Goblet in the Chapel at Nicholaston House

Themed Retreats and Courses at Nicholaston House

Themed 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.

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Themed Retreats and Courses at Nicholaston House

Themed 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 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

For selected retreats, we are pleased to offer a ‘shared occupancy discount’ for individuals who are willing to share with other individuals booking independently. Please check event details for details of shared occupancy rates.

Residential Retreats and Courses

Unless otherwise stated, 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.

Themed Retreats and Courses

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

28 June - 1 July 2019

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

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Weekend

Theme/Focus: Restoration and Renewal

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Monday

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!

Read more: 2019-06-28 | 28 June - 1 July 2019 | ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ Encounter Long Weekend with Mary and...

Summer Christian Singles' Social Weekend with BBQ!

19 - 21 July 2019

Event Type: Christian Singles' Weekend

Theme/Focus: Social Weekend

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 2 p.m. Sunday

The summer evenings are long and dramatic here on Gower, so if you are a Christian single then why not join us for this special weekend, as we enjoy the beauty of Gower. This event is an opportunity to get outdoors and explore the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as plenty of scope for fun and fellowship of course!

Read more: 2019-07-19 | 19 - 21 July 2019 | 'Summer Christian Singles' Social Weekend with BBQ!’ - Christian...

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

3, 6 or 9 Nights: 26 July - 4 August 2019

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

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Extended Week

Theme/Focus: Individually-Guided Prayer

Led by: Pat Callaghan and Revd Rob Hingley

We offer three separate retreat opportunities, †3 nights, †6 nights or †9 nights, all with the same aim and character, a chance to deepen your relationship with God through meditation on Scripture whilst enjoying the peace and beauty of Nicholaston House’s setting. Daily individual guidance is offered with experienced guides to help you enrich your prayer experience. Apart from these sessions and acts of worship these retreats are conducted in silence so that you may hear God’s Word for you more clearly.

Read more: 2019-07-26 | 26 July - 4 August 2019 | ‘Individually-Guided Silent Retreat’ with Pat Callaghan and...

'Walking into Restoration' Walking Retreat #2

A time to focus on God’s love, forgiveness and restoration through walking in God’s creation and teaching.

12 - 16 August 2019

Event Type: 'Restoration-Focused' Walking Retreat: God’s Love, God’s Forgiveness, God’s Restoration

Board Type: Full Board (breakfast and evening meal included; pack lunches provided for lunch/walks)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Friday

Walking Level/Ability: Moderate

Led By: House Team

The Nicholaston House Team would like to welcome you to this 'restoration-focused' walking retreat, the second such event to take place in 2019, based on the stunning Gower peninsula.

During the week there will be times of teaching, times of fellowship, times of walking and times for personal reflection. Each day (Tuesday-Thursday) we will be exploring by foot the beauty of Gower and its Christian heritage - allowing God to minister to us through His creation and Word. This is a time to feel God’s love, forgiveness and restoration in a beautiful part of the world and to be equipped for our individual walk of faith.

Full-Board Rates:

  • £399/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £299/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £299/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single twin room
  • £269.10/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single twin room (individuals sharing *discounted rate*)

Booking Process:

  1. Telephone (01792) 371317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability;
  2. If availability is confirmed, please complete the online booking form below;
  3. 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;
  4. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions;
  5. 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

‘Prophetic Art Retreat’ with Bhari Long

'Your Kingdom Come'

17 - 23 August 2019

Event Type: Retreat/Course

Theme/Focus: Prophetic Art

Check In: 4 p.m. Saturday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Friday

God loves to speak truth into our lives through images. Jesus Christ Himself used pictorial imagery as He taught. Draw close to Him and learn to trust Him to give you visual messages, both for yourself and others. Experience God speaking to you personally to bless and encourage you, and those he gives you a ‘word picture’ for. Learn to trust that he is speaking to you… for He has promised that if we ask for the Holy Spirit, He will give Him to us and lead us into all truth (Luke 11:13, John 16:13).

Be inspired by nature and the coast in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Be filled afresh and led by the Holy Spirit, as you experiment and explore prophetic art. Learn how to pray and worship God creatively; how to interpret it and use prophetic art both inside and outside the Church, and encounter God creatively.

This Prophetic Art Course and Retreat led by Bhari Long, author of “Artists and Artisans Awake!” is a ‘hands on’ opportunity to get in touch with the creative gift you were born with and be inspired to paint! Encounter God through the prophetic art exhibition of Bhari and her husband, James, pioneers of prophetic art across the UK and overseas. Suitable for all skill levels and anyone creatively inclined, with exciting new options for those who've been before. If you are here for a Retreat, feel free to dip in and out of the sessions.

Materials:

You will need to bring your pencil, pen, notebook, Holy Bible, colouring pencils, set of fibre-tipped colours, A4/A3 sketch pad, paintbrushes and acrylic paints, A3 cartridge pad of paper and 3 x canvases (16” x 20” or similar). Please also bring your favourite instrumental worship CD and worship CD with words.

