Othona is a network of people across the UK and around the world, with two permanent centres to visit in Essex and Dorset.
We are an open Christian Community, welcoming and involving people of all faiths and none. We offer individuals, families and groups the chance to slow down. To get to know themselves and each other in beautiful, peaceful surroundings with wonderful walks and beaches nearby.
Othona is a sense of community. All who come to the centres are part of the community, sharing meals, jobs and jokes, and contributing talents and ideas.
The key word is acceptance.
Othona is an approach to spirituality. The great, intimate mystery we call God surely goes beyond dogma. We all learn from each other, and, without pressure to conform in religious terms, may experience the fellowship of the spirit in everyday life.
Othona was founded in 1946 to provide space to explore peace and reconciliation after the Second World War. We still try to face the challenges of our time, spiritual, social and ecological.