Work, Worship, Study and Play


by Bradwell Office
Sunday 5th December 2021

The trustees of the Othona community  are delighted to announce that Richard and Debbie Sanders have been appointed on a job share basis to the role of centre manager at Othona Bradwell. They will be starting on 1st May after a handover period with Tim. We know that members will be pleased by the news and will give them their full support. Recruitment for colleagues to work with them begins imminently.

by Bradwell Office
Saturday 4th December 2021

We are really pleased that in partnership with Matt King we have been awarded £10k from the National Lottery Community Fund as part of their 'Together for Our Planet' programme. The UK Government’s Together for Our Planet initiative has been created to engage people with COP26 and inspire positive climate action. Matt is the CEO of Trustlinks, which is an independent charity supporting those experiencing mental health difficulties in South East Essex and a member of Othona. Matt ran our very popular summer event this year- Permaculture, Wellbeing and Community Change Week. Following the award of this funding we are planning to run the 'Essex Green Weekend' here at Othona over the first May Bank Holiday 30 April - 2 May 2022. We... Read More

by Bradwell Office
Tuesday 9th November 2021

Please click on the link below to read the minutes from the recent Bradwell Centre Committee Strategy Meeting held on the 23rd October.

BCC Strategy Day 23rd October 2021

by Bradwell Office
Monday 25th October 2021

The minutes are now available from the AGM this September, please click on the link below to read:

AGM 25th September 2021

by Bradwell Office
Tuesday 19th October 2021

As many of you know, John died on 11th April 21 aged 86, having been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in January. He died peacefully in his sleep in our Spanish home as he wished, and he now lies at peace in the village cemetery in Sedella.

Othona played a huge part in his life from his first visit aged 18 in 1953, when he was taken to the camp by Harold Johnson. He met his first wife Sylvia at Othona Bradwell, and he took their growing family of Janet, Peter, Malcolm and... Read More

by Bradwell Office
Thursday 14th October 2021

The Othona Community is  looking for Trustees/Directors linked to the Centre in Essex, to act as both Trustees to the Othona Trust and the Directors of the Othona Community Company. 

Time commitment: 2 trustee weekends / year. Zoom: AGM + 4 evening meetings. One Committee day at Bradwell, plus 3 Zoom or onsite. Line Manager: monthly + guidance

If you are interested and would like to find out more please take a look at the details in the link below:

Bradwell Trustee Vacancy

by Bradwell Office
Sunday 10th October 2021

Residential Community Manager Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

Othona is an open Christian community, welcoming people of all faiths & none, offering varied residential community & retreat opportunities to individuals, families & groups. In community we explore the relationship between faith and life and encourage one another in caring for the world and its people. 

We are seeking a full-time resourceful and practical resident Manager to lead and manage the Bradwell Centre - someone with a friendly, flexible approach, and a commitment to supporting and enabling community life by upholding the ongoing vision of Othona with its inclusive Christian ethos. 

The ability to relate to and welcome our visitors and to maintain a healthy community life for... Read More

by Bradwell Office
Tuesday 28th September 2021

Please follow the link below to read the minutes from the last BCC Meeting on the 15th September:

BCC Meeting Minutes September 2021

by Bradwell Office
Tuesday 28th September 2021

If you were unable to attend this year's AGM on Zoom, then you can still watch the video presentation and Jan Marshall's reflections on 75 years of Othona. Just click on the links below:

Othona 2021 AGM

Jan Marshall's reflections


by Bradwell Office
Thursday 9th September 2021

Here is the latest article for the Village View magazine from Ruth Bull:

Village View August