POULNER Baptist Chapel in Ringwood has welcomed two extra members of staff, joining the existing pastor Adam Skirton, due to its growing congregation.

Derek Jones, a retired minister from Hertfordshire, and Tony Reynolds, a mental health support worker, former soldier and recent graduate of Moorlands College, have joined the ministry team as assistant pastors.

The chapel is hosting a series of meetings over seven weeks, entitled Christianity Explored.

The meetings will be on Wednesdays at 7pm from January 30, and are open to anyone.

Call the church office on 01425 473388 for details.