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Programme 2020

Contemplative Retreats 2020

Coming Soon at St.Augustine’s Priory

Tuesday 4th - Friday 7th February 2020

Contemplative Refresher Days

Refreshment Days for those who have attended the Contemplative Retreats here or at Brownshill.

Friday 28th February - Sunday 1st March 2020

Mindfulness Retreat

‘Learn to live with Peace, Purpose & Wisdom’

This Retreat is open for day participants as well as residential.

Please ring or email to book a  place on  this special Retreat.

Monday 2nd - Monday 9th March

6 Day Individual Guided Retreat

Led by Bishop John Crowley & Sr. Annette Borgmann

We have spaces available for this Retreat, please ring. or email if you would like to book

Please see our 2020 Programme or our Facebook page for latest information!

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 Please see the Contemplative Retreat poster 2020

St. Augustine of Hippo

“You were within, and I without, & there I sought You, You were with me when I was not with You.
You called & cried out, & burst my deafness.
You gleamed & glowed, dispelling my blindness.
You touched me, & I burned for Your peace.”

“For you have made us for Yourself, & our hearts are restless until they rest in You.”

“Too late have I loved You, Beauty ever old, yet ever new.
You have burst my bonds asunder; I will offer up to You an offering of praise.”

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

Recent Testimonials

‘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:

St Augustine’s Priory
Cliff Road, Old Colwyn
Conwy, North Wales. LL29 9RW

Telephone: 01492 514223
Registered Charity No. 1179804