Friday 20th March at 10 am – 11.45 am in Romsey Town Hall – THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED The Friends of Romsey abbey hold their popular Coffee Morning on which is open to everyone – it’s not just for members! Offering cafetière coffee, homemade biscuits and a raffle.More »

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 7.30 pm in the Church Rooms Tickets £10 include ploughmans and a beer or cider. Soft drinks also available. Raffle. Pay in the Church Rooms on Sundays after 10.45 am or see posters for more options.More »

The next Fun and Games Social Committee event is on Thursday 19th March 2020, 2 pm – 4 pm, in the Church Rooms. Admission is free. No advance booking required. You are welcome to bring friends and your own games. Come and enjoy tea, homemade cakes and social time.More »

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED Wednesday 25th March 2020, 7.30 pm, Church Rooms The Parish Environment Group welcome Mike Pratt, Test Valley Borough Council Waste & Recycling Officer to speak. Here’s your chance to meet an expert. Bring your questions! Everyone welcome to attend.More »

Update 16.03.20 – This meeting has been CANCELLED. The Women’s Group next meet on Wednesday 18th March at 7.45 pm in the Church Rooms. The speaker will be David Stocks on ‘Beatrix Potter: dispelling the myths and misconceptions’. Everyone welcome.More »

Friday 13th March at 7.30 pm – THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED Romsey Town Council are holding a concert fundraising for the mayor’s charity Community Chest. An eclectic blend of musical genres. Tickets £10, £5 under 16s, £25 family of 4. Tickets available from Romsey Visitor Information Centre, Romsey Town Hall or online at ticketsource.co.uk/romseytowncouncil (booking fee applies) or on the door on the night (subject to availability).More »

During the Romsey Festival, on Saturday 4th July 2020 there will be 6 accompanied bell tower tours. The tours start at 10.30 am, 11.15 am, 12 pm, 1.30 pm, 2.15 pm and 3 pm. Tickets are £4 (£2 for ages 6 – 16 years). Book via the Romsey Visitor Information Centre 01794 512987 or via ticketsource.co.uk/romseyabbey (booking fee applies) Ability to climb 120 steep narrow steps unaided is required to participate in the tour.More »

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.More »

Tuesday 25th February 2020, 1 pm We welcome Peter Symonds College Chamber Ensemble who will perform the following programme: Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano FP43 – Francis Poulenc 1899 – 1963 This trio composed in 1926 is dedicated to Manuel de Falla.  Some critics consider it to be the first important work in Poulenc’s repertoire of chamber music because it intensely reflects the composer’s personality. Andante con moto Rondo Oboe               Amélie Budd Bassoon          Evie Selby Piano               Samantha Carrasco Trio in A minor Op.114 – Johannes Brahms1833 – 1897 This work was composed towards the end of Brahms’s life.  It was originally written forMore »

Saturday 22nd February 2020, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm In 2020, Romsey Abbey is celebrating 900 years of Romsey’s Norman Abbey Church. In February the focus of the celebrations is ‘Your Romsey, Your Abbey, Your Crafts‘. Throughout Saturday 22nd February the Abbey will be buzzing with the activities of various craftspeople, demonstrating some of the skills involved in its construction 900 years ago. Admission to Romsey Abbey is free. Donations are welcome. Expect to see demonstrations by a woodcarver, a stonemason, a stained glass worker, a lead worker, and calligraphers. Plus there is an opportunity to make your own medieval-style floor tile*, similar to thoseMore »