St. Mary and All Saints Church, Droxford

History and Background

St. Mary and All Saints in Droxford is an attractive early Norman church still bearing many features of the mid- to late-12th Century. The church was enlarged by the addition of the north aisle in the late 12th Century and the south aisle in the 13th Century, and is Grade 1 listed.  In 2014 the tower and other parts of the fabric were in urgent need of restoration and the church was listed by English Heritage on the ‘at risk’ register, but thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant of £220,000 and to the hard work of the Friends of Droxford Church (FODC) and support from the PCC and congregation, much of that remedial work has been undertaken.

From the outset the Friends’ objectives were not only to raise funds for restoration, but also to enhance the facilities to make the building more fit for purpose. The Friends have successfully appealed to a wide range of people who are not church-goers but care passionately about their village church and its heritage, and want it to be at the centre of our community.

Community Hub and Heritage Centre

Our successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in January 2016 was predicated on the need for a kitchen and toilet facilities.  However these new facilities – none exist in the church today – were not eligible for funding under their then grant scheme rules.  Therefore a comprehensive Business Plan was launched for the Community Hub and Heritage Centre with a budget of £300,000.

Activity Plan and Café

The existing congregation is not large enough to sustain the church building and discussion with community stakeholders in the village has confirmed the value of the church as a community venue: using the full capacity of the building (c.250) for secular and religious events; and also a requirement for a community room in which committees, councils, discussion groups, and social care groups (c.12-25) could meet in a comfortable environment. The focus of the Community Hub and Community activities will be a volunteer-run Café in the church, and a provisional rota of volunteers has been drawn up.  For more information about Wilfrid’s Café and the Community Hub visit our website.

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Heritage Centre

We have identified an additional opportunity for a permanent Heritage Centre to facilitate the growing interest in Local History, beginning with the re-discovery of the Meon Valley Saxon heritage, and through the building of the Church in the 12th Century, up to the historic D-Day meetings of Churchill and the Allied Commanders at Droxford Station in June 1944, whose 70th anniversary we celebrated last year. By presenting the church as a focus for the interpretation of our heritage we will enable more visitors of all ages to explore and engage with the church itself, the history of Droxford and the Meon Valley area. We are working with an experienced Heritage Consultant to help us define how we should interpret and display our heritage.  The Heritage Project has the support of the HLF and the South Downs National Park Authority.

Community Support

Our plans for the church have received widespread support from the community, including the Droxford Parochial Church Council, Droxford Parish Council (including the Parish Plan Group), Hampshire County Council, South Downs National Park Authority, our Winchester City Councillor, Droxford Junior School and Droxford Country Fair.

For further information please visit our websites at: www.friendsofdroxfordchurch.org.uk and www.bridgechurches.org.uk

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5th Sunday Services

May 29, 2022

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0800 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – BCP Holy Communion at Droxford

June 5, 2022

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

June 5, 2022

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1830 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – Evensong at Exton – Book of Common Prayer

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0800 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Meonstoke

June 12, 2022

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1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

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1830 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Prayer in the Evening at Corhampton

June 12, 2022

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0900 on the 3rd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Exton

June 19, 2022

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1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

June 19, 2022

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5th Sunday Services

June 26, 2022

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0800 on the 4th Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Corhampton

June 26, 2022

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

June 26, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

0800 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – BCP Holy Communion at Droxford

July 3, 2022

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

July 3, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1830 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – Evensong at Exton – Book of Common Prayer

July 3, 2022

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton…

0800 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Meonstoke

July 10, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

July 10, 2022

St Mary and All Saints'…

1830 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Prayer in the Evening at Corhampton

July 10, 2022

Corhampton Church

0900 on the 3rd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Exton

July 17, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

July 17, 2022

Corhampton Church

0800 on the 4th Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Corhampton

July 24, 2022

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

July 24, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

5th Sunday Services

July 31, 2022

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0800 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – BCP Holy Communion at Droxford

August 7, 2022

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

August 7, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1830 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – Evensong at Exton – Book of Common Prayer

August 7, 2022

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton…

0800 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Meonstoke

August 14, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

August 14, 2022

St Mary and All Saints'…

1830 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Prayer in the Evening at Corhampton

