Perhaps the most unspoilt setting of any retreat on the south coast. The resident core community members welcome you to a comfortable old house overlooking wood, meadow and deserted beach. An ideal place to de-stress and reflect on life. To meet people of different generations and backgrounds, all on equal terms. ‘Rooted in the Christian heritage, open to the widening future’, we give a positive welcome to visitors of all faiths and none. Our approach to spirituality is down-to-earth, light-of-touch, unafraid to face change. However briefly, you are part of a community, not just a guest. You can – if you wish – join in a whole rhythm of life, from lending a hand in kitchen or garden, to helping shape a chapel service. Events during school holidays are usually child-friendly. Partial listing below. For our full programme please send your address details or visit our website.
Accommodation on Offer
4 family bedrooms, 6 twins, 3 singles, 2 doubles (4 on ground floor, 2 with ensuite washbasin and disability access)
Chapel, library, multi-purpose studio, sitting room, dining room
Retreat Centre Facilities
Types of Retreat Offered
Dec 2023 Christmas in Community
29 Dec – 2 Jan 2024 New Year in Community
21-26 Feb Quiet Week
5-10 March Roll Up Your Sleeves. Get stuck in to practical work indoors and out, framed by contemplative time in chapel mornings and evenings.
28 Mar – 1 Apr Easter Event
18-21 Apr The Divine Dance – Trinity and Transformation. Retreat with Urs Mattmann and Ian Spence, inspired by Richard Rohr and his book of the same title.
16-19 May Resilient Spirit. Kiran Young Wimberly from the Corrymeela Community leads a retreat to build resilience in daily life, lifting spirits and offering hope.
25-30 June Summer Community Experience for 18-36 year olds.
11-16 Sept Quiet Week. Jane Pearse and Catherine Bond lead another creative and restorative week including periods of shared silence, outdoor activities and inclusive worship.
23-27 Dec Christmas in Community
29 Dec – 2 Jan 2025 New Year in Community
Retreat Centre Location
The Othona Community, Coast Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4RN