There was a wonderful audio piece featuring the Othona Community on Radio 3 last night as part of a series celebrating Essex (Odes to Essex) by the writer Ken Worpole. In this episode he explores Essex as a place of retreat and refuge. The whole episode is well worth listening to but if you are in a rush then the section on Othona starts at just over 8 minutes in. Ken visited Othona a few years ago to attend a writers event and has very good memories from his time here. Click on the link below to listen to the episode.
Our lovely ESC volunteers have all left us now, but before they left they contributed to the article in this month's Village View. Please click on the link below to read this.
If you have financial and budgeting skills and would like to support the Othona Community then please read the attached advert. If you are interested please contact the Chair of Trustees, Clare Gough, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is 28th February 2021.
There are some wonderful Advent poems from Janet Wilkes on our Faith Book page- Faith Book | Othona Essex. Something to keep us going during these tough times.
We are sad to announce that we have had to cancel all our planned events including Christmas and New Year in response to the latest government guidelines. At present the plan is for the Bradwell Centre to remain closed until the end of February unless circumstances change. We took this decision with heavy hearts as we know that many people were looking forward to being part of the Community at this time.
The current Tier 2 restrictions mean that it is almost impossible for us to run Community events. There is real hope of a return to normal life next year and this will enable us to function as a Community again. We feel that it would be not in the right spirit of the restrictions imposed at present to run events that promote mingling thereby potentially contributing to the... Read More
Please click on the link below to read the minutes of the latest BCC meeting.
We have a number of beautiful limited edition prints for sale. The prints are of a watercolour of the Chapel entitled 'Evening Chapel' painted by Community members Nick and Ollie Partridge. They would make a wonderful gift for Christmas or a lovely piece of art to have in your own home. Each print is A3 size (approx 11.7 inches high x 16.5 inches wide). Nick has kindly donated the prints (plus the associated costs) to help the fundraising campaign for Othona Bradwell. Each print will come with a signed numbered limited edition label on the back. Please see the attached image to show what the prints look like. We are charging £20 per print plus P&P (£3.10) and you can order one by emailing us in the office (email@example.com). Don't leave... Read More
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The latest edition of Village View is available in the link below. Please click on the link to read the Othona update from Ruth Bull (Chair of the BCC).
We are sad to inform you that we are cancelling all our events during November (Film Week, Guy Fawkes, Winter Watch and Open Space) following the announcement yesterday of a second national lockdown. We will contact all those booked to come on each event individually but please be patient as this will take a little time. The Advent Weekend that was due to run for the last weekend of November (27-29th) has been moved to the first weekend of December (4-6th), we will have to keep this under review in case the lockdown period is extended. The Youth Weekend has also moved to the 11-13th December. During the lockdown period we will not be open for visitors unfortunately but hope you will return to Othona as soon as it is possible. We will keep you updated and aim to put up Chapel services... Read More