The Christian Aid Group organises the town-wide
house-to-house collection during Christian Aid Week, as well as a marketplace sale and
an annual Christian Aid Service. This group generally works to promote awareness
of the activities and needs of Christian Aid.
Christian Listeners is a project of the Acorn
Christian Healing Trust, and aims to develop the church's ministry of pastoral
care and healing by training local groups of Christian Listeners.
Contact: Cliff Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Jane Lane at email@example.com
Christian Listeners is a project of the Acorn Christian Healing Trust, and aims to develop the church's ministry of pastoral care and healing by training local groups of Christian Listeners.
The Church Twinning Group aims to make close
ecumenical church links with churches in the Twin Towns of Abingdon and
the Vale of the White Horse: Argentan, Schongau, St Niklaas, Lucca and Colmar. In general, the group plans one visit from a twinned town and one visit to a different twin town each year.
Contact: Eileen Bontempelli at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's World Day of Prayer is a worldwide
movement for Christian women, who come together each year to observe a
common day of prayer. Each year women in a different country are chosen
to write the service.
Contact: Hilary Beale at email@example.com
Archway's mission is to try to relieve the distress caused by loneliness. A local group meets at Abingdon Baptist Church twice a month on alternate Fridays.
Contact: Joy Dadswell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Back to 35 Group is a joint venture between Age UK and 35 Ock street which provides an opportunity for conversation, activities, support and fellowship for the over-50s with tea and cake as well.
Contact: David Lovegrove at email@example.com
Christian Forum A weekly column in The Herald series of newspapers delivering a Christian message.
Contact: Debra Mcknight, the CiA Administrator
Christian Focus A quarterly magazine which is
published by the CiA and is available from all the member churches.
Contact: Margaret Langsford at firstname.lastname@example.org
CiA News is circulated to the editors of all the individual church publications
each month, containing information about forthcoming CiA events and other
news, for incorporation into the individual publications.
Contact: Debra Mcknight, the CiA Administrator
CiA Website is administered by Debra Mcknight, the CiA Administrator
35 Ock Street
is a house built over 300 years ago, which for many
years has been home to the ministers of Abingdon Baptist Church. In the mid-1990s it underwent a major programme of restoration and is now a Hospitality Centre
for all the people of the town and visitors to the town.
35 Ock Street aims to provide a place where the whole community can find a warm welcome and friendly service, where those with problems can find people willing to listen and where there is support for families in difficulties. It also offers pleasant, homely rooms to any organisation or group whose work helps to build up the community life of the town. Already many of the groups and societies in the town meet on the premises and it is hoped that the work and use of the centre will continue to grow.
Although 35 Ock Street is part of the premises of Abingdon Baptist Church, the hospitality area is staffed by people drawn from nearly all the Abingdon Churches.
Contact: 01235 530080 or email@example.com
The Abingdon Bridge (TAB) works with young people aged 13 -25 offering
accurate, unbiased, relevant information and support on a whole range of issues.
All services are free and confidential. TAB are also involved in outreach work
in the Abingdon area, supporting other agencies and meeting young people where they are.
Contact: 01235 522375
Desire work with young people, both Christian and non-Christian, within youth
groups and schools across Abingdon, and encourage cross-town events and youth
work projects. Desire also brings together youth leaders, meeting regularly to
pray, encourage and help one another, and to organise joint worship and evangelistic events.
Contact: Matt Luscombe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Spaces in Schools enables children and young people to explore faith and spirituality from a broadly Christian perspective in a safe, creative and interactive way.
Contact: Sarah Fry at email@example.com
The Street Pastors scheme in Abingdon, set up at the request of the Police,
is supported by the CiA. The Pastors are drawn from several Abingdon churches
and are out on the streets regularly at weekends from
10 pm to 3:30 am. They have been well received by all sections of Abingdon's
'late-night community'. A group of Prayer Pastors at the base in Abingdon
Baptist Church prays while the Street Pastors are out and helps in practical
Communication This website aims to promote awareness of the CiA to other Christians, in Abingdon, and wordwide, and to act as a central point from which information about the individual churches, their ministries and services, activities and histories, may be located.