Welcome!

There’s a great buzz about Romsey – a town where there’s always something going on. It’s just the same in the town’s churches.

From the historic to the new, we have all kinds of fellowships ready to welcome visitors and new worshippers. As the town grows, the churches are making sure that there is always room for those who want to find a home in worship and service to the community.

You can click to our individual pages on the site and catch up on the various activities we are involved with. What that won’t tell you is how committed the Christian leaders in Romsey are to working together.

You’ll find Christians in all sorts of places in town: working in industry and retail; helping coordinate the Foodbank and debt advisor centre; sharing in offering the love of Jesus in as wide a way as possible.

Our commitment reflects the great community feel there is in Romsey and we are delighted to play our part in it.

Please feel free to attend any of the events advertised, enjoy the welcome and worship in our Church services, browse the various websites, or make a phone call and speak to someone – we would love to hear from you and meet you.

We hope you enjoy being part of such a historic town. If we can help in any way just ask.

The Rev Gareth Hill
Chair of Churches Together in Romsey

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you.  Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Matthew 11:28–30

Abbey United Reformed Church

The “Church by the Arch” is an open and welcoming fellowship, with an emphasis on relating Christian faith to life today, service to the local community and concern for the wider world.  It has a wide range of groups and activities for all ages.

Sunday worship for all ages at 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

Revd Mike Perrott
01794 512163
minister@abbeyurc.org.uk
www.abbeyurc.org.uk

Freedom Church

Led by Sim and Lottie Dendy, Freedom Church is a large, vibrant, family friendly church with lively worship and relevant talks for everyday living.

Freedom Church is all about helping people find and follow Jesus. We want to assure you that everyone’s welcome at our church. It’s a safe place where you can make friends and get connected into our church community.

We meet every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. (refreshments served from 10.00 a.m.) in the Main Hall at Romsey School.

If you would like some more information come along one Sunday – everyone’s welcome!

Sim Dendy
Tel: 01794 450451
www.freedomchurch.uk

Romsey Abbey with St Swithun’s Crampmoor

The Abbey, and its daughter church St Swithun’s, host a range of activities and groups for all ages and stages of faith.
From intimate daily services to the Sunday morning Sung Eucharist, and with styles ranging from informal Way In services to Choral Evensong – we hope there is something for everyone.

Our main service, with children’s groups, is at 10 a.m. every Sunday, with Sunday School on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Revd David Potterton
Assistant Curate
Tel: 01794 513125
Email:  parishoffice@romseyabbey.org.uk
www.romseyabbey.org.uk

Romsey Baptist Church

Romsey Baptist Church is a lively and growing family-friendly church that meets on Sundays at 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. There are activities for all young people 0-16 years at 10.30 a.m.

There is also a Traditional Service followed by a light tea, usually on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Other activities that we run include the Alpha Course, Toddlers, Girls’ Brigade, Youth Cell, Youth Club, D of E, House Groups, Thursday Fellowship and Coffee mornings. RBC is a Fairtrade Church.

Jonathan Beer
Minister
Email:  jonathan.beer@romseybaptist.church
Phone:  01794 516427
Website:  www.romseybaptist.church

Elim Church Romsey

Elim Pentecostal Church meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for lively all-age worship.

Activ8, our dynamic children’s group, takes place during the morning service.

Refreshments are served after both services and there is also a baby crèche. We are a contemporary, family-friendly church that seeks to reach out to our community with the love of Jesus Christ.

Come along as you are – we look forward to seeing you soon.

Revd David Walker
Tel: 01794 650172
www.romseychristiancentre.com

Romsey Methodist Church

Sunday Worship, 10.30 a.m.
On the second week, Funday Sunday runs in the church from 10.00 to 11.30 a.m. with activities for children and families, including story-telling, cooking and craft. On these weeks, the Sunday Worship service meets in the hall.
Worship on Wednesday, 10.30 a.m. W.O.W. includes an informal discussion on a Bible theme with prayer and worship, followed by coffee.
Women’s Fellowship, Thursdays, 2.30 p.m. This includes a short devotional, followed by a talk, discussion or musical entertainment and tea.
Friday Coffee Stop, Fridays, 10.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m. Pop in for Fairtrade tea, coffee and cake.
Children’s activities, take place in term time:
Tiddlywinks toddler group, Mondays, 10.00 to 11:30 a.m.
Kids Club, Tuesdays, 6.00 to 7.30 p.m. For ages 6 to 11.
Who let the dads out? third Saturday, 09.30 to 11.30 a.m. An informal toddler group for dads/male carers.
Our mission is to love and worship God, and to share that love in service and witness to others. Sunday services vary in style and are led by our minister or local preachers, with a crèche and activities for children.

Rev Gareth Hill
Tel: 01794 514262
www.romseymethodist.org.uk
www.facebook.com/romseymethodist

Romsey Quakers

Romsey Quakers meet at 10.45 a.m. on the second Sunday of the month and at 5.00 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month in the premises of Carers Together, 9 Love Lane, SO51 8DE. Our hour of contemplative worship is followed by half an hour for tea and chat for those that want to stay. We are a small friendly Meeting of about 20 people. Everyone is welcome. Come along whether you are well acquainted with Quaker practice or looking for a spiritual community or curious about our way of worship or just wanting to visit to experience a still space in a busy world.

Diane Kerchevall
Tel: 023 8081 4309
www.hampshirequakers.org.uk

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

St Joseph’s is an active community with a programme of spiritual support services, parish-wide social events, and a diverse range of church groups. Parish Mass is at 6.00 p.m. on Saturdays and Thursdays at St Joseph’s Oratory, 26 Abbey Water.

Father Wojciech Paszko
Tel: 023 8027 3882
www.stswithunwellsparish.org.uk