Ffald y Brenin is a Christian retreat centre and house of prayer located in the breathtaking Preseli hills of West Wales.
Welcome to the Sheepfold
Ffald y Brenin means “sheepfold of the king” in Welsh – a fitting name for a place that was founded to offer rest and refreshment from life’s pressing demands.
Over the years, many thousands of people have found their way to this remote place nestled in the Gwaun Valley in West Wales and have encountered the presence of the Lord. We continue to be moved by how God meets people here with refreshment, revelation, direction, miraculous healing and other signs of his presence and love.
In addition to being a retreat centre, Ffald y Brenin is also a house of prayer, and our days revolve around a rhythm of daily prayer.
Breathe in. Breathe out.
Two complementary threads are woven into the fabric of Ffald y Brenin. The first thread is one of rest, refreshment, restoration, and healing in God’s presence – a breathing in of his Spirit.
The second thread is one of intercession, compassion, blessing, faith and global reach – a breathing out of God’s love. The Holy Spirit turns our gaze toward our neighbour as we carry his presence out to the world.
You’re invited to experience the sweetness of God’s presence in the quiet place, and then be energized and equipped to bless and love your neighbour.
What guests are saying
“Fantastic scenery, great walks, cosy lounge and day rooms, comfortable bedrooms. Such an anointing of God in this centre.”
“A beautiful place to be able to stop and hear more clearly what God is saying. The rhythm of prayer is beautiful, and it allows a deeper soaking of His word. We had beautiful prayer ministry ourselves, and saw others receive the same. We will be back!”
“Quiet, reflective space in a busy world, always appreciated.“
From the Blog
Ffald y Brenin Trustee, Richard Roberts, explores the possibility that the roots of our modern-day experience of Ffald y Brenin as a ‘thin place’ may reach back through one-and-a-half millennia, to the time of St. Brynach.
“What is really going on when a church grows?” Canon Stuart R Bell opens the cover on his new book “Recovering His Reputation”. In his book he reflects on half a century of ministry and his answers to this question will take the reader on a journey of exploration into the heart of Christian leadership.
At Ffald y Brenin prayer is caught rather than taught… There is an expectation that He will respond, and He does not disappoint – God makes His Presence felt.