East Sussex Hub

REIMAGINING LEARNING IN COMMUNITY

"Ashburnham Place partners with WTC because we feel it fits perfectly with our vision and desire to see God’s kingdom extend in the UK and beyond. The way in which WTC combines rigorous academic learning with an openness to and working with the Holy Spirit is exceptional and this was significant in our decision to partner with them. We have seen and continue to see the transformational impact that WTC’s teaching has on individuals and in turn our local communities."
Paul Wenham
Director of Ashburnham Christian Trust

We are delighted to have a Hub in the heart of East Sussex, at Ashburnham Place, in partnership with Ashburnham Christian Trust. Set in 220 acres of beautiful countryside and woodland, Ashburnham Place was gifted to ACT by John Bickersteth who was a clergyman with a heart to see theological education and training flourish in the region. This vision continues to this day with a particular emphasis on equipping the wider church to be catalysts of the Kingdom throughout society.

Ashburnham is a connecting place which resources people to be radical and bright through all of life. There is indeed a great synergy with the vision of WTC to transform, heal and release God’s people fully into His purposes by integrating the best of scholarship with the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The East Sussex Hub meets on Tuesday evenings between 6pm and 10pm.

VIDEO: The East Sussex Hub at Ashburnham Place

The courses on offer at our East Sussex Hub:

Hub Director:

Christian Cogley WTC HD

Christian Cogley

With a background which encompassed studying and worshipping in a range of Christian denominations, it is my conviction that being part of a community that keeps Jesus at the centre, and that prioritises his teachings and values, is of paramount importance. This desire to be a part of a Christ-filled community, led to our decision as a family to move to East Sussex to be part of the community at Ashburnham Place a year ago. I’m a firm believer in the importance of studying theology as part of a worshipping community and am delighted to be part of the WTC team, as Hub Director for East Sussex. WTC combines academic rigour with a desire to be open to the working and leading of the Holy Spirit. All learning takes place in the context of a loving and supportive community, where we help one another along the journey of becoming better disciples of Jesus. At Ashburnham Place, we’re extremely blessed to have a fantastic cafe serving great Fair-trade coffee. If you’re interested in studying with WTC, or have any questions about the programmes we offer, I’d love to have a chat or meet up.

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Christian Cogley WTC HD

Christian Cogley

With a background which encompassed studying and worshipping in a range of Christian denominations, it is my conviction that being part of a community that keeps Jesus at the centre, and that prioritises his teachings and values, is of paramount importance. This desire to be a part of a Christ-filled community, led to our decision as a family to move to East Sussex to be part of the community at Ashburnham Place a year ago.
I’m a firm believer in the importance of studying theology as part of a worshipping community and am delighted to be part of the WTC team, as Hub Director for East Sussex. WTC combines academic rigour with a desire to be open to the working and leading of the Holy Spirit. All learning takes place in the context of a loving and supportive community, where we help one another along the journey of becoming better disciples of Jesus.
At Ashburnham Place, we’re extremely blessed to have a fantastic cafe serving great Fair-trade coffee. If you’re interested in studying with WTC, or have any questions about the programmes we offer, I’d love to have a chat or meet up.

LOCATION

Ashburnham Christian Trust

Ashburnham Place
Battle
East Sussex
TN33 9NF

Getting Here

From South East London and the Dartford Tunnel.

Take the A21 through Pembury, Lamberhurst and Robertsbridge. At John’s Cross turn right on to the A2100 signposted to Battle. On the outskirts of Battle, at the roundabout, turn right on to the A271 signposted Bexhill. The entrance to Ashburnham Place is on the right, about four miles from Battle, 200 yards after a very sharp bend.

There is usually at least an hourly service from Charing Cross and Waterloo East to Battle via Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Battle Station is about 5 miles from Ashburnham Place. Taxis are available outside the station. There is also an hourly service from Victoria to Bexhill via Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Gatwick and Eastbourne. Bexhill Station is about 7 miles from Ashburnham Place. Taxis are available outside the station.

Students wishing to use taxis from the station are recommended to book in advance.

The following companies offer a regular service:

  • Battle Taxis (24h service) – 01424 777 222
  • Town & Country (until 11pm, not Sunday) – 01424 772 222
  • 24 seven (24h service) – 01424 777 077