History – 7th Century

St Peter's Chapel, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex
St Peter’s Chapel, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

St. Cedd founded his monastery in Bradwell circa 654 and built historic St.Peter’s chapel on the Bradwell Peninsula out of the remains of the Roman fort of Othona.

It is considered likely that Cedd and his monks came across the water to establish the first church here at West Mersea, also dedicated to St. Peter.

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