An ecumenical church (Methodist and United Reformed)
Welcome to the website for Trinity United Church and its two centres: Trinity Centre and Wesley Centre. Trinity United Church, formed in 2008 as a Local Ecumenical Partnership, unites the former Ringwood Methodist Church and Ringwood United Reformed Church. We seek to serve the community of Ringwood both spiritually and practically through our worship and our Christian activities and through the community use of Trinity Centre and Wesley Centre.
As part of our commitment to following Christ we worship and work together as one congregation. Co-operation can sometimes be challenging, but we welcome those who are seeking a dynamic community in which to worship and serve.
Revd Mike Shrubsole
Minister in Charge
John Birch, Manager of the Centres writes:
Trinity Centre in particular is a hive of activity!
Sundays are busy with a growing church and a thriving Messy Church.
During the week, the usage of both Trinity Centre and Wesley Centre is extensive with people of all ages passing through the doors.
On the younger side we have babies with their mums at Tiny Talk, the Under Ones group provides opportunity for mothers with babies to be together and share ideas, Little Lambs provides a safe environment for toddlers to play in the hall. Children and young people learn drama, dance and music with the Big Little Theatre School.
Trinity Guild, which meets on a Tuesday, provides a varied programme of activities for senior members of the community to enjoy and the Age Concern Day Care Centre provides daily care from Monday to Friday.
A good variety of other activities is offered throughout the week and these include support to members of the local community, such as the monthly Carers Café; New Forest Community Education (Brockenhurst College) using the Centre as required to offer Conversational French; Yoga and numerous other educational Courses; Ringwood Dancing Classes, teach a variety of styles of dance at different levels; Pilates and Exercise classes; Alzheimers Society; Monday Lunches, where an excellent meal is provided at very nominal cost; etc.
Click the links to Church Activities and Centre Users pages to find out more.
It is our aim to keep a balance between church and community users of the Centres and to keep space available for new church initiatives. It is our prayer that these places are used to the glory of God, serving Him through serving the people of our local community.