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.
‘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.
Most of us rarely spend time in silence, shutting out the busyness of our world and listening to God. This retreat gives space and help for you to commune with God away from daily pressures.
A previous retreatant said, 'it was like being on holiday with the one you love the most'.
Rob Hingley and Pat Callaghan, who lead the retreat, are trained and experienced in prayer guidance according to the methods and spirituality explored by Ignatius Loyola in the 16th Century - a Christian spirituality described as 'finding God in all things'. Apart from the introductory sessions, the retreat will be individually guided, allowing each retreatant to follow his/her own path with God. Bible passages or other aids to meditation are suggested and each retreatant meets daily with his/her prayer guide to reflect on their journey of prayer. Together the retreatant and guide seek to discern the leading of the Holy Spirit, who 'strengthens our inner being with power, that Christ may dwell in our hearts with faith' (Ephesians 3:16).
There is silence from the first night until the end of the retreat, apart from acts of worship and meetings with the prayer guide. This silence helps us to develop inner awareness and listen to God's Word for us. Morning communion and evening meditation are offered. Paint, clay and other art materials are available with an optional workshop to explore their use in prayer. Enjoying the garden, the beach and the moor may all contribute to your retreat.
Dates and Rates:
4-7 September 2020 (3-nights) | £272 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy *limited spaces*
7-13 September 2020 (6-nights) | £482 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy
4-13 September 2020 (9-nights) | £692 (ministry rate/no VAT) – guaranteed single occupancy
Sorry - this retreat is not open to non-residential or day-only visitors.
‘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.