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
Services starting again at Ashburnham Church
Sunday services will start again from 2nd August at 10.30am.
The Government and Diocesan guidelines will determine how we can worship together, one main difference is that we are not allowed to sing. Revd. Peter will lead us in a shorter spoken service with prayers, readings and teaching.
As we recognise that not everyone will be able to be there in person, Revd. Peter will continue to produce a email service outline for each Sunday so that we can share fellowship at home.
After 2nd August the church will continue to be open for private prayer on Thursday afternoons 2-4pm, but will not be open on Sunday afternoons. There is clear signage as to which areas are to be used and hand sanitiser is available as you enter and leave. This leaves 72 hours in between when the church will be closed to air as required.
Preist-in-Charge for the benefice of Ashburnham with Penhurst
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
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:
Margaret Mills 01424 777011 for Ashburnham
John Sykes 01580 712793 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
Ashburnham Church opening for private prayer
Thursdays 2-4pm Sundays 2-4pm
We are really pleased to announce limited opening of St Peters for personal prayer. The church has been cleaned and aired, there is clear signage as to which areas are to be used and hand sanitiser is available as you enter and exit the building.
Two specific times are currently set aside for prayer:
Sundays 2 – 4pm and Thursdays 2-4pm and Rev Peter Walker will be in attendance. This leaves 72 hours in between for the church to air as is required.
The main gates remain closed at present, so please use the back entrance.
We will give further updates as current arrangements change and lockdown eases, but for now we are able to enjoy a welcome return to the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of our church.
See revised times in the notice of Services starting again above