Forthcoming Events

For information about other things going on in and around Abingdon, use some of the web links on our Useful Links page.

Friends of Abingdon Members’ Lunch
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm

Following the success of last year’s Members’ Lunch, we have arranged another for this year.There will be drinks and canapes on arrival and the meal will be a cold buffet with a choice of one of the following:

Main course

  • Salmon fillet with dill sauce or lemon mayonnaise ,
  • Ham hock in a light mustard sauce
  • Vegetable tart (which is also gluten free)

all with a choice of salads


  • Lemon tart with raspberry coulis ice cream
  • Apple flan with ice cream or cream
  • Summer fruits in a summer fruit coulis with mint and lemon and ice cream.


Tickets are £25.00 per head and include a welcome drink and canapes, main course, dessert, tea/coffee.  Wine and soft drinks are included in the price.

If you would like to attend please contact Olga Senior on 01235 559120 or You will need to let Olga know your food choices when you book and full payment will be required at that time.

All bookings need to be made by  Friday 10th August so that numbers can be confirmed to the caterer.

Bringing the Abbey Buildings Alive
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

Find out about our exciting plans to enhance the buildings and make them suitable for year-round use.

Friday 7th September 7.30pm – Unicorn Theatre Illustrated talk by our architect

Saturday/Sunday 8th – 9th September 10.00 – 4.30pm  The Buildings will be open for you to explore, find out about their history, see the enhancement plans and talk to those involved in the project.

Refreshments available.


Explore Abingdon-on-Thames
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am

Guided walks leave the Market Place at 10:30 am  – book in from 10 am.


Boundary Walk: The Boundary Walk follows the Town Boundary as it was when the Royal Charter was granted to Abingdon-on-Thames by Queen Mary in 1556.  You will be accompanied by a Town Crier. (App 4 miles, 2 hrs)

Lost Abbey Tour: Learn about the history of Abingdon and the Great Abbey Church which once dominated the town, and visit its remaining medieval buildings, (App 1½ hrs)

Abingdon’s Industrial Past: The centre of Abingdon was once a hive of industry. Join the town archivist on a visit to places which produced a variety of goods from beer and books to clothing and leather. (About 1½hrs)

Or do your own thing using our photo quiz sheets

Refresments will be available at the Abbey Buildings