Ringwood Benefice is a Messy Benefice with two Messy Churches. In All Saints Church St Leoanard's & St Ives we have an after-school Messy Church meeting in All Saints Church Centre on the second Wednesday of the month from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and aother Messy Church meeting on the fourth Sunday of the month at St John's Hall, Poulner from 4pm to 5.30pm. (Excluding August)

Messy Church values are:


Messy Church is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship which believes, with the historic churches, in one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Messy Church is for adults and children to enjoy together. Every element should be relevant and accessible to all ages.


Messy Church uses hands-on activities to explore Bible stories, to reflect a God of creativity and to give people a chance to play together.


Messy Church reflects a God of unconditional love and is a church for people outside church, providing an oasis of welcome and a safe space in which to thrive. Messy Church is about hospitality, expressed most evidently by eating together – whether it’s a plate of sandwiches to share, or sausage and mash.


Messy Church reflects a God of joy who wants his people to have life in all its fullness.