The 2016 Bradwell Festival — 2nd/3rd July  

The long-running Bradwell Pilgrimage relaunches as the Bradwell Festival this year and will extend the opportunity for Christians from different traditions to come together with a programme of events and activities over the whole weekend.

The Bradwell Festival’s tag line, ‘Connect. Celebrate’, sets the tone for a festival that is rooted in ecumenism: it will offer a place for Christians to connect with one another through pilgrimage and worship, to be inspired and challenged by different speakers, to enjoy a variety of music, and simply to have time and space to be together, and celebrate with one another.

The pilgrimage itself will begin the weekend’s activities. This year, for the first time, there are two different routes, reflecting the different starting points and journeys we take as Christians, as well as the different walks of life from which we come.

The traditional pilgrimage walk through the village of Bradwell-on-Sea will begin at St Thomas’ Church at 11 am, while a second route, starting at the same time from The Green Man pub at the Marina, will follow the sea wall by the Blackwater Estuary.

On arrival at the site of St Peter’s Chapel at different times and from different places, people will be led in worship by John Pantry, well-known local musician and broadcaster.

The rest of the weekend will continue with a variety of bands, musicians, speakers and other attractions, concentrated in St Peter’s Chapel field and the Othona Community site, as well as at other locations in the village.

Entry to the Bradwell Festival is free this year, though donations are welcome, but please book your free ticket via their website:

Please watch this site for further information about what will be an exciting new venture!

Bradwell Festival

God of our pilgrimage,
you have led us to the living water.
Refresh and sustain us
as we go forward on our journey,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.



Bradwell Festival is on Saturday and Sunday 1st/2nd July 2017

Bradwell Festival returns for its second year in 2017. The Festival will be the first weekend in July and will build on the legacy of the Bradwell Pilgrimage.

Once at the festival site, which will incorporate St Peter’s Chapel as well as the home of the Othona Community, festival-goers will be able to enjoy a variety of worship, activities, food and drink throughout the day and evening.

Bradwell Festival is an opportunity to connect and celebrate with other Christians and take that joy back to our communities.