Rates:

  • £459/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £309/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £309/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single room
  • £219 (non residential) - Saturday - Thursday (lunch and evening meals included)
  • £129 (non residential) Saturday - Thursday (lunch included)

Booking Process:

  1. Telephone (01792) 371317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability;
  2. If availability is confirmed, please complete the online booking form below;
  3. 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;
  4. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions;
  5. 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

‘Breakfast on the Beach’ - Encounter Mid-Week / Weekend with Mary and Erik Fok

11 - 15 September 2019

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

Event Type: Themed Retreat/ Mid-Week/Weekend

Theme/Focus: Restoration and Renewal

Check In: 4 p.m. Wednesday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Sunday

IN MY FATHER'S HEART is a compelling call from the Holy Spirit to go deeper into our Father's heart. It is the theme for our Encounter Weeks, this year. It’s not just about "knowing"; more about engaging heart-to-heart with Father God’s passion for us and allowing the Holy Spirit to ignite our passion for Him. We so want to share this journey of engagement with Father's heart, together with you. And trust that it will prove a truly transformative experience for all of us. There’ll be opportunity to go deeper in worship and receive inspiring, releasing teaching and personal prayer ministry, as well as time for your own reflection and recreation in this beautiful part of the Gower. We see Jesus doing amazing works of healing, restoration, renewal and equipping! Weather permitting, on one of the days (most likely the Saturday) we will have a breakfast on the local beach at Oxwich Bay!

Read more: 2019-09-11 | 11 - 15 September 2019 | ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ Encounter Mid-Week / Weekend with...

‘Music, Healing and Creativity’ with Peter Shearer

18 - 22 September 2019

Event Type: Music, Healing and Creativity

Theme/Focus: Healing/Restoration

Residential Check In: 4 p.m. Wednesday

Residential Check Out: 10 a.m. Sunday

Non-residential guests welcome!

Led by: Peter Shearer - http://www.petrapeace.co.uk with guest musician: Paul Trenchard (Trench)

In these few days, led by Peter Shearer, you will explore and experience the power of music in enhancing creativity and relaxation, and accelerating healing. Whether or not you are musical, Peter will lead you into a place of freedom where peace, harmony and creativity can flourish. You will also learn how to use music to help friends who suffer in body, mind or spirit. 

Music is now widely used in the medical and counselling fields, and can provide significant help for a wide variety of ailments. Peter will explain why and how music is so effective, and will give you plenty of opportunities to receive God’s healing power yourself as he and Paul Trenchard (Trench) play reflective music and offer times of ‘soaking’.

There will be times of worship where participants are encouraged to use their own creativity (instruments, dance, flags, drawing and painting). Please feel free to bring your own instruments and creative tools or just come an enjoy!

Peter Shearer is a musician from Norfolk who helps those who lack peace to find it. Clients have included Mencap, Age Concern, prison and drug rehabilitation centres, hospitals, hospices and cancer centres. He also plays at healing and ‘soaking’ sessions for various churches, and provides one-to-one and small-group therapy sessions.

Rates:

  • £399/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room/full board
  • £299/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)/full board
  • £299/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single room (couples/friends)/full board
  • £269/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single room (individuals)/full board
  • £129/person (non residential) - Wednesday - Saturday (lunch TH/F/S and evening meals W/Th/F/S included)
  • £59/person (non residential) Wednesday - Saturday (lunch included on Th/F/S)
  • £23/person/day (non residential) day-only rate (lunch included)

Booking Process:

  1. Telephone (01792) 371317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability;
  2. If availability is confirmed, please complete the online booking form below;
  3. 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;
  4. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions;
  5. 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

‘Prophetic Art Retreat’ with Bhari Long

'Heaven on Earth'

27 - 30 September 2019

Event Type: Retreat/Course

Theme/Focus: Prophetic Art

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Monday

God loves to speak truth into our lives through images. Jesus Christ Himself used pictorial imagery as He taught. Draw close to Him and learn to trust Him to give you visual messages, both for yourself and others. Experience God speaking to you personally to bless and encourage you, and those he gives you a ‘word picture’ for. Learn to trust that he is speaking to you… for He has promised that if we ask for the Holy Spirit, He will give Him to us and lead us into all truth (Luke 11:13, John 16:13).

Be inspired by nature and the coast in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Be filled afresh and led by the Holy Spirit, as you experiment and explore prophetic art. Learn how to pray and worship God creatively. This Prophetic Art Course and Retreat led by Bhari Long, author of “Artists and Artisans Awake!” is a ‘hands on’ opportunity to get in touch with the creative gift you were born with and be inspired to paint! Encounter God through the prophetic art exhibition of Bhari and her husband, James, pioneers of prophetic art across the UK and overseas. Suitable for all skill levels and anyone creatively inclined, with exciting new options for those who've been before. 

This Prophetic Art Course and Retreat led by Bhari Long, author of “Artists and Artisans Awake!” is a ‘hands on’ opportunity to get in touch with the creative gift you were born with and be inspired to paint! Encounter God through the prophetic art exhibition of Bhari and her husband, James, pioneers of prophetic art across the UK and overseas. Suitable for all skill levels and anyone creatively inclined, with exciting new options for those who've been before. If you are here for a Retreat, feel free to dip in and out of the sessions.

