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Full List of Clubs & Societies

A list of Clubs & Societies in Abingdon-on-Thames is given below.

Please click on any one to find further details. Most are on Facebook.

If your club or society is not listed below and you think it ought to be please contact the Community Services Officer at community@abingdon.gov.uk to give us the details that should be on there.


Abingdon Arts Society formerly ADFAS Decorative and Fine Arts Society

info@adfas.org.uk

http://www.adfas.org.uk/  

Part of the national network NADFAS which has meetings and good quality speakers talking on arts subjects in many towns, monthly in Abingdon and Wantage.


Abingdon Adventurers

This network of enthusiasts has some popular games running alongside new ones.


Air and Country Show

 

Colin Smith 07769 689823 May each year

smithoag@aol.com   

http://www.abingdonfayre.com/   


Air Cadets

Abingdon Air Cadets                                    

http://www.aircadets.tv/2121   

http://www.abingdonaircadets.com    

ATC Building, Whitecross, Wootton, Abingdon, OX13 6BU


Alzheimers Club

Abingdon Alzheimers Club  abingdon&vale@alzheimers.org.uk            

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/BranchWebsites/abingdonandthevale           

Abingdon Resource & Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, OX14 3GD


Amnesty International.

Abingdon Amnesty International Group   

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/abingdon     

King's Head and Bell, East St Helen Street, OX14 5EA


Anglo-German Club

Abingdon Anglo-German Club        
 
http://www.abingdonagc.wordpress.com

German network website    http://www.ogn.ox.ac.uk/news-events

Abbey Chapel, Chequer Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB


Artists

Abingdon Artists      

abingdonartists@gmail.com

www.abingdonartists.org.uk   


Ashnah American Tribal Style® Bellydance

Ashnah - ashnahbellydance@googlemail.com

www.ashnahtribalbellydance.com

Conservative Club, 59 Ock Street, Abingdon OX14 5AG


Astronomical Society

Abingdon Astronomical Society      

Chris Holt 01865 725094  

chris.holt@holtnet.org.uk  

http://www.abingdonastro.org.uk/   viewing nights for non members as well       

Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, OX14 2AQ


Athletics Club, Radley not operating this season

Tilsley Park, Dunmore Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PU


Athletics & Running Club, Abingdon

Club Secretary secretaryabingdonaac@gmail.com

http://www.abingdonac.org.uk

Tilsley Park, Dunmore Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PU

There is a Park Run each Saturday at Abbey Meadows

Abingdon Amblers co ordinates Abingdon Marathon third weekend in October


ATOM Society

Scientific society meeting regularly for talks and lectures in Abingdon - involved in but not the contact for the ATOM festival

James White: james.white.riverview@gmail.com


Bear Club 

The oldest dining society in the country - The Abingdon Bear Club

Contact Treasurer Marcus Smith on m.smith90@ntlworld.com


Beaders

White Horse beaders meet once a month for this creative craft

whitehorsebeaders@gmail.com

 


Bees

Vale Bee keepers are on a regional data base and have local meetings. Contact the Information Centre if you would like a message passed to a bee expert. Whether honey bees or other swarms, arrangements can be made to move bees in a hazardous location so that they can continue working as pollenators.
 


Bowling Club

Abingdon Bowling Club       

Alan Cruttenden 01235 521069   

cruttenden@yassoo.demon.co.uk 

http://www.abingdonbowlingclub.co.uk/

The Green Albert Park, Park Crescent, Abingdon, OX14 1DF                 


Brass Bands: 

Abingdon Town Band        

Steve Rich 01235 535178  

secretary@abingdontownband.com    


Brass Bands:

