On behalf of Churches Together in Essex and East London I would like to invite you to this year’s Bradwell Gathering at Bradwell-on-Sea on Saturday 7th July. The day begins at St Thomas’ Church at 10.30 am for a short service after which pilgrims will make the 2 mile journey to the ancient chapel of St Peter’s on the Wall. (An alternative route to St Peter’s can be undertaken by parking at the Marina and walking along the sea wall. This route will not be stewarded). The afternoon will include worship, a variety of stalls, and story-telling activities for all ages. We are very pleased to have Rt Revd John Perumbalath – the newly consecrated Bishop of Bradwell – as our main speaker.

Programme for the Day:

10.30am Opening Worship at St Thomas’ Bradwell-on-Sea

Walk to the Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall

At the Main field:

12.00 12.40 The Big Sing
12.40 13.00 Service of Welcome
13.00 13.40 Jonny Patton Band
13.40 14.00 What’s happening at Story Telling
14.00 14.40 Chelmsford Cathedral Choir
14.40 15.00 The Bishop of Bradwell
15.00 15.40 Jonny Patton (acoustic set)
15.40 16.00 The Bishop of Bradwell

 (timings may vary)

VENUES – Click here to view the map

In the Chapel: Quiet space for reflection

Stalls and the Marquee: Information, organisations and teas etc.

Chapel Field: Games

Story Telling Area:Open the Book and Forest Church

At the Othona Community: Prayer Labyrinth andJacket Potatoes etc.



We are expecting temperatures in the high twenties on Saturday so please wear a hat, apply generous amounts of sun cream and bring plenty of water with you to drink. If you bring a re-usable bottle then you will be able to fill it at the tap near the Story Telling Area or at the Othona Community.

On the way to the Chapel you will be walking along the public highway and a farm track. Traffic will be using the road and care should be taken to keep to the side to allow vehicles to pass safely. Also, beside the farm track there is a wildlife pond and open farmland. Please ensure that children are attended at all times.

High tide will be around 6pm; again, with the beach being nearby, children should be accompanied at all times. Please remember that you are in the country and keep to the country code.


There is limited parking for blue badge holders on the main field (accessed from the road to the Othona Community) and mini bus transport available at the Chapel Gate for those who are unable to walk the two miles to the Chapel.

The Bradwell Gathering is organised under the auspices of CTEEL – Churches Together in Essex and East London. CTEEL is a partnership which brings together the major historic denominations that have worshipping communities in the County of Essex and certain East London boroughs.

CTEEL expresses its thanks to all who have helped to make this event happen. Thank you all for coming and contributing to this day.