Goblet in the Chapel at Nicholaston House

Ministry Retreats and Courses at Nicholaston House

Ministry Retreats and Courses at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat and Conference Centre provide the opportunity to step aside from the busyness of life for a short time; to rest, relax and restore in a welcoming and peaceful Christian environment located in the heart of the Gower peninsula.

Some retreats are open to non-resident guests and day visitors.

BOOKING FORM 

Ministry Retreats and Courses at Nicholaston House

Ministry Retreats and Courses at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat and Conference Centre provide the opportunity to step aside from the busyness of life for a short time; to rest, relax and restore in a welcoming and peaceful Christian environment located in the heart of the Gower peninsula.

Whether it is a led ministry retreat/course with a specific theme, or simply a personal retreat during one of our half-board breaks - there is something for everyone. Some retreats are open to non-resident guests and day visitors.

Retreats and Courses - Single Occupancy Charges

Guaranteed Single Occupancy charges apply for all residential retreats and courses, except for the Individually-Guided Silent Retreats, where guests require guaranteed occupancy of a non-single room. Single-bedded rooms are very limited and bookable on a first-come basis.

Shared Occupancy Discounts

We are pleased to offer a ‘shared occupancy discount’ for couples/friends sharing a non-single room and also individuals who are willing to share with other individuals booking independently. 

Residential Retreats and Courses

All residential retreats and courses are full-board and include breakfast, light lunch (may include a packed lunch) and dinner. Standard check-in time is 4-5 p.m. on the day of arrival. Standard check-out time is 10 a.m. on the day of departure. Please see event information for details as times may vary. 

Non-Residential Retreats/Courses and Day Visitors

Non-residential and day visitors are welcome to many of our retreats and courses - please see event information for details or contact us for further details.

Dietary Requirements

Home-cooked meals are freshly prepared by our dedicated catering team. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free options are available to order upon request prior to arrival. Medically-essential diets may also be catered for when booked in advance. All food allergy information should be provided at the time of booking.

'Kingdom Healing’ Prayer School with Revd Mike Endicott

04-07 May 2018

...learning to pray the Kingdom way

Event Type: Course/Extended Weekend

Theme/Focus: Bible Study

During this extended weekend, Revd Mike Endicott will examine the call to return to the God-glorifying, abuse-free, comfortable, easy and worshipful way that Christ taught His disciples and the early church to proclaim the Kingdom and heal the sick.

Led by: Revd Mike Endicott - The Order of Jacob's Well: http://www.jacobswell.org.uk

Rates:

  • £259 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £189 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £189 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £169 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £49 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Saturday - Sunday) includes refreshments/lunch only

Sorry - this course is not open to day-only visitors.

Read more: 2018-05-04 | 04 - 07 May 2018 | ‘Kingdom Healing’ Prayer School with Revd Mike Endicott at...

‘When Heaven Speaks’ Prophetic Art Retreat with Bhari Long

26 May - 1 June 2018

...learning to trust that He is speaking to you

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Extended Week

Theme/Focus: Prophetic Art

Whether it’s your first time painting since school or you are already a seasoned artist, this is a ‘hands on’ opportunity to get in touch with the creative gift you were born with. Learn how to tune into Heaven and express God’s heart through prophetic art. Be led by the Holy Spirit as you listen, pray and worship. Be inspired, encouraged, equipped and released! Enjoy exploring both art and the prophetic.

Led by: Bhari Long - Prophetic Artist: http://www.propheticartists.com

Rates:

  • £459 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £309 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £309 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £279 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £99 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Sunday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only
  • £20/day (ministry rate/no VAT) – day-only (any day Sunday (starts after lunch) - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only

Read more: 2018-05-26 | 26 May - 01 June 2018 | ‘When Heaven Speaks’ Prophetic Art Retreat with Bhari Long at...

‘Emotional Well-Being’ Personal Development Weekend with Helena Wilkinson

1 - 3 June 2018

...developing physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and happiness

Event Type: Course/Weekend

Theme/Focus: Wellness

Attaining emotional wellness involves becoming aware of what is going on inside us in relation to our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being/happiness. Once we understand the value of our emotions and stop ‘short-circuiting’ or ‘pushing them down’ through unhealthy coping strategies, we can utilise them to help us move forward, make wise choices and build healthier relationships.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £199 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £149 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £149 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £135 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £39 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Saturday – Sunday) includes refreshments/lunch only
  • £20/day (ministry rate/no VAT) – day-only (any day Saturday – Sunday) includes refreshments/lunch only

Read more: 2018-06-01 | 01 - 03 June 2018 | ‘Emotional Well-Being’ Personal Development Weekend with Helena...

