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

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

a day of music – Brahms

Brahns: The Man & his Music

On Saturday 24 January there is a music day on "Brahms: The Man & his Music". The fee of £20 includes full programme notes and coffees and lunch. It is organised by Ringwood & District Communcity Association and the contact is Doris Hughes. Doris can be contacted on 01425 478764 or 472613 (office) and the email address is wearingwooduk@aol.com or ringwood@lineone.net (office)

ringwood art society

Ringwood Art Society

The Art Society has meetings every month and a varied programme, including workshops and trips. Guest are very welcome, as are new members. The club prides itself on being friendly and welcoming. Please check the website for up-to-date information: http://www.ringwoodartsociety.org

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


  AT GREYFRIARS THIS SATURDAY, 1 NOVForest 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


Fantastique French Tuition

There is an opportunity to learn French in small classes on Friday mornings, starting 14 November. There will be a MAXIMUM OF 6 STUDENTS PER CLASS, so everyone will have a chance to speak freely and make super-quick progress! Classes will be run by Tim Robins, an experienced local French tutor. Tim has a website:http://fantastiquefrenchtuition.co.uk/ where you can see the full syllabus, and sign up for lessons.  Also, Tim’s mobile is 07944 340 563 (text kindly provided by Tim)


Greyfriars volunteers

Like all charities, the Greyfriars Community Centre depends a great deal on volunteers – here David (left), Helena and Johnnie are at work in the courtyard this week giving the outdoor furniture some tlc












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.






























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

ringwood travel club

Ringwood Travel Club

There is an opportunity to travel the world without leaving Ringwood - The Travel Club meets on the 3rd Weds of each month. Their next topic, in November, is "The Magic of Madeira" - a highly popular destination, especially for cruise ships. More information is available from Ann Cole. Contact phone numbers are 01425 478764/475734 and Ann's email is annmcole@aol.com

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

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


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"