Broadlands Orchard Trust

Oasis for Christian refreshment and growth

What our visitors say

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If you would like to make a comment for inclusion in this section please be in touch.  We would particularly like to here from you if you gave your life to Christ while at Broadlands Orchard, the circumstances of your stay here and any encouragement we might have from your story.

Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
                                      Psalm 37.3                   A quote from the front of the visitors book '85 - '94

"Thank you for a little taste of Heaven."   Valerie B.   12-85

"Halleluiah! The Lord is in this place."      Anne L.     04-86

"Thanks for a super time - you have opened up my eyes to Christianity."  Toby W. 07-86

"A great time of sharing, seeking God's will and fellowship in a lovely setting."   Sarah B. 03-87

"God certainly lives here and he blessed me greatly. Thank you for sharing this house with us."    Fiona O. 05-87

"Thank you for opening your house to us, giving us the opportunity to unravel our crowded minds and soak in God's love."     Jane C.  05-87

"A haven of refreshment and fun."  Julia F.  05-87

"A much needed break and foretaste of heaven in such a beautiful and peaceful spot."    Di E. 08-89

"Peace, perfect peace, Thank you!"  Lorna N. 08-89

"A peaceful weekend - time to think and listen and be guided; thank you Mike."  Gina W.  10-89

"Wonderful place Worzel, thank you!"  Esther G. 08-90

"Thank you so much for the privilege of enjoying the beauty and peace of Broadlands Orchard.  Ephesians 1.3."  Ken and Rosemary T.  09-90

"A place of peace and love encapsulating God's spirit - thank you for a lovely weekend."  David B. 10-92

"Fam dabby dozy weekend - thanks Mike."  Helen O. 04-93

"The night of 'the badger' will not be forgotten! Thanks Mike for a great time." John H. 08-93

"A peaceful place in which to find some answers and more questions - with heartfelt thanks."  Eileen and Pete G.  03-93

"Thanks very much for me being able to go home not only just knowing more about Jesus but also experiencing him as well."   Ross H. 07-95

"Thanks for a marvellous camp and thank you Mike for the help you have given me. I have become a Christian here!"  Christopher H.  07-95

"Holiday club '95 - The start of my new life!"   Jodi W. 08-95

"Hello again! another brilliant camp. I learned alot of things and had a great time with the lads. A huge thank you to Mr Fox and Mrs Bowers see you all for another 'Brede Blessing' next visit."   Kim P.  01-96

"The children loved the house and especially the extensive grounds!  We've explored the local area, Farm world, Rye, Hastings, Bodium, and Battle.  It's also been a spiritually productive week for the children as we've had our evening get togethers in the chapel. It has also been a great opportunity for the children to forge new friendships and strengthen existing relationships.  Thank you for allowing us to use your home, it is much appreciated! God bless."   New Life Christian School  04-96

"My third time down here, this lovely place is becoming very special to me.  Dave K  07-96

"Thanks Mike for an excellent time we were truly blessed and spent a peaceful time in the Lord's presence. May God bless you abundantly and continue to keep your doors open, you never know who will turn up!  Thank you."  Donna S.  10-96

"Thanks for a great weekend.  God really moved  and I pray that others will discover God's grace, mercy and love as they spend time here."  Mike L.  11-96

"This place is the nearest place to heaven on earth we've ever found. We have so much fun here. Thank you."  Simon and Lynne R. 06-01

"Well this was my first time here, but hopefully not my last. So Peaceful, so calm, so perfect, the best place I could have come to compose myself before I leave for uni on Saturday. Thank you Mike for opening your home to us, it's been wonderful, may this be the first of many student retreats!"  Lorraine F.   09-01

"Lost count of how many times I've come here, going on 20, but it has always been a great place to stay - It has been amazing as usual!"   Paul I.  05-04

"Being here is so special. You really feel God's presence in your chapel, for me I have two places which I now associate with being a Christian, here and Spring Harvest. When here I can really see what it is to be a Christian. Thank you."    Martin P.  08-04

"Thank you for such fab accommodation - family had a brilliant time, children (and some adults) lived in the fabulous pool.  Sharni P.  06-05

"We have had a truly lovely time THANK YOU for your kindness, wonderful hospitality and use of such a wonderful place. We have been truly blessed by everything. Tristan 08-08

"A very special time with each other and with God, renewed, revived, and recommissioned.  God is Good!!"    The Kru 08-08

"Many thanks Mike. We had a really significant time making some big decisions in this beautiful, peaceful place that means so much to me.  It was lovely to see others from all around the world falling for this place too."  Pete G  09-08

"Thank you for providing us with a space and a place to have great fellowship and time to focus on God. And for reminding us of his awesome creation with the beautiful view. We certainly hope to return here in the future. Thank you :-)"       Emmanuel Church S. Croydon

"Wow! What a great place this is! It's got the lot and God too! Thank you so much Mike, Happy New year!"  Ann  12-09

“Thank you for an amazing New Year -truly blessed by the Holy Spirit in this place” Jan 18

“A very timely Blessing of space, peace and quiet.” Mar 18

“Fabulous fun, peace. Togetherness, community, worship and prayer.” Jun 18

“This house has been a haven and a blessing to so many generations, families, congregations. Thank you for your vision and generosity.” Jul 18

“Thank you for having us to stay in this beautiful peaceful home. It was a very special time for us and an ideal environment to retreat and listen to God together.” Nov 19

“Some precious days on retreat in this wonderful prayed-in place. Thank you for letting me come and find some much needed space and peace.” ‘He restore my soul.’ May 21

“So wonderful to be back here after so long (Lockdown) a place to be myself in the Lord’s presence.” Aug 21

“So many memories over the span of 30 years – a special place and person for me.” Jul 22

“Thank you for a great weekend in this lovely place. Full of peace and God’s presence. A real haven.” Nov 22

“A peaceful atmosphere for spending quality time in the presence of the Lord.” Feb 23

  • Broadlands Orchard
  • Stubb Lane
  • Brede nr Rye
  • East Sussex
  • TN31 6BS