Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey


Working together in the Southern Gaza Strip brings a story of co-operation.   PARC has been receiving funds through Commitment for Life for many years. Recently they co-operated with Save the Children Fund and a German charity (BMZ) to restore greenhouses for tomato grower Adel Alsamiri.   His tomato houses were destroyed in Israeli aggressive attacks and only growing vegetables did not provide enough income for his family.   He had tried to repair the damage himself with simple materials but now with the greenhouses completely restored his tomato growing business can flourish again.

In early March Fairtrade Network Winchester organised two Palestinian farmers to talk about the growing of the olives that make up the Zaytoun oil and soap that we have for sale in church.   We listened to the familiar problems of their everyday living. One interesting fact was that when trees that have been growing for hundreds of years are destroyed by settlers, it is 7 years before the replacement trees produce a crop.  Our Commitment for Life monies come from Sunday coffee donations and the Christmas Cards for the Church noticeboard help to pay for olive tree saplings.


  • This Sunday 

    Sunday 15 December

    10.30 am Family Service led by the Revd Keith Thomasson

    2.30 pm     Romsey Ladies Choir concert with pp BRASS

    6.30 pm     Evening Communion Service led by the Minister, in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Forthcoming Events

    Please note Abbey Hall & Abbey Hall Lounge toilets will be out of use from Wednesday 18 December until early January whilst the toilets are being refurbished

    Tuesday 17 December

    10.15 am   Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge

    12.30 pm   Rum’s Eg Christmas Concert – Tidings of Comfort and Joy

    Wednesday 18 December

    11.30 am   Service of Thanksgiving for Roy Harris following a family burial service at Botley Road cemetary

    2.00 pm     Funeral service for Mairi Sloan at Test Valley Crematorium

    6.30 pm    Fortune of Christmas indoor performance at Avon Tyrell, Brangsgore by The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy. See poster at the back of church 

    Thursday 19 December

    10.00 am   Romsey Primary School Carol Service

    Next Sunday

    Sunday 22 December

    10.30 am Family Service including Pioneers’ Christmas Presentation, led by the Minister

    6.30 pm     Christmas Candle-light Service

    Christmas Services

    Tuesday 24 December

    4.30 pm Christmas Eve children's service. Come and dress up as one (or more) characters as we retell the Christmas story.

    11.30 pm Midnight Communion all welcome

    Christmas Day

    10.30 am Family worship

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