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

A Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th August at 5.30 pm in Droxford Church. DEANERY PROPOSALS This is your chance to make your voice heard regarding the future mission, ministry and finance of our Deanery. The meeting will take place on  Wednesday 17th August 17.30 at Droxford Church and is open to everyone […]

FODC 5-Year Strategic Plan

Friends of Droxford Church Strategic Plan 2022-2027 The Trustees of FODC are proud to publish their 5-Year Strategic Plan 2022-2027.  This plan has been developed under the leadership of Chairman Tony Hoile in consultation with the Trustees, the Parochial Church Council, the Droxford Community Hub CIC, and numerous village stakeholders including the Village Hall, and […]

Grant applications invited

Wilfrid’s Café is one aspect of the Droxford Community Hub CIC which is under sub-licence to FODC. Due to the amazing efforts of all of the DCH volunteers, a trading surplus of £3500 has been generated this year. That trading surplus is to be distributed to deserving local organisations. Accordingly, applications are invited for a […]

Community Businesses in Churches

Many churches are adopting community businesses – whether shops, post-offices, or cafes – to secure a sustainable future and serve their communities; to support the needs of their parish and to avoid closure.  Thanks to a joint project funded by Allchurches Trust and staffed by the Plunkett Foundation there is now advice and shared experience available to […]

Parish Green Consultation

The Parish Green area is at the heart of the village conservation area and forms an important interlude between the bustling village square with its parked cars, and our Grade-1 listed Norman Church and Churchyard with all their historical significance.  However it is also the main pedestrian (and vehicular) access to the church and Wilfrid’s […]

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 […]

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. […]