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' Divorce Recovery Course Long Weekend with Gen and John Loaker

22-25 March 2019

...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: 10 p.m. Monday

Relevant for anyone who has experienced separation or divorce, whether recently or in the past, whether through a marriage or a cohabiting relationship. 

This video-based 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 based on 3-nights, full board and costs £209/person. 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. N.B. For those unable to stay the 3 nights, departing late Sunday afternoon would not prohibit meaningful participation and access to course content/sessions. The weekend is also open on a non-residential basis for anyone living within commutable distance to SA3 2HL (Gower, Swansea) - from £79.


‘Attending the course was a major turning point in my own healing from the trauma of divorce. It gave me hope that it really is possible to recover and have a happy life after divorce.’ (Linda)

'The course was brilliant, full of wisdom, insight and helpful strategies. I feel altogether stronger, more stable and hopeful.’ (Sharon)

About the Leaders:

Gen Loaker is a relationship coach, spiritual mentor and the founder of Mosaic Lives – a specialist divorce recovery consultancy. Prior to setting up Mosaic Lives, Gen was a pastor at The C3 Church, Cambridge and continues to serve on their preaching team. Having experienced divorce personally, Gen understands the pain and distress that divorce can bring and has spent more than 8 years helping others rebuild their lives. 

John Loaker is a consultant social worker, spiritual mentor and leader of The C3 Church’s men’s ministry. Having worked through the difficulties of two failed marriages, John now seeks to support others in finding hope and healing. 

Led by: Gen and John Loaker: http://www.mosaiclives.com 


  • £209 (ministry rate/no VAT) - guaranteed single occupancy of a non-single room (special offer released 15 February 2019 - no single room occupancy supplement charge)
  • £209 (ministry rate/no VAT) - single occupancy of a single room (limited rooms available)
  • £189 (ministry rate/no VAT) - shared occupancy of a non-single room (individuals sharing *discounted rate*)
  • £109/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - non-residential includes lunch and evening meals Friday-Sunday 
  • £79/person (ministry rate/no VAT) - non-residential with lunch only Saturday and Sunday

Programme Outline:

Friday 22nd March 2019

4pm: Arrival and registration 

6pm: Evening meal 

7pm – 9pm: Session 1  

Saturday 23rd March 2019

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

Sunday 24th March 2019

08:45am: Breakfast

09:45am – 11am: Session 6

11am - 11:30am: Coffee break

11:30am – 1pm: Session 7

1pm: Roast dinner 

2pm - 4pm: Session 8

4pm – 5:30pm – Free time

6pm: Sandwich tea 

7pm – 8.30pm: Session 9 (Optional/Prayer Time)

Monday 25th March 2019

08:45am: Breakfast

09:30am: Depart

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.


Christian Singles Prayer Weekend

5-7 April 2019

Event Type: Christian Singles' Prayer Weekend

Theme/Focus: Prayer

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 12.30 p.m. Sunday (lunch not included)

Max: 20 Persons

Board: Full-Board

In response to previous Christian singles' ministry events at Nicholaston House, we would like to offer a day dedicated to praying for single Christians. We acknowledge that you are not alone on your journey; we want to provide a safe place for ministry and prayer.

Read more: 2019-04-05 | 5 - 7 April 2019 | 'Christian Singles' Prayer Weekend' - Christian Singles' Weekend...

Summer Christian Singles' Social Weekend with BBQ!

19 - 21 July 2019

Event Type: Social Weekend


Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 2 p.m. Sunday

The summer evenings are long and dramatic here on Gower, so if you are a Christian single then why not join us for this special weekend, as we enjoy the beauty of Gower. This event is an opportunity to get outdoors and explore the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as plenty of scope for fun and fellowship of course!

Read more: 2019-07-19 | 19 - 21 July 2019 | 'Summer Christian Singles' Social Weekend with BBQ!’ - Christian...

‘Breakfast on the Beach’ - Encounter Long Weekend with Mary and Erik Fok

28 June - 1 July 2019

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

Event Type: Themed Retreat/Weekend

Theme/Focus: Restoration and Renewal

Check In: 4 p.m. Friday

Check Out: 10 p.m. Monday

Breakfast on the Beach seeks to help you discover and embrace afresh Heaven’s abundant life. The Holy Spirit renews our intimacy with God and heals our wounds, so we can live effectively for Jesus and flourish in our God-given potential. There’s opportunity to go deeper in worship and receive inspiring, releasing teaching and personal prayer ministry, as well as time for reflection and enjoying this beautiful area. We see Jesus doing amazing works of healing, restoration and renewal. Weather permitting, Sunday’s breakfast will be provided on the local beach at Oxwich Bay!

Read more: 2019-07-28 | 28 June - 1 July 2019 | ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ - Encounter Long Weekend with Mary...

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.