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.
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.
'Seeking Stillness' - Healing Tides (a journey of the heart) with Sarah Chabowska and Libby Dobson
27-31 - March 2020
...Sabbath Rest and a journey towards inner healing...
Event Type: Retreat
Theme/Focus: Sabbath Rest and a journey towards inner healing...
Check In: 4 p.m. Friday
Check Out: 10 a.m. Tuesday
Led by: Sarah Chabowska and Libby Dobson
Libby and Sarah invite you to take a journey of discovery into the spacious place of God's love. We will consider the importance of Sabbath rest, and experience its healing gifts, as we take a break from the busyness of life. Give your spirit a chance to breathe, and your body and soul a chance to rest and be restored as we reflect together upon the ebb and flow of our lives.
Throughout this retreat we will offer original music and song, art work and visual images, poetry, reflections, Scripture, one-to-one, quiet times and personal space to support your journey.
To sustain and nurture you on this journey you will be offered:
- Original music and song
- Art work and visual images
- Guided reflections
- Opportunity for one-to-one sessions
- Personal space to relax and reflect
- Time to be still
"Sarah and Libby have a real gift for creating an atmosphere and welcome, and respect for where participants are at."
"They offered a calm and safe place - welcome to all."
"The gentle pace of the retreat, the beautiful thought-provoking poems, songs and readings and their humour - all these created a quality sacred space that was very moving."
About the Leaders:
Libby Dobson has been writing and performing contemplative songs for a number of years. Her CD recordings include ‘In Your Arms’, ‘Deep Calls to Deep’ and ‘Wide Horizons’.
Sarah Chabowska has been involved in leading prayer in a variety of contexts, and has been writing her own poetry for many years.
Together they have produced a CD entitled ‘Peace’ which includes a selection of their songs and poems. Both Sarah and LIbby are trained in ‘spiritual accompaniment’ and have been leading retreats together since 2013, in retreat centres, parishes and with other Christian groups.
Their retreats have proved very popular, many people finding them a refreshing oasis to which they return again and again.
Sarah and Libby joined us for a week earlier in 2019 and we share this short clip as a preview of what they offer (via Facebook).
‘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.