Monday 19th August at 1 pm We welcome Bexley Phoenix Choir, from South-East London, to give an additional lunchtime concert of sacred and secular music. Directed by John Mackenzie Accompanied by Christine Diggens Programme for Monday 19th August: Look at the World – J Rutter Ubi Caritas – O Gjeilo Stabat Mater and Fac Ut Ardeat – G Pergolesi Thou Wilt Keep Him – S Wesley My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land – E Elgar Ecce Novum – O Gjeilo Deep River – Spiritual arr. A Simmons Lullaby of Birdland – G Shearing arr. A Carter . Free admission – retiring collection. Duration approx.More »

Tuesday 20th August at 1 pm We welcome back organists from the Winchester District Association of Organists. Martin Penrose March in D major – Alexandre Guilmant Andante in E flat – S S Wesley Myles Tyrrell Wedding – Graham Fitkin Fantasia Argenti – Francis Jackson Keith Tomkinson (organ) and Bryn Bridges (piano) Marche Militaire – F Schubert Keith Tomkinson Kyrie (from Requiem) – W Mozart Elizabethan Serenade – Ronald Binge Pachelbel’s other Canon . All welcome. Lunchtime recitals and concerts are free with a retiring collection. Duration approx. 40 minutes.More »

It has been necessary to make a change to the publicised Weekly Abbey Tour programme for 2019. Please note that 4th September will now be a General Tour at 3 pm and 11th September will be a tour focusing on the Abbey’s windows at 3 pm. This is a great opportunity to find out more about our stained glass windows and the people that they commemorate. There is no need to book for weekly tours (except groups). Cost is £5 per person – for Abbey funds. Our Abbey Guides are all volunteers.  More »

There will be no recital on Tuesday 13th August. The next Tuesday recital is on Tuesday 20th August at 1 pm when we welcome back organists from the Winchester District Association of Organists. Martin Penrose, Myles Tyrrell, Keith Tomkinson, and Bryn Bridges will give a programme of organ music including Mozart, Schubert, Wesley, and Binge. There is an additional Lunchtime Recital Concert on Monday 19th August at 1 pm as Bexley Phoenix Choir (from South-East London) will perform a programme of sacred and secular music. All welcome. Lunchtime recitals and concerts are free with a retiring collection.More »

Looking ahead at events for children and grandchildren there is a pop-op play session run by Rhiannon Wilmott, Children & Families Worker in the South Garth (Abbey Garden) on Wednesday 21st Augusr 10.30am – 12 noon. This event will be subject to the weather. On Wednesday 21st August at 3pm the Weekly Abbey Tour is a tour specifically for children. On Sunday 1st September at 3pm, there is a family picnic in the South Garth. Bring your schoolbags / bookbags / packbacks for blessing and then there will be den building.  More »

There is now no SPACE Evening Prayer service at St Swithun’s, Crampmoor, in August (planned for Sunday 11th August). SPACE will resume in September.More »

There is a new small contactless giving box on the donation box by the North Door. This unit enables givers to choose a donation amount of £3 to £30. The large Goodbox uint has been moved to the South Door.More »

The next Mothers’ Union get together will be an informal tea party on Tuesday 13th August from 2.30pm onwards at the home of Dorothy Stokes. There is no formal meeting in August.More »

We are looking for volunteers who would wheel two residents from Marie Louise House to and from our 10 am Sunday service on a regular basis. If you could help this couple, please speak to either churchwarden or contact the Parish Office. Thank you.More »

Thursday 8th August, 12pm (Please note this a change to our usual day and time for lunchtime recitals!) We welcome David H Price (organ). Recitals last approx. 40 minutes. Free entry with a retiring collection. Programme for Thursday 8th August: Processional – William Mathias Prelude & Fugue in C major (BWV 547) – J S Bach Sonata No.2 in C minor Op.65 – Felix Mendelssohn Grave Adagio Allegro maestoso e vivace Fugue Grand Choeur Dialogué – Eugene Gigout The latest Lunchtime Recital programme is available at https://www.romseyabbey.org.uk/visit/concerts/More »