Our parish

In this section of the website you’ll find information on the parish and on the wide range of facilities in Owslebury and Moresetad, from a brief introduction on the history and characteristics of the parish to schools and community associations. .


St. Andrew's Church Owslebury


The Benefice comprises St Andrew’s Church in Owslebury, Morestead Church, Holy Trinity Church in Colden Common and St Mary’s Church in Twyford. Vicar: Revd. Damon Draisey Address: The Vicarage, 157 Main Road, Colden Common, Winchester.  SO21 1TL. Telephone: 01962 711216 E-mail: *protected email* Website: www.sdgateway.org.uk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/holytrinitycoldencommon/ Benefice Office Administrator : Elaine Izard Address: Holy Trinity Church Centre,  154 Main Road, Colden …

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Owslebury & Morestead Community Association

Chairman:  Paul Phillips E-mail Address: pitcotlane@gmail.com Secretary: Carole Drew Email: caroledrew@gmail.com Organisation details: Venue: Meetings held at Parish Hall, Owslebury Aims and Objectives: The aims of the Association are to offer funding to village organisations and to arrange social occasions for the whole community. Services and Activities Offered: Over recent years donations have been made …

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Owslebury Newsletter and Owslebury Information Service

The Owslebury Newsletter is one of the main sources of information on the Parish.  It is managed by volunteers and is published fortnightly (except during August). It is a subscription newsletter and costs just £10 per year., for a host of local information you won’t find anywhere else. For a subscription form click Subs-form-Newsletter-1 (1)The …

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Owslebury remembered

Owslebury should be  pronounced Uzzlebury, although these days the pronunciation  Osslebury is more common (click HERE for origins of name). It is situated 6 miles south-east of Winchester, on a windswept chalk ridge 350 feet above sea level. Owslebury and Morestead is a scattered parish picturesquely located among the hilly downs and woodlands and commands views of the Isle of Wight, Cheesefoot …

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Protecting the parish landscape.

1. Removal of trees, bushes and hedges, and site clearance The majority of parishioners work generously on a ‘good neighbour’ basis and help to protect the tranquillity and beauty of the parish. Indeed, the protection of the parish landscape and wildlife forms a cornerstone of the Parish Plan. However, a number of instances have occurred recently …

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Public transport

In addition to a daily school bus there is a public bus service on certain days of the week.  For the timetable click Timetable_63_(Winchester).  

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Schools, Colleges and University

There is no pre-school centre in Owslebury at present but there is one in the nearby village of Colden Common: “Set in the heart of Colden Common village, we provide caring, stimulating, quality childcare for little ones aged 2 years 6 months up to Reception age. Rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by OFSTED, we offer a …

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The Parish Hall

     Facilities 1.      Use of 3 different rooms:Hirers are expected to ensure appropriate consideration has been to any COVID-19 guidance at the point of hire. This may mean a reduced capacity to protect any vulnerable users who may attend or (but not limited to) the need for social distancing o    Small Room (Up to …

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Welcome to our Parish.

The ecclesiastical parishes of Owslebury and Morestead were combined many years ago to form the civil Parish of Owslebury, which also encompasses the hamlets of Baybridge and Marwell and part of Hensting.  Owslebury itself stands at the top of a hill, some 325 feet above sea level, on the Roman Road from Winchester to the …

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Winchester Villages Trust

The Trust comprises a group of villages in the Winchester area, including Owslebury, which subscribed to a fund to provide assistance to those in need where help is not available from public funds. Help is available to people who live in Owslebury, but in exceptional circumstances, may also be available to those who live immediately …

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