This Thursday (18th March) it will be the fourth session of our virtual Lent course- Women in the Shadows. We will find out more about county lines and what communities can do to reach out to vulnerable children and make the alternative to gang life more attractive. The session starts on Zoom at 7.15pm and a link will be sent out shortly to all those booked on. If you would like to join then please email us in the office (email@example.com). If you are unable to make it this week then please take a look at the Clewer website (https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/womenintheshadows). You can watch Gemma’s story and think about how we can open our communities to children and young... Read More
This Thursday (4th March) will be the second session of our Lent Course- Women in the Shadows. We will be looking at Anita's story and focusing on how we can help shield vulnerable women and girls from sexual exploitation and demonstrate our care and concern for the suffering of those who are exploited. The session starts at 7.30pm and there are still a few places available if you would like to join us, please email the office (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is a very powerful course highlighting the terrible injustice of modern day slavery, which is going on all around us and even in our local communities. The course is produced by the... Read More
Lent 2 Sunday 28th Feb Climate Change Service from St Peters Chapel with members of St Thomas’ Church and the Othona Community. Click on the link below for the service sheet and youtube clip.
We are excited about reopening and are pleased to now have dates to look forward to. In line with the latest government announcement we plan to open from the 12th April for pre-booked day visitors for outside dining. There will be a charge for visiting, which will include a picnic lunch with a menu available nearer to the time. Visitors will have to adhere to the governments 'rule of six' whilst here. Then if all goes well we will open for residential stays from the 17th May following government guidelines for social distancing. We are in the process of putting together our summer programme and will put this on the website as soon as possible.
We are really excited at welcoming you back to Othona and look forward to seeing you. Please look at our website (... Read More
If you would like to see Jonney's interview taken from CCIVS (Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service) Soil management and protection training course in France in 2019 then click on the youtube link below. There is a soil4life webinar coming up on the 4th March which looks at soil protection as part of the EUs green deal. There is more information in the link below.
The minutes from the latest BCC meeting are now available in the link below and are also on the news section of the website along with minutes from previous meetings (Committee, Trustees and Publications | Othona Essex).
Some of us may already be aware of the issue of modern day slavery whilst for others it might be something we know little about. If you want to find out more and how we as individuals, or collectively as part of Othona, can be part of the solution please join the Othona Community for our Lent course this year.
Clare Gough, our head of Trustees, Rev. Steve Barnes, and Richard and Debbie Sanders will be running ‘Women in the Shadows’, a course produced by the Clewer Initiative. (... Read More
Angenita Hardy-Teekens is raising money to help the funding of a vital second wind turbine for Othona Bradwell. She will be attempting to repeat her swim across the Blackwater estuary after a gap of 20 years on the 21st August this year. Please support her in this fantastic venture by visiting her JustGiving page in the link below. All those who make a donation will not only be helping us to reduce our carbon footprint here but they will also have their names stencilled on the new windmill. The target is £5,000 so please give Angenita your support.
There was a great interview this morning with Tim about the impact of the proposed new nuclear power station on Othona and the Chapel. It was on the BBC radio 4 Sunday programme this morning. Click on the link below to listen, it is about 9 minutes into the programme.
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.