Especially if you’ve never been to the Abbey for a service before, or perhaps haven’t been to a church for a few years, we’ll try to make you feel as welcome as possible. Please don’t be afraid to say ‘Hello, I’m new here’ to those around you before the service.
After our popular 9.30am Sunday Parish Eucharist, visit our Welcome Table and/or join us for coffee in the Church Rooms, next door to the Abbey. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. The Eucharist on the first Sunday of the months is tailored towards families and young people.
If you’re familiar with Church of England services, our main Sunday services are the 9.30 am Parish Eucharist and 6.30 pm Choral Evensong. Both feature sermons, hymns with organ and music from our choir. The Eucharist and Evensong are said daily throughout the year on other days of the week. There’s also an informal and contemporary service called Abbey Vine on Sundays at 11.15 am. Abbey Vine features themed activities for all ages and includes communion on the third Sunday of the month. On the last Sunday of the month, there is a Holy Communion service using traditional language from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). This takes place at 3.30pm and is followed by Parish Tea at 4pm in the Church Rooms.
There’s a weekly Sunday service at St. Swithuns, our daugher church on the road to Winchester (opposite The Mandarin Chef). This takes place at 10 am.