The Social Committee would like to thank everyone who supported their very successful events in 2018. They have been busy planning an interesting and varied programme of talks, quizzes and activities for 2019. Tickets are now on sale for the first four events of 2019. Saturday 23rd February 2019 2pm – 5pmA Family Board Games & Bingo Afternoon in the Church Rooms. Entry £5 and under 16’s free. Fun for all the family with chocolate prizes. Refreshments available. Ken Gibson will be Bingo Caller. Tickets are available on Sundays at coffee time or email socialevents@romseyabbey.org.uk and pay online. The first walks of 2019 will be on: MondayMore »

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 »

During the Ethelflaeda Festival Evensong on Sunday 21st October at 6.30pm, the ‘St Ethelflaeda’ diptych by Chris Gollon, will be dedicated. To celebrate the permanent installation, the five studies Chris Gollon painted for the masterwork are on display in a small exhibition by IAP Fine Art. The five studies are available to purchase with enquiries to info@iapfineart.com. The St Ethelflaeda diptych was painted-as a site-specific work for two blind stone recesses. A full-colour catalogue featuring the diptych, and the studies, along with texts is available to purchase for the Abbey shop. The small-exhibition will be available to view in the South Aisle of Romsey Abbey from SaturdayMore »

Friday 19th October 10.30am in the Church Rooms This event is FREE and takes place in Romsey Abbey Church Rooms (outside and to the West End of Romsey Abbey) as part of the Romsey Abbey Ethelflaeda Festival programme. A lavishly-illustrated new book on Romsey Abbey has been written by Brian Lamb, both a guide and a steward in the Abbey for some 35 years. During this time he has built up a great knowledge of the building and its contents, which he now wishes to share with everybody. Brian’s book divides the Abbey into sections each of which he describes in detail, item by itemMore »

Light Party in the Abbey

Light Party – Thursday 1st November 2018, 5.30pm – 7pm, Romsey Abbey Here’s a special event for Children & Families. Come and see a dark Abbey with cool lighting! Make glowy crafty things; play some glowing games; join in with some dancing games plus pizza! £2 per family with tickets available from Romsey Abbey Primary School PTA or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/romsey/romsey-abbey/ For more information please contact Rhiannon Wilmott by emailing rhiannon.wilmott@romseyabbey.org.uk or on Facebook search ‘Romsey Abbey Children and Families Worker’  More »

The Romsey Abbey & St Swithun’s Women’s Group is holding their first meeting of the season on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 7.30pm in the Church Rooms. It is a social evening, with a tiny bit of business. Come along, join in, see what we do and pick up the new programme.  More »

Fritham walk poster

  Monday 1st October – Braishfield Walk 9.45am at The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield £10 includes light lunch and refreshment (event ref BW) Easy-to-moderate 4-mile walk on quiet lanes and footpaths. Monday 29th October – Fritham Walk 9.30am at The Royal Oak, Fritham £10 includes light lunch and refreshment (event ref FR) Easy-to-moderate 4-mile walk on quiet forest tracks. Tuesday 30th October – Grand Quiz Night 7pm for 7.30pm start – The Star Inn, Romsey £5 including food. Raffle at the pub (event ref QN) To book for events either buy tickets in the Church Rooms at coffee following the 10am Abbey Sunday service, or pay onlineMore »

Is your child starting school in September 2019? Romsey Abbey Primary School provide a safe and happy learning environment where children and adults share in a wide range of learning experiences. Offering a high-quality education within a Christian context, close links with Romsey Abbey, and set in beautiful grounds with their own woodland and playing fields right in the heart of Romsey. All families are welcomed. Please contact the school to arrange a personal tour with Headteacher, Mrs Julie-Anne Palfrey. Time slots are available on: Wednesday 26th September 2018, Thursday 27th September 2018, Monday 5th November 2018, Wednesday 7th November 2018 Friday 9th November 2018.More »