Space to be ... Space to grow
The Hamblin Centre is an educational and therapeutic centre, spiritual sanctuary and gathering place in Bosham, West Sussex, nestled between Chichester and Portsmouth. Fashioned entirely from wood, it is set in three acres of beautiful gardens which include a tranquil pond, a meditation sanctuary and a bountiful selection of plants and trees.
Several spaces in the centre are available to hire, and the rooms all have a friendly, intimate feel. Hamblin Hall will seat up to 70 people with an attached fully-fitted kitchen with cooker, refrigerator and dishwasher. The hall is an ideal venue for health and wellbeing classes or gatherings, with carpeted flooring and modern audio-visual equipment for talks and seminars. In addition to the hall, there is a library and an individual therapy room available for hire for meetings or therapy sessions. There is free parking on site and disabled access to the hall.
Close by is the beautiful sailing harbour of Bosham with its famous Saxon church and picturesque village setting, close to the South Downs.
Please see the photo gallery below to get a feel of the centre and its environs.
Events and Activities
The Hamblin Centre provides a full and varied programme of events including meditations, regular talks and workshops, health and fitness classes, discussion groups, healing, counselling, mindfulness and meditation.
We also have attractive retreat lodges, sleeping up to 3 adults per lodge, set in the relaxing grounds. These modern and comfortable holiday lodges have everything you need for a perfect short break or holiday rental. The lodges have a twin/double bedroom and an open-plan living room with a sofa bed and kitchen area as well as a separate bathroom. French doors lead to a patio area and beyond into the lovely woodland and gardens. For more information click here.
Henry Thomas Hamblin
The Hamblin Centre is set in the grounds of the former home of Henry Thomas Hamblin, the Christian mystic and prolific author and publisher, who lived in Bosham from 1914 until his death in 1958.
The Hamblin Centre is run by the Hamblin Trust, which is a spiritual and educational charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of its members and the wider community. The Trust’s mission is complemented by the work of current organisations, teachers and professionals in related fields who promote a holistic approach to living.
The Trust was established following the death of Henry Thomas Hamblin in 1958. Hamblin, born on 19th March 1873, was colloquially known as ‘The Saint of Sussex’ and, whilst essentially a Christian mystic, his philosophy was truly universal, embracing the truths of all faiths. He was a prolific author and wrote a number of books and a series of spiritual lessons as well as publishing a magazine, The Science of Thought Review. Hamblin’s spiritual message and vision can be summarised in the phrase, “Change your thinking – change your life. Within you is the power”.
The Trust was created in July 1960 and is not endowed. It is a registered charity administered by a company limited by guarantee. The charity's registration number is 1133567.
Our Purpose: to help people experience health, happiness and inner fulfilment.
Our Vision: to offer a range of opportunities and activities that help people to relax, regenerate and reconnect with all that is uplifting in life.
Our Values: Caring, Informing, Inspiring, Energising.
Volunteering with us
We are always happy to accept offers of voluntary help. Whether you can offer a regular commitment or only offer a few hours of occasional help, you will be very welcome! Volunteering opportunities include: administrative support, gardening, cleaning, meet & greet for events, and many others. Please contact us if you are interested.
Please help us convert the old outbuildings into a much-needed new meeting room and therapy space. Donations of whatever size would be deeply appreciated. Our goal is £25,000 to complete this project. Please click on the GoFundMe link below for further details.