The latest version of the Othona news for the Village View magazine is now available in the link below. The article was written by Ruth Bull, Chair of the Bradwell Committee, and the whole magazine is also avaialable online as well if you want to catch up with the local news. The link to the Parish website with all copies of the Village View magazine is: https://e-voice.org.uk/bradwellchurch/parish-magazine/
Hello from all the team at Othona Bradwell. We wanted to update you that the Office at Othona will be closed from today until further notice. This is because the Trustees have decided that all the staff at both centres are now on the Government Furlough Scheme. This enables us to claim 80% of the wages from the government whilst we have a period of the Centre being closed with no income coming in. This will help to secure the long term survival of both Centres. We will continue to live on site along with our EVS team. We are permitted to do certain tasks in a volunteer capacity, which we will do. However we are no longer... Read More
Sadly we have taken the decision to extend the closure of the centre here at Bradwell until the end of May, this will include the May Half Term Activity Week (25-29 May). For those due to attend events during this period we will contact you directly to offer a refund if required. For those not on our mailing list please read a copy of the email sent out today. We hope to see you again soon as soon as things become normal again and we are able to open as usual. We will keep you updated on the status here.
The latest copy of Village View, written by Ruth Bull, is available to read in the link below.
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.