Abbey Brass  

http://www.abbeybrass.com/abingdon/about


Breakaleg Productions Drama Group   

Mike Davies deidredawnjones@gmail.com           

http://www.breakalegproductions.co.uk/ 


The Abingdon Bridge                                

tabcentre@yahoo.co.uk       

http://www.theabingdonbridge.org.uk/  

27 Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HN


Cadet Force

Army Cadet Force (Abingdon Detachment)                                 

office@oxonacf.org.uk         

http://www.oxonacf.org.uk/join/map/Abingdon-Detachment

Crabtree House, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3GD


Camera Club

Abingdon & District Camera Club  

Steve Oakes 01235 200793 abingdoncameraclub@gmail.com             

http://www.abingdoncameraclub.org.uk/           

Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, OX14 2AQ Annual open photography competition


Canoe Clubs

Kingfisher Canoe Club                                

kcc.secretary@gmail.com    

http://kingfishercanoeclub.co.uk/

Pathfinders Canoe Club 

davidsurman@hotmail.com

Meetings at Wilsham Road, Abingdon, OX14 5LD


Car Club

MG Car Club (Abingdon Works Centre)                            

secretary@mgabingdon.org.uk

www.mgabingdon.org.uk    

Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road, Abingdon, OX14 1AS


Carbon Cutters

Abingdon Carbon Cutters   

Sally Reynolds/Cliff Marshall carbon.cutters@gmail.com           

Telephone: 01235 533278
http://abingdoncarboncutters.org.uk/     


Ceroc Dance Classes currently seeking a new venue in town

Ceroc Oxford ceroc_oxford@hotmail.com 

http://www.cerocoxford.com/       

 


Chamber of Commerce      

Email for Markets and Craft Fairs: events@abingdonchamber.co.uk                                  

http://www.abingdonchamber.co.uk/               


Church in Abingdon/ATCC          

Margaret Langsford m.langsford@tesco.net   


Concert Band

Abingdon Concert Band

Please email   chair@abingdonconcertband.org.uk

http://www.abingdonconcertband.org.uk/ 

 


Cricket Club

Abingdon Vale Cricket Club                        

cricket@abingdonvalecc.co.uk        

http://www.abingdonvalecc.co.uk/           

Hales & Hays Meadow, Culham Road, OX14 3HP


Disability Access Group

Vale Disability Access Group           

Mike Moon mmoon32102@aol.com


Drama Club

Abingdon Drama Club         

Mike Ward chairman@abingdon-drama-club.com          

http://www.abingdon-drama-club.com/

6 Marcham Road, OX14 1AA


Drayton Road Allotments

Drayton Road Allotment Association                                  

dracommittee@draytonroadallotments.org.uk    

http://www.draytonroadallotments.org.uk/


Evening WI

See below under Women's Institute


Fairtrade Group

Abingdon Fairtrade Group is operated by Abingdon Chamber of Commerce and enthusiasts

Please contact events@abingdonchamber.co.uk

OXFAM on Stert Street is one location with Fairtrade and fairly traded produce


Family History Society

Berkshire Family History Society Vale of the White Horse Branch         

Mrs S. A. Matthews Vale@BerksFHS.org.uk           

http://www.berksfhs.org.uk/cms/Branch-Meetings-Events-Other-Services/Vale-of-the-White-Horse/

Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, OX14 1XP


Film Society

Abingdon College & District Film Society        

Geoff Bailey info@abfilms.org.uk   

http://www.abfilms.org.uk/

Abingdon Resource & Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, OX14 3GD


Fitzharrys WI

see below under Women's Institute


Flower Club

Abingdon Flower Club         

Melissa Fletcher: email to magicavantegard1@aol.com        

http://www.bbando.org.uk/Clubs/abingdon.htm           

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS


Football Club (Abingdon Town)

Abingdon Town FC has league matches with a first and second team based at Abingdon Bridge.
Youth teams are supported and social events. A regular car boot sale is held at their ground.

