Events 2022

The Friends of Romsey Abbey
Events 2022:
This programme of events is organised by the Friends, with first priority for all events given to members. All meals and refreshments at own cost unless shown otherwise. (** = non-FRA event)

Thursday 28th July: Day trip to Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire. Leave Romsey 10.30am, return by 6pm. Led by Dick Hewett. Lunch (own cost) in the White Hart. £30 including minibus, group tour of Abbey, and tea/cakes. Payment with booking please.

Thursday 25th August: Day trip to Watts Gallery & Artists Village, and Hatchlands House (NT), near Guildford. Leave Romsey 9am, return by 5.30pm. Led by Dick Hewett. £35 for minibus and Gallery/Village entrance. Payment with booking please.

Friday 16th September: Coffee morning in the Town Hall. 10am – 11.45am. Members and non-members all welcome.

Tuesday 11th October: FRA Annual Dinner at The White Horse. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. A 3-course dinner with pre-dinner drinks. Light musical entertainment. Organised by Jill Thompson-Hall and Dick Hewett. £40 per person. Payment with booking please.

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October: ** Ethelflaeda Festival in Romsey Abbey. Lecture sponsored by FRA.


Friday 18 November : Coffee morning in the Town Hall 10 am -11.45am.  Members and non-members all welcome.

Saturday 26 November: **Abbey Christmas Fair, including Tombola Stall run by FRA.  In the Abbey 10 am – 2 pm


Our annual trip to Sonning will not be held this year.

Thursday 15 and Sunday 18 December:  **Provisional dates for Services of 9 lessons and Carols in Romsey Abbey 6.30 pm.  All members welcome.  FRA provide one of the readers at each.

We would also remind you of the regular monthly parish event:

Last Sunday of every month: Afternoon Parish Tea and cakes  with the Romsey Abbey Catering Team.  4 pm in the Church Rooms.

** In addition to the events listed above, we will also be working closely with the Abbey Social Committee.   Through the year it is proposed to mount a series of Abbey tours featuring different aspects of the Abbey and its life.  Details of these and further joint events will be announced in due course.  We will keep you posted!

Members need to be aware that FRA do not provide insurance cover for personal injury or loss and therefore attend events at their own risk.  Transport by minibus or coach is covered by their fleet insurances, whilst venues likewise have their own insurance cover.


For more details of any event:

See the Friends’ noticeboard in the Abbey,

or visit the Friends’ website:

If you wish to check any details, please contact the organiser of the event as shown on the details, or email


To book for events:

Booking forms are NOT being used this year.

Members may book as follows.

Either pay on-line direct to the FRA bank account at TSB, Sort Code 30-97-14, Account 31345360, Reference ‘EVENTS’, and email to confirm you are booking and have paid on-line, identifying which events are involved.  (This is the preferred method.)

Or write a simple note listing the event(s) for which you are booking, and post to: The FRA Bookings Officer, 42 Botley Rd, Romsey, SO51 5AP, enclosing one cheque to the total value, payable to ‘The Friends of Romsey Abbey’.

You are invited to combine payments for more than one event into a single cheque or on-line payment.

Confirmation of booking and receipt of payment will be given. Bookings accepted from 1st March onwards.

When booking for trips, please supply your mobile phone number, as we wish to have these available to organisers.

Members will be advised when any trip is full.  In that instance, members are invited to register to join a waiting list, however please do not send payment until requested.