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:
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.... Read More
The Green Weekend is coming up very soon (28th April -1st May) and there are still spaces available for camping and day visitors. The programme for the weekend can be viewed via this link - Essex Green Weekend Programme. It should be a fantastic weekend with talks, music, workshops and children's activities. You can book online:Essex Green Weekend- Camping and day visitors only now | Othona Essex
The minutes are now available from the last BCC meeting in February. Please click on the link to read:
We are hosting the Essex Book Festival (16 -18 June) for the launch of St Peter-on-the-Wall: Landscape and Heritage on the Essex Coast edited by Johanna Dale. You can see the programme for the event on their website:
Why not bring the whole family and spend the weekend enjoying the atmospheric Dengie Peninsula coast? Accommodation is available at the Community for those wishing to stay overnight. Day visitors are equally welcome. Meals can be pre-booked, or you can bring a picnic lunch to have on the beach (don’t forget a bucket and spade too).
The Othona Community features in the A Rocha publication Stories of Hope. This collection of stories comes from all the various organisations that are part of the A Rocha Partners in Action programme. Please click on the link below to take a look and find out who the other partners are. We are fortunate to have Regina Ebner, from A Rocha, and Rachel Oates, from the Woodlands House of Prayer, here in the summer providing activities during our Environment week. This is a great chance to hear more about the work of A Rocha and the other partners.
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The Othona Community is looking for a Vice-Chair for the board of Trustees. This is an opportunity to learn about the role of chair. Our effective and popular chair has just completed her first 5 year term and is looking for someone who will share the role and bring additional skills to the Board. We are looking for someone who will enjoy being part of our Christian community, who has the curiosity and drive to learn about the work and the creative imagination to contribute to our strategic development. If you or someone you know might be interested in this role then please take a look at the advert on the REACH volunteering website:
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Take a look at the fantastic line up for our Essex Green Weekend. This weekend is being run in partnership with Trust Links Charity and supported by grants from the Essex County Council Climate Action Challenge Fund and the Essex Community Foundation. There are still spaces available for campers, a few rooms and day visitors are very welcome. You can book via our website -Essex Green Weekend | Othona Essex.
Here are the Chair's notes from the Trustee meeting held at Othona Burton Bradstock in February this year. Please click on the link to open: