What's On

CiA dates for 2018-19

CiA Annual Bereavement Service, in collaboration with local funeral directors, Sunday 18 November 2018, 3 pm, St Edmund's Church

All welcome to come along and join us as we remember our lost loved ones.

Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza, Saturday 1 December 2018, St Nicolas' Church

As part of this event, St Nics will be offering children’s activities and refreshments during the day. There will be 'pocket-money' presents for children to buy for their friends as well as carefully chosen bric-a-brac for parents/grandparents. There will also be a Christmas cake raffle and a bottle tombola for the grown-ups, as well as some short concerts, plus cakes/cookies and refreshments. After 4 pm, while waiting for the fireworks at 6 pm, Tom and Jerry cartoons will be shown for the younger children with popcorn and squash available, and hopefully mulled cider/apple juice for the adults.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 19-25 January 2019

The following activities will be taking place:

- Monday 21 to Friday 25 Jan 2019 - midday prayers at St Nics

- Friday 25 Jan 2019 - Inter-church quiz, St Helen's Church, church open 7.30 pm, papers on tables 7.40 pm, questions read 8 pm. Max 8 people per team and no limit on number of teams. Suggested donation £2 per person. Basic refreshments provided - people welcome to bring bottles and snacks. Contact administrator@sthelens-abingdon.org.uk or 01235 520144 to enrol teams by Monday 14 January 2019. All profits to local charity.

- Sunday 27 Jan 2019 - United Service, Christ Church, 3 pm

CiA AGM, Thursday 19 February 2019, 7.45 pm, Salvation Army HQ, St Helen's Street

All welcome to come along and look back at the work of the CiA over the past year.

CiA Lent Lectures, every Monday from 25 Feb to 25 Mar 2019, 8 - 9.30 pm, Trinity Church, 'Living differently to make a difference'

Will Donaldson will be doing a series of talks on the beatitudes and countercultural lifestyle over the five Mondays of Lent based on his new book 'Living differently to make a difference'. These will take the format of two short talks with group discussion and prayers.

Jesus calls us in the beatitudes to live an authentic, countercultural lifestyle. By being different, we can make a difference, becoming the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Through living the beatitudes, we could reflect the beauty of God's grace, grow in our likeness to Jesus and make the world a better place too.

Mon 25 Feb 2019: Genuine humility and heartfelt sadness

Mon 4 March 2019: Gentle strength and driving passion

Mon 11 March 2019: Healing grace and holy integrity

Mon 18 March 2019: Reconciliatory love and undaunted courage

Mon 25 March 2019: Salt of the earth and light of the world

Will has been in parish ministry for 25 years and is currently Chaplain and Senior Welfare Officer of St Edmund Hall, Oxford University; Area Dean of Oxford; and Director of Pastoral Care at St Aldates, Oxford.

Abingdon Passion Play 2019, 6 April 2019, Abingdon Abbey Grounds

Further information can be found at www.abingdonpassionplay.org.uk.

Maunday Thursday Shoe Cleaning, Thursday 18 April 2019

This will take place again this year in Abingdon Market Place. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Administrator, Debra Mcknight.

Good Friday Procession of Witness/United Service, Friday 19 April 2019

The Procession of Witness will leave Abingdon Library at 11.45 am, through the Precinct and Market Place, arriving at St Nics for a United Service at 12 noon.