Gretchen – Yoga

New yoga class starting Thursday afternoons in May. Welcome to Yoga with Gretchen! My name is Gretchen Lysaght and I have been practicing yoga since 2001. My expertise is in Vinyasa-style yoga, however, I like to incorporate different styles into my classes like Hatha, Kundalini, Yin and so on. There is so much to gain […]

Hampshire Moviola presents Peterloo ( 12A) April 10th

In 1819, British forces charge on a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, England, which results in the Peterloo Massacre. Mike Leigh’s epic new film Peterloo is bound to foster awareness about an event which no one in Britain now pays much attention to. In August 1819, mounted “yeomen” militia charged into a huge […]

Stan & Ollie PG- 7pm May 8th 2019

Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and […]

Travel Club Meeting Wednesday 20th March 2019 7pm …not be missed “Palestine beyond the wall”

Open to all, don’t miss this amazing talk about Palestine, here at Greyfriars. Palestine is an extremely interesting and beautiful country. The talk includes visits to the major archaeological sites and the most significant historic buildings on the West Bank including travelling into the Judean desert, meeting some of the local communities and seeing the […]

Jiggy Easter! Easter Party Saturday 13th April

Jiggy Vintage Easter Party, here at Greyfriars! Egg-cellent refreshments, Easter Bunny, egg hunt and lots more! To book call Carol on 07961 200101  

Spot the Difference!

Our star little boy couldn't resist coming back twice to our book sales!

Bubbles & Bingo – A Brilliant Success for Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance!

Over 50 people attended a fantastic evening of Bubbles & Bingo, where an incredible £1,328 was raised for the Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance. Attendees enjoyed drinks, games of bingo and a raffle, with the night being thoroughly enjoyed by all. Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance would like to thank everyone for coming to support! [...]

1000 Book Sale makes an incredible £421 for Greyfriars!

Huge thanks go to our amazing team of Bookshop volunteers who not only gave up their Saturday morning to display and sell the vast amount of books today, but also lots of time over the last few weeks to sort and organise the stock. This 1000 book sale was the busiest yet, and many customers […]

IKEBANA at Greyfriars this Spring

Ikebana is the art of beautifully arranging cut stems, leaves, and flowers in vases and other containers that evolved in Japan over seven centuries. The choice of what flowers to arrange is guided by the desire to create harmony between flower and container and to find flowers that blend in well with its surroundings. Although layer […]

Learn about Bach Flower Remedies and how they can help in many ways- here at Greyfriars

This is a weekly course, ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about using the 38 Bach flower remedies in various therapeutic applications. Junko Norman will provide insight and encourage discussion on “Yin Yang five-person personality diagnosis”  In addition, she will briefly talk about various case studies and examples of using Bach flower remedies and their specific […]

Ringwood and Burley Band News

The band had a busy period in the run up to Christmas fulfilling seven different engagements in the pre-Christmas period. Membership of the band has been fairly constant and the band is nearly at full strength with just vacancies in the bass line, but players in all positions always welcome. In the New Year the […]

Forum Club’s supper introduces a celebrity speaker, Sarah Farmer from BBC weather.

Forum Club were entertained this week by BBC weather’s Sarah Farmer. Sarah described the preparation she needs to do to present her weather forecast without a script and also how she can pick up her skills as a reporter along the way. Quite a daredevil, Sarah relishes the challenges of sky-diving and wing-walking to support […]

Ringwood U3A Open Morning Success!

Ringwood U3A were delighted by the response to their Open Morning on 16th February when five new members were recruited on the day with as many again planning to come to the next meeting to join then. Leaders from most of the club’s 27 interest groups attended with displays and talked to potential recruits about […]

Famous 1000 Book Sale 2nd March 9-12

Don’t miss our Famous 1000 Book Sale on March 2nd 9:00-12:00 at Ringwood’s Biggest Second Hand Bookshop, here at Greyfriars! Now a very popular event , our 1000 Book Sale fills our hall not only with the many books that we cannot display, but also cards, photos and gifts. As always, most Adult books 50p […]

