Rhiannon Wilmott is coordinating the decoration of the Harvest pillars. This year local schools have been invited to take part too. If your group normally decorates a pillar, please continue planning to do so and watch out for more details. Thank you.More »

The Hope Choir Harvest programme will run from 23rd to 27th September. See flyers or contact Jim Sampson R. 514722.More »

There are 400+ regular worshippers who are demonstrating their support for the parish worshipping family, by their membership of the parish electoral roll. If you missed the invitation to join the roll when it was revised earlier in the year, please consider completing either a paper form, or make an application on line. See the article in September’s Open Door magazine for more details, or email Andrew Walking the Electoral Roll Officer (ERO) at ero@romseyabbey.org.uk.More »

On Sunday 22nd September, Simon Guillebaud will be our guest preacher at the 10am Abbey service. Simon had a very clear call to go to Burundi in 1999 and having unexpectedly survived 7 years of genocide, he set up Great Lakes Outreach. Simon has a vision to transform Burundi. The Abbey supported his work this year by building a widows house and injecting capital into micro-projects. We pray for Simon as he comes to share with us.More »

Tuesday 17th September 2019, 1 pm We welcome Helen Farrar on Piano (please expect a slightly later finish time than usual!) Programme for Tuesday 17th September: RACHMANINOFF Elegie – from Morceaux De Fatansie Op.3 Prelude In G Major – Op.32 No.5 Prelude in G Minor – Op.13 No.5 CHOPIN Nocturne Op.9 No.1 – Bb Minor Nocturne Op.27 No.2 – Db Major Nocturne  No.20  – Posthumous – C # Minor Nocturne Op.48 No.1 – C minor LISZT Concert Etude S.144 No.4  – Un Sospiro BALAKIREV Paraphrase on Glinkas Romace ‘The Lark’ . Admission is FREE but donations are welcome. . You can follow Helen on herMore »

16th – 27th September 2019. Daily 10 am – 4 pm*. ‘A Closer Look’ exhibition by bydesigntextiles.co.uk By Design is a group of twelve leading textile artists from the south of England, brought together to form an impressive exhibition group. Entry to the exhibition is free. Entry to Romsey Abbey is free. Donations are welcome. If you are a UK tax payer, please gift aid your donation if possible. *Access to Romsey Abbey may be restricted during services and at other times. The exhibition open and closing times shown are a guide and may be subject to change.  More »

The Romsey Abbey clock tower will be illuminated green from 15th – 21st September 2019 as part of Light Up for Mito to raise awareness for mitochondrial disease (mito). Mitochondrial disease (mito) is a debilitating genetic disorder that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction, failure and potentially death. It can cause any symptom, in any organ, at any age. Although 1 in 200 people may carry the genetic changes that could lead to mito, few have heard of it. That’s why we are supporting Light Up for Mito. For more information, and to see where else will be lighting up for MitoMore »

1st to 6th October 2019 Printed copies of the storytelling festival brochure are available at venues in Romsey including Romsey Town Hall, Romsey Library and Romsey Visitor Information Centre. Storytelling Brochure (pdf). Storytelling events at Romsey Abbey: ‘Living in a Fragile World’ – a story for our time told in a Godly play style. This story is about Creation of the earth, water, land, plants, animals and people and how humans have affected the sustainability of the planet. The story has a scientific approach but concurs with a Christian perspective that creation is divine. Each day the story of how people have settled in every part ofMore »