'Kingdom Healing’ Prayer School with Revd Mike Endicott

11 - 15 June 2018

...learning to pray the Kingdom way

Event Type: Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Bible Study

During this week, Revd Mike Endicott will examine the call to return to the God-glorifying, abuse-free, comfortable, easy and worshipful way that Christ taught His disciples and the early church to proclaim the Kingdom and heal the sick.

Led by: Revd Mike Endicott - The Order of Jacob's Well: http://www.jacobswell.org.uk

Rates:

  • £399 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £269 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £59 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Tuesday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only

Sorry - this course is not open to day-only visitors.

Read more: 2018-06-11 | 11 - 15 June 2018 | ‘Kingdom Healing’ Prayer School with Revd Mike Endicott at...

‘Individually-Guided Silent Retreat’ with Pat Callaghan and Revd Rob Hingley

22 - 25 June 2018

...a chance to draw near to our loving God

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Extended Weekend

Theme/Focus: Individually-Guided Prayer

This three-night retreat seeks to deepen your relationship with God through meditation on Scripture whilst enjoying the peace and beauty of Nicholaston House’s setting. Group and individual guidance is offered with experienced guides to help you reflect on your prayer experience. Apart from these sessions and acts of worship, the retreat is conducted in silence so that you may hear God’s word for you more clearly.

Led by: Pat Callaghan and Revd Rob Hingley

Rates:

  • £259 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Sorry - this course is not open to non-residential or day-only visitors

Read more: 2018-06-22 | 22 - 25 June 2018 | ‘Individually-Guided Silent Retreat’ with Pat Callaghan and Revd...

'Prayer Ministry Week' incorporating Hope and Geoff Price Retreat

25 - 29 June 2018

Event Type: Prayer Ministry/Themed Retreat Week

Theme/Focus: Prayer Ministry/Retreat

Hope and Geoff Price will share testimonies of God at work in people’s lives and will invite God’s healing touch upon those in need. There will also be opportunity within the week for prayer ministry from members of the prayer ministry team.

Led by: Hope and Geoff Price

Rates:

  • *£279 (prayer ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £399 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £269 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £59 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Tuesday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only
  • £20/day (ministry rate/no VAT) – day-only (any day Tuesday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only

*Prayer Ministry places are limited. Hope and Geoff Price will also be leading devotional and retreat times during the week for those not attending Prayer Ministry. 

Read more: 2018-06-25 | 25 - 29 June 2018 | 'Prayer Ministry Week' incorporating with Hope and Geoff Price...

‘Breakfast on the Beach’ Encounter Weekend with Mary and Erik Fok

20 - 22 July 2018

...encounter Jesus, be renewed in abundant life!

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Weekend

Theme/Focus: Restoration and Renewal

Breakfast on the Beach seeks to help you discover and embrace afresh Heaven’s abundant life. The Holy Spirit renews our intimacy with God and heals our wounds, so we can live effectively for Jesus and flourish in our God-given potential. There’s opportunity to go deeper in worship and receive inspiring, releasing teaching and personal prayer ministry, as well as time for reflection and enjoying this beautiful area. We see Jesus doing amazing works of healing, restoration and renewal. Weather permitting, Sunday’s breakfast will be provided on the local beach at Oxwich Bay!

Led by: Erik and Mary Fok: http://www.breakfastonthebeach.info

Rates:

  • £199 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £149 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £149 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £135 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £39 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Saturday – Sunday) includes refreshments/lunch and breakfast on the Beach on Sunday only
  • £20/day (ministry rate/no VAT) – day-only (any day Saturday – Sunday) includes refreshments/lunch only and breakfast on the Beach (on Sunday only)

Read more: 2018-07-20 | 20 - 22 July 2018 | ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ Encounter Weekend with Mary and Erik Fok...

