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’ Annual General Meeting completed by Zoom Videoconference on Tuesday 19th May approved the addition of a new Object to our constitution.
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)
Our new exhibition tells the story of Droxford over 1500 years of history, from the origins of Drokenesford and the evolution of the village from mediaeval to modern times.