Work, Worship, Study and Play

Wild Worship

A chance for young and old to go wild in the country and marvel at the wonders of creation

Space is available on this event! :-D

Go wild for a week this summer as Rachel Summers sprinkles Othona with her own particular brand of muddy magic. We’ll go bug hunting and den building, make natural art and create nature crafts, chill out in hammocks and mix up mud pies, go barefoot walking and play wide games, learn to light fires and toast marshmallows, and take part in a little mindful whittling. We’ll listen for the whisper of God’s voice in the wind as it blows through the long grass, and notice his presence among the mud and the shells on the beach. Opening creation as the fifth book of the gospels, we will explore all that it has to show us of the God who made it and us all.

Rachel is a forest school practitioner and trainer, living and working in east London. She loves to help people wonder and wander through wild places, and loves her scruffy urban wilds as much as any place of outstanding natural beauty. She is involved in the forest church network creating opportunities for people to worship outdoors, and has written a few books to help other people get this happening too. She enjoys the company of people, no matter how tiny they are, and thinks she’s very lucky to have a job with so much weather in it.

You are very welcome to stay for longer, you can either book separately for the weekends or indicate on your booking form in the early/late arrival section when you would like to arrive and depart. Alternatively you can contact us directly in the office (

Arrivals: from 3pm Monday - first meal is dinner at 7pm

Departures: Friday morning 11am

Cost: Adults £180 (Basic Rate) £225 (Benefactor Rate), normal child rates apply. If you have two or more children then the oldest goes free.  If you would like to bring your own tent/campervan for the event then there is a reduced price of  Adults £135 (Basic Rate) £169 (Benefactor Rate), please indicate you would like to camp in the comments section of the booking form.We may be able to offer concessionary rates (25% reduction) at the Manager's discretion. Please contact us to find out more.

(Find out about our Benefactor Rate)

25 Jul 2022 00:00 through 29 Jul 2022 00:00
Othona Community, Essex
East End Road
Landline: 01621 776564 ext. 01621776564
Landline: 01621776564 ext. 01621776564