Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

A Rocha lockdown ideas

Thank you for supporting the Easter Egg raffle. We had 21 eggs and raised £65. if you have won one, it is safe in church. The Bingo Evening and Skittles are on hold at present and we will update you when we have more information. 

Sadly, our Easter Fun Club could not take place. We had lots of craft prepared but hopefully we will be able to use the ideas later in the year. 

Our Pioneers have been telling us how they are coping with the lockdown and you will find this elsewhere in the magazine. It has been good to see them, via Zoom, at Sunday morning worship.

On the A Rocha website is the following which might be of interest:

  1. Richard talks of his experience of being in lockdown in Nepal; how it has made him aware of how many countries are involved in supplying his food; how the sounds in his life have changed - bird song replacing the buzz of motorbikes and delivery trucks. His last thought "looking down the row of shuttered shop fronts from my roof this morning, was how quickly and drastically new realities can change our lives."
  2. Among the projects they list for doing at home, is taking part in a penguin watch. Volunteers are needed to help identify the penguins (adults, chicks, eggs) in photographs taken automatically near their colonies.


  • 20 June 2021 

    10.45am Sunday Worship led by Andy Bevan, in church and on Zoom

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

    The order of service is available here

    If you wish to join us in church, please contact Revd Mike by Saturday lunch-time.


    23 June 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)


    21 July 2021 7.30pm in church

    Annual General Meeting followed by Church Meeting  


    Upcoming concerts

    14 July 2021 at 7.30pm  a solo classical guitar recital by Nina Rideout. Tickets: £15 - including interval refreshments.

    For info

    15 July 2021 at 7.30pm  Hildegard to Hopkins. A glimpse at the poetry and plain chant of St Hildegard of Bingen and the poetry of St John Henry Newman and Fr Gerard Manley Hopkins.  A talk by Julien Chilcott (Monk), illustrated with music and musical settings.  Tickets free at the door, a plate will be available for donations.

    16 July 2021 at 7.30pm ‘Summer Classics’ with Paul Ingram as Conductor and Cat Lawlor as Leader. Join them for a magical night of live music including ‘Meditation from Thais’, Elgar - Chanson de Matin/Nuit, Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances, Barber - Adagio for Strings. Tickets from


    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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