Work, Worship, Study and Play


by Bradwell Office
Monday 2nd October 2023

The Minutes are now available from the Bradwell Centre Committee Open Meeting held at the Centre on the 12th August 2023. Please click on the link below to read:

BCC Open Meeting August 2023

by Bradwell Office
Saturday 30th September 2023

Many folks travelling to Othona by public transport will be familiar with the DaRT 4 bus service from Southminster train station. There is currently a consultation by Essex County Council on whether to withdraw or reduce this service. This would greatly impact all those who travel here by public transport as the DaRT 4 service is a vital link between Southminster train station and the Othona Community. It is also a very important service for those living in the local area who rely on public transport, including all our volunteers who don't drive. Please can you support us to try and keep this service going. Can you fill in the online survey by following the link below?

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by Bradwell Office
Monday 18th September 2023

The September Village View is now available to read, this and most other editions were written by community member Ruth Bull. Please click on the link to view:

September Village View

Previous editions are available via this link:

Committee, Trustees and Publications | Othona Essex

by Bradwell Office
Tuesday 29th August 2023

The Othona Community AGM, which includes both centres in Essex and Dorset, will take place on Zoom:

10.30-12.30 Saturday 23rd September

Papers will be circulated by email by 9th September

Written questions to Trustees to be emailed to A link to the Zoom will be made available nearer the time.

by Bradwell Office
Monday 14th August 2023

We've begun a project to renew our websites and we're looking to refresh all of Othona's online presence. This means more people with interest and skills getting involved - not just staff members at the two Othona centres. Whether as part of the Website Development Working Group (even as project leader), or in other ongoing roles around social media and marketing, photo and video curating, or Google Workspace admin.

This one hour video presentation (passcode: r#YR316! to access), with Q&A, was recorded on Saturday 12th August. Do have a look if you're interested.

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by Bradwell Office
Saturday 15th July 2023

Calling all members, visitors, guests, volunteers and staff of Othona – please would you spare a few minutes to complete this short questionnaire? It’s about belonging and membership of The Othona Community. You may be a life-long member or may not even know that a membership scheme exists. Your answers will help us understand what membership and belonging means for everyone and inform the most helpful way of improving our mission and community together.

Your responses may be anonymous, or you can choose to leave your and contact details.

The survey will close on Sunday 3rd September 2023, and the findings and results will form the basis of a report to the Othona AGM later that month.

Many Many Thanks!

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by Bradwell Office
Tuesday 4th July 2023

The Minutes from the last BCC meeting held virtually in June, are available to view:

Minutes Bradwell Centre Committee Meeting June 2023

Also the latest edition of Village view, written by Ruth Bull, is available:

Village View July 2023

by Bradwell Office
Sunday 11th June 2023

The latest edition of the Othona article in Village View, written by Ruth Bull, is available to read by clicking on the link below:

Village View June 2023

You can read any of the previous articles by visiting our website:

Committee, Trustees and Publications | Othona Essex

by Bradwell Office
Sunday 4th June 2023

We are excited to host the Essex Book Festival here for the launch of the book- St Peter-on-the Wall, Landscape and Heritage on the Essex Coast. Come and join us this weekend (16th -18th June) to explore the chapel and its landscape setting through walks, workshops and talks. All ages are welcome and free creative activities – craft and poetry workshops – are available for children. Why not bring the whole family and spend the weekend enjoying the atmospheric Dengie Peninsula coast? You are welcome to stay at the Community for the whole weekend or come just for the day. Full details of the event are on their website: Read More

by Bradwell Office
Sunday 7th May 2023

We are very sad to have to tell you that David Hodgson-Brown died peacefully on 25th April, following some months of ill-health. Our thoughts are with his wife Sandra, their family Beverley, Dan and Livvy and the wider family.

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