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Trinity Church is hosting the Civic Service this year and welcomes the Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, dignitaries and visitors.

Deacon Selina, the mayor’s chaplain, is leading the service and is delighted to have the Fijian Fellowship Choir singing for this special Advent service.

A Reception will be in the Conduit Centre, next door, afterwards.

The Albert Park Singers Christmas Concert is on Friday 8th December – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – at St Michael and All Angels’ Church. The Albert Park Singers are a local community choir. There will be seasonal favourites from Carols to pieces by Handel and Elgar. Free Admission. Donations on the night to Crisis at Christmas. The concert will be followed by refreshments.

On Saturday 9th December there will be a Local Excellence Christmas Craft Market on Abingdon Market Place.

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The Sea Green Singers will be singing protest songs at the Abbey Buildings. The QR code might not be readable but it links to

The Abingdon Extravaganza is back on 2nd December. There will be no fireworks this year as there was a significant protest after last year’s fireworks. A fuller explanation is given at :

Also on the same day is the Christmas Market at St Helen’s Church. St Helen’s is a protestant church.

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The annual Abingdon Baptist Church Christmas Fayre features a variety of stalls selling handmade crafts, food, and gifts. There will also be free drinks at 35 Ock Street.

At St Nicolas Church, on Friday 17 & Saturday 18 November, there is exhibition showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople. There will be a variety of items for sale, including paintings, pottery, jewellery, and glassware.

Then the following Friday 24th, at the Abbey Buildings, there will be exhibitions and discussions around the subject of Climate Justice.

10am – 1pm: Climate Fresk workshop More info

11am – 3pm: Grand Opening of “Fashion Footprint : Stories from the wardrobe – an Exhibition“.

Armistice Day ceremonies and St Michael’s Christmas Fair

Today’s Armistice Day ceremony at the war memorial reminded us of the sacrifices made by those who have served our country. The two-minute silence was preceded by a ring of the Town Crier’s bell and the Pipe Major’s call to Attention.

The St Michael’s Church Christmas Fair was in full flow.

As the clock struck 11:00 am, the chatter and laughter ceased, replaced by quiet. For two minutes, the community paused to remember those who had paid the ultimate price. Not just at the war memorial and St Michael’s but also a notice at Waitrose said the two minutes would be observed.

Afterwards, the fair gradually resumed its lively tempo. The Abingdon Handbell Ringers added a touch of festive spirit to the event.