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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wilfrid’s Cafe – Shift Controller trial

We are trialling the use of Shift Controller – a WordPress plug-in – which can be viewed here [shiftcontroller4]  

February 2019 Update

With the success of our Appeal launched in October, and the Gift Day in December we have been able to secure sufficient funds to appoint a contractor and start building the Community Hub annex. The Appeal will remain open until the target of £75,000 is reached to fund fitting out and equipping the community Cafe. […]

November Update and Appeal Gift Day

Exhibition and Gift Day  Sunday 2nd December Tea and Cakes 2pm – 6pm in Droxford Church in support of the Community Hub and Heritage Centre Appeal led by Revd Tony Forrest, Rector   Drop in and see how you can be part of an exciting project which will help to shape our community and church […]

Community Hub Progress – August 2018

Community Hub Progress Update – August 2018 The large excavation in the picture is the result of the archaeological work successfully completed to satisfy the conditions necessary before building work on the Community Hub at Droxford Church could begin. This survey yielded good news that the build can go ahead with even less intrusion into […]

Permission granted!

Community Hub Update – January 2018 St Mary and All Saints, our Church in Droxford, has at last been given permission, both by Winchester City Council and the Church of England, to build the extension on the north side of the Church to house a much-needed kitchen and toilets. This is the culmination of five […]

Community Hub Progress Report – August 2017

Restoration and interior works The restoration phase of the Community Hub Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Friends of Droxford Church (FODC) was completed late last year, including the tower renovation and new south roof. The next phase, the installation of glass screens in the North Chapel area, was completed in March.  […]