3 halls, 8 rooms & an Activities Centre



new forest school of dance

New Forest School of Dance

The New Forest School of Dance run sessions for children on Tuesdays and they include ballet and tap. The contact is Mary Richardson on 01425 472 928 and website: www.newforestschoolofdance.co.uk

theatre sat 1 nov

Forest Forge Theatre Company

Tickets for this Forest Forge Production are available on the website: www.wegottickets.com/287950 and also by calling Greyfriars on 01425 472 613. The theatre company website is www.forestforge.co.uk

Greyfriars Study Group

Greyfriars Study Group

Courses, talks and seminars are continuing. In the New Year there are 6 weekly meetings on "Music for Special Occasions", starting 12 Jan and at a fee of £35. There is a one day course on 24 Jan on the music of Brahms. A further course starts in March, titled "The Twelve Caesars". Organiser is Doris Hughes and the email address is wearningwooduk@aol.com

ringwood travel club

Travel Club

Meetings are held every month on the 3rd Weds of each month, from September to May. The next meeting is on 15 Oct and Fraser Sturt is the speaker on Southern Peru and especially the River Ica. In November the topic is "The Magic of Madeira" - a highly popular place for cruise ships to visit

As Ringwood’s Community Centre we can offer halls and rooms of various sizes to meet your needs. The halls are popular for larger gatherings, especially club events, meetings and celebrati0ns – they can seat up to 150

For more detailed information please click on the “Hall & Room Hire” page above. Mimi & Anne in the Greyfriars office are pleased to discuss options, Monday to Friday and Saturday morning on 01425 472 613 and by email: ringwoodca@lineone.net

The rooms in the Georgian Greyfriars House are also ideal for club and society events, as well as meetings and classes


U3A Ringwood

Ringwood U3A enjoyed an indoor picnic and social in the Greyfriars Hall – here the “Singing for Fun” group entertained with a medley of songs. The U3A is an organisation for retired or semi-retired people, who want to stay active, both mentally and physically. There are many groups, including Walking, Mah Jong and Current Affairs. Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2pm, followed by chat and socialising. There is more information at website www.ringwoodu3a.org.uk and there is a phone contact, Pete on 01425 478 077 who will be delighted to hear from you (above photo by kind permission of Ringwood 3UA)

Greyfriars Charities Cards & Gift Sales

The popular annual cards & gift sale takes place on Weds 29 Oct, starting at 9.30am in Greyfriars Hall. Charities interested in booking a table please ring 01425 472 805 or 01425 472 613





Greyfriars Coffee Lounge Art Exhibition

The Megan Holman Coffee Lounge is ideal for art exhibitions. Currently, Ringwood artist Caroline Bowren is showing her portraits of wildlife and pets. All the paintings displayed are her own work and also for sale, on a stand, are Caroline’s greetings cards – again from her own paintings. Caroline takes commissions for pet portraits and she can be contacted on 0797 087 1341 and by email: loopybobblepins@yahoo.co.uk



















Greyfriars Book Shop

Wyn’s Book Shop at Greyfriars continues to be open daily and Saturday mornings. The emphasis is on good quality 2nd hand books, and low prices. Most books, expecially paperbacks are just 50p. All proceeds go to the Greyfriars Community Centre.
Run by volunteers, the Book Shop is so grateful to all those who generously donate books. If anyone is considering donating a large quantity of books please ring Mike on 01425 461756 who will be pleased to discuss and possibly come round to collect
































More about Greyfriars

We are a registered charity and the Community Centre for the market town of Ringwood – over 120 clubs, societies and organisations regularly meet in our various halls and rooms. There is something for everyone!  

Although Greyfriars has been established a long time, we are also planning ahead to meet future needs in Ringwood and a major current project is to build a new Arts Centre – actually on the Greyfriars site.  To read more about this, please see the item and linked page immediately below.

Some of our activities are welfare based, aimed at helping people in the community who need support – this includes offering a minibus service and a Good Neighbours Scheme.

When you make a booking with us you are also supporting our work in serving the local Ringwood community.  

 New Arts Centre 

Looking to the future, we have an exciting plan for a new Arts Centre at Greyfriars. This will meet a significant community need and is a joint project with Ringwood Musical and Dramatic Society (RMDS).  Planning permission has been granted and fund raising is well under way. More information and the voting survey through the link below:- GAC Blynkbonnie 2 icon



There are details here of over 120 clubs and societies

Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion Ringwood

The Ringwood & District Branch Ladies Section meet at Greyfriars on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm. The branch website is www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches.ringwood

Ringwood community choir – sing for joy

The Choir meets on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 9.30pm - and there is no need to read music. The sessions are aimed at being "fun, informal and uplifting". For term dates and other information please ring Kirsteen Freer on 01425 517 807

FILM “BELLE! 12 NOVember

Hampshire Moviola

Another of the popular film nights coming up on Weds 12 Nov, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £5. Hamphshire Moviola are the cinema company and their website is www.moviola.org

greyfriars news


On-line copy of GREYFRIARSnews available through this pdf link below.  As it is a quite large file, please allow time for it to be download


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Card received from Joan, October 2014 about the minibus service

"I am pleased to hear that the community minibuses are to continue to run. It means a lot to me to be able to go shopping on my own without having to reply on someone having to take me.  I am able to be independent.  We are so lucky to have these good people who volunteer to drive and escort us...................... "

Yours sincerely

There is information about the minibus service on the page "Minibus service". Other welfare services from Greyfriars are covered through the link "Welfare Services"