Welcome to St. Augustine's Priory!
The House of Prayer is a place of spiritual renewal, where those who come can find God in an atmosphere of love, prayer, healing and peace. We offer space for a break from the busy-ness of life, a time to rest and ‘let go’ of the burdens of everyday life.
We welcome groups and individuals from England, Scotland, and Ireland as well as other parts of Wales. We hope that anyone who comes to the 'House of Prayer' will feel at home and enjoy being with us in this delightful place. We offer space where you can be more present to God and to yourself, where you can pray, rest or walk - whatever helps you to unwind and to ‘BE’ with God and more present to yourself.
Some Information About Us
St. Augustine’s Priory was once a hotel and at a later stage in its history was home to a Community of Augustinian Nuns. In 1939 The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (The Chigwell Sisters) took over the Priory. Over the years it has served as a Holiday home for the Sisters, a Guest House and a Residential Nursing Home.
In 2010 the process began to change the use of the Priory into a 'House of Prayer'. We are situated in Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, within easy reach and walking distance of the promenade and beach. We have a large garden for the use of guests. There are of course, many beauty spots and places of interest just a car or a bus ride away, or for the walkers, within a good walking distance.
The Church of the Sacred Heart, adjoining the Priory, was built by the Chigwell Sisters after the Second World War, in thanksgiving for their protection during the war. Within the Church is a side chapel which used to be the 'Sisters Chapel'. This is now a 'Sacred Space' giving an additional space for quiet reflection and prayer.
For further information regarding the ‘Chigwell Sisters’ please use the Link or visit www.sacredheartsjm.org
'Absolutely wonderful - appreciated you, the peace, rest, food and encouragement so much' - Lady from Nottingham.
'Wonderful place and even more wonderful welcome' - Gentleman from Sheffield.
'A wonderful welcome and a fantastic, peaceful weekend. Very well looked after' - Lady from Sussex.
'Such a warm welcome environment to rest a while in, thank you' - Lady from Sussex.
'Wonderful place of welcome, peace, rest and presence' - Lady from Yorkshire.
'Warm and wonderful hospitality. Simple in its best sense and beautiful. Thank you!' - Lady from Sheffield.
Should you have any further enquires please contact the office, 01492 514223, during the following times:
Monday to Friday: 9am-4.30pm.
Alternatively send an email to: email@example.com
Coming Soon at St.Augustine's Priory
- Taize Prayer
- 18th to 25th April, 6 Day IGR with Bishop John Crowley & Sr. Annette Bourgmann - places still available!
- 22nd to 27th May, CARM Retreat Painting & Prayer, 'Time with the Maker'
- 5th to 9th June, Preached Retreat with Fr. Jim McManus CSSR 'Embraced by Mercy: God's Ultimate Gift
- 19th to 26th June, Walking Retreat 'Walking in Faith & Beauty
Please see our 2017 Programme or our Facebook page for more information!
Please note that The Tumble Trust Weekend
June 16th-18th has now been cancelled
We still have places available at the 6 Day IGR with Bishop John Crowley & Sr Annette Bourgmann 18th - 25th April!