Everyboody's welcome to come along to any of our services, but we recongise that if your're new to Church you might have questions. Here are some we've thought of:

What to Expect

When and where does the Church meet? 

We have 6 churches (Ringwood, Poulner, Bisterne, Ellingham, Harbridge and St Leonards & St Ives) and lots of services every Sunday morning, afternoon and evening. Click here for times and locations of our services. We also offer some mid-week services if Sunday is a difficult day, click here for our mid-week services. Ii you have any questions you’re welcome to contact us.

What should I expect when I visit the Church? 

You will receive a very warm welcome in any of our churches, especially from the welcomers (we call them sidespeople)  who are likely to be first to greet you. Feel free to ask them any question you can think of about the service, books you might need, where the toilets are and where you go for coffee!

What is there for children and young people at your churches? 

Our Beacons (Ringwood) and smALL Saints group for children and young people run in the main morning services at  St Peter & St Paul, Ringwood and All Saints, St Leonards & St Ives. We also have two Messy Churches in our benefice with one running mid-week and one on a Sunday, click here for details. Every second and fourth Sunday evening we offer Reboot Room at St John's, for young people to enjoy letting their hair down and discovering more about the Christian faith.

Is there a dress code?

Nope, please be yourself and wear what feels comfortable.

Will I have to join in?

Not at all, come and observe or participate, it’s up to you!