Friends of Droxford Church is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of the rich heritage of the community of Droxford and especially the parish church. For eight centuries the Church of St Mary and All Saints has flourished at the heart of local life. The oldest building in Droxford, the church dates from the 12th century Medieval times of the conquering Normans.
Recently, Friends of Droxford Church has played a leading role in extensive restoration of the church, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, South Downs National Park Authority and Hampshire County Council. The new facilities aim to make the church a hub for the whole community, a place to meet, socialise and appreciate the evocative heritage of Droxford in the South Downs.
The Friends’ Trustees will present the results of their 5-year strategy review at the AGM on Thursday 5th May. The review follows a consultation meeting with village stakeholders on 19th February, and an Open Meeting on Saturday 26th March. The results of the Questionnaire which was made available at the Open Meeting will be also be presented
The church’s north side has been transformed by the addition of new facilities in the community annex. The former North Chapel is now a village meeting place and the home of Wilfrid’s – our volunteer-run community cafe. (Click here for Wilfrid’s on Facebook)
The Parish Green is the small area of grass between the village Square and the Churchyard. The Parish Council have announced a consultation with all the village to agree a plan for the redevelopment of this area. A proposal was published in the December issue of the Bridge magazine. The FODC trustees have submitted a paper in response to this invitation.