About Whitchester Christian Centre
Started in 1984 at Whitchester House near Duns, Berwickshire by Rev. David and Rev. Doreen Maybury, the work moved to the site which was previously known as Borthaugh House near Hawick in 1991.
The aim at Whitchester is not just to seek to help those who have reached desperation point but to provide a place where it is easy to go, to het away – somewhere undemanding, refreshing, renewing. A place where there is a sense of being welcomed and cared for, where God’s love can be applied to the day by day and week by week pressures so that the crisis situation is rarely reached.
Whitchester offers to individuals, families and groups, a place to come apart and rest from the bustle and pressures of everyday life The peaceful setting of this 19th century house in 3 acres of grounds, with panoramic views, gives space to those in need of a break.
Local bus routes run between Carlisle and Edinburgh as well as the historic Borders towns. The untamed countryside of the Scottish Borders in on our doorstep too, offering entertainment and adventure to those wishing to explore it.
The house is owned by Helen Miller; Helen continues to be fully involved in the work of Whitchester as a trustee, and some of the portraits you will see on the landing are of her relatives.
The following is a prophecy given to the staff on 9th August 1984 and seen to be for the staff with promises for the guests:
“You are my children and I have called you apart to this place to meet with you in a new way, to minister to your spirit, to heal, restore and fill you in a new way.
I have chosen this place as a meeting place to build up my people, to bless them, to draw them apart unto myself, to strengthen them and to set their feet on new paths, that leaving this place they will go out with a new vision, a new assurance of my presence with them and my power within them.
Wait patiently on me – do not rush ahead or look for signs before the time is right. I have a mighty work for you to do for me here. Wait on me and I will open doors to a ministry you have not known before.
Power and wisdom and discernment will I give you in great depth that my name may be glorified in this place.”