A Place to be Real Together

Our Committee and Trustees


Our Committee

The core residents are supported by a passionate, down to earth group of people who, though they don't live on site, contribute their time and love to creating community at Othona West Dorset. They can, at times, be found hoovering the bedrooms or cleaning the loos between events!

Our committee uses a 'portfolio' structure to focus on specific areas (House and Grounds, People Support, Heart & Soul, Finances, Communications, etc). The portfolios are held by acombination of committee members, core members and people who have a particular skill or interest to contribute. If you wish to get in touch with our current chair, Caroline Walker, she can be contacted at owdchair@othona.org.

Our current committee members are:

  • Christine (Chris) Wilson (Chair)*
  • Janet Webster*
  • Tony Jaques (Warden)
  • Carole Atkins
  • Rachel Tocknell*
  • Andy Davey
  • Mark Gallegher
  • Warren Douglas*
  • Julie Walker
  • Elizabeth Turner

*Trustee as well as committee member

Our Trustees

The Othona Community is a registered charity and is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our trustees are also members of the Community and have personal experience of spending time at one or both of the Centres.

Our current trustees are:

  • Clare Gough (Chair)
  • Michael Hunt (Treasurer)
  • Mark MacDonald (Board Secretary)
  • Steve Barnes
  • Chris Wilson
  • Dan Dutfield
  • Sasha East
  • Warren Douglas
  • Rachel Tocknell
  • Janet Webster
  • Chris Jones

In addition to their responsibility for managing the finances and the assets of the Community, the trustees have overall responsibility for the life and mission of the Community and for the welfare of the paid core members at the two centres. If you wish to get in touch with our current chair, Clare Gough, she can be contacted at chair@othona.org.

Othona is an open and inclusive Community rooted in the Christian tradition and drawing on a wealth of other inspirations. We welcome people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and beliefs to our two centres on the quiet coasts of Essex and Dorset.
Through sharing in a daily rhythm of work, learning, worship and play, we seek personal renewal and glimpses of the sacred. In community we explore the relationship between faith and life and encourage one another in caring for the world and its people.
Visit our 'Participate as an Othona Member' page for AGM and other charity related documents.
Visit our 'Participate as an Othona Member' page for information about membership and for the Full Circle Magazine archive.