Romsey Abbey is situated in the centre of Romsey – about 10 miles from Southampton and Winchester, 16 miles from Salisbury and about 80 miles (130 km) southwest of London.
With a lofty nave and round Norman arches, Romsey Abbey is one of the most imposing churches in Southern England. It’s home to a number of treasures, including two Saxon roods, a 16th-century reredos (a screen displayed behind an altar) and the tomb of Lord Mountbatten of Burma, great-uncle of Prince Charles.
Abbey stewards are on duty everyday to welcome and greet visitors. Self-guiding leaflets are available in multiple languages for you to wander, wonder, discover and experience the Abbey for yourself. There is no charge for admission, however all donations are gratefully received.
Specific details for the current week can be found in the weekly bulletin (also available to download from the Abbey website). The Abbey is a popular venue for baptisms, weddings, funerals, thanksgiving, community and civic services.
In addition to being a thriving place of Christian worship, the Abbey hosts a number of private and public events throughout the year. There is also an annual programme of music concerts overseen by Music in Romsey, which runs March to December inclusive. In addition, there is often a free lunchtime recital on Tuesdays at 1.10pm for 30-40 minutes. Details are published on social media and online and in the weekly bulletin. Romsey Abbey has a host of active groups who meet regularly in the Abbey’s Church Rooms.
The Abbey Gift Shop and Book Stall are situated inside the Abbey and you can also buy a copy of ‘Open Door’ the magazine of Romsey Abbey & St Swithun’s for full details of the life of the Parish.
Guided tours can be arranged at a cost and with advance booking via the Parish Office.
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