Consultation on Parish re-Ordering in Bishop’s Waltham Deanery

A Public Meeting was held on Wednesday 17th August at 5.30 pm in Droxford Church.


Approximately 60 parishioners from Droxford, Meonstoke and Exton assembled to make our voices heard regarding the future mission, ministry and finance of our Deanery.  The Agenda, Deanery Proposals,  and Notes from the meeting are available below.

Bishop Jonathan has set out his Vision and Roadmap. Our feedback is required by early September. Bishop Jonathan challenges us to refresh our commitment to discipleship and to recognise that the most important issue for us to grapple with is “our confidence in Jesus and in each other’. In particular, he asks us to create opportunities for the young to have a life-enhancing encounter with Jesus Christ; and to provide Anna chaplaincy for older people in every parish or benefice.

The proposals for our Deanery are available here (Deanery Parish Re-ordering Proposal). Our planning has to take account of what is happening across the Diocese. This may require us to adjust the framework of our inter-benefice relationships.

The Proposal presented to the Bishop’s Waltham Deanery on 29th July 2022 is available to download here:

Deanery Parish Re-ordering Proposal

The Agenda for Consultation Meeting on Wednesday 17th August is available to download here:

AGENDA 17/08/22

Notes of the Meeting are available to download here:

Reflection Notes from MeonBridge Benefice Meeting August 17th 2022