Services including Christmas
| Thank you for all the toys donated at the Toy Service as part of the St Andrew’s Patronal Festival and thank you for the Pipers who lifted our spirits as well as the roof!
Can you Help?
Finally, over the months that I have been in the Benefice, I have seen something of the hard work that goes into producing this wonderful magazine. I am sure that you will join me in thanking Mr Norman Bell for his outstanding service as The Bridge Editor. Sadly, Norman feels that it is time for him to hand over this role to a new editor and we are looking for someone to follow in his footsteps. Please have an informal chat with Norman if you think that might be you or if you know someone who could do this vital job.
Droxford Church Community Project
The first phase of the project, the restoration of Droxford Church started on the 4th of April and is to be completed later in the autumn of this year with funds awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. During this phase there will be no access by the West Door, or the Bell Tower area. The church will remain open and normal services will continue as usual.
From the Rector
We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support. The award will enable us to restore this lovely Norman church, but equally important it will enable us to create a community room that can become a focus for social activities as well as heritage exploration. It will support sustainable community development, and enable us to serve our communities better, especially the isolated, the young, and the elderly, in Droxford and the Meon Valley.