The latest copy of Village View, written by Ruth Bull, is available to read in the link below. Sadly circumstances have changed since this article was written, we are no longer open for any events, including Easter, until the end of April and will most probably be closed for some time after this. We will update you once we have made a decision on this.
Sadly the Thanksgiving service for Vera, that was due to happen on Saturday 4th April has been postponed until further notice. As soon as the situation changes and it is safe to gather again then we will rearrange it and let everyone know the new date.
We are having a daily Chapel service focusing on Bishop Stephen Cottrell's book 'Striking Out- Poems and stories from the Camino'. These short services are available as video clips via our facebook page. If you don't have a facebook account that's fine as you are still able to view the page and watch the video. Yesterday's reading is availalble by going to:
If you have any short readings or thoughts that you would like included please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will try to include this if possible. If you would like to join in by reading a section of the book and sending us the... Read More
During this time of uncertainy and isolation we are sharing our time in the Chapel with the wider Othona Community with a video blog. Everyday we will have a short reading and poem taken from Bishop Stephen Cottrell's book 'Striking Out- poems and stories from the Camino'. This is spiritual diary based on his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. You can join us virtually in the chapel by watching the video clips on facebook each day (https://www.facebook.com/pg/othonabradwell)
With regret we have had to cancel all our residential events up to and including the Painting Event (27-29 April). Early next month we'll review the situation and it's most likely we'll have to extend the closure. During this time of closure we will endeavour to keep in touch with all the members and friends of the Community wherever they are. We will put regular postings on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/othonabradwell) and you can also sign up for our newsletter. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bradwell once the virus risk has been reduced.
Please read this important letter from the Bradwell Centre Committee to the Othona Community. It brings you up-to-date with some of the joys and challenges of being part of a 21st century Community. These are exciting times at Bradwell but the Community needs your support to meet the challenges we face.
Othona Bradwell is following the Government and World Health Organisation guidelines. The site has full handwashing facilities which guests are encouraged to use regularly and additional cleaning of surfaces will take place. Please read the attached document outlining our policy on infection control and cancellations. If you have any concerns regarding your stay please get in touch.
You are invited to join Vera's family for a Thanksgiving Service at St Peter's-on-the Wall Chapel at 11.30am on Saturday 4th April 2020. Full details in the attached flyer.
You can have your say on the proposed new nuclear power station at Bradwell-on-Sea soon, when the first of stage of the public consultation starts. There will be a 12 week period with 15 public exhibitions and a dedicated website page for you to provide your feedback of these proposals. Further details are avaiable on their website:
We are greatly saddened to have to tell you that our dear friend Zoe Moran passed away yesterday afternoon. Zoe was a much loved member of the community here and a devoted volunteer. We shall miss her greatly. She was a wonderful friend at all that knew her, hard-working and a committed member of the community both here and in Luton. Amongst the many things that Zoe did in her life, a key part was acting as a foster carer, providing a safe and caring home for many children and she was a devoted foster mother and grandmother. She brought a sense of order and fun to the kitchen here and was a wonderful cook, it was a real pleasure to have her here to help. Zoe had a strong faith and played an important role in the Spiritual life of Othona. We thank God for Zoe and all that... Read More