Work, Worship, Study and Play


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Monday 23rd September 2019

Our Autumn Retreat this year is from the 18-20th October and is being led by Phil Martin on the theme of Pilgrimage. Here is a summary from Phil of the plan for the weekend:


Our time together will include four sessions of input, presentation, discussions and reflections.

The themes and plans for each session are generally as follows:

Friday evening – Welcome and Introductions – What is pilgrimage and what does it mean in... Read More

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Monday 16th September 2019

The minutes are now available from the recent BCC Open Committee meeting held here on 17th August:

BCC Open Committee Meeting August 2019

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Monday 16th September 2019

Dear Friends,

Would you like Othona Bradwell to open for Christmas this year? If so, it could be you that makes it happen!

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Tuesday 20th August 2019

We are sad to announce the death of Gillian Macklow. Gillian was introduced to Othona in 1971 by her uncle, Graham Whibley, who was a friend of Norman Motley. Gill loved Othona and brought all her children and grandchildren over the years. She remained an active Community member, visiting for the last time in the summer of 2018.

Gill will be remembered by Othona as a gentle and kind soul, a diligent Community member and an excellent bread baker. She loved the opportunities for worship, fellowship, music and nature that Othona offered, and she will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Gill is survived by her husband Chris, her four children, Jerry, Marcus, Alex and Kate and her three grandsons, Daniel, William and Archie.

Gillian’s Memorial Service will be held at... Read More

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Wednesday 14th August 2019

It's the BCC open meeting this Saturday (17th August) here at Bradwell. The meeting will be from 2- 4.15 pm followed by Tea. All are welcome to come along to meet the Committee, hear about the on-going work and any updates. If you have any suggestions of items for discussion please send them to

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Saturday 10th August 2019

Our AGM this year is being held on 21st September from 2-5pm. This will be at Living Space, 1, Coral Street, Lambeth, London SE1 7BE. Further details are on the attached flyer below. If you have any questions for the AGM please contact Ruth Bull by 3rd September at

AGM 2019

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Friday 9th August 2019

Ruth Bull has added a contribution to our Faith book page, please take a look and remember to send your own reflections, poems and articles for others to read:

We’re all muddling along together. What teachings do we hold in our treasure store?


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Thursday 8th August 2019

The minutes are now available from the latest Answer Back Meeting held on the 6th August.

Othona Answer Back Meeting August 2019

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Saturday 3rd August 2019

Friends and family are invited to attend Richard's funeral service on August 8, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Churchover, Rugby, CV23 0EW.

The service will be led by Revd. Richard Syms, with a gathering at Churchover Community Centre immediately afterwards. Please let us know if you are coming, for catering purposes ( or via FB messenger to Chris, Kate or Amy). If anyone wants to... Read More

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Saturday 3rd August 2019

Robert Ricks has sent in this recollection of Richard;

I first came to Othona Bradwell on Sea in 1981 on a Summer Saturday. Douglas Bean brought me. At that stage I knew nothing of Richard Mulkern but I have been able to draw on my memories of that first visit to piece together the role which Richard played in the history and life of the Community. I remember Douglas saying that Richard thought about the future and planned for it whereas most other people on committees were trying to get through the day.

Richard's real contribution was to help the Community grow over the difficult period following Norman Motley's... Read More