Weekend Retreats, Courses and Events at Nicholaston House

 Nicholaston House is the perfect place for a weekend retreat, course or event. In addition to organised weekends, bookings from church groups looking to lead their own events are welcome.

 

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...

‘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...

'Winter Glow’ Christian Singles' Weekend

22 - 24 November 2019

Event Type: Christian Singles' Event

Keynote Speakers: Jacquie Maguire (Sat) Revd Geoff Waggett (Sun)

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 2 p.m. Sunday

We would like to extend a warm winter welcome to all Christian Singles for our ‘winter glow’ weekend in November 2019 at Nicholaston House. The event will focus on fun and fellowship with some devotional time on the Saturday, including teaching on Revival with Jacquie Maguire. There will be plenty of opportunity for socialising, along with good food. There will also be opportunity to receive personal prayer ministry if desired. On Sunday the morning service will be led by Revd Geoff Waggett. We would love you to come and share the fun.

Book early to avoid disappointment by calling 01792 371317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Programme:

FRIDAY 22nd November

4.00 PM Arrival and Check-in (residential guests)

6.00 PM Evening Meal (residential guests or where booked by non-residents)

7.15 PM Arrival and Welcome Drink (non-residential guests)

7.30 PM Social

8.30 PM Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

9.30 PM Depart (non-residential guests)

SATURDAY 23rd November

8.45 AM Breakfast (residential guests)

9.30 AM Arrival and Welcome Drink (non-residential guests)

10.00 AM Praise & Worship

10.30 AM Session 1. Devotional Time including Teaching on Revival led by Jacqueline Maguire

11.30 AM Refreshments

12.00 PM Session 2. Devotional Time including Teaching on Revival led by Jacqueline Maguire

1.00 PM Lunch

2.00 AM Prayer Ministry Slots (Optional)

2.00 PM Free Time / Games & Craft

3.30 PM Afternoon Tea with Cake

6.00 PM Evening Meal

7.30 PM Social

9.30 PM Depart (non-residential guests)

SUNDAY 24th November

8.45 AM Breakfast (residential guests)

10.AM Arrival and Welcome Drink (non-residential guests)

10.30 AM Praise & Worship led by Revd Geoff Waggett

12.30 PM Sunday Roast Dinner

2.30 PM Depart

Rates:

  • £149/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £99/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £99/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single room
  • £15/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – non residential Friday evening meal (free to attend after meal if non-resident)
  • £27/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – non residential Saturday only (includes lunch and supper)
  • £39/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – non residential Saturday and Sunday (includes lunch and supper on Sat and lunch on Sun)

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

 

'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
  • Poetry
  • Guided reflections
  • Scripture
  • Opportunity for one-to-one sessions
  • Personal space to relax and reflect
  • Time to be still

Testimonials:

"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.

Preview:

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).

Read more: 2020-03-06 | 27 - 31 March 2020 | 'Seeking Stillness' - Healing Tides (a journey of the heart)...

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...

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

28 - 31 August 2020  (pending/may be affected by phase 1 development works - please call 01792 371 317 for booking information)

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

Event Type: Weekend

Theme/Focus: Restoration and Renewal

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Monday

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 Sunday) we will have a breakfast on the local beach at Oxwich Bay!

Read more: 2020-08-28 | 28 - 31 August 2020 | ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ Encounter Mid-Week / Weekend with Mary...

Time Out Weekend for Church Groups

9 -11 October 2020

Event Type: Led Group Retreat

Board Type: Full Board

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 4 p.m. Sunday

Led By: House Team

The pressures of modern life, including church life, are such that we often find it difficult to make space for the quality time with God that we would wish. And yet we know that no relationship is more precious than the one we have with our Lord. The aim of these short weekend retreats is to provide a framework that enables groups to come into the presence of God and to enjoy that presence as He meets with each one of us. That encounter will be different for each one of us, for we are all different. Our hope and prayer is that we will all be challenged.

As always there will be a balance between teaching, prayer, worship, reflection/meditation. We also offer a communion service on the Sunday.

Please note, we offer these weekends for groups only. Our experience has been that groups like these have greatly benefited from coming away on such weekends without having to provide their own worship and teaching input.

Full-Board Rates:

  • from £155/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – (£155 is the best rate available based on 15+ persons booking, minimum 12 persons required for this group booking)

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

Time Out Weekend for Church Groups

6 - 8 November 2020

Event Type: Led Group Retreat

Board Type: Full Board

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 4 p.m. Sunday

Led By: House Team

The pressures of modern life, including church life, are such that we often find it difficult to make space for the quality time with God that we would wish. And yet we know that no relationship is more precious than the one we have with our Lord. The aim of these short weekend retreats is to provide a framework that enables groups to come into the presence of God and to enjoy that presence as He meets with each one of us. That encounter will be different for each one of us, for we are all different. Our hope and prayer is that we will all be challenged.

As always there will be a balance between teaching, prayer, worship, reflection/meditation. We also offer a communion service on the Sunday.

Please note, we offer these weekends for groups only. Our experience has been that groups like these have greatly benefited from coming away on such weekends without having to provide their own worship and teaching input.

Full-Board Rates:

  • from £155/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – (£155 is the best rate available based on 15+ persons booking, minimum 12 persons required for this group booking)

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

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!