Prayer and Reflection at Nicholaston House

Prayer and Refreshing (Prayer Ministry) Retreats at Nicholaston House

Do you need people to talk to - people with time to listen to you, enabling you to share in depth what is going on in your life at this time? 

We have a team of people here who are kind, compassionate, sensitive and skilled, who work in pairs as they spend time with you to support you on your journey. 

Prayer and Refreshing (Prayer Ministry) Retreats

Do you ever feel burdened and would like to share your concerns, both with God and also with a sympathetic human ear? Life can be hectic and time pressurised, but a few days at Nicholaston House may provide peace and tranquillity to explore God’s heart and direction.

Nicholaston House was founded on prayer and for over 20 years guests have received prayer ministry. At first, this was given on an ad-hoc basis as time for prayer was requested by individual guests, and provision eagerly provided by the managers and other mature Christians. In recent years, opportunities for prayer have become more structured and weeks set aside providing a specific focus on prayer ministry.

These weeks occur about nine or ten times a year. Morning and evening devotions give time for worship and reflection. Each guest is then allocated two prayer ministers, who spend up to 1 1⁄2-hour sessions on the three days of their stay. The time may then be spent on private reflection, exploring the beautiful Gower coast or spending time in our well-equipped art and craft room.

Prayer is provided by a dedicated team who have all received training in prayer ministry. Prayer ministry spaces are limited, so it is wise to make an early application.

What prayer and refreshing guests have been saying:

"I have been filled by the Spirit. My prayer life has changed."

"I have been extremely blessed."

"I'm going away a stronger and more peaceful person than when I came. Prayer ministry was excellent and really felt Jesus was listening. Thank you."

Looking for a Personal Retreat Break?

During prayer ministry weeks, there is often space for personal retreat on a full- or half-board basis - check dates and information here.

Help Support the Prayer Ministry Work

If you would like to financially support our work - enabling us to offer bursaries to those on low income - please contact us for further details. Your provision can make a real difference to someone.

'Prayer and Refreshing' Prayer Ministry Retreat Week

23 - 27 November 2020

Event Type: Prayer Ministry/Week

Theme/Focus: Prayer Ministry/Retreat

Board: Full-Board (bed, breakfast, lunch and evening meal)

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Departure: 10 a.m. Friday

Do you need people to talk to – people with time to listen to you, enabling you to share in con dence what is going on in your life at this time? If so, then our prayer ministry retreats are short residential retreats where kind, skilled, compassionate and sensitive prayer ministers are happy to listen and pray with you. Our prayer ministry team is made up of staff and volunteers who are trained and equipped to listen, support and pray with you during your stay on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Aside from ministry times, prayer ministry retreats provide time for rest and quiet reflection as well as opportunity to explore the beautiful Gower landscape by foot, bus or car.

Led by: Prayer Ministry Team


  • £299 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
Prayer ministry spaces are limited and available to those seeking prayer ministry only. Due to limited Prayer and Refreshing spaces, there is often space for personal retreat on a full- or half-board basis. Please see our Leisure Breaks and Personal Retreat section for further details. If for some reason you book a Prayer and Refreshing space but later decided not to attend for prayer ministry, your space will be released and made available to someone else. If you wish to stay for a personal retreat instead, then the relevant rates will apply.

Leisure Breaks and Personal Retreats

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. Once form is submitted, please await communication from the prayer ministry team;
  4. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions;
  5. Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to arrival.


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.