Started in 1972 to provide holidays for
underprivileged children run by Dorney Parish, Eton College and The Diocese of Oxford.
The Centre closed in 2016.
The Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed building.
The building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) act 1900 for its special architectural or historic interest.
- Used as a place for various church youth groups who came from
around the country for respite stays and holidays.
- In 1990's four groups of children who were affected by
the Chernobyl disaster were guests at the centre.
- For many years groups from Hackney stayed a week at a time
during the summer holidays..
- Children from Oxford came to stay during the Easter and
Summer holidays organised and staffed by Oxford University Students.
- The Centre staff also entertained local Senior Citizens by
providing lunches and outings.
Colin & Rosemary Morton were Wardens from 1990 to 1998 and
have set up a website to record the history of the Centre and preserve the many memories.
The site is http://www.etondorney.org.uk