3 halls, 8 rooms & an Activities Centre

 

COMING EVENTS

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 and the next session on Tuesday October 21  is on the New Forest industries. It starts at 10.15am and runs until noon. The fee is £5, payable at the door. 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

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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halls for exhibitions

Ringwood Art Society

All 3 halls at Greyfriars are popular for exhibitions – here, during the Summer, Ringwood Art Society exhibited in the Ann Rose Hall – the Society also used the Ebenezer Hall which runs alongside

 

There is a sizeable Activities Centre, ideal for sports and activity groups

Action at the Friday meeting of the Ringwood Table Tennis Club. who meet in the Activities Centre. The club, formed in 1982, is especially successful in developing and coaching young players some of whom go on to play at county level.  2 teams are entered in the Bournemouth League and 1 in the Wimborne league.  Other activities include a summer league and annual weekend matches with Ringwood's twin town in France, Pont Audemer.  More information is available through organiser Pat Balwin and the website www.ringwoodtabletennisclub.co.uk

Ringwood Table Tennis Club in the Activities Centre on a Friday evening

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

 

Clubs

There are details here of over 120 clubs and societies

ringwood antiques club

The club meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, September to May, but excluding December. There is a programme around specialist and often well known speakers. The next meeting is on 22 October and Mike Brooke will be speaking on "The World of Minerals: Natural Antiques and the Importance of Provenance"

The club meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, September to May, but excluding December. There is a programme around specialist and often well known speakers. The next meeting is tomorrow night, 22 October with Mike Brooke on "The World of Minerals: Natural Antiques and the Importance of Provenance"

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

wyn’s book shop

Wyn's Book Shop continues to be open daily and Saturday mornings. Most books, especially paperbacks, are only 50p and are of good quality. Book donations are welcomed and gratefully received. All proceeds go towards Greyfriars

Wyn's Book Shop continues to be open daily and Saturday mornings. Most books, especially paperbacks, are only 50p and are of good quality. Book donations are welcomed and gratefully received. All proceeds go towards Greyfriars

greyfriars news

GREYFRIARSnews

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

Sept-Dec'14_Issue10

testimonial corner

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"