Football Club (Abingdon United)

Abingdon United Football and Social Club                        

info@abingdonunitedfc.co.uk

http://www.abingdonunitedfc.co.uk/       

Northcourt Road, Abingdon OX14 1PL Music at the Northcourt and Comedy at the Northcourt on Fridays


Football Club (St Edmund's)

St Edmund's Football Club

Geoff Young geoffandflorenceyoung@hotmail.com         

http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/stedmundsfootballclub/


Freewheeling Cycling Club

Freewheeling                        

enquiries@abingdonfreewheeling.org.uk 

http://www.abingdonfreewheeling.org.uk/     Festival of cycling in Spring          


"Friends of" Groups

Friends of Abingdon details are given directly below. All other "friends" groups in alphabetical order based on the word that they are "friends of" so Friends of the Museum are under M and Friends of Abbey Meadow Outdoor Pool are under O and Friends of Radley Lakes are under R.


Friends of Abingdon

The Friends of Abingdon Civic Society 

Hester Hand secretary@friendsofabingdon.org.uk           

http://www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk/    

18, Thames Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HZ            


GO Active

VWHDC GO Active co-ordinator  Lots of sports and fitness on the District leisure pages special activities including half term for under 19s, women's sports and fitness, over 50s activities.

Clubs at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Tilsley Park Athletics Centre, town and village spirts pitches and halls    

Anna Clarke anna.clarke@southandvale.gov.uk    


Green Gym

Abingdon Green Gym          

Eleanor Dangerfield 07931 363465 abingdon.green.gym@googlemail.com   

http://www.abingdongreengym.org.uk


Harmony InSpires

Ladies A Capella Chorus rehearsing in Appleton

Contact Claire Cookson info@harmonyinspires.org

http://www.harmonyinspires.org

 


History Club

Radley History Club 

Christine Wootton chairman@radleyhistoryclub.org.uk 

http://www.radleyhistoryclub.org.uk/


History Society                                                  

AAAHS (Abingdon and Area Archaeological and Historical Society) runs a section of this website and holds interesting meetings

Roger Thomas chair@aaahs.org.uk 

http://www.aaahs.org.uk/ 

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1NS


Hockey Club

Abingdon Hockey Club      also hockey at other town locations for women and for men                       

abingdonhockey@gmail.com          

http://abingdonhockey.org.uk/


Abingdon Horticultural Society (AHS) 
Established 1885
 
Membership:  Ian Shepherd  ieshepherd@yahoo.co.uk    01235203873
 
Secretary:  Angela Hughes      angela.hughes8@talktalk.net     01235529316
 
http://www.abingdon-hort-soc.org.uk/ 
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AbHortSoc/ 
 
Meetings: Northcourt Centre


Abingdon branch of HOST

Hosting international students for visits with a host family

www. hostuk.org

Local contact: Margaret Hancox margaret@margarethancox.freeserve.co.uk


Lacemakers             

Abbey Meadows Lacemakers         

www.Abbeymeadowlacemakers.co.uk

Contact 
secretary@abbeymeadowlacemakers.co.uk
webmaster@abbeymeadowlacemakers.co.uk 

Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, OX14 5NR


Lawn Tennis Club

Abingdon Lawn Tennis Club          

James Eastwood jim@abingdontennisclub.com

http://www.abingdontennisclub.com/

Southern Town Park, Lambrick Way, OX14 5TJ


Long Furlong Community Centre           

Ceri Green longfurlong.link@btinternet.com        

http://www.longfurlongcommunity.co.uk/

Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, OX14 1XP


Lions International

Abingdon Lions Club sec@abingdonlions.org

http://abingdonlions.org/

Conservative Club, 59 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AG


Marie Curie Fundraiser Group (Didcot and Abingdon)

Contact Brenda Feeney: brenda.feeney@btinternet.com 


Model Railway Club

Abingdon Model Railway Club       

Ivan Cadge secretary@admrc.org.uk         

http://www.admrc.org.uk/doku.php


More in Common  

Abingdon More In Common Group 

Email: abingdonmoreincommon@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/MoreinCommonAbingdon/


