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We have two fantastic properties available to hire for various uses, at very reasonable prices. Our head office in Market Harborough, Leicestershire features excellent conference facilities, while our Holiday and Retreat Centre in Sussex is available for everything from meetings to weekends away. Read on to find out more and contact Client Services on 01858 48260 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when you’re ready to book.

Torch House

Torch House in the East Midlands features a light and welcoming purpose-built conference room for up to 60 people. Situated on the ground floor, close to reception, it’s perfect for board meetings, training, conferences and seminars.

The room can be configured according to your needs and is equipped with chairs, tables, and a whiteboard. It also boasts fast wifi, conference calling facilities and access to a full kitchen and toilets. Unfortunately we are not able to provide refreshments but please feel free to bring refreshments with you. Facilities for making drinks are available.

Please give yourself time to set up and tidy up within your booking hours. Please make sure you leave the booked room and any public spaces in the same state you found them. If using the kitchen, you are responsible for thoroughly cleaning crockery, utensils and surfaces after use.

Free all day parking is available in the large Football Club Car Park, just a 2 minute walk from Torch House.

Our rates are £15 per hour for charities, and £25 per hour for commercial.

Our opening hours are 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Thursday and 10.00 am to 1.00 pm on a Friday.

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Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre

The Torch Centre in Hurspierpoint, West Sussex, is easily reached from London and from Gatwick airport. It offers flexible and relaxing facilities for use by churches, Christian charities and individuals for events such as:

  • Away days
  • Conferences
  • Retreats
  • Alpha weekends
  • Leadership training
  • Worship events
  • Celebrations
  • Residential
  • Day or evening bookings

 The Centre can accommodate:

  • Residential - 24 bed spaces (8 twin, 8 single)
  • Non-residential - 60 delegates for lounge bookings, 50 for chapel bookings.

We aim to support disabled groups and those supporting disabled people.

Centre Facilities

Groups can have access to a wide range of facilities whether during a residential event, day conference, evening celebration or family booking:

  • Exclusive or non-exclusive use of all or part of the Centre
  • Lounge / conference room - capacity 60 seated
  • Beautiful, flexible chapel meeting space - capacity 50 seated
  • Dining room / small lounge meeting spaces - for break out sessions and / or tea and coffee areas
  • Sound system and Hearing loop system
  • Fast wifi access
  • Digital projector
  • Piano, keyboard
  • Flipchart

For quiet retreats we especially highlight:

  • Peaceful and quiet garden area with two decking areas, overlooking the South Downs National Park
  • Chapel for reflection and prayer


  • Comfortable single, or twin rooms spread over two floors
  • Many rooms have views of South Downs National Park
  • All en suite bathroom facilities
  • All rooms are accessible, including 3 fully DDA compliant en suites, using a lift to the first floor.

Relax and Refresh

The Torch Holiday & Retreat Centre team offers a warm welcome. The staff have a heart for hospitality and to help you experience the presence of God. Their desire is for you to relax and be refreshed during your stay, whatever your programme. Relaxation facilities include

  • Direct access to the South Downs National Park from the Centre garden
  • Local walks of various lengths across open fields
  • Spacious, south facing decked sun terrace with outdoor furniture
  • Meals served in the south facing dining room, or in fine weather out on the terrace
  • Home-cooked food, hearty and plentiful and sourced from local producers

Centre Prices

The prices for use of the Centre vary according to the type and length of stay and catering requirements.

Day Delegates

Prices per person:

Booking from 9:00 - 17:00 includes: welcome tea, coffee and biscuits, midmorning tea, coffee and biscuits, two course light lunch, afternoon tea, coffee and cake. £26.

Booking from 9:00 to 19:00 includes: welcome tea, coffee and biscuits, midmorning tea, coffee and biscuits, two course light lunch, afternoon tea, coffee and cake, two course evening meal, tea and coffee. £42.

Additional meals:

Breakfast: £8
Two course light lunch: £12
Two course evening meal: £16
Cream tea: £6
Afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones: £9
Additional tea or coffee: £2
Additonal cakes: £2.50


Prices per person per night, minimum of 6 people – includes use of Centre facilities as agreed when booked:
Bed & Breakfast: £56
Full board (bed and breakfast, two course light lunch, two course evening meal): £84
Single room supplement per night: £10
Children 0 to 4 years of age: FREE
Children 5 to 17 years of age: 50% off adult price

Please note check in time from 15:00 and departure time 10 am (time can be negotiable)

Please do not hesitate to contact the Centre to discuss your individual meeting, catering and accommodation requirements.

Contact Details


Torch Holiday & Retreat Centre

4 Hassocks Road



West Sussex, BN6 9QN


How to Find Us


Hassocks railway station, which is on the main line between London (St Pancras International, London Bridge and Victoria) and Brighton, is only 3 miles from the Centre.


Hurstpierpoint is a small village situated about 9 miles north of Brighton. It can be accessed from London and the north via the M23/A23 and from the south, east and west via the M27/A27.


Gatwick airport is just 20 miles north of the Centre and can be reached via the M23/A23 or via the direct rail link from Hassocks.

[possibly make this a separate page] Terms and Conditions

No pets allowed, except Assistance Dogs.

Minimum booking is for 6 people. For exclusive use of the Centre, the minimum booking is for 20

A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person per night for a residential stay is due at the time of booking and £5.00 per person for a day delegate.

The balance is payable in full 6 weeks before the start of the booking period. If booking within 6
weeks of date of arrival, then the full payment will be required at time of booking.

Check in from 15.00 on day of arrival and check out by 10 am (Late check out can be discussed with the Facilities Manager or Centre Booking Co-ordinator prior to arrival)

In the event of cancellation:
Within 6 weeks of the start of the booking period, 50% payment will be charged
Within 2 weeks of the start of the booking period, 100% payment will be charged
Please advise any changes in numbers or cancellation in writing

Torch Trust strongly recommends that you take out insurance to cover the risk of incurring
cancellation charges.

Groups are responsible for the full cost of any damages or breakages.

Torch Trust recommends that you provide a First Aider for the duration of your stay, as a Torch Trust qualified First Aider may not always be available on site.

Torch Carol Service - Wed 12th Dec 2018

22nd November 2018

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Torch Carol Service - Wed 12th Dec 2018