Church of England Diocese of Oxford Abingdon-on-Thames

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Sunday

Vespers

Every First Sunday at 5:30 p.m. for 40m

St Helen's Church
West St Helens Street
Abingdon

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A reflective and prayerful service combining traditional and contemporary worship inspired by the religious community at Bose in Italy, with prayers, readings and a short address

Evening Worship/Prayer
Sunday

Choral Evensong

Every Third Sunday at 5:30 p.m. for 40m

St Helen's Church
West St Helens Street
Abingdon

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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. NOT in DECEMBER

Evening Worship/Prayer Music Hymns Choir Singing
Sunday

Morning Praise

Every Second Sunday at 9:15 a.m. for 35m

St Helen's Church
West St Helens Street
Abingdon

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A very short (35min) service for families, thanksgiving for the gift of children, followed by refreshments

Refreshments Family Friendly Thanksgiving Service for Birth or Adoption Hymns
Sunday

Holy Communion (1662)

Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 40m

St Helen's Church
West St Helens Street
Abingdon

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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.
Feb. April, June, August, Oct, December in St Helen's
January, March, May, July, Sept, and Nov. in St Nicolas' Church

Book of Common Prayer
Sunday

Faith Forum

Every First Sunday at 9 a.m. for 45m

St Helen's Church
West St Helens Street
Abingdon

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Illustrated talks followed by an opportunity for discussion. Coffee and breakfast available from 9am. Meets in the Parish Centre opposite the Church

Refreshments Christianity Explored course Event held in a Community Space
Sunday

Taizé service

Every Second Sunday at 5:30 p.m. for 40m

St Helen's Church
West St Helens Street
Abingdon

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A reflective service following the Taizé community in France. It is distinctive for the style of music which is integral to the worship: simple, repetitive chants, usually accompanied by instruments. The chants, slowly repeated, provide a focus for the mind while the spirit can go deeper into prayer. There is a scripture reading, a short address and times of silence and prayer.

Evening Worship/Prayer Music Singing
Sunday

Sung Eucharist

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr

St Helen's Church
West St Helens Street
Abingdon

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One of the main weekly services at St Helen's.
For children, Junior Church (3-7) and Quest (8-14) leave at various points during the service for their own Ministry of the Word. They return during the Peace to worship with the rest of the congregation. For younger children there is a toddler play corner within the church.

Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities
Sunday

Service for Healing and Wholeness

Every Fourth Sunday at 5:30 p.m. for 45m

St Helen's Church
West St Helens Street
Abingdon

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The Service for Healing and Wholeness is a Eucharist which includes laying-on of hands and anointing for healing for those who wish it. Two of the morning readings are used, and a short sermon is given.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Healing Music
Wednesday

Wednesday Church

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for 45m

St Helen's Church
West St Helens Street
Abingdon

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Holy Communion in the South Aisle (or in the Parish Centre during the winter months), followed by refreshments and fellowship.
The Parish Centre is down the footpath opposite the North Door (main) of the Church.