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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens


Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, a unique tradition which dates back over 250 years and is our way of celebrating major royal occasions.

This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.


Latest News

20 Jan 2020
Patients urged to help the NHS help them this winter Winter... more
16 Jan 2020
We are delighted to announce that samplers on loan from... more
09 Jan 2020
Please see the below released from Oxfordshire County... more
24 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
This is a reminder that as usual, once the Christmas... more
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talk about church music st helen's church
Friday, 24 January 2020 - 7:00pm
Hugh Morris, Director of the Royal School of Church Music will talk to the Friends of St. Helen's Ch... more
Saturday, 25th January10:00am-1:00pm
A morning workshop giving an overview of working with chalk pastels and producing a painting to take... more
Sunday, 26th January10:00am-12:00pm
Fitzharrys School in Abingdon is holding our annual Giant Jumble Sale on Sunday, 26th January, 10am-... more
Monday, 27th January7:30pm-8:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
Tuesday, 28th January7:00pm-9:30pm
Abingdon Hockey Club training takes place every tuesday evening from 7pm - 9:30pm. The training is s... more
Wednesday, 29th January10:30am-5:15pm
Low-cost community acupuncture comes to Abindgon, weekly at The Guildhall. Just £16.50 per session.... more
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - 10:30am
Low-cost Community Acupuncture is coming to Abingdon! From the 10th of April Holistic Health will be... more
Wednesday 18:15 Yoga Class Northcourt Centre
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - 6:15pm
Join a new yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch your muscles and learn to breath de... more
Wednesday 19:30 Yoga Class Northcourt Centre
From Wednesday, 29th January to Wednesday, 24th February7:30pm-11:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
Thursday, 30th January10:00am-12:15pm
Bring your baby to our screening of LITTLE WOMEN on Thursday 30th at 10.00am. Child-friendly with ba... more
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Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 3:30pm
Abingdon and Witney College has some courses which commence 6th January start of term. However, ther... more
Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 7:30pm
The town's film society moves away from its Thursday base at Crabtree Place as Andrew Youdell from t... more
Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 10:00am
This is a competitive trading day as personal develpment for people from local schools. Students wor... more
Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 7:30pm
Tickets at a discount if bought in advance from Mostlt Books for a programme of Strauss and Elgar wi... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
ATOM Festival has dozens of events with guest speakers. One of the final attractions is the technolo... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
An excellent event for enthusiasts with at least eighteen railway layouts all unique and stalls and... more
Friday, 10 April 2020 - 11:30am
More information including times on the Church in Abingdon near the date
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Friday 1st May morning welcome in  Spring and the month of May with music and flowers. 7.45 am un... more
Friday, 8 May 2020 - 11:00am
Many towns and villages will hold events to remember and mark the end of the War in Europe on 8th Ma... more
Sunday, 21 June 2020 - 11:00am
The succes of a Summer Solstice music event means that musicians and volunteer music lovers have joi... more
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Thursday, 20th February10:30am-3:00pm
Come and try our mixed media crafts, celebrating the winter season. Our volunteer-run family activit... more
Saturday, 14th March10:30am-3:30pm
Find out how to develop your own Youtube channel. Meet the scientists who produce their own programm... more
Saturday, 21st March10:30am-3:30pm
Look into the past with expert of Geology. The Earth contains secrets of a lost time when giant anim... more
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