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
Abingdon
OX14 5BS
01235 520144 (Parish Office)

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Faith Forum
Illustrated talks followed by an opportunity for discussion. Coffee and breakfast available from 9am. Meets in the Church Centre opposite the Church
except in August every first Sunday at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee
 
Storytelling for Harvest
Harvest stories and craft activities for pre-school and primary children. This is a free event with a minimal charge for refreshments.
Saturday 19th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
 
Storytelling for Festivals
Stories and craft activities about All Saints and other festivals for pre-school and primary children. This is a free event with a minimal charge for refreshments.
Saturday 7th November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
 
Storytelling for Christmas
Christmas stories and craft activities for pre-school and primary children. Held in the South Aisle under our magnificent tree. Come and participate in both new and well known stories about the Christmas season and make some interesting Christmas crafts. This is a free event with a minimal charge for refreshments.
Saturday 5th December 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
 
Preschool Nativity Play
Everyone is welcome to join St Helen's Baby and Toddler Group's Christmas Celebration. Bring your little one dressed as a shepherd or angel and take part in our Nativity Story. Followed by music, teas and a chance to meet our lovely donkey. This is a FREE event for accompanied children with a collection for the Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary. - Very popular - Please allow extra time for parking -
Saturday 19th December 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee
 
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Sunday

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
Faith Forum
Illustrated talks followed by an opportunity for discussion. Coffee and breakfast available from 9am. Meets in the Church Centre opposite the Church
except in August
Every first Sunday at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee
Morning Praise
A very short (35min) service for families, thanksgiving for the gift of children, followed by refreshments
NOT in NOVEMBER
Every second Sunday at 9:15 AM for 35 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
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
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Patronal Festival Service
Sunday 13th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Coffee
Storytelling for Harvest
Harvest stories and craft activities for pre-school and primary children. This is a free event with a minimal charge for refreshments.
Saturday 19th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Harvest Festival Service
Donations of non-perishable foods are warmly welcomed and will be donated to the Abingdon Emergency Food Bank.
Sunday 20th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee
Service for All Saints Day
Sunday 1st November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Storytelling for Festivals
Stories and craft activities about All Saints and other festivals for pre-school and primary children. This is a free event with a minimal charge for refreshments.
Saturday 7th November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Remembrance Sunday Service
Civic Service of Remembrance for those who have died for their country. Followed by procession of civic dignitaries and uniformed groups to the War Memorial. NOTE there is no Service at 10.30am and the evening service at 17.30 is a Sung Eucharist.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 10:00 AM for 35 minutes
Sunday School
Advent Service of Carols and Readings
A service of Readings and Carols for Advent, including the blessing of the Jesse Tree.
Sunday 29th November 2015 at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
Storytelling for Christmas
Christmas stories and craft activities for pre-school and primary children. Held in the South Aisle under our magnificent tree. Come and participate in both new and well known stories about the Christmas season and make some interesting Christmas crafts. This is a free event with a minimal charge for refreshments.
Saturday 5th December 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Preschool Nativity Play
Everyone is welcome to join St Helen's Baby and Toddler Group's Christmas Celebration. Bring your little one dressed as a shepherd or angel and take part in our Nativity Story. Followed by music, teas and a chance to meet our lovely donkey. This is a FREE event for accompanied children with a collection for the Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary. - Very popular - Please allow extra time for parking -
Saturday 19th December 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Carols by Candlelight
A Service of Readings and Carols for Christmas
Sunday 20th December 2015 at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
Christingle Service
A very popular Christmas Eve Service for everyone, and particularly families. It includes the blessing of the Crib. A collection is taken for 'The Children's Society' Doors open from 15.45 We recommend you allow extra time for parking, if necessary. Please advise us if you are coming with a wheelchair user, so that we can reserve a space.
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
First Eucharist of Christmas
This candlelit Christmas Eucharist is held as the clocks strike midnight.
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Christmas Day Service
Holy Communion following Book of Common Prayer (1662) with hymns.
Friday 25th December 2015 at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Christmas Day Family Eucharist
Sung Eucharist with all-age address
Friday 25th December 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
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Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Ours is a Listed Building Urban Priority Area Supports Fairtrade goods Spire/steeple Floodlighting Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Shop Organ Church Open Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available
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We aim to keep the church open between Easter and mid-September. Please contact the administrator for details or to schedule a group visit.

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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 27/295)
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 Friday 27th February 2015
 
 
Abingdon St Helen : West St Helens Street, At the meeting point of East and West St Helen's Streets and St Helen's Wharf., Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5FY

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