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

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

We have now opened the doors for worship together

Sundays 10am 

Thursdays 10.30am

Based on government guidelines, we have put the following in place so that we can all stay safe:

• single use orders of service
• no singing of hymns – but there will be music.
• no sharing of communion wine – but we will share the bread.
• socially distanced seating arrangements
• a ‘one way system’ for moving around the church
• entry via the South door (car park) exit via the North door
• the children’s areas will not be in use.
• Sorry! – no coffee after the service

Please help us to keep everyone safe by taking care to keep your distance as you move around. You must now wear a mask in all places of worship.

Sadly we have to ask you to stay away for now if you are ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’, have any Covid 19 symptoms (high temperature, new persistent cough, a loss or change in your normal sense of taste or smell), or have been in contact with anyone who has Covid 19 symptoms in the last 14 days.

Please remember you must now wear a mask in all places of worship.

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

These are from the Church of England national website:
These are from the Portsmouth Diocese:
Diocese of Portsmouth  


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).


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

Although Rev. Sue cannot be in church as usual, 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