Materials:

You will need to bring your pencil, pen, notebook, Holy Bible, colouring pencils, set of fibre-tipped colours, A4/A3 sketch pad, paintbrushes and acrylic paints, A3 cartridge pad of paper and 3 x canvases (16” x 20” or similar). Please also bring your favourite instrumental worship CD and worship CD with words.

Rates:

  • 279/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £209/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £209/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - shared occupancy of a non-single room (couples/friends sharing)
  • £188.10/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - shared occupancy of a non-single room (individuals sharing *discounted rate*)
  • £134/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - non-residential includes lunch and evening meals Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • £89/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - non-residential with lunch only Saturday and Sunday

Booking Process:

  1. Telephone (01792) 371317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability;
  2. If availability is confirmed, please complete the online booking form below;
  3. 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;
  4. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions;
  5. 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

Mosaic Lives Ministries'Mosaic Lives Ministries - Divorce Recovery Retreat' with Gen and John Loaker

4 - 6 October 2019 (see also 2020-03-06 | 6 - 8 March 2020 | 'Mosaic Lives Ministries - Divorce Recovery Retreat' with Gen and John Loaker at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat Centre, Gower, Swansea, Wales)

...finding hope and healing in the face of separation and divorce!

Event Type: Divorce Recovery Course

Theme/Focus: Divorce Recovery

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 6 p.m. Sunday (optional extra night stay available @ £30/person with in-room continental breakfast tray)

This interactive course is designed to help people recover from the pain of separation and divorce and rebuild their lives. Key themes include understanding divorce, dealing with depression, resolving anger and moving on. Each session blends both teaching and group discussion. The weekend will also include sessions on the Biblical perspective on divorce as well as opportunity for participants to receive prayer.

We have some limited bursary funding to assist with the cost for anyone who might otherwise be unable to afford the total cost to attend. The weekend is also open on a non-residential basis for anyone living within commutable distance to SA3 2HL (Gower, Swansea) - from £89.

Testimonials:

'The content was informative, thought-provoking, emotive and therapeutic. Sharing felt safe and fellow participants supportive. I feel re-energised, lighter, lifted and restored.'

'It was really helpful to hear a range of people's experiences who were at different points on the journey and get some hope! 

About the Leaders:

Gen and John Loaker have many years’ experience in supporting those facing separation and divorce. Gen is a relationship coach and John is a social worker.

Led by: Gen and John Loaker: https://mosaiclivesministries.co.uk

Read more: 2019-10-04 | 4 - 6 October 2019 | 'Mosaic Lives Ministries - Divorce Recovery Retreat' with Gen...

Mosaic Lives Ministries'Mosaic Lives Ministries - Divorce Recovery Retreat' with Gen and John Loaker

6 - March 2020 (see also 2019-10-04 | 4 - 6 October 2019 | 'Mosaic Lives Ministries - Divorce Recovery Retreat' with Gen and John Loaker at Nicholaston House Christian Retreat Centre, Gower, Swansea, Wales)

...finding hope and healing in the face of separation and divorce!

Event Type: Divorce Recovery Course

Theme/Focus: Divorce Recovery

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 6 p.m. Sunday (optional extra night stay available @ £30/person with in-room continental breakfast tray)

This interactive course is designed to help people recover from the pain of separation and divorce and rebuild their lives. Key themes include understanding divorce, dealing with depression, resolving anger and moving on. Each session blends both teaching and group discussion. The weekend will also include sessions on the Biblical perspective on divorce as well as opportunity for participants to receive prayer.

We have some limited bursary funding to assist with the cost for anyone who might otherwise be unable to afford the total cost to attend. The weekend is also open on a non-residential basis for anyone living within commutable distance to SA3 2HL (Gower, Swansea) - from £89.

Testimonials:

'The content was informative, thought-provoking, emotive and therapeutic. Sharing felt safe and fellow participants supportive. I feel re-energised, lighter, lifted and restored.'

'It was really helpful to hear a range of people's experiences who were at different points on the journey and get some hope! 

About the Leaders:

Gen and John Loaker have many years’ experience in supporting those facing separation and divorce. Gen is a relationship coach and John is a social worker.

Led by: Gen and John Loaker: https://mosaiclivesministries.co.uk

Read more: 2020-03-06 | 6 - 8 March 2020 | 'Mosaic Lives Ministries - Divorce Recovery Retreat' with Gen and...

GOD'S House: The Story of Nicholaston House, by Derrick Hancock.The incredible story of a retreat house in one of Wales’ most spectacular beauty spots has been published.

‘God’s House’ is a detailed account of how Nicholaston House came into existence by the man who had the vision and was given instruction direct from God.

In 1990 God unmistakably led Sue and Derrick Hancock to Swansea to see a vision fulfilled which God had given them some years previously. The booklet (A5, 53 pages, colour) gives a brief factual account of what God did and is doing. It has been written for two reasons - to give glory to God and to show what very ordinary people can do when they step out in faith with God. 'All that we have accomplished, You have done for us' - Isaiah 26 v 12.

ORDER 'GOD'S HOUSE' ONLINE TODAY!