Work, Worship, Study and Play


by Bradwell Office
Wednesday 8th July 2020

Last weekend we reopened Othona for visitors to come and stay. We had a lovely weekend with Mary and Lesley, who seemed to enjoy being back at Othona again.  We would love to see more of you coming here so please have a look at the details on our website of how to book and details of the changes we have implemented for the safety of all onsite following government COVID-19 guidelines. We are not able to offer the same summer programme as originally planned but do hope to run some virtual events on some of the themes, we will keep you posted on these. Please do get in touch with us if you have any questions ( or just make a booking! If you want different dates or a longer period than that specified on the programme just get in... Read More

by essex.webmaster
Thursday 25th June 2020

Don't forget that the deadline to submit your thoughts on the proposed Bradwell B power station is the 30th June. Please go to the official site for Bradwell B (, where you can check the scale of the plans and register your views during this consultation phase. Please also write to your local MP on this matter of national interest. Othona members and friends have suggested the links below for local campaign groups that you might find helpful for an alternative view point (these are not verified or endorsed by Othona): (Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group)
There is also a petition to stop the... Read More

by Bradwell Office
Friday 19th June 2020

You are probably aware of the proposed plans to build a new nuclear power station at Bradwell and that this is still at the consultation stage. The Trustees have sent a letter to the BrB CEO addressing the potential impact such a development would have on our Bradwell site and the Othona business. You can read a summary of this letter in the link below. We encourage you to express your views on these plans by contacting your local MP and via the Bradwell B website ( The deadline  for submissions to the consultation process is the 30th June.

Bradwell B Community Letter

by Bradwell Office
Monday 1st June 2020

The latest Othona article, by Ruth Bull, for the Village View magazine is now available to read, please see link below. It gives a flavour of what has been going on here during this lockdown period.

Othona Community June 2020

by Bradwell Office
Friday 22nd May 2020

Hello from all the team at Othona Bradwell. We hope that you are well and managing to enjoy the beautiful weather at the moment whilst still in lockdown. We are extending the closure of the Centre here beyond May until further notice. When the Trustees decide that we can safely open again we will make an announcement. This decision will be taken following Government guidelines and we will consider what adjustments we need to make here in order to safely accommodate members again.

We would really like to see you back at Othona as soon as possible. We hope that you have been able to watch some of the Chapel services that are posted from here on our facebook page and also been able to join with our weekly quiz nights on Fridays.

If you have already made a booking for an... Read More

by Bradwell Office
Thursday 30th April 2020

Thank you for all your messages of support for the Community. We love hearing from you and sharing your experience. 

We are all looking forward to the time when the centres can be reopened and we can once again enjoy a warm, welcoming community at both centres. Until that happens these are just some of the actions that the Trustees are taking to make sure that our staff at the centres stay safe and well and that Othona comes through this time in as good a position as possible. 

Othona Finances

As you know, following government guidelines, the centres have cancelled their programmes and closed to visitors until restrictions are lifted. Like all small businesses, having no income for an unknown length of time puts considerable pressure on our... Read More

by Bradwell Office
Monday 20th April 2020

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:

Village View May 2020

by Bradwell Office
Monday 6th April 2020

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

by Bradwell Office
Thursday 2nd April 2020

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. 

Othona Bradwell closure

by Bradwell Office
Monday 30th March 2020

The latest copy of Village View, written by Ruth Bull, is available to read in the link below. 

Village View 2020