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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Winchester Service
Sung Holy Communion according to the private use of Bp Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester (1619 - 1626)
Every fifth Sunday at 5:30 PM
Ends Saturday 22nd April 2017.
Resumes Saturday 6th May 2017
for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
 
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 17th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
 
Carols by Candlelight
A service of readings and carols for Christmas in the special light of hundreds of candles. Please note this is on the FRIDAY before Christmas, at 7.30pm
Friday 23rd December 2016 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
 
Christingle Service
A very popular Christmas Eve Service for everyone, and particularly families. It includes the blessing of the Crib and, of course, a Christingle for everyone. A collection is taken for 'The Children's Society' Doors open from 3.45pm We recommend you allow extra time for parking, if necessary. Please advise us in plenty of time if you are coming with a wheelchair so that we can reserve a space.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
 
Epiphany Carols and Family Tea
A short (25min) Service of Music and Readings to mark the arrival of the Wise Men to visit the Christ Child, followed by teas and treats for Epiphany.
Sunday 8th January 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
 
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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 17th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Carols by Candlelight
A service of readings and carols for Christmas in the special light of hundreds of candles. Please note this is on the FRIDAY before Christmas, at 7.30pm
Friday 23rd December 2016 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Christingle Service
A very popular Christmas Eve Service for everyone, and particularly families. It includes the blessing of the Crib and, of course, a Christingle for everyone. A collection is taken for 'The Children's Society' Doors open from 3.45pm We recommend you allow extra time for parking, if necessary. Please advise us in plenty of time if you are coming with a wheelchair so that we can reserve a space.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
First Eucharist of Christmas
This candlelit Christmas Eucharist is held as the clocks strike midnight.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Service
Holy Communion following Book of Common Prayer (1662) with hymns.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Family Eucharist
Sung Eucharist with all-age address
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Epiphany Carols and Family Tea
A short (25min) Service of Music and Readings to mark the arrival of the Wise Men to visit the Christ Child, followed by teas and treats for Epiphany.
Sunday 8th January 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
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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
until Sunday 5th February 2017
Refreshments
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 Refreshments
Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Vespers
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
Ends Sunday 18th December 2016.
Resumes Sunday 5th February 2017
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)
Every fifth Sunday at 5:30 PM for ¾ hour
Ends Saturday 22nd April 2017.
Resumes Saturday 6th May 2017
Book of Common Prayer
Printer friendly list of events
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 17th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Carols by Candlelight
A service of readings and carols for Christmas in the special light of hundreds of candles. Please note this is on the FRIDAY before Christmas, at 7.30pm
Friday 23rd December 2016 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Christingle Service
A very popular Christmas Eve Service for everyone, and particularly families. It includes the blessing of the Crib and, of course, a Christingle for everyone. A collection is taken for 'The Children's Society' Doors open from 3.45pm We recommend you allow extra time for parking, if necessary. Please advise us in plenty of time if you are coming with a wheelchair so that we can reserve a space.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
First Eucharist of Christmas
This candlelit Christmas Eucharist is held as the clocks strike midnight.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Service
Holy Communion following Book of Common Prayer (1662) with hymns.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Family Eucharist
Sung Eucharist with all-age address
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Epiphany Carols and Family Tea
A short (25min) Service of Music and Readings to mark the arrival of the Wise Men to visit the Christ Child, followed by teas and treats for Epiphany.
Sunday 8th January 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols

Features

Toilets

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
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ

 
     
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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 16th November 2016
 
 
 
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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