East Sussex

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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 PlaceAshburnham 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.

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

The courses on offer in East Sussex:

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Don’t miss your opportunity to live, work, and study at Ashburnham Place:

Ashburnham Study ProgrammeAshburnham Christian Trust also offers an exciting opportunity to join its University & Community Programme, which combines living and serving on the volunteers work team at Ashburnham Place while studying on WTC’s CertHE or Graduate Diploma course.

Hub Director – Christian Cogley

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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.



Ashburnham Christian Trust
Ashburnham Place
East Sussex
TN33 9NF

Getting Here

By Road

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.

From South West London and Heathrow Airport

Take the M25 anti-clockwise to Junction 6 and then take the A22 through Godstone, East Grinstead, Forest Row and down to Horsebridge (the Boship Hotel roundabout). Take the second exit on to the A271. Continue through Magham Down, Herstmonceux and Windmill Hill to Boreham Street. After leaving Boreham Street the A271 turns left, signposted Battle. After about 2 miles you will see Ashburnham Place on the left hand side at the brow of the hill. There is plenty of parking on site.

By Train

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.

By Taxi

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