Five hundred years of “Big Society”
For more detailed historical information about the church click here to go through to our history section.
The St Helen’s Almshouses are located in the churchyard and are remarkably still lived in today and managed by a 500 year old society Christ’s Hospital of Abingdon who continue to run the buildings for their original charitable purpose. The wooden carving and wall paintings on the building known as Long Alley are original. For more detailed historical information about the almshouses and churchyard, click here to go through to our history section. These are people’s homes not available for viewing.
On East St Helen Street there are gardens open for quiet reflection at St Ethelwold House. Interpretation panels in the heritage area tell more of the town’s fascinating past.