Learn Spanish here at Greyfriars

Have fun, make new friends and learn a new language! Spanish lessons here at Greyfriars, Monday mornings. For more information contact Ruth White on [email protected]  

Private GCSE Mathematics Lessons

Is your child struggling with secondary school Maths? Are they looking to push themselves for a top grade? Private Mathematics Lessons for ages 10 – 16 are now being offered at Greyfriars Ringwood with a specialist Mathematics teacher with 14 years teaching experience. Lessons are £15 per hour and will have a maximum of 10 […]

Bluebird Wellbeing -22nd March 2019

Something new for the Spring here at Greyfriars-Wellbeing Clubs for Older People. Meet and Greet, Cake Decorating, Tea and Games… Fortnightly sessions of fun and friendship through sharing activities together. For more information and to register your attendance, call 01425 206700 or email on [email protected]  

Recruitment Event here at Greyfriars on the 22nd February.

Bluebird Care are expanding into Ringwood and Fordingbridge and are holding a recruitment event on the 22nd February between 10-1 at Greyfriars. Whether new to care or an experienced carer, they would love to meet you. For more details please call Louise on 01425 206700 or email on [email protected]      

Learn something new through Brockenhurst College, here at Greyfriars!

Spanish – Beginners and Improvers  Mondays 9.30am -1.00pm French – Improvers Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm Italian -Improvers Beginners Wednesday  7.00-8.30pm Drawing and Painting – Wednesdays 7pm -9pm Please contact Brockenhurst College on: 01590 625222 if interested and for more information or pop into Greyfriars for a brochure.

Bubbles and Bingo in aid of the Hampshire Air Ambulance!

Bubbles and Bingo  Saturday 2nd March 2019 at Greyfriars             Grab your friends and join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance for a night of Bubbles and Bingo on Saturday 2nd March 2019 and help us raise money so we can continue to run our life saving service.  The night will […]

1000 Book Sale Saturday 2nd March 2019 9-12

Don’t miss our Famous 1000 Book Sale on March 2nd 9:00-12:00 at Ringwood’s Biggest Second Hand Bookshop, here at Greyfriars! Now a very popular event , our 1000 Book Sale fills our hall not only with the many books that we cannot display, but also cards, photos and gifts. As always, most Adult books 50p […]

Challenge Quiz Winners 2019… Hampshire Genealogical Society!

Congratulations to Hampshire Genealogical Society  who won last night’s new format Challenge Quiz, closely followed by the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Society. Eighteen teams pitted their wits against each other and our thanks go to Julian Titt our quiz master, whose blend of questions challenged all those who attended. Thank you to the following groups for […]

Forum’s 50th Anniversary Supper

Forum Club Members celebrated 50 years of food, fun and fellowship on Saturday the 26th January. Over the years, Greyfriars members have been entertained by speakers from all walks of life, as well as enjoying a delicious three course meal cooked by our very talented volunteers. Doreen Fenner made the anniversary cake which was beautifully […]

Yoga and Mindful Movement

“Live life to its full potential with strength and stability , calm and ease.” Classes consist of mindful movement, breathing techniques, deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra and meditation. Cultivate mindfulness. Reduce levels of stress and anxiety. Release pain and tension. Improve overall physical and emotional wellbeing. A well balanced practice taught with a sensitive approach […]

Zumba Fitness!

NEW!!! ZUMBA class at Greyfriars Activities Centre. Claire Nightingale has been a Zumba and fitness instructor for 9 years now and has recently started a new Zumba Fitness Class. Her classes will have you smiling from beginning to end and are very addictive !! Work out to great music, burn calories and make new friends. […]

Fanfare for Spring …May 18th 2019

A date for your diary! The Rotary Club of Ringwood present their Fanfare for Spring! Fun and frolics for all the family and a surprise on every street corner!    

