Ringwood Benefice came into existence in October 2017 as a new group of 6 churches covering the parishes of Ringwood with Ellingham & Harbridge and St Leonards & St Ives. Essentially we’re a big family of Christians worshipping in communities in and around Ringwood with a vision to ‘make and nurture disciples of Jesus Christ and reveal God’s Kingdom’.

The benefice covers the communities of Ringwood, Poulner, Bisterne, Ellingham, Harbridge, St Leonards and St Ives. More information on individual churches in Ringwood Benefice can be found on the ‘Our Churches’ page.

Our Benefice is led by the Benefice Leadership Team a group of lay and ordained people from across our Benefice who ensure our vision and strategy are realised.