On Sunday 27th May 2018, Revd Jonathan Watkins will preach his final service in Romsey Abbey. Jonathan was welcomed to the Abbey at the Epiphany Gift Service in January 2017. A fitting start, as his presence in the Parish has been just that. All are welcome to join the 10am Choral Eucharist at the Abbey, when the clergy, churchwardens, and congregation will recognise their appreciation of his work and ministry, and particularly for his involvement with the congregation at St Swithun’s, Crampmoor. Stay for refreshments after the service or join us at Parish Tea at 4pm later in the afternoon to say your goodbyes. Jonathan has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of StMore »

We are delighted to announce that the Reverend Thomas Wharton has been appointed to be the new Vicar of Romsey Abbey and St Swithun’s, Crampmoor. Reverend Wharton is currently Priest-in-Charge at St James’, West End and prior to that held the post of Team Vicar in the parish of Smannell and Enham Alamein, as part of which role he was Chaplain to the Enham Disability Charity. Thomas is married to Vessi, who works for FairWays in Southampton. They have two sons, Anthony who is currently finishing his third year at Bristol University and Michael who is taking his GCSE’s this Summer. Thomas is an enthusiastic runner and a talented musicianMore »

In 2016, the Curate at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire, David Potterton encouraged his congregation to consider how it could be involved in the first ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative. Three years later, he had no idea how the ‘Say one for me’ prayer initiative would come to bless and meet the needs of hundreds of people in the wider community as well as unifying churches of different denominations in the process. Watch this inspiring video…More »

To support the visit of the Choir from Mulheim an der Ruhr, additional help is needed as follows: On Tuesday 29th May, to make up beds at Hampshire Collegiate School. Please contact Janet Wallace 02380 869723 / jduncan896@gmail.com Help with preparing and serving breakfast and evening meals is also needed. Please contact Liz Wagner 07798 927872 / emw1@ntlworld.comMore »

From Monday 25th June to Wednesday 27th June 2018 inclusive, the Abbey will be closed, with the exception of the usual daily services, for recording. All regular events during these dates including the Tuesday Lunchtime Recital and the Wednesday Weekly Tour will not take place. There will be no access to the Abbey outside of the service times for any personnel other than those directly involved with the recording. Apologies for any inconvenience that this closure causes. In the event of queries please contact the Parish Office (parishoffice@romseyabbey.org.uk)More »

Revd Jonathan Watkins will be licensed in his new Parish, St Mary, Knutton, in the Diocese of Lichfield, on Saturday 16th June 2018. A coach is being organised to take a group. Please sign-up on the form on the Mission Table in the Abbey or contact the Parish Office.More »

Sadly, we will be saying farewell to Revd Jonathan Watkins at the end of May. Jonathan’s final service at St Swithun’s will be on 20th May and at the Abbey on 27th May. Please join us for drinks and nibbles after the 10am Eucharist on Sunday 27th May, or for Parish Tea from 4pm. If you have not yet contributed to a leaving gift for Jonathan and would like to do so, please give donations to the Churchwardens or the Parish Office by 20th May.More »

Chris Prichard is helping to organise a Prayer Space day on 3rd July 2018 at Romsey Abbey School. If you would like to help plan or be part of the day, please contact Chris on 07914 545 763 or email chris.pritchard@romseyabbey.org.ukMore »

Due to changes with our provider, we have moved our Live Stream service to YouTube. All our streams will be accessible from the Abbey website, there is no need to register but please do ‘follow us’.More »