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.

'Walking with Jesus' Walking Retreat

3 - 7 August 2020 

Event Type: Walking Retreat

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 walking retreat based on the stunning Gower peninsula.

From time to time many of us will have wondered what it must have felt like to have actually walked with Jesus during His earthly ministry. Hugely challenging, yes, and often leaving His followers puzzled as to what was going on, but what a privilege. During this ‘Walking with Jesus’ week, we will welcome Him in singing, reading His word, meditation and prayer. An integral part of this week will be time spent walking in beautiful Gower, the first place in Britain to be declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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

28 - 31 August 2020 

...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...

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

6 or 9 Nights (with some limited 3 night taster retreat spaces): 

6 nights: 7-13 September 2020

9 nights: 4-13 September 2020

3 night taster retreats (limited spaces): 4-7 September 2020

...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

Rob Hingley and Pat Callaghan are trained and experienced in prayer guidance according to the methods and spirituality explored by Ignatius Loyola in the 16th Century - a Christian spiritually described as ‘finding God in all things’. These retreats offer you 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 to help enrich your prayer experience. Apart from these sessions and acts of worship the retreatants are conducted in silence so that you may hear God’s word for you more clearly. 9 night and 6 night retreats offer a fuller experience, whilst a 3 night weekend (limited spaces) offers a shorter taster retreat.

Read more: 2020-09-04 | 4 - 13 September 2020 | ‘Individually-Guided Silent Retreat’ with Pat Callaghan and...

Emmaus Road Retreat led by Jack and Sandra Telfer

...encountering Jesus on our journey

21 - 25 September 2020 

Event Type: Retreat

Board Type: Full Board

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Friday

Led By: Jack and Sandra Telfer

An opportunity to come aside and be with Jesus as we each consider our journey with him. Using a selection of Bible passages and a variety of reflective exercises there will be space to stop and be for just a while – to meet him where we really are, hear his perspective and for our hearts to burn again for the continuing journey.

Jack and Sandra have led retreats and quiet days in various settings. They love to create a space in which others can encounter the Lord for themselves using a variety of Biblically inspired exercises which draw from a range of traditions. Jack and Sandra are also involved in supporting cross-cultural workers. They have been married for 40 years and have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Full-Board Rates:

  • £419/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £314/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £314/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single twin room
  • £283/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single twin room (individuals sharing *discounted rate*)

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Healing Prayer School led by Revd Mike Endicott, Order of Jacob’s Well

...becoming a Kingdom walker

5 - 9 October 2020

Event Type: Retreat

Board Type: Full Board

Check In: 4 p.m. Monday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Friday

Led By: Revd Mike Endicott and Order of Jacob’s Well elders (https://www.jacobswell.org.uk)

Revd Mike Endicott and Order of Jacob’s Well elders talk Kingdom of God, having a rewarding prayer life for others and ministering to others around you.

Prayer is a multi-faceted description of what most of us think we need to do - seeing it as a ‘method’ rather than a living in the grace of Jesus Christ in which we stand, flowing from the one place that is clear and real - the cross. It is time for a new way forward for the church, a way which is neither about doing things in the ‘outside world’ nor doing things in the ‘inside church world’. These things often claim a great deal, but so often deliver little. Both of these aspects miss the fundamental reality of the source of life and energy, which is neither outside nor inside us. It is God’s healing of our seeing and experiencing in the Kingdom in and through the cross.

Full-Board Rates:

  • £419/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £314/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £314/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single twin room
  • £283/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single twin room (individuals sharing *discounted rate*)

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‘Prophetic Art Retreat’ with Bhari Long

'When Heaven Invades Earth'

17 - 23 October 2020

Event Type: Retreat/Course

Theme/Focus: Prophetic Art

Check In: 4 p.m. Saturday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Friday

This Prophetic Art Course and Retreat led by Bhari Long, author of ‘Artists and Artisans Awake!: Creativity and the Global Harvest’ 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. 


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, experience and explore prophetic art. Learn how to pray and worship God creatively; how to interpret and use prophetic art both inside and outside the Church. Be inspired by the testimonies of how the Lord is using prophetic art to transform people’s lives. If you are here for a Retreat, feel free to dip in and out of the programme.

Materials to bring:

You will need to bring your pencil, pen, notebook, Holy Bible, journal, colouring pencils, set of fibre-tipped colours, A3 sketch pad, paintbrushes, pack of paper plates, jam jar, 1 litre empty ice-cream tub with lid 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:

  • £482/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £326/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £326/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single room
  • £230 (non residential) - Saturday - Thursday (lunch and evening meals included)
  • £135 (non residential) Saturday - Thursday (lunch included)

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‘Advanced Prophetic Art Course’ with Bhari Long

'When Heaven Invades Earth'

24 - 30 October 2020

Event Type: Course

Theme/Focus: Prophetic Art

Check In: 4 p.m. Saturday

Check Out: 10 a.m. Friday

Further details to follow...

Rates:

  • £482/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room
  • £326/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £326/person (ministry rate/no VAT) – shared occupancy of a non-single room
  • £230 (non residential) - Saturday - Thursday (lunch and evening meals included)
  • £135 (non residential) Saturday - Thursday (lunch included)

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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.

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