WELCOME to the Friends of Romsey Abbey (FRA).  The Friends is a registered Charity  (Reg. No.1134191) which aims, through social contact and fun events, to support the Abbey by meeting its stated aims:

  • Publicise the Abbey effectively
  • Draw more people to the Abbey
  • Enhance The Abbey experience for all
  • Educate people of all ages

We raise funds which are utilised to contribute towards physical improvements to the Abbey which can fulfil all those aims.  Funds are raised by means of a series of trips and events which vary from year to year.  Bi monthly coffee mornings at the Town Hall are a great way to take the first step and you’ll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  Events for the remainder of the current year including the coffee morning dates may be found by clicking here.

If you would like to see our recent news, do take a look at the News page

 There are no qualifying criteria to become a Friend – all are welcome regardless of creed, culture or belief –  all you need to do is to complete the membership application and standing order (£10 per annum per person) and you will be ready to become a part of this friendly and enjoyable community. Click here to join us.

Forthcoming Events

The next Coffee Morning is scheduled for Friday 19 May so we hope to see a good turnout of members and perhaps even, non-members there again.  Always a chance for a good coffee and catch up on news.  Always a raffle as well as a selection of biscuits to go with your coffee.

The Riverboat Trip on the Thames will take place on Monday 17 April and there is a full programme of events throughout the year so if you want to sign up for one, be sure to do it as soon as you can to ensure capturing a place.

Future events

Friday 18 November – Coffee Morning at the Town Hall, 10.00 – 11.45 £2 for coffee and biscuits, open to Members and Non-Members alike.  All are welcome – come along and experience the friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Saturday 26 November – Abbey Christmas Fair in the Abbey 10.00 am to 4.00 pm with a range of stalls and the well supported Bottle Tombola which is run by the Friends.  Donations of bottles will be much appreciated and can be handed in to the Abbey or brought along to the Coffee Morning on 18 November.