xmas market poster 2018Saturday 24th November, 10.00am to 12.30pm. Free entry. 
Lots to buy including cakes and preserves, gifts, jewellery, cards, paintings, toys, books.
There will also be a raffle, refreshments, traidcraft stall, and handbell ringing to add to the festive atmosphere. 
All proceeds to the upkeep of the church. 

OxBachChConcertParry: Songs of Farewell

A concert by the Oxford Bach Choir to mark the death of Hubert Parry and the centenary of the Armistice with music by Parry, Stanford, Vaughan Williams and Jonathan Dove, interspersed with readings appropriate to the theme of war and remembrance.

Benjamin Nicholas - Conductor

Stephen Clarke, Organ; Tom Herring, Baritone; Francesca Millar, Soprano

Layla Moran MP, reader

on Sunday 25 November 2018

at 3.00pm  in St Helen's Church, Abingdon

Tickets £15, available from tickets.oxfordbachchoir.org or tel: 01865 980220

carved angel on organChoral Evensong is usually sung on the third Sunday of the month by the choir. Please check with the latest newsletter to confirm.

House Groups comprise members of Parish congregations who meet in each other’s houses to study the Bible and other books, to discuss issues raised, pray, enjoy fellowship and refreshments. The sessions are led by members of the group.

There are currently four house groups meeting in the Parish of Abingdon-on-Thames. Meetings are usually fortnightly and in the informal setting of the host’s home. The Desiring Life group meets on Tuesday afternoons in the Parish Centre Lounge.

The Abingdon branch of the Mothers' Union meets at St Helen's Parish Centre on the first Tuesday in the month from 10.30am to 12 noon unless otherwise noted. Visitors and new members welcome, contact the Branch Leader or the Parish Office.

Dates for 2018-2019 below






Enjoying a pub lunch together

St Helen's at Lunch 

Members of the congregation meet up for a social lunch at various local hostelries.  The day of the week is rotated in the hope that everyone will be able to come on at least one occasion. Start time 12noon, no need to book, just turn up. If you need or can offer a lift please contact Susan Scott on 01235 522960.

See 2018 dates below 

Do join other young families for a 'bring and share' lunch, chat and play in the Church Centre Hall after the 10.30 service at St Helen's on 5th Sundays  We're normally ready to eat around 12 noon and we're all cleared up around 13.30 - 14.00

All families of primary school age and younger children are very welcome. Please see Phil or Linda in the toddler corner in Church or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates in 2018

1st July, please use contact details above 

food on the tableIf you are new to the congregation, or would just like to meet with people socially, St Helen's holds a simple lunch after the Sunday service roughly three times a year.  'Old' and 'nearly new' members of the congregation are welcome too!  There is a sign up sheet in church before each event or you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let the organisers know how many people to cater for.


Sunday 25 February