks for the generosity of the Whatlington Singers and Louise winter for freely giving their time and talent to support Ashburnham Church. The concert will finish at 8.00pm
















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