Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

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Worship Group

Worship Group

The Worship Group meets regularly to review and plan the worship life of the church.
It provides support for the minister and lay preachers and aims to encourage more people, young and old, to offer their gifts in music, reading, drama and prayer. See the calendar for details of meetings.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in this crucial part of church life.

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Fabric Group

Fabric Group

The Fabric Group meet to discuss the maintenance and upkeep of the building. They hold monthly working parties where they undertake small maintenance activities around the church buildings. See the calendar for the date of the next Working Party.

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Finance Group

Finance Group

This group meets regularly to discuss the financial health of the church, preparing budgets for the year and keeping tabs on our income and expenditure. The group next meets regularly, please the calendar for details.

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Youth Forum

Youth Forum

This group looks at all aspects of our provision for babies, children and young people in the church. Please see the calendar for their next meeting.

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Outreach Group

Outreach Group

This group looks at everything from local outreach within Romsey, our interface with other churches in the town, our work with local charities and worldwide agencies such as Christian Aid and Commitment for life. Please check the calendar for details.

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The Abbey United Reformed Church is registered charity number 1132706.
The objective of the Charity is the advancement of the Christian faith for the benefit of the public, in accordance with the Scheme of Union of the United Reformed Church and has regard to the Charity’s Commission’s guidance on public benefit.

To view the annual report and accounts for year ending 31 December 2019  you can download the file using the details below.

Above the front door of the church in the tower are some carvings which we think of as gargoyles. However, these sculptures are not depicting angry animals or devils that the term suggests but eccentricities of the architect to suggest the building is more ancient than it actually is. But on a damp day in January the gargoyles were joined by a more modern figure clinging to the wall.

John Horton hitched his mountaineering gear and lowered himself over the edge of the roof to open up a blocked water hopper. It is there to guide rainwater down to a gulley on the lower roof and eventually gushes out into the river by the church front garden.   What other talents are hidden within the church fellowship?   My guess is that we will need John's expertise again. Next time we will make sure that we are equipped with a camera to record the event. This ‘gargoyle’ was not of the scary medieval, devilish sort but one more modern and Christian.

The 2016 Prayer Handbook, Hidden in Plain Sight is now available. The online store sells the full range of URC publications including the 2016 URC diaries – in midnight blue, purple, baby blue and red – a range of commentaries and Grove booklets as well as old favourites.
Please let a member of the secretarial team know if you want a copy of the Prayer Handbook.

The structure of the United Reformed Church is one where key decisions are taken by its members, under the guidance of God.

Our Church Meetings are held to enable all Church Members to listen to and share in discussions, become informed on the background to the decisions required to be made and, guided by God, to reach a consensus on the way forward.

Only members of the congregation who have been accepted as Church Members of Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey and Braishfield United Reformed Church can vote at their respective Church Meetings, although all are welcome to attend and share in the debate.

If you would like to know more about becoming a Church Member please do contact Angela Bevan for more details. Tel 07483 319618.


  • 21 February 2021 -Community Awareness Sunday - focusing on the work of Amber.

    10.45am Morning Worship led by Mr Derek Hiscocks on Zoom 

    Click on Sunday Worship. (880 6118 0122.  Passcode Heiswithus)


    24 February 2021 2pm-3pm - Kettle's On - 

    Weekly social time on Wednesdays via Zoom  (click Kettle On to join, or meeting ID: 970 815 266, passcode: 079294)


    You can read this month's magazine by clicking on Magazine

    This week's news sheet is available by clicking on News


    You may find this list of opportunities to access services/Christian content on radio/TV and on-line helpful:
     the Daily Service at 9.45 on Radio 4 long-wave
     The Sunday Service on Radio 4 at 8.10am
     Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm ish on BBC1
     Choral Evensong Sunday Radio 3 at 3pm and repeated on Wednesday Radio 3 at 3.30pm
     Tim Daykin Radio Solent Sunday 6-9am for worship songs, interesting information and a feeling of connectedness




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