Groups and activities

There is a whole range of groups and activities with which you can get involved in the Abbey, from bell-ringing, to taking part in house groups, from flower arranging to helping with the Parish magazine. No matter how little time you can spare – and we understand how precious it is nowadays – there is a role for you and your gifts today in the Abbey community.   In the first instance, if you would like to get in touch with the leaders of any of the different groups who make Romsey Abbey the vibrant place it is, please contact us online or speak to a member of the clergy or anybody wearing a name badge at a service you attend; they will be pleased to point you in the right direction.

Welcoming visitors

  • Abbey guides – lead tours of the building
  • Stewards – on hand to welcome visitors in person
  • Book and gift stall – selling books and souvenirs to visitors

Spiritual and social groups

Pastoral

  • Marriage preparation – mature married couples help engaged couples to think about the commitments that they will shortly make
  • Sunday Schools – activities for young people whilst the 10am Sung Eucharist is in progress
  • Toddler Fellowship – meets every Wednesday morning during term-time
  • Unchained – youth group

Local branches of national charities and organisations:

Catering groups

  • First Sunday breakfast – bringing together parishioners for breakfast on the first Sunday of each month in the Church Rooms
  • Parish lunch – held in the Church Rooms on the second Thursday of each month

Looking after the Abbey

  • Flower arranging
  • Bellringers
  • Saintly sweepers – keeping the Abbey spick and span
  • St. Swithun’s committee – helping to manage the Abbey’s daughter church
  • Servers – taking part in processions and other ceremonial duties during services

Technical

  • Video team – providing big-screen projections in the Abbey at major services
  • Parish magazine – distributing our award-winning monthly magazine