Abingdon St Helen, Abingdon

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St Helen's Church is situated by the river in the centre of Abingdon, an extraordinary building which has been actively used for many centuries. We are a broad and progressive church with good facilities for children and a large choir.

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St Helen's Church Office
St Helen's Court
OX14 5BS
01235 520144 (Parish Office)

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Winchester Service
Sung Holy Communion according to the private use of Bp Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester (1619 - 1626)
Not on in April 2017 every fifth Sunday at 5:30 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
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Holy Communion (1662) (hover cursor here to see note)
Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer.
This service is shared between St Helen's and the nearby St Nicolas' Church, but always at 8am. - January, March, May, July, Sept, and Nov. in St Nicolas' Church - Feb. April, June, August, Oct, Dec in St Helen's
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Morning Praise
A very short (35min) service for families, thanksgiving for the gift of children, followed by refreshments
Every second Sunday at 9:15 AM for 35 minutes
Resumes Saturday 8th July 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments
Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
A short service of Biblical prayer and praise, exploring the rich tradition of Christian chant, and featuring creative engagement with Scripture through discussion, imagination, contemplation, music, and the visual arts.
Every first Sunday at 5:30 PM for ¾ hour
until Sunday 2nd July 2017
Taize service
A reflective service following the Taize community in France
on Remembrance Sunday the evening service will be a Sung Eucharist
Every second Sunday at 5:30 PM for 40 minutes
Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong is sung by St Helen's choir on the third Sunday of the month. Very occasionally there is a simple Sung Evensong instead.
Every third Sunday at 5:30 PM for 40 minutes
Winchester Service
Sung Holy Communion according to the private use of Bp Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester (1619 - 1626)
Not on in April 2017
Every fifth Sunday at 5:30 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Church Open We aim to keep the church open for a few hours each day between Easter and mid-September. Please contact the administrator for details or to schedule a group visit at any time.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2720
Style of worship: Select
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: ABINGDON (27401)
Benefice: Abingdon-on-Thames (27/001 M)
Parish Legal Name: Abingdon-on-Thames (270295 )
CofE Church Info: (627295 27/295)
Short URL: acny.uk/2720/
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The current editor is: Rachel Shearer

This page was last updated on Wednesday 12th April 2017
Abingdon St Helen : West St Helens Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5EH - At the meeting point of East and West St Helen's Streets and St Helen's Wharf.

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