Mari Dixon Yoga Monday and Wednesday mornings at Greyfriars

New classes to Greyfriars for January 2019. Monday morning 9:30-11 Wednesday morning 10:00-11:30 Please contact Mari on 01425 480839 to book a place or email on [email protected]  

Katy Gant Yoga starting this Thursday evening 24th January, 7pm at Greyfriars

Come and try a new Yoga class here at Greyfriars. For more details and to book contact Katy on 07805 583160

Jiggy Wrigglers starting at Greyfriars on the 9th February

Look out for Jiggy Wrigglers starting at Greyfriars on the 9th February. Various sessions available. Please contact Carol on 07961 200101 or [email protected] for more details.

Volunteer needed for the Luncheon Club here at Greyfriars.

Do you have some time to spare on a Wednesday morning, from 11am -1pm? Greyfriars’ Luncheon Club is a wonderful facility that serves around forty meals to the elderly and isolated in Ringwood each week apart from the summer holidays and over Christmas. Diners are served a delicious home cooked, two course lunch and coffee […]

New…Ringwood Community Network…read on!

Would you like to be part of the new Ringwood Community Network? This fantastic new Ringwood hub will be a place where all voluntary organisations, local businesses and any interested parties can link together to share resources, news and events and gain wider publicity for the benefit of those living and working in Ringwood and […]

Taste Buds Cookery School for Little Ones…here at Greyfriars

Starting next week…a new cookery school for children from  the age of two, on Thursdays throughout the whole day. Healthy and nutritional ingredients – sessions are fun, tasty and sometimes a little messy- aprons provided! Play, try , taste, cook in  a group…even the fussiest eaters can be persuaded to try new tastes! Taste Buds […]

Happy New Year from Claire, Anne and the whole Greyfriars Team!

We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year when we re-open on the 2nd January 2019.

More Fermentation Workshops here at Greyfriars…

Two new workshops for the New Year…on Sunday 20th January Fermented foods have stood the test of time with regards to their beneficial effects on gut health. Would you like to come and join me where I will teach you how to ferment your own vegetables at home and improve your digestion? We will make our […]

Kadampa Meditation

Try something new in the New Year? Discover simple meditation methods to help you let go of stress and feel more calm, peaceful and positive. Kadampa Meditation runs weekly drop in sessions at Greyfriars, starting again on the 7th January. Check out their website for more details.  

Jubilee Grand Draw a great success despite the weather!

This year’s Jubilee Grand Draw raised an incredible £1,191.00. We are very grateful to a host of local businesses and members and friends who supported our Grand Draw by providing prizes. Although the weather was terrible , many people came to Greyfriars on Saturday to enjoy a coffee and mince pie whilst browsing the book […]

Minibus Service…help us spread the word!

New Year, New Challenge? Would you like to help drive our Community Minibus or  do you know anyone who could benefit from using the shopping service? Do you have a couple of hours every so often spare to drive our community minibuses? Would you like to help the isolated of Ringwood get into town to […]

Fabulous food and fine music at the Greyfriars Jubilee Lunch.

The Last 60th Anniversary Event… Sixty two people got together last Saturday and enjoyed a delicious menu of smoked salmon pate, venison casserole and lemon cheesecake for the last of a series of year long celebrations…the Jubilee Lunch. They were entertained by the beautiful voices of Scarlet Swing and enjoyed an afternoon of friendship, fun […]

Trolley for sale…

Our Judo club have a trolley for sale … Large four wheeled trolley with , suitable for almost any use! Could be a very smart carnival float base! Turntable trolley 2000mm x 1000mm x 500kg capacity with pneumatic wheels. Cost £449 new last year, club would like £250 ono. Please contact Gary Evans by email [email protected] […]

Upcoming Events

Fri 22

Bluebird Wellbeing -22nd March

22 March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT
Ringwood Hampshire
United Kingdom
Apr 10

Hampshire Moviola presents Peterloo ( 12A)

10 April @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Ringwood Hampshire
United Kingdom
Apr 23

Shakespeare: Puzzles and Poetry by Emma Jolly

23 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Ringwood Hampshire
United Kingdom
May 07

Robert Browning: Theatre without a Playhouse by Henry Merrit

7 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Ringwood Hampshire
United Kingdom
May 08

Stan & Ollie PG Wenesday 8th May

8 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Ringwood Hampshire
United Kingdom
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