Romsey and Salisbury – 7th July 2019

Salisbury Cathedral with its famous spire

The Monday following the 2019 Friends’ Festival a group of the Friends enjoyed a wonderful day trip to Romsey Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral. After a smooth coach journey we arrived at Romsey, originally a nunnery, and were shown round this interesting building by knowledgeable guides. In common with Tewkesbury Abbey what is now Romsey Abbey was purchased from Henry VIII to save it from demolition but Romsey still have a copy of their receipt!

Henry VIII’s great seal on the grant of sale of Romsey Abbey’s church to the townsfolk after the dissolution.

After a short journey we moved on to the splendour of Salisbury’s soaring architecture. A delight inside and out.

Leaving after Evensong in the Cathedral we returned home exactly on schedule. A wonderful and uplifting day.

A full report of the day from Revd Charles Whitney is available from this link, and a shorter report will be published in the Friends’ Autumn 2019 Newsletter.

A gallery of photographs from the day is available below – please click on any image to enlarge, and click the arrows to move between the photographs. Thanks to Dr Ian White for these.