Edwin Phillips, an Anglican Priest and a 'Franciscan Contemplative' of the Third Order of Saint Francis was called by God to erect a Hermitage to further explore a life of contemplative prayer and solitude. He approached the Director of Nicholaston House, Derrick Hancock, to ask of the possibility of siting the Hermitage in the garden of the House.
The present site was offered to Edwin, as friends of Nicholaston House had been praying that this area of ground would one day be set aside as a place of prayer.
Inspired by the writings of the late Brother Ramon, Edwin spends as much time as possible in the Hermitage and finds there that peace and solitude which helps him in his life of contemplative prayer.
Edwin is eager to encourage guests staying at Nicholaston House to visit the hermitage and to find in the atmosphere of prayer, peace. Anyone who is interested in visiting the Hermitage can do so by contacting Edwin (01639 886784) or by contacting the house directly:
Nicholaston House Conference Centre and Christian Retreat
Penmaen, Gower, Swansea, SA3 2HL