A Place to be Real Together

Quiet Week

Take a journey through music and words into quiet, with Tony Jaques


Tuesday 27th February - Sunday 3rd March 2024


This event is now full but you can join the waitlist :-D

Sunset view

Are you a busy person longing to rest and recharge? Quiet Weeks at Othona are not silent retreats. But they have agreed times and places of silence within them.

This week, led by Othona warden Tony Jaques, includes those oases of quiet. At other times their counterpoint will be richly soulful music and meaningful conversation. These can conduct us to a deeper, healthier place – as individuals and as the unique community we form in our few days together.

You can also expect simple movement sessions each day, a luxurious ‘sound bath’ one afternoon, and a special outing – all of these optional.

Each day is framed by contemplative times in the beautiful house chapel and conviviality around the dining table and log fire.

Tony was first invited to be an Othona warden by the community’s founder, but he didn’t take up the invitation until almost twenty years later! In between times he weathered some wilderness years and then was a broadcaster with BBC Radio 4. As a lover of words and song, he knows how they can most powerfully arise out of silence and reflection.



Fee Types

You are genuinely welcome to choose whichever rate suits you

(Learn more about our Pricing Policy & Bursaries)

Standard £440  aims to cover our real costs
Basic £370  if all pay Basic, Othona has to cut staff & activities
Benefactor £510  helps us afford Basic Rate and Bursaries
Deposit £  30


Arrival + Departure Times

(Learn about Arrival+Departure)

Arrive between 4.00 - 6.30 pm
Depart after 10.30 am


27 Feb 2024 18:00 to 03 Mar 2024 10:30
Othona Community, West Dorset
Coast Road
Burton Bradstock
Landline: 01308 897130