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.
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
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.
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
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)