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Trinity Church Calendar Entry

My day began with a visit to Trinity Church. I got there early to take some pictures before the Sunday service.

Trinity is both a Methodist and URC (United Reformed) church. The two denominations joined together in a special agreement in Abingdon. The URC want pictures of the outside of member churches for the 2022 calendar and I hope to send in a picture.

This is the most usual view of Trinity. There was not a cloud in the sky today.

The building can become distorted and the steeple and far end lean in towards each other.

I had to lie on the flower bed to get this view with the roses.

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Write about Abingdon in 100 words

Great Get Together
The Great Get Together normally happens at this time of year in the garden of St Ethelwold’s House. In 2020 because of the pandemic restrictions, people are invited to enjoy the garden, and remember what Jo Cox said … we have more in common than the things that divide us.
Great Get Together
We often walk round the garden.
Great Get Together
This evening we were struck by these red scabious.
Great Get Together
and the high grasses.

The garden is not a formal park and always surprises.
Great Get Together
The Abingdon Civic Society are running a competition.

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Festive Bingo Prizes

Festive Bingo Prizes
Pete sent me these pictures of some of the festive prizes to be won at the Preston Road Community Centre Bingo. Door open at 7 pm every Tuesday evening. Eyes Down at 8 pm.
Festive Bingo Prizes
The first games are for non cash prizes, and then after the break, and a raffle, there are cash prizes including the Preston Road Jackpot which ends about 10 pm.

Pete is the longest serving Bingo helper. His devotion to helping at bingo is beaten by his devotion to Oxford United. They are playing this Tuesday and so somebody else will be substituting for Pete this week. Pete sells tickets, checks the winning cards and gives out the prizes during the game, and then helps stack tables and chairs at the end of the evening.

Abingdon Win Bell Ringing Contest

Bell Ringing Contest
On Saturday 5th October, at Chalfont St Peter Church, the Abingdon ringers won the final of the Diocesan annual striking competition, competing against teams from churches all over Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Ringing the test piece of 240 Grandsire Doubles, they narrowly beat the favourites and holders from High Wycombe.

Official band photo is by Bobbie May with thanks.