High Wycombe has a long standing history with the Spiritualist movement. The first known spiritualist group met above J.Lyon's Tea Room in Church Street, where the current CEX store stands. The group then found a permanent home on Oxford Road in a former school building, just up from where the job centre is now located. Erich Pueschel was the life president for the latter years of Wycombe Spiritualist Church. Being of the times, the group identified as Christian Spiritualist, but operated non-discriminatory practice and welcomed people of all faiths and ethnicity. That building was demolished in the early 1990's and High Wycombe was without a permanent spiritualist centre until 2013.
A monthly group began meeting in Downley Community Centre, some of whom had previously attended the church on Oxford Road. In September 2014, Ashley Darkwood took over as leader of Downley Spiritualist Centre. As a child and teenager, Ashley attended meetings at the old Wycombe Spiritualist Church, where his mother was a serving medium and committee member.
In the summer of 2017 the centre was re-branded as Wycombe Spiritualist Centre, to better reflect our community dynamic and visibility online. Our in house musician, Bob Perfect has worked diligently to choose songs that reflect spiritual values and raise the vibration of our services.
The centre is independent of union membership, we believe in taking direction directly from spirit guides as well as feedback from our community.
Wycombe Spiritualist Centre meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at 7:30pm. A visiting or in house medium or clairvoyant demonstrates at each session. Spiritual healing is available free of charge at each meeting by request.
Whether you are curious as to the nature of spiritualism or an established follower, you are welcome to attend our services.