Ringwood’s Community Centre

 

NEWS ITEMS

FASHION SHOW

Tickets for the "Travelling Trends" Fashion Show at Greyfriars on 29 Sept are now selling at Reception

Tickets for the "Travelling Trends" Fashion Show at Greyfriars on 29 Sept are now selling at Reception

We are a registered charity and the Community Centre for the market town of Ringwood – over 150 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.

Greyfriars can also satisfy your special needs – e.g. providing a small meeting room, a hall that accommodates 150 for a function – or something in between.  

Our 3 halls have well equipped kitchens attached, so that if you wish, you can manage your own catering.  You may bring your own alcohol, however if you wish to sell your drinks then you will be required to purchase a licence from the Greyfriars Managers. 

We have 8 smaller rooms of various sizes.

When you make a booking with us you are also supporting our work in serving the local Ringwood community.  Please see the foot of this page on how to make contact for bookings and enquiries.

Successful Meeting House Book Sale

Wyn's Book Shop held one on their sales outside the Meeting House, Ringwood on Saturday, 23 August and sold over 250 books, contributing £141 to Greyfriars funds.  In the current financial year the Book Shop, run by volunteers has taken over £3100.  The Book Shop permanently located at Greyfriars is open every day and Saturday mornings, selling quality books, including paperbacks, nearly all at just 50p

Wyn’s Book Shop held one on their sales outside the Meeting House, Ringwood on Saturday, 23 August and sold over 250 books, contributing £141 to Greyfriars funds. In the current financial year the book shop, run by volunteers has taken over £3100. This is especially made possible through generous book donations. Wyn’s Book Shop, permanently located at Greyfriars, is open every day and Saturday mornings, selling quality books, including paperbacks, nearly all at just 50p

 

Ringwood Art Society

The Art Society, formed in 1968 are holding their 46th Annual Summer Exhibition at Greyfriars currently and up to 25 August.  Open daily from 10am to 4.45pm, including the Bank Holiday Monday.  Sundays are 1pm to 5pm.  The Society holds both monthly meetings and workshops.  It is a thriving club with over 160 members, but new members always welcome.  More information on the website:- www.ringwoodartsociety.org

The Art Society, formed in 1968, held their 46th Annual Summer Exhibition in the Ebenezer Hall at Greyfriars, from 7th to 25 August. The Society holds both monthly meetings and workshops and is thriving with over 160 members. But new members are always welcome. More information on the website:- www.ringwoodartsociety.org

Ringwood Judo Club

Ringwood Judo Club meets weekly in the Activities Centre and has some 50 members. Newcomers are always welcome.  Gary Evans on 07747 004692 and 01425 485112 is the main organiser.  There is also a website: www.ringwoodjudo.co.uk  The club has been very successful with individuals winning medals in competitions such as the London Open and South East Counties

Action at the Wednesday evening adult session which typically starts at 8.30pm in the Activities Centre

Action at the Wednesday evening adult session which typically starts at 8.30pm in the Activities Centre.   Juniors come along earlier than this for coaching and competition

 

Instructions for members wishing to pay Greyfriars subscriptions which are due from 1st September 2014 

Just to let you know you can pay for your subscription and parking permit before the 1st September if you wish.

The office is always open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5 pm and 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays (except Saturday coming 30 August).

When the office is closed, memberships and any other payments can be paid for by putting the payment in an envelope and posting it through the office letter box.

If you put the name of your Club on the envelope we’ll endeavour to leave your membership receipt in the room for your next meeting.

Put payments, made out to Greyfriars (if a cheque), confirming details of address, post code, telephone number and email address

£12.50 Single Membership fee

£23 for Double Membership fee

£5 for GF Parking Permits for 2014 – 2015

Alternatively if you leave a stamped addressed envelope with your payment your receipt will be sent to you.

Mimi & Anne, Greyfriars Community Centre Office

26 August 2014

 

 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 through the link below:-

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 Greyfriars for your wedding reception?

Greyfriars is an attractive venue for a wedding reception. Here is the Greyfriars Hall, one of 3 halls. Each has its own kitchen giving you the option of managing your own catering if you prefer

Greyfriars is an attractive venue for a wedding reception. Here is the Greyfriars Hall, one of 3 halls. Each has its own kitchen giving you the option of managing your own catering if you prefer

 

 

 

Easy to contact Greyfriars

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Linda, one of the Customer Service team                  pictured talking to Jennie

You will find there is a friendly welcome if you call in - and the office is open daily and Saturday mornings. If you prefer to ring, the number is 01425 472 613 and email: ringwoodca@lineone.net

When you email about hiring a room or hall, please try and give as much information as you can on your needs - e.g. type of booking (such as meeting  or celebration), possible dates and times, numbers expected, any catering plans etc. That will enable the managers Mimi & Anne to help you quickly and with the very  best information.  As mentioned above, we have 3 halls and 8 rooms of varying sizes, so we can meet most requirements. 

GREYFRIARSnews is now on line

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Browse our clubs

There are details here of over 150 clubs and societies

CLUB & SOCIETY ITEMS

Ringwood Art Society

The Art Society, who have an exhibition at Greyfriars until 25 Aug, welcome new members, including beginners.  Guest are also welcome at the Club Night Demonstrations

The Art Society, who have an exhibition at Greyfriars until 25 Aug, welcome new members, including beginners. Guests are also very welcome at the Club Night Demonstrations for a small charge

Crochet Group

A session of the Crochet Group, who meet on Thursdays

A session of the Crochet Group, who                    meet on Thursdays

Bickerley Bridge Club

Pictured here the well supported Bickerley Bridge Club

Pictured here the well supported Bickerley Bridge Club - one of several bridge groups who meet at Greyfriars

Ringwood Judo

The Judo club has a thriving junior section, starting a 5 years old.  Gary and Brian are seen here coaching and there is a seating area for parents who wish to watch

The Judo club has a thriving junior section, with girls and boys starting at 5 years old. Gary and Brian are seen here coaching and there is a seating area for parents who wish to watch

Coffee Lounge for Exhibitions

The Coffee Lounge can be  ideal for exhibiting work.  Here there are  pictures on show from the Ringwood Camera Club and can be seen in the Coffee Lounge currently

The Coffee Lounge can be ideal for exhibiting work. Above are some of the pictures on show from the Ringwood Camera Club and can be seen in the Coffee Lounge currently

Ringwood Table Tennis Club

Pat Baldwin was one of the founders of the club and has stayed involved for 32 very successful years.  Membership is around 40 with a thriving junior section

Pat Baldwin is one of the founders of the club and has made a tremendous contribution for over 32 very successful years. Membership is around 40 with an active junior section

Lace Making

Members of the Greyfriars Lace Club at their Monday morning meeting. There is a friendly and informal atmosphere and new members are very welcome.  Contact is Liz Duffin on 01425 474552

Members of the Greyfriars Lace Club at their Monday morning meeting. There is a friendly and informal atmosphere and new members are very welcome. Contact is Liz Duffin on 01425 474552