Mobile reception is not very good at Ashburnham – it is, after all, deep in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex. There are limited patches of call coverage around the house, but little-to-no 3G/4G access.
There is a limited wifi service available for those staying in the house, but nothing for campers, unfortunately. Luckily Revive takes place amongst wonderful scenery. Instead of going on Facebook, have a nice walk around the lake.
The Revive programme is packed with things to do, but each day looks broadly the same. There are early-morning prayer meetings for the hardy, all-together family worship in the main marquee before the young people go their various venues, with an extended worship and word for the adults. Seminars and workshops take place in the morning and afternoon, followed by an evening celebration. Wednesday is the traditional day of our village fete, where there’s all sorts of fun and game to be had.
Covid-19: we will be thinking creatively to adapt the programme this year to accommodate some of the changes due to Covid. This will include exciting use of the outdoor screen to stream the Celebrations from the main marquee, some youth outdoor events using the screen, and maybe even showings of the Olympic events live from Japan! We will have an exciting and varied programme for every age. More details will be published on our programme page (hyperlink) as they become finalised.
One of the great things about Revive is that it genuinely is for the whole family – there are programmes for everyone from toddlers and upwards. Our teams love what they do and work hard to create an experience for your children that will set them up for a new school year or life beyond.
Not at all! –People come from all over the country (and indeed the world!) because they enjoy the friendly, family atmosphere of Revive.
It depends what session you go to – the day starts and ends with reflective worship in the morning and evening sacrifice sessions, altogether family worship in the ‘Good Morning Revive!’ sessions and powerful moments of praise and exaltation in the evening celebrations. Check out some of the songs we’ll be singing on the Ichthus worship page.
Unfortunately we don’t have the facility to provide electricity hookups for caravans.
Ashburnham Place is a country house for 51 weeks of the year, but we bring along enough creature comforts to provide a good standard of campsite for Revive guests. There are toilets, hot showers, washing-up stations, water taps and mobile charging points at various points around the site. We can’t guarantee the weather, but we do try to make things as nice as possible.
The Village Shop near the main marquee is well-stocked with everyday food basics and camping essentials, including gas and ice.
Unfortunately dogs and other pets are not allowed on the Ashburnham site. There are exceptions for guide dogs – get in touch with the office so that we can make arrangements.
If you are staying in an en-suite, towels will be provided. Otherwise you will need to bring your own.
House accommodation is half-board, meaning meaning breakfast and lunch, or dinner. For lunch you could eat at the food court near the main marquee. Alternatively, if you happen to be walking by some friends on the campsite, they may invite you to share their barbeque.
When you come to book in for Revive, there’s a section you can fill out to apply for a position on one of the Revive teams. Click here to find out more about volunteering. Alternatively, get in touch and we’ll send you a staff application pack.
There are loads of opportunities to volunteer at Revive – stewarding, site team, working with the children and youth – you don’t have to have previous experience for many of the roles, and you get a discount on coming to Revive too.
En-suite rooms have their own bathrooms, standard rooms generally share a bathroom between two rooms and value rooms in Tent Hill House have a large communal bathroom in each wing. The en-suite rooms are in the newest part of the estate, but value rooms have recently been refurbished.