Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth Saint John the Baptist, Oakfield, Ryde and Holy Trinity, Ryde

About Us

We are a friendly church family where everyone is welcome. We try our best to love one another as God has loved us. That means we also  join in with our local community in whatever way we can. We encourage everyone to use their skills and talents. We understand that no-one is perfect - including us!

In our worship we use the Church of England's "Common Worship" services but we take an informal approach. We try to make our services accessible and meaningful to those who are familiar with church and those who are not. We believe that all heartfelt worship which is sensitive to those around us is acceptable to God.

We have close links with Oakfield Primary School who hold their class led collective worship (assembly) in St John's each week. Some of our congregation visit the school regularly to e.g. listen to children read. We run Messy church once a month from October to May - see events for details. (suspended due to Covid restrictions)

We have a free monthly lunchtime gathering where anyone is welcome to come for a light lunch, good company and a communal activity. - see events page for details (Suspended due to Covid restrictions)

Our "Wellbeing" mental health mutual support and singing group takes place every Wednesday at 11am - (Suspended due to Covid restrictions)