Notice of vacancy - East Grinstead Town Council Ashplats North Ward

Planning Committee meeting on the 22 April 2024 has been cancelled, all applications will be deferred to the next meeting.

Sunnyside Barn

Opened by the East Grinstead Town Council in 2024, formerly a Church & Community Hall the Sunnyside Barn was purchased from St Swithuns Church in 2023 and is now a community facility.


  • Main Hall
  • Zoned LED Lighting
  • Entrance Lobby
  • Small Kitchenette
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
  • Baby Change Unit


  • Bicycle Parking
  • Very Limited Free Parking.
  • When parking on the road please be considerate to local residents


  • Hot Water Urn
  • Crockery & Cutlery
  • Jugs & non-breakable glasses
  • 70 Chairs
  • 10 Tables (183 x 68.5)
  • Table & Chair Trollies
  • Projector Stand
  • Fridge & Small Freezer
  • Microwave


The old Mission Church was founded at the turn of the Century when men from Sunnyside used to play cards in a Barn. The Sunnyside Mission came into existence in 1910 and was affectionately known as The Barn.

In 1926, the Vicar of East Grinstead suggested that the mission should have an ecclesiastical name and thus it became St Barnabas Church. The Church was re-built in 1975 as the old iron building had no proper foundations and was in a state of decay. Following the closure of the church the building was purchased by the East Grinstead Town Council in 2023.  The updated Community Hall now named Sunnyside Barn was opened in 2024.