The pattern of services in the Parish of Ringwood has been designed to provide parishioners with freedom of choice across the spectrum of worship styles to be found in the Church of England.


Every Wednesday 10amThe Parish ChurchHoly CommunionCommon Worship
08:30amThe Parish Church, Ringwood (1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays)
St John the Baptist, Poulner (2nd, 4th Sundays)
Holy CommunionBook of Common Prayer
10:00amSt John the Baptist, PoulnerMorning Service (usually a Service of the Word, but Holy Communion on 3rd Sunday of the month)Common Worship
10:00amSt Paul, BisterneMorning Service / MatinsCommon Worship 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays; BCP matins on 2nd and 4th Sundays
10:30amThe Parish Church, RingwoodMorning Service followed by Holy CommunionCommon Worship
6:00pmThe Parish Church on 2nd and 4th Sundays; St Paul's Bisterne (with Holy Communion) on 1st Sunday; St John's, Poulner on 3rd Sunday.Evening PrayerBook of Common Prayer

Those attending a Service of the Word at 10.00am at St John’s or St Paul’s are warmly welcomed during the Peace at the Parish Church (between 11.15am and 11.30am) to share in the Liturgy of the Sacrament and receive Holy Communion. 

Those attending the Parish Church at 10.30am who prefer a shorter service (ie a Service of the Word) are not obliged to stay for the Liturgy of the Sacrament and may, if they wish, leave at any time during the sharing of the Peace (11.15 – 11.30)


A weekly service of Holy Communion takes place at 10am on Wednesdays, in the Lady Chapel of the Parish Church. Those attending this service might be tempted to join for coffee after the service in the Parish Rooms!  

Family Services

A Bring the Family service is held at 4.00pm on the second Sunday of every month. All parishioners and visitors are welcome, especially those with young children thinking of having a service of baptism or thanksgiving for a child. This family-friendly and informal service ties in with the songs and prayers used in the Toddler Group and collective worship at Ringwood Church of England Infant School and is followed by tea and cake.

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Messy Church is held at St Johns every month, usually on the 4th Sunday. Please see the Parish Weekly Notices for times and dates.


rebootThe Reboot room is Christian youth club, for ages 10-16 plus, with games consuls, tuck shop, lights, music and sports like basket ball and pool etc. We have regular opportunities to share and reflect on what the Bible has to say about our daily lives. We usually get together on the second and fourth Sunday of the month from 6.30-8pm at St. John’s Church Hall. Towards the end of the year we were up to about fourteen young people regularly coming to the Reboot Room and we’re still growing! We are now looking forward to a diverse range of activities for 2016 such as film nights and sleep outs and to see what God has in store for us as group and our wider church family.  The Reboot room is free and we’re always pleased to see new faces.

Daily Prayer

The full text of daily prayers for both Common Worship and Book of Common Prayer orders of service are available from our daily services page.