Annual General Meeting 2021

Annual General Meeting Thursday 15th July 2021 7pm in Droxford Church Agenda Welcome and Apologies Approval of AGM Minutes May 2020 Chairman’s report – is available for review here FODC – Chairman’s Report 2019-2020 Treasurer’s report – is available here Financial Statement year end September 2020 Election of Trustees – John Symes, Jeff Hooper and John […]

AGM 2020: new Object approved

The friends AGM was adjourned on 16th May and completed by Zoom conference on 19th May.  The meeting approved the Chairman’s report and Financial accounts.  Constitutional Amendment At the 2019 AGM an additional object was approved unanimously, and the Charity Commission subsequently asked for the four words in italics to be inserted. Although this was […]

Annual General Meeting Saturday 16th May 2020

As advertised in the Bridge Magazine (April/May issue), the Friends Annual General Meeting will be held at 11.00 AM on Saturday 16th May.  In view of the CoronaVirus crisis and the ongoing lockdown regulations, the Trustees have agreed that AGM will be held by videoconferencing using the Zoom application. Any person wishing to attend is […]

Restoration, Heritage and Wilfrid’s Cafe

The Droxford Community Hub Project Update March 2020 December 2019 marked the completion the Church restoration and Community Hub project. After six years of hard work and generous support by many members of the local community we are now able to celebrate the successful outcome – a newly restored church, an annex for the community […]

Droxford’s New Heritage display now Open

In December 2019 new heritage displays were installed in the north aisle and present the story of Droxford in the Meon Valley from Mediaeval time to the 20th Century.  Also in this area are the panels which tell the story of Droxford and the part played by Droxford Station in hosting Winston Churchill’s train just […]

Wilfrid’s Cafe at the Droxford Community Hub

Thanks to the generosity of the local community, and valuable grants from organizations including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Hampshire County Council and South Downs National Park, we have been able to restore the beautiful church of St Mary and All Saints, and build a new kitchen and toilet facilities in a new Community annex. […]

Thanks for the response to our Appeal

THANK YOU October 2019 The Friends of Droxford Church would like to thank all those who contributed to our Community Hub Appeal for £75,000, which was launched in October 2018. The successful conclusion of this appeal (together with grants from Hampshire County Council, Garfield Weston and others) has enabled us to complete the building of […]

Wilfrid’s Cafe and Heritage Open Day

Cafe and Heritage OPEN DAY Wednesday 2nd October 3.00 – 8.00pm At the Community Hub  Droxford Church  Refreshments provided Drop in and find out about plans for the Community Café and Heritage Centre. For more details contact Mel Rankine

Droxford Country Fair 1st June 2019 – and Next Steps

Droxford Country Fair, Saturday 1st June Both the Friends and the PCC supported the Country Fair on Saturday 1st June, respectively running a cake stall and the village Raffle which raised over £1,000. In addition The Rector, Revd Tony Forrest presided over a ‘ribbon cutting’ ceremony to mark the completion of the construction phase of […]

Community Hub – Update

Droxford Community Hub and Heritage Centre We launched our Appeal for £75,000 in October, and following the tremendous response to the Gift Day in December, we were able to appoint a contractor in January and start building the Community Hub annex. Progress has been rapid and the construction phase is nearly complete, with the flint […]