Terrys Cross House is a registered charity (no. 1011373), whose Trustees and Management Committee oversee the maintenance and organisation of the House that provides retirement accommodation for those associated with the Church of England (for clergy, missionaries, their dependents and those associated). The house was left to the Diocese in the 1950s and the trust was formed in 1992 and took over the management of the house that year. It is a magnificent Victorian building set in the heart of the West Sussex countryside with outstanding views over the South Downs. However, the main feature of the House is the way in which it provides care and accommodation for its residents and aims to meet their every need in order that, in this warm and friendly atmosphere, it is a home-away-from-home. Terrys Cross House also provides respite care, which can be useful for those requiring short-term care and support, particularly if recovering from a medical procedure.