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We are a beautiful seaside retreat combining the experience of community living with...

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Family holidays, art events, singing weekends, walking weeks...

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Our Team

Meet the people building community by the sea in Essex...

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Photos, Videos and Podcasts

See and hear who we are, where we are, and what we do...

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Our Reopening summer 2020

We wanted to let you know what measures we have put into place to keep everyone safe whilst staying here...

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Recent blogs

Don't forget that the deadline to submit your thoughts on the proposed Bradwell B power station is the 30th June. Please go to the official site for Bradwell B (... Read More

You are probably aware of the proposed plans to build a new nuclear power station at Bradwell and that this is still at the consultation stage. The Trustees have sent a letter to the BrB CEO... Read More

The latest Othona article, by Ruth Bull, for the Village View magazine is now available to read, please see link below. It gives a flavour of what has been going on here during this lockdown... Read More

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Upcoming Events

Mon 20 Jul Thu 23 Jul 2020
Come along for a relaxing break at Othona
Sat 29 Aug Mon 31 Aug 2020
Fri 2 Oct Sun 4 Oct 2020
Fri 9 Oct Sun 11 Oct 2020
A weekend to 'be' and to explore how 'being' can bring you closer to God, yourself and others
Fri 16 Oct Sun 18 Oct 2020
A relaxing weekend retreat combining yoga with mindfulness