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QVA Working Retreat to the Othona Community, Bradwell-on-Sea

9 - 14 September 2024, Bradwell-on-Sea

Quaker Voluntary Action organises working retreats in the UK, Europe and beyond. Volunteers participate in practical projects and reflective sessions that promote personal spiritual development with meaningful engagement in the world. Work activities may include gardening, decorating and internal renovation, refugee support, sustainability projects and woodland management. Volunteers also participate in facilitated reflective sessions on a Quaker theme. The QVA theme for 2024 is "What does Love require of us?".

The Othona Community provides space for Christian communal living on the Essex coast and have many Quaker connections. Surrounding the site are trees, beaches, and a wildlife pond. Just a few hundred metres away is the centuries old Chapel of St-Peter-on-the-Wall. We will be either doing work on their grounds or carrying out painting and maintenance work. In the facilitated reflection sessions, we will be considering the theme "What does Love require of us?", using the Theme Resource Pack - this is a living document that will be added to over the year.

  • Where? Othona Community, Bradwell-on-Sea
  • When? 9th-14th September 2024
  • Cost? £198 (travel not included)
  • Who? Any Quakers or people interested in Quakerism aged 18 and over

More information

For more information contact:

Kit King - Working Retreats Coordinator

Telephone: 07518471678

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Date & time

Start: 13:00 on 9 September 2024

Finish: 13:00 on 14 September 2024


Othona Community
East End Road
United Kingdom

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