‘Walking with Jesus' Walking Week with David and Jane Closs

23 - 27 July 2018

...walking week with David and Jane Closs

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Week

Theme/Focus: Bible Study/Walking

From time to time many of us will have wondered what it must have felt like to have actually walked with Jesus during His earthly ministry. Hugely challenging, yes, and often leaving His followers puzzled as to what was going on, but what a privilege. During this ‘Walking with Jesus’ week, we will welcome Him in singing, reading His word, meditation and prayer. An integral part of this week will be afternoons spent walking in beautiful Gower, the first place in Britain to be declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Led by: David and Jane Closs

Rates:

  • £399 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £269 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £59 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Tuesday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only
  • £20/day (ministry rate/no VAT) – day-only (any day Tuesday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only

Read more: 2018-07-23 | 23 - 27 July 2018 | ‘Walking with Jesus’ Walking Week with David and Jane Closs at...

Encountering God Creatively - Prophetic Art Retreat / Course with Bhari Long

4 - 10 August 2018

...learning to trust that He is speaking to you

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Course/Extended Week

Theme/Focus: Prophetic Art

Whether it’s your first time painting since school or you are already a seasoned artist, this is a ‘hands on’ opportunity to get in touch with the creative gift you were born with. Primarily a prophetic art course, but those seeking a time of retreat may dip in and out. Learn how to tune into Heaven and express God’s heart through prophetic art. Be led by the Holy Spirit as you listen, pray and worship. Be inspired, encouraged, equipped and released! Enjoy exploring both art and the prophetic.

Led by: Bhari Long - Prophetic Artist: http://www.propheticartists.com

Rates:

  • £459 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £309 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £309 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £279 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £99 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Sunday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only
  • £20/day (ministry rate/no VAT) – day-only (any day Sunday (starts after lunch) - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only

Read more: 2018-08-04 | 04 - 10 August 2018 | Encountering God Creatively - Prophetic Art Retreat / Course...

‘Breakfast on the Beach’ Encounter Weekend with Mary and Erik Fok

14 - 16 September 2018

...encounter Jesus, be renewed in abundant life!

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Weekend

Theme/Focus: Restoration and Renewal

Breakfast on the Beach seeks to help you discover and embrace afresh Heaven’s abundant life. The Holy Spirit renews our intimacy with God and heals our wounds, so we can live effectively for Jesus and flourish in our God-given potential. There’s opportunity to go deeper in worship and receive inspiring, releasing teaching and personal prayer ministry, as well as time for reflection and enjoying this beautiful area. We see Jesus doing amazing works of healing, restoration and renewal. Weather permitting, Sunday’s breakfast will be provided on the local beach at Oxwich Bay!

Led by: Erik and Mary Fok: http://www.breakfastonthebeach.info

Rates:

  • £199 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £149 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £149 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £135 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £39 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Saturday – Sunday) includes refreshments/lunch and breakfast on the Beach on Sunday only
  • £20/day (ministry rate/no VAT) – day-only (any day Saturday – Sunday) includes refreshments/lunch only and breakfast on the Beach (on Sunday only)

Read more: 2018-09-14 | 14 - 16 September 2018 | ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ Encounter Weekend with Mary and...

‘Individually-Guided Silent Retreat’ with Pat Callaghan and Revd Rob Hingley

17 - 23 September 2018

...a chance to draw near to our loving God

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Extended Week

Theme/Focus: Individually-Guided Prayer

This retreat seeks to deepen your relationship with God through meditation on Scripture whilst enjoying the peace and beauty of Nicholaston House's setting. You meet daily individually with your experienced guide who advises and helps you reflect on your prayer experience. Apart from these sessions and acts of worship, the retreat is conducted in silence so that you may hear God's word for you more clearly.

Led by: Pat Callaghan and Revd Rob Hingley

Rates:

  • £459 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy

Sorry - this course is not open to non-residential or day-only visitors.

Read more: 2018-09-17 | 17 - 23 September 2018 | ‘Individually-Guided Silent Retreat’ with Pat Callaghan and...

'Kingdom Healing’ Prayer School with Revd Mike Endicott

15 - 19 October 2018

...learning to pray the Kingdom way

Event Type: Course/Week

Theme/Focus: Bible Study

During this week, Revd Mike Endicott will examine the call to return to the God-glorifying, abuse-free, comfortable, easy and worshipful way that Christ taught His disciples and the early church to proclaim the Kingdom and heal the sick.

Led by: Revd Mike Endicott - The Order of Jacob's Well: http://www.jacobswell.org.uk

Rates:

  • £399 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £269 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £59 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Tuesday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only

Sorry - this course is not open to day-only visitors.

Read more: 2018-10-15 | 15 - 19 October 2018 | ‘Kingdom Healing’ Prayer School with Revd Mike Endicott at...

