Do take time to walk around the Abbey and meet the 36 Abbesses who have taken up residence for the rest of the 900 celebrations. These have all been painted by local school children, a college and the Abbey Choristers. 35 are named and 1 represents all those whose names have been lost.

Also, a new leaflet ‘Stories of the Abbesses of Romsey’ by Neil Jones. price £2, is available from the Abbey book stall.