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.


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

6 - March 2020

...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.

The weekend is also open on a non-residential basis for anyone living within commutable distance to SA3 2HL (Gower, Swansea) - from £89.


'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

Rates (Friday-Sunday):

  • £199/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - single occupancy
  • £119/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - non-residential includes lunch and evening meals Friday-Sunday 
  • £89/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - non-residential with lunch only Saturday and Sunday

Programme Outline:


4pm: Arrival and registration 

6pm: Evening meal 

7pm – 9pm: Session 1  


08:45am: Breakfast

09:45am – 11am: Session 2

11am - 11:30am: Coffee break

11:30am – 1pm: Session 3

1pm: Packed lunch 

2pm - 4pm: Free time 

4pm – 5:30pm – Session 4

6pm: Dinner 

7pm – 9pm: Session 5


08:45am: Breakfast

09:45am – 11am: Session 6

11am - 11:30am: Coffee break

11:30am – 1pm: Session 7

1pm: Roast dinner 

2pm – 4pm: Free time  

4-6pm: Session 8  

6pm: Sandwich tea and depart

There is an option to stay on Sunday evening for an extra night (£30/person surcharge applies), or leave after tea on Sunday evening.



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.