Romsey Abbey

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‘I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.' 

The church has been present in Romsey for over a thousand years and today, more than ever, legacies are of real value in helping to strengthen and expand the witness to the people of Romsey and their support for Christian outreach throughout the world. 

Romsey Abbey was the sole beneficiary of a legacy received in the form of an unrestricted endowment to the value of £1 million. This will yield the Abbey an annual income in the region of £40,000. 

An Extraordinary Act of Generosity

The Revd Canon Tim Sledge has expressed his gratitude for this extraordinary act of generosity, and they hope to use the extra income that will be generated to facilitate mission and ministry that they could not otherwise achieve.

The legacy came ‘out of the blue’ from a quiet but enthusiastic member of the congregation.

The Rev’d Canon Tim Sledge described their benefactor as a true man of God, who helped in all sorts of ways across the Abbey. He was a committed regular giver and was always on hand and get involved in the Abbey’s annual Giving in Grace initiatives.

Romsey Abbey have expressed their wonder by this magnificent act of generosity and wherever possible, will endeavour to use these resources in ways that fit with the passions and wishes of the deceased – in particular mission and ministry work with children and families.  

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