If you have visited the Abbey and like what you saw – whether you came to admire the archecture or to worship with us – you would be very welcome to get more involved with life here. The Friends of Romsey Abbey bring together people who value the building and everything that happens within it; there is a whole range of other groups and activities with which you can also get involved.
There is a whole range of groups and activities with which you can get involved in the Abbey, from bell-ringing, to taking part in house groups, from flower arranging to helping with the Parish magazine.
If you would like to put yourself forward, please contact us or speak to a member of the clergy or anybody wearing a name badge at a service you attend; they will be pleased to point you in the right direction.
Abbey Guides – lead tours of the building for 3pm Wednesday weekly tours (April to October) and group tours
Abbey Stewards – on hand to welcome visitors in person
Book and Gift Stall – selling books and souvenirs to visitors
Spiritual and social groups
Home groups – prayer, Bible study, discussion and fellowship
Womens’ group – meets fortnightly for talks and other events
Sewing and knitting group – making garments for various charities
Social Committee – plans and organises a varied programme of events for all ages
Local branches of national charities and organisations:
Parish Lunch – held in the Church Rooms on the second Thursday of each month (booking required)
Parish Tea – held in the Church Rooms on the last Sunday of each month from 4pm
Catering Team – helping to prepare and/or serve food and drink for Abbey events and services
Looking after the Abbey
Saintly sweepers – keeping the Abbey spick and span
St. Swithun’s committee – helping to manage the Abbey’s daughter church
Servers – taking part in processions and other ceremonial duties during services
Video team – providing big-screen projections in the Abbey at major services
Parish magazine – distributing our award-winning monthly magazine