No matter how little time you can spare, there is a role for you and your gifts today in our community.
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.
If you would like to put yourself forward, please contact us 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.
- Abbey guides – lead tours of the building for 3pm Wednesday weekly tours (April to October) and group tours
- Stewards – on hand to welcome visitors in person
- Book and gift stall – selling books and souvenirs to visitors
Spiritual and social groups
- Home groups – prayer, Bible study, discussion and fellowship
- Julian meetings – contemplative prayer groups
- Meditation group – based on the teachings of the World Community for Christian Meditation
- Womens’ group – meets fortnightly for talks and other events
- Romsey Abbey Mens Society (RAMS) – dinners, retreats and more
- Sewing and knitting group – making garments for various charities
- Social Committee – plan and organise a varied programme of events for all ages including in 2018: a walk with pub lunch; cheese & wine evening; brewery tour etc
- 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
- Reloaded & Youth group – meets Tuesday evenings during term-time. Female helpers needed!
- Lego Church – meets monthly (except August) to offer food, faith, and fun for families
Local branches of national charities and organisations:
- Christian Aid
- Children’s Society
- Mother’s Union
- Parish lunch – held in the Church Rooms on the second Thursday of each month
- Catering Team – helping to prepare and/or serve food and drink for Abbey events and services
Looking after the Abbey
- Flower arranging
- 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