‘Breakfast on the Beach’ Encounter Week with Mary and Erik Fok

29 October - 2 November 2018

...encounter Jesus, be renewed in abundant life!

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Week

Theme/Focus: Restoration and Renewal

Breakfast on the Beach seeks to help you discover and embrace afresh Heaven’s abundant life. The Holy Spirit renews our intimacy with God and heals our wounds, so we can live effectively for Jesus and flourish in our God-given potential. There’s opportunity to go deeper in worship and receive inspiring, releasing teaching and personal prayer ministry, as well as time for reflection and enjoying this beautiful area. We see Jesus doing amazing works of healing, restoration and renewal. Weather permitting, breakfast on Wednesday will be provided on the local beach at Oxwich Bay!

Led by: Erik and Mary Fok: http://www.breakfastonthebeach.info

Rates:

  • £399 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £269 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £59 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Tuesday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch and breakfast on the Beach on Wednesday (day TBC) only
  • £20/day (ministry rate/no VAT) – day-only (any day Tuesday - Thursday) includes refreshments/lunch only and breakfast on the Beach on Wednesday (day TBC) only

Read more: 2018-10-29 | 29 October - 02 November 2018 | ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ Encounter Week with Mary and...

'Living with Loss’ Retreat

2 - 4 November 2018

Event Type: Retreat/Weekend

Theme/Focus: Supportive Weekend

Grief following bereavement can feel overwhelming, particularly if we have lost a partner or child, or if our loved one’s passing was sudden or traumatic, or if we have suffered multiple losses. The aim of this supported retreat is to better equip us to deal with our life-changing loss. We will look at some of the spiritual, emotional and practical challenges of our grief, and then explore practical and creative ways of coping with our daily living as it is now, as well as the hope that our faith offers as we continue our journey through life. 

Retreat Leader:

Abi May is an experienced Christian author, educator and retreat leader, as well as being a bereaved mother. Her husband John has been active in Christian service for four decades. 

“Living with Loss” retreats have been held at locations around the UK. Abi also runs short “Grief Companion” training courses as well as a blog/website: www.avalleyjournal.co.uk 

Living with loss following bereavement: 

The focus of our retreat is on making the best of our life in the present. We have several led sessions every day. These include explanations, reflection prompts, creative activities, discussions, times of reflection and prayer, and listening to music or inspirational readings. 

Besides the led sessions, there is time for personal reflection, handouts to work on individually, as well as the opportunity for participants to have individual prayer with retreat leaders if you wish. A selection of relevant books are made available to read during the retreat. 

The retreat is a strengthening experience, not only because of our personal reflections, but we may also discover from being alongside others who are grieving that we are not alone as we might have felt.

Led by: Abi May is leading the retreat, and her husband John will be available for individual prayer as a grief companion. 

Rates:

  • £219 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £169 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £149 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single room

Booking Process:

  1. Is this the right retreat for you? Please read the Living with Loss Retreat Information
  2. Telephone (01792) 371317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability;
  3. If availability is confirmed, please complete the online booking form below;
  4. Please telephone to pay the deposit or amount due by card or send your payment by cheque or *BACS within 5 days of submitting your form;
  5. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions;
  6. Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to arrival.

*Please contact us for BACS payment details. We require a notification that a BACS payment has been made so we may confirm this and generate a payment receipt.

ONLINE BOOKING FORM

‘Healthy Relating’ - Personal Development Weekend with Helena Wilkinson

9 -11 November 2018

...developing physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and happiness

Event Type: Course/Weekend

Theme/Focus: Personal Communication

Communication is the life blood of our relationships, but unfortunately we can find ourselves in so many tricky situations as a result of the way in which we communicate and respond to other people’s communication. Do you wish your relationships with people, be it at work, home or with friends, were less complicated? If so, then this weekend is for you.

Led by: Helena Wilkinson - Writer, Trainer & International Speaker: http://helenawilkinson.co.uk

Rates:

  • £199 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £149 (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £149 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (couples/friends) of a non-single room 
  • £135 (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy (individuals) of a non-single room
  • £39 (ministry rate/no VAT) – non-residential (Saturday – Sunday) includes refreshments/lunch only
  • £20/day (ministry rate/no VAT) – day-only (any day Saturday – Sunday) includes refreshments/lunch only

Read more: 2018-11-09 | 09 - 11 November 2018 | ‘Healthy Relating’ - Personal Development Weekend with Helena...

Ministry Retreats and Courses