The Abbey Social Committee would like to thank everyone who has supported their various events during 2018. A special thanks to Revd Thomas Wharton for an enlightening and entertaining ‘Desert Island Discs’ which raised an amazing £740 for Abbey funds. This was their final event for 2018. Do watch out for details of their 2019 programme.More »

A strong helper is required to assist with lifting and assembling the crib on Thursday 20th December at 11am. Please contact the Parish Office if you available.More »

Saturday 1st December 2018, 7pm Admission FREE – Retiring collection for George’s Trust Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas and popular music, performed by talented young people from the local area, introduced by Katie Martin of BBC Radio Solent.  More »

The Abbey’s Music Department is looking for volunteers to help with any of the following: light cleaning in the URC Rooms (where the choir rehearse) to look after the chorister robes to join the choir chaperone rota If you can help with any of these, please speak to one of the Churchwardens or contact the Parish Office.More »

A new selection of Advent Books is available now from the Abbey Book Stall including ‘Art of Advent: A Painting a day from Advent to Epiphany’, the Archbishop of York’s recommended Advent title.More »

Once again, we will be removing all hassocks from the Abbey Nave during December. This saves a huge amount of time for the team responsible for moving chairs for the numerous services and events that take place in the run-up to Christmas. During this period, hassocks will be available by the door, for those that wish to use them. The hassocks will be returned to their normal position on Christmas Eve, ready for Midnight Mass.More »

We are urgently seeking a couple of volunteers to join our team of Assistant Vergers. This mainly involves helping out at some Sunday services and occasional weddings and funerals. If you are interested please speak to our verger, Robyn Cleveland or one of the Churchwardens or contact the Parish Office.More »

Abbey Christmas Fair 2018

Saturday 1st December 2018, 10am – 2.30pm, Crosfield Hall Please join us for our major fundraising event of the year! Lots of stalls, refreshments, and entertainment for everyone, including… Grand Prize Draw with lovely prizes Christmas Decorations Homemade Cakes Hand Bells Bottle Tombola Toy Stall Carols Jewellery Books Lunches Santa Visiting And lots more… £1 Admission which includes a lucky draw ticket – Children freeMore »

Tuesday 13th November 2018 at 1.10pm Free with retiring collection. All welcome. Nick Tudgey – Fingerstyle Guitar Playing a selection of songs and arrangements for Fingerstyle Guitar, songs regularly heard at performances include arrangements of: Brahms’ Hungarian Dance #5 Paco De Lucia’s Panaderos John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever The Theme From the Magnificent Seven Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer As well as a selection of instrumental arrangements of songs by the 15th and 16th century English composer, songwriter and lutenist John Dowland.More »