COVID-19. We have a confirmed event planned for the 2020 Ethelflaeda Festival.

Romsey Abbey is dedicated to both St Mary & St Ethelflaeda. Our annual Ethelflaeda Festival aims to combine art, music, words, and prayer into a reflective and inspiring few days. In 2020 our plans have had to change but we are delighted to be offering the following event and hope that you will be able to join us. Admission by pre-booked ticket only.

If you are interested in either being involved or have suggestions for future festivals please get in touch with parishoffice@romseyabbey.org.uk

Celebrate the Legacy of Romsey Abbey’s Benedictine Abbess and Patron Saint
Friday 16th October 2020, 7.30 pm

Please join us for an evening of live music and a lecture.

Saxophonist Ian Close and composer Dominic Beeton have transcribed medieval sacred music to produce Sanctus,
deeply haunting piece of music full of spiritual depth which resonates in these stressful, uncertain times.






Canon Norman Boakes is a retired parish priest who for many years has been an oblate of the Benedictine community at Alton Abbey.
The Rule of Benedict is his continuing inspiration and in the 2020 Ethelflaeda Lecture he will pose the question …

What has Ethelflaeda ever done for us: is the Rule of Benedict relevant in the age of COVID-19?

Pre-booking is essential. Tickets £10 are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/romseyabbey or Romsey Visitor Information Centre Tel 01794 512987 (booking fees apply).
Any profits will support the work of the parish. Registered charity number:  1133189.

Festal Eucharist
Sunday 18th October 2020, 9.30 am