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Sat, 05 Jun



Walking Retreat - Essex

Journey to one of the oldest places of Christian worship in England for a walking retreat - an opportunity to reflect and receive in a deeply sacred landscape in the company of fellow pilgrims, led by a Spiritual Director.

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Walking Retreat - Essex
Walking Retreat - Essex

Time & Location

05 Jun 2021, 10:00 – 16:00

Bradwell-on-Sea, The end of, E End Rd, Bradwell-on-Sea, Southminster CM0 7PW, UK

About the Event

Are you depleted, worn down and untethered in this season? 

Do you long for a day to escape to a quiet, nurturing space and reconnect with your self and with God?

Come away to the wild edge of the east of England for a walking retreat. Travel to St Peter-on-the-wall Chapel, one of the oldest remaining places of Christian worship in England, founded by the celtic St Cedd on the captivating Essex salt marshes. 

Together, we will use the labyrinth three-step structure of release-receive-return to experience this sacred landscape and allow it and the Spirit to restore our souls. 

Hosted by Fiona Koefoed-Jespersen, spiritual director and pilgrim guide, and with a small group of fellow pilgrims, you will spend the day walking, in guided contemplative prayer, and in listening circles. There will be space to talk, space to be alone in the quiet, and space to reconnect with your body and soul.

We will base ourselves at Othona, an open and inclusive Christian community situated on land near the Chapel. There we will meet, eat lunch, and - if the weather is really dismal - retreat together. As much as possible, we will spend time in this sacred landscape, walking a loop around the headland and spending time on the beach, as well as visiting the Chapel itself.


  • Pilgrim registration

    This is the recommended price for the day.

    +£1.00 service fee
  • Wayfarer registration

    If the regular ticket price is a stretch right now, please feel welcome to select this lower ticket price, no questions asked.

    +£0.75 service fee
  • Voyager registration

    You are paying the regular price for the event AND you would like to invest in this work, allowing more people to take part! Thank you.

    +£1.25 service fee



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