Change is coming …   From Sunday 1st March 2020, there will be a change to the Sunday service times at the Abbey. ⚠️   The 10 am Sung Eucharist will move to the earlier time of 9.30 am, as we begin a new weekly All-Age service in the Abbey at 11.15 am. 🙌   Refreshments, after the 9.30 am service, will continue in the Church Rooms and also in the Abbey leading to the start of the new service. ☕️   There will be another opportunity for a ‘Question and Answer’ session with Revd Thomas Wharton on Sunday 2nd February after the 10am serviceMore »

‘The Calling Window’ is a new stained-glass window to be sited in St George’s Chapel, Romsey Abbey in 2020 to celebrate and commemorate the bi-centenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The window will be dedicated at a special service in Romsey Abbey on 17th May 2020. More details about this service will follow. The artist Sophie Hacker visited Romsey Abbey early in 2019 to give a talk about the process of making the window and the symbolism included in the design. This project has been fully funded by donors. The photo by Ken Gibson shows Sophie Hacker together the window design. In an extractMore »

If you received boxed jewellery or wristwatch gifts and have no use of the presentation box, these would be gratefully received for use at the Christmas Fair. Please drop these at the Parish Office or speak to Liz Holloway.More »

Romsey Foodbank started the year with a significant donation of mince pies etc. from Waitrose. After reviewing their stock they would appreciate donations of sugar (500g), long-life fruit juice, and desserts. They would prefer not to receive cereals, tea, soup, baked beans, tomatoes, fish or meat at this time. Donations can be placed in the basket by the South Door. Thank you for your support.More »

The Churches Together in Romsey AGM is on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 7.30 pm in the United Reformed Church. At the end of the meeting, there will be a presentation about Dementia Awareness by Ian Bradford, Romdag. Everyone is very welcome to attend the AGM. Churches Together are also seeking to appoint a new secretary.More »

A reminder that annual subscriptions for Open Door, our parish magazine, are now due. If you would like to discuss subscribing for 2020, visit the Abbey Book Stall after the 10 am Abbey Sunday services on 12th and 19th January 2020 and speak to a member of the team, otherwise, contact Biddey Massey on 01794 278456. Subscribers to Open Door receive 12 editions for the price of 10 and the option of free delivery if you live in Romsey. ‘Open Door’ is a 24 A4 page sized magazine that features reports and photos of parish news and events. It has a colour wrap and newMore »

Do you like classical music? If so, you may be interested in supporting Music in Romsey (MiR), the organisation which runs concerts in the Abbey. Currently, MiR is recruiting for an afternoon concert manager and an extra backstage manager. In addition, we are always looking for fit and able volunteers to help move chairs before and after concerts. No experience is necessary as training is available. If you are interested please contact either Chris Green or Liz Wagner emw1@ntlworld.comMore »

Highways UK has updated a change of date for the M27 Romsey Road Bridge Closure. The full weekend closure of the M27 junction 3-4 along with the Romsey Road bridge is likely to take place from 10 pm Friday 31st January 2020 to 5 am Monday 3rd February 2020.More »

We now have all the volunteers needed to take part in an intergenerational project with pupils from Romsey Abbey Primary School on Thursday 23rd January 1.45 pm – 3.15 pm. The aim is to bring together older and younger people for a time of listening and learning and to share experiences of childhood. Thank you to those that have volunteered. Please collect your letter from the Mission Table by the South Door on Sunday 12th January, otherwise, these will be delivered.More »

The Churchwardens would like to express their appreciation to all members of the clergy team, staff, and the many volunteers who worked so hard throughout December and particularly over the Christmas period, ensuring a warm welcome and wonderful services for our congregation and many visitors. May we take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and we look forward to an exciting year ahead.More »