Friends of St Helen’s


Friday, January 24th, 7.00 pm – Church Music:

Challenges & Opportunities, with Hugh Morris


Since becoming Director of the prestigious Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) in 2017 Hugh Morris, who grew up in Abingdon and worshipped at St Helen’s, now leads the prestigious RSCM in advancing the cause of music in churches and negotiating the changing resources and expectations. Where’s it going? How’s it going? Hugh will explore this issue in a popular vein.

Venue: The Parish Centre, St Helen’s Court, Abingdon-on-Thames OX14 5BS 

Cost: members £3; non-members £5; members of the RSCM free



Desiring Life Reading Group

Autumn  and Winter 2019/20

Falling Upwards, a Sprituality for the Two

Halves of Life

Richard Rohr


Falling Upwards

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 2019 dates below 

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 24 February - postponed


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.

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.