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
 
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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

Ends Sunday 12th October 2014.
Resumes Sunday 7th December 2014
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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Harvest Festival Service
Sunday 7th September 2014 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Book of Common Prayer
Patronal Festival Service
Sunday 14th September 2014 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Coffee Book of Common Prayer
Service for All Saints Day
Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
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 9th November 2014 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 30th November 2014 at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
Carols by Candlelight
A Service of Readings and Carols for Christmas
Sunday 21st December 2014 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.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
First Eucharist of Christmas
This candlelit Christmas Eucharist is held as the clocks strike midnight.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Christmas Day Service
Holy Communion following Book of Common Prayer (1662) with hymns.
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Christmas Day Family Eucharist
Sung Eucharist with all-age address
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Epiphany Tea
Everyone is welcome to join St Helen's families for an Epiphany Tea, with special Three Kings Cake.
Sunday 11th January 2015 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Epiphany Carols
A Service of Music and Readings for Epiphany
Sunday 11th January 2015 at 5:30 PM for 40 minutes
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 Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available
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We aim to keep the church open four days a week between Easter and mid-September. Please contact the administrator for details or to schedule a group visit.

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Other information
A Church Near You ID: 2720
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

 
 
Abingdon St Helen : West St Helens Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5BS

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