South Downs Gateway Churches

West End (Loo) Project

Developing the West End of our Village Church in Colden Common


 During 2020 a total re-ordering of the West End of the church took place.
Thanks to significant grants and donations received from:
The Colden Common Parish Hall Trust; Hampshire County Council Rural Communities Fund;
Winchester City Council Community Infrastructure Fund; Colden Common Parish Council;
The Allchurches Trust Ltd; Hampshire & the Islands Historic Churches Trust; The National
Churches Trust; Colden Common Methodist Church; members of SDG benefice of churches;
plus great support from local organisations, businesses and individuals, as well as many
years of fundraising events the £120,000 refurbishment project was completed.
To a design by Connelly Wellingham architects, work at the West End of the church
Removal of all fixed seating; The digging out, rebuild and dampproof of all footings,
including those beneath the South and West aisles; Repair and redecoration of walls and
wall panels; Relaying of aisle stones to make flat and safe; Replacement of all other flooring
to a new safe and accessible level; Relocation of the font to an inclusive central position;
Installation and connection of water and drainage systems; Installation of efficient electrics,
heating and lighting; Installation of a fully compliant, sound-proofed toilet room with fixed
nappy-change shelf; Installation of an illuminated, magnetic wipe-clean noticeboard;
Installation of an equipped kitchenette with servery; The creation of an open meeting area/
activity zone.
This work has transformed a dingey, discriminatory, dilapidated space into a bright, fully
inclusive, welcoming social area, better suited for 21c worship and pastoral care, and to
allow wider community use of the church building.


You can now give through our

Cheques should be made payable to:‘Colden Common Church Special Projects’

Donations can be given directly to The Vicar, Rev’d Damon Draisey, The Vicarage, 157 Main Road, Colden Common SO21 1TL

Or Project leader, Pam Glasspool, 8 Springfields Close, Colden Common SO21 1SU,


Payment by BACS

Bank: Bank of Scotland,
Sort code: 12 – 09 – 61
Account number: 00231677
Church of England
Charity ref: XN29116

Please give us your contact details so that we can say thank you!


 If you are eligible, please sign a Gift Aid declaration and make your donation worth 25% more.

For further details please contact

Pam Glasspool

email:, Tel: 01962 711350

Thank you for your kind consideration and generosity 

The Cheerful Giver (2 Corinthians 9:7) Each one must give as they decide in their heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Location Morestead, Owslebury, Twyford, Colden Common. Benefice Office: Holy Trinity Church Centre, 154 Main Road, Colden Common SO21 1TJ Phone 01962 715172
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