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Bradwell Festival and Pilgrimage Celebration

1 July - 2 July

Bradwell Festival and Pilgrimage Celebration, at the Quiet Garden at Peace Place Celtic Sanctuary, includes James Ashdown speaking on, ‘the contemplative life.’

The Main festival site is based around the Othona venue alongside The Chapel of St. Peter on the Wall.

The Quiet Garden at Peace Place is also a venue and is at Battle’s Field on East End Road, half way between the village and Othona.
Speakers this year include:
SATURDAY: (times are still approximate)
  • 2.15 pm:  Lucyann Ashdown, Rev. Chaplain of Farleigh Hospice, Independent Midwife and former lecturer on midwifery at University of Essex. Speaking on Ministry at the threshold of life; birth and death.
  •  James Ashdown, writer Christian thinker and contemplative. Speaking on ‘the Contemplative Life’
  • 5.30 pm:  Dave Tomlinson, Rev. author and Anglican priest. Speaking on his latest book, ‘Black Sheep and Prodigals’
  • 7.15 pm:  Nuala Flynn, Psycho-therapist and Sufi.  Speaking on:  Sovereignty and the Sacred Land.
 Followed by music from  The Society of Imaginary Friends and others
Food and Drink is available at the Peace Place, Battle’s Field venue.
The Place Place Community is a small relational community which developed in East London and is now based in Bradwell-on-Sea.  Ted and Elizabeth Sawyer-Bayliss are in process of establishing the Peace Place Trust as an expression of Christian Celtic Monastic faith and Quaker ethos and practice. We have a house and 4 acres in Bradwell which is being landscaped to provide a place hospitable to spiritual contemplation and exploration, with a particular mission to support people working at various levels of social practice, sustaining values of kindness and compassion in society. We are companions of The Northumbria Community and Quakers.
We receive no grants or funding but offer our simple accommodation, using our land and outbuildings as a venue for camping, gathering, and presentation of talks and music as an aspect of The Bradwell Festival and a Celebration of Pilgrimage.


1 July
2 July


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