August 14, 2022

Corhampton Church

0900 on the 3rd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Exton

August 21, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

August 21, 2022

Corhampton Church

5th Sunday Services

August 28, 2022

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0800 on the 4th Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Corhampton

August 28, 2022

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

August 28, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

0800 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – BCP Holy Communion at Droxford

September 4, 2022

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

September 4, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1830 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – Evensong at Exton – Book of Common Prayer

September 4, 2022

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton…

0800 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Meonstoke

September 11, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

September 11, 2022

St Mary and All Saints'…

1830 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Prayer in the Evening at Corhampton

September 11, 2022

Corhampton Church

0900 on the 3rd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Exton

September 18, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

September 18, 2022

Corhampton Church

5th Sunday Services

September 25, 2022

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0800 on the 4th Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Corhampton

September 25, 2022

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

September 25, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

0800 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – BCP Holy Communion at Droxford

October 2, 2022

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

October 2, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1830 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – Evensong at Exton – Book of Common Prayer

October 2, 2022

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton…

0800 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Meonstoke

October 9, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

October 9, 2022

St Mary and All Saints'…

1830 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Prayer in the Evening at Corhampton

October 9, 2022

Corhampton Church

0900 on the 3rd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Exton

October 16, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

October 16, 2022

Corhampton Church

0800 on the 4th Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Corhampton

October 23, 2022

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

October 23, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

5th Sunday Services

October 30, 2022

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0800 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – BCP Holy Communion at Droxford

November 6, 2022

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

November 6, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1830 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – Evensong at Exton – Book of Common Prayer

November 6, 2022

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton…

0800 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Meonstoke

November 13, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

November 13, 2022

St Mary and All Saints'…

1830 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Prayer in the Evening at Corhampton

November 13, 2022

Corhampton Church

0900 on the 3rd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Exton

November 20, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

November 20, 2022

Corhampton Church

5th Sunday Services

November 27, 2022

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0800 on the 4th Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Corhampton

November 27, 2022

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

November 27, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

0800 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – BCP Holy Communion at Droxford

December 4, 2022

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

December 4, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1830 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – Evensong at Exton – Book of Common Prayer

December 4, 2022

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton…

0800 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Meonstoke

December 11, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

December 11, 2022

St Mary and All Saints'…

1830 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Prayer in the Evening at Corhampton

December 11, 2022

Corhampton Church

0900 on the 3rd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Exton

December 18, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

December 18, 2022

Corhampton Church

5th Sunday Services

December 25, 2022

When there is a fifth Sunday in the month, please look under 'Gathered Services' on the…

0800 on the 4th Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Corhampton

December 25, 2022

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

December 25, 2022

The Church of St Peter…

0800 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – BCP Holy Communion at Droxford

January 1, 2023

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

January 1, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1830 on the 1st Sunday in the Month – Evensong at Exton – Book of Common Prayer

January 1, 2023

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton…

0800 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Meonstoke

January 8, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

January 8, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1830 on the 2nd Sunday in the Month – Prayer in the Evening at Corhampton

January 8, 2023

Corhampton Church

0900 on the 3rd Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Exton

January 15, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

January 15, 2023

Corhampton Church

0800 on the 4th Sunday in the Month – Holy Communion (BCP) at Corhampton

January 22, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

January 22, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

5th Sunday Services

January 29, 2023

When there is a fifth Sunday in the month, please look under 'Gathered Services' on the…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

February 5, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

February 12, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

February 19, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

February 26, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

March 5, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

March 12, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

March 19, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

March 26, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

April 2, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

April 9, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

April 16, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

April 23, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

May 7, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

May 14, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

May 21, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

May 28, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

June 4, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

June 11, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

June 18, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

June 25, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

July 2, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

July 9, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

July 16, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

July 23, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

August 6, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

August 13, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

August 20, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

August 27, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

September 3, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

September 10, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

September 17, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

September 24, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

October 1, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

October 8, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

October 15, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

October 22, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

November 5, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

November 12, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

November 19, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

November 26, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

1030 on the 1st Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Meonstoke

December 3, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

1030 on the 2nd Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Droxford

December 10, 2023

St Mary and All Saints'…

1030 on the 3rd Sunday of the Month Sung Mattins (BCP) at Corhampton

December 17, 2023

Corhampton Church

1030 on the 4th Sunday of the Month – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) at Exton

December 24, 2023

The Church of St Peter…

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