At the moment we anticipate that the Pilgrimage and Gathering will still be going ahead. However, we are closely monitoring government guidelines and will ensure that any decisions made about the Pilgrimage and Gathering will put those attending and their safety first.
Due to the remote nature of the site it is easiest to travel by car however if you need to use public transport we hope this information will help.
The nearest station is Southminster.
Trains leave from London Liverpool Street throughout the day.
Some are through trains, so you may have to change at Wickford.
Usually the trains are platformed, so the transfer is relatively easy and accommodated in the timetabling. Please choose a train that links to one of the buses listed in the By Bus section below.
There are buses from
Southminster to Bradwell-on-Sea (for train connections from London)
If you can’t get the direct bus from Southminster, you can get here via the other busses mentioned with a change at Latchington.
Please consult Traveline web site for the latest information.
Chelmsford is our nearest town.
Please check the By Bus section for the time tables.
Taxis from Southminster station cost approximately £20, but must be ordered in advance
Local taxi cab numbers are:
Gemini – 01621 786963/0796 7033769
A2B – 01621 773421/07756 083360
Yes! – We will have a tea, coffee & cake stall near the chapel along with an ice cream van and hot food (probably jacket potatoes) will be available at the Othona community. You will require cash for these as we won’t be able to accept card payments on site.
We will have some hay bales on site however you may wish to bring a picnic chair.
The Chapel site is remote and for safety on the day we have limited access to the small chapel car park and are advising people to park at the village hall and either join in the pilgrimage walk or use the shuttle bus service we will be operating.
However, we understand that for some people even the short walk to the chapel from the chapel car park (where the mini bus will drop-off) may be too much.
If you have severe mobility issues please contact us in advance and we can arrange access via the Othona community directly onto the site. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes – We are planning to have a whole variety of activities for the whole family. We’re still confirming the details of these so watch this space.
Yes! – If you require more information please get in touch.
The Bradwell Pilgrimage and Gathering will begin at 10:30am at St Thomas’ Church in Bradwell-on-Sea. We anticipate the day finishing around 4pm at St Peter’s Chapel.
The Bradwell Pilgrimage and Gathering is free to attend. A collection for (optional) donations will be taken on the day.
You’re welcome to bring your own lunch and eat it on the Chapel field however there will also be stalls selling some light-lunch options, tea & coffee and ice cream on site.