Work, Worship, Study and Play


by Bradwell Office
Thursday 14th October 2021

The Othona Community is  looking for Trustees/Directors linked to the Centre in Essex, to act as both Trustees to the Othona Trust and the Directors of the Othona Community Company. 

Time commitment: 2 trustee weekends / year. Zoom: AGM + 4 evening meetings. One Committee day at Bradwell, plus 3 Zoom or onsite. Line Manager: monthly + guidance

If you are interested and would like to find out more please take a look at the details in the link below:

Bradwell Trustee Vacancy

by Bradwell Office
Sunday 10th October 2021

Residential Community Manager Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

Othona is an open Christian community, welcoming people of all faiths & none, offering varied residential community & retreat opportunities to individuals, families & groups. In community we explore the relationship between faith and life and encourage one another in caring for the world and its people. 

We are seeking a full-time resourceful and practical resident Manager to lead and manage the Bradwell Centre - someone with a friendly, flexible approach, and a commitment to supporting and enabling community life by upholding the ongoing vision of Othona with its inclusive Christian ethos. 

The ability to relate to and welcome our visitors and to maintain a healthy community life for... Read More

by Bradwell Office
Tuesday 28th September 2021

Please follow the link below to read the minutes from the last BCC Meeting on the 15th September:

BCC Meeting Minutes September 2021

by Bradwell Office
Tuesday 28th September 2021

If you were unable to attend this year's AGM on Zoom, then you can still watch the video presentation and Jan Marshall's reflections on 75 years of Othona. Just click on the links below:

Othona 2021 AGM

Jan Marshall's reflections


by Bradwell Office
Thursday 9th September 2021

Here is the latest article for the Village View magazine from Ruth Bull:

Village View August 

by Bradwell Office
Monday 6th September 2021

If you want to find out more about the birdlife around Othona then please take a look at this blog post written by David Martin. He and his family, Marie, Sita and Durga, were here volunteering at Othona for this summer and he managed to spend some of his time here observing the wonderful variety of birds around here. It is well worth a read:

Birds of Othona

by Bradwell Office
Thursday 26th August 2021


Article just out in the Maldon and Burham Standard about Angenita's fundraising swim last Saturday- 'Fundraiser has got the wind in her sails again after 20-year gap'

by Bradwell Office
Sunday 22nd August 2021

Angentia completed her fundraising swim yesterday, repeating the same amazing feat as she did 20 years ago and managed to be 5 minutes quicker. Her swim across the Blackwater Estuary was to raise money to fund a second wind turbine here at Bradwell enabling us to reduce our carbon footprint even further. It's not too late to add your support if you have not already done so, please visit her fundraising page to find out more-

Many thanks to all who have given, once we have the wind turbine you will have your name stencilled onto it by Angenita to generate an Artwork that will stand for many years.

by Bradwell Office
Thursday 8th July 2021

The latest article for the Village view is available to read, just click on the link below to open the PDF. This is written by the chair of the Bradwell Centre Committee, Ruth Bull.

The Othona Community in July 2021

by Bradwell Office
Tuesday 6th July 2021

If you are an NHS worker or a care-worker then you can get up to a 50% discount on one of our events. All you have to do is let us know where you are working and what your role is there. So far we have had three successful applications but the scheme is running until the end of December this year so there is still plenty of time to apply.

This scheme was set up by The Association for Promoting Retreats to thank NHS Staff and care-workers for their tireless care throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic.

NHS Bursaries – The Association for Promoting Retreats