If you and your church or church group are looking for somewhere to hold a retreat, day of prayer, or similar event, you will find this page helpful.  Below are listed churches who offer facilities - please click on each listing for more information.  All listings must be offered free of charge (donations welcome).    (This page is still under construction)



Boughton Baptist Chapel (nr Ashford)

They would be able to offer a tea to any group up to about 40 people.
Also a day retreat would be possible for a small group (preferably self-catering).  They have a well equipped kitchen, disabled access and toilet, and the Chapel.  It is very quiet as they are surrounded by orchards near the village of Boughton Lees.  The only downside would be parking, although there is a lay-by just down the lane from the Chapel, and two or three cars could park on the verge just outside the Chapel.
For further information contact Alec or Phyllis Cripps (01233 620014) (email: panda@crippsweb.net)

The Meeting Room Annexe (Chatham)

Walderslade Baptist Church - click here for their leaflet

Victoria Baptist Church, Deal

At Victoria Baptist Church, Deal they pride themselves on their hospitality. They can offer day retreat facilities for all groups. They have a large suite of buildings which include Ladies and Gents toilets and showers. Also a disabled toilet. They can fully cater for 100 seated from their well equipped modern kitchen. They could cater for double that number in a buffet style. Groups are also welcome to stay over the weekend either sleeping camp style or in the many local B&B’s. They can cater for Afternoon Teas etc. They are situated only minutes from the Sea. Deal has the youngest Pier in the country (which has been voted the 'Best in the Country'). The Promenade is flat and provides easy walking. There are many “Traditional style” shops in our high street. Deal has a modern Leisure centre/swimming pool where there are many recreational facilities which is 10 minutes walk away. Deal castle (English Heritage) is also only 10 minutes walk away.  For more information, please contact their Minister, Revd Chris Hayward either by email or call on 01304-375281 

Folkestone Baptist Church

They have a modern building with underfloor heating which they would be delighted to offer to groups, especially during holiday time. They have a shower in both the men's and ladies' toilets and would be delighted to host any church youth group looking for an outing by the seaside, during school holidays. For more information ring the pastors, Chris & Katy Ruddle on 07808 728670 or 01303 252916. To check availability ring Diane Stenning on 01303 863299.

Walmer Baptist Church

Planning a day-trip to the coast? Looking for somewhere to have tea? Seeking an Away-Day venue?  Fully accessible facilities. Spaces large and small, indoors and outdoor.  Play/games equipment for pre-school to adult. Catering available - up to 200 buffet style, up to 100 seated.
10 minutes walk from sea, 2 minutes from recreation ground; ample on-street (free) parking. Well served by public transport.  We welcome enquiries from the SEBA family: church@walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk


Crossways Community Baptist Church (Dorking)

The Church can be used for away days and weekends. All rooms are available including: sanctuary and kitchen; small lounges up and downstairs; small hall. Church parking limited although supermarket parking is very near.
In the past it has been use for Ministers meetings/lunches; mens meetings/away days.  
If you are interested please contact us on church@crossways.info


Crawley Baptist Church

Various meeting rooms are available (subject to availability) - please click here for more information

Rural Retreat Venue - nr Uckfield

A small group from Seaford Baptist recently held their Christianity Explored Away day with us and as they had such a good time I thought I would make the space available to other groups who want to use it.
My Office/ Study is located on a farm estate in Blackboys village mid Sussex (TN22 5HG). Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne are about half an hours drive north and south respectively. There is space in my room for up to 10 people with the possibility of a larger room seating up to 20. I am happy to provide my room free of charge although there would be a cost for the larger room.

On the same farm there is the Grove Café and Shop which is run by four members of the church. They can provide coffees/teas/cold drinks cakes and pastries as well as light lunches, wraps and sandwiches. There is a good parking, free wifi, an outside area if the weather is fine and public footpaths leading through the fields surrounding the farm.
The venue would be ideal for small group away days, leaders days or perhaps even for a couple who need to escape and recharge. Saturdays would be ideal although I could make the room available in the week if needs be.

If you have an queries please email info@thegroveblackboys.co.uk  or call 01825 890415  

Click here to download a flyer with further information.


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