Dorney History
Dorney History 

Eton Dorney Centre

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