St John the Baptist, Oakfield with Holy Trinity, Ryde.

      We are an Anglican church with an open, friendly atmosphere where ALL are welcome.

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to help save lives, all services at this, and all Church of England churches, have been suspended and the church buildings closed.

We are still here to support you spiritually and practically but we are working within the restrictions that help us to keep us all safe.

We have produced a booklet which includes some prayers and bible readings you may find helpful at this time and some well tried ideas to help you pray.

There is a variety of online resources which you can use to attend worship services “virtually”.

These from the Church of England national website:
These from Portsmouth Diocese:
 If you follow us on Facebook (scroll down for the link below), you will find updates and a way of keeping in touch.

We will still be publishing the weekly news sheet, which you can find here (scroll down for the link below).


Rev Sue is setting up a Thy Kingdom Come ‘zoom’ prayer group, with Rev. Samantha Martell, from Ascension to Pentecost. You can join us if you have a computer or a smartphone. It is really easy (we just send you a link) and will last no more than 15mins each day from 4pm. If you would be interested in taking part, please email Rev Sue.


Join us in spirit and pray the Lord’s Prayer with us at 4.15pm each day.

Although Rev. Sue cannot be in church, she is still here with and for you – please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns or if you or anyone you know would appreciate a phone call.

Priest-in-charge: Rev. Sue Theobald 617174

Church wardens: David Rowe and Val Adams


To view our safeguarding policy please click on the link below:

Parish Safeguarding Policy May 2019

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact the Safeguarding officer: Bevaly Rackett on 01983 564433 (Parish office) or email stjohnsryde@btconnect.com

or Rev Sue Theobald on 01983 617174 or email rev.sue.stjohnsryde@gmail.com

Further contact details are available in the church porch and hall

If there is an immediate danger please call 999