A 1000 year-old residential centre: an outstanding facility for churches, businesses, youth groups, and outdoor pursuits....

At the Centre

Image The Asheldham Centre

What you will find at the Centre

The following facilities are available:

  • There is parking for approximately 6-8 cars or 3/4 minibuses**
  • Flip Chart (bring your own paper)
  • TV, DVD,  & Video - for showing videos only
  • Meadow - opposite the Centre.....is used for archery and survival training, plus some 'games'.
  • Copies of 'Good News Bible', 'Mission Praise', and 'Lets Praise' songbooks.
  • Local Ordnance Survey maps of 1:25,000 and 1:50,000
  • Brochures on places of local interest
  • Various books, magazines, table tennis equipment
  • Archery equipment ONLY TO BE USED WHEN BOOKED; those groups who have qualified instructors will be required to submit their proof of qualification to the Senior Manager on booking; this will be checked with the National Governing Body. Please contact the Warden (John Kirby 07957 524919) if you are in any doubt as to whether your leader/adults in authority have suitable qualifications.

The Centre is a 28 bed generally self-catering facility comprising two ten-bunk dormitories for participants and two two-bed small dormitories for leaders in a separate part of the building, plus 4 Z beds (folding beds) which can be sensibly positioned anywhere in the building. The permutations are however entirely up to group leaders. The centre has a Main Hall (see photographs via 'Links' menu), a small dedicated Chapel, fully fitted kitchen with six-burner cooker, separate grill, microwave cooker, fridge-freezer, all crockery and utensils for over 30 people,  male toilets, male shower, female toilets, female shower, a multi-purpose room usually classed as the 'games room' - but can be converted to a variety of purposes, and entrance hall.

Bedding is not provided. All bunk beds conform to EU regulations. Please bring your own sleeping bags, pillows, or sheets etc..

** Coaches can gain access to the Centre but parking on-site is not possible; however a drop off point is available by pre-arrangement with the Manager and parking is available relatively close by.