Morris Dancers

Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers       

Tony Legge tonylegge@btinternet.com     

http://www.abingdonmorris.org.uk/


Morris Dancers

Mr Hemmings Traditional Morris Dancers                                   

bagman@mrhemmings.org.uk       

http://mrhemmings.org.uk/


Museum Friends

Abingdon Museum Friends

Sue Stevens fred.stevens1@ntlworld.com

Talks and events advertised on the events calendar on this website

Further information about the Museum Friends can be found here

Most events held at St Helens Church Centre, West St Helen Street, OX14 5BS


Abingdon Music Centre

Community choirs and orchestras, guitar, ukulele, recorder and other instrumental groups. Music for all ages and pre school groups for relaxing sessions with parents. Swingtime and varied styles, also classical and all ages use the music centre. Popular town organisation with regular concerts, some in St Helen's Church.
Formerly at Guildhall the base is now Larkmead School with outreach at other venues which include Checker Walk.

admin@abingdonmusic.co.uk  www.abingdonmusic.co.uk for a full listing with days of the week


Music Society

 

 

 

Abingdon & District Music Society - orchestra Mondays chorus Thursdays and joint concerts

Linda Staniford lindastaniford@hotmail.com

http://www.adms.org.uk/


National Trust

Abingdon & District National Trust  Association   

Barry Stayte bjstayte@tiscali.co.uk

http://www.abingdonnt.org.uk/    

Guildhall, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE


Naturalists Society

Abingdon Naturalists Society          

enquiries@abnats.org.uk 

http://www.abnats.org.uk/          

Abingdon School, Park Road, OX14 1DE


Netball Club

Abingdon Centre Netball Club       

Contact abingdoncentre@live.co.uk


North Abingdon WI

see below under Women's Institute


Old Gaol Theatre

Old Gaol Theatre Company 

Kevin Middleton chair@ogtc.org.uk           

http://www.ogtc.org.uk/     

Church Hall, Barrow Road, Shippon, OX13 6JQ


OCVA Community Ambassador

Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Association

Dave Butterworth - Abingdon Community Ambassador

dave.vol@ocva.org.uk


Outdoor Pool: Friends of Abbey Meadows Outdoor Pool (FOAMOP)           

Elizabeth Edgecombe emedgecomb@tiscali.co.uk           

http://www.abingdonoutdoorpool.org.uk/   


Peace Group

Abingdon Peace Group        

Ms S. Reynolds sallyreynolds@btopenworld.com                        

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS


Peachcroft WI

see below under Women's Institute


Plus Group

Abingdon Plus Group          

Kath Good drunkkath@yahoo.co.uk          

http://www.plusgroups.org.uk/plus/sa/abingdon/   

The Brewery Tap 40-42 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5BZ


 

Radley Lakes: Friends of Radley Lakes

Contact Marjorie White: marj.white@ntlworld.com


Residents Plan

South Abingdon Residents Plan     

Neil Boston sarp@sarp.org.uk        

http://www.sarp.org.uk/    


Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Abingdon     

please see other Rotary Club under "Vesper"                                    

http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.asp?ClubID=512    


Rowing Club

Abingdon Rowing Club                                

captain@abingdonrc.org.uk

http://www.abingdonrc.org.uk            

Wilsham Road, Abingdon, OX14 5LD


Rugby/Football Club

Abingdon Rugby Football Club                   

01235 553810                    

http://www.abingdonrufc.co.uk/  

Southern Town Park, Lambrick Way, OX14 5TJ


Sailing Club

Abbey Sailing Club   

Mick Jones mickasc@googlemail.com         

http://www.abbeysailingclub.btck.co.uk/ 

Abbey Sailing Club, Wilsham Road OX14 5LD


Scottish Country Dancing Club

Abingdon Scottish Country Dance Club    

Hilary Adams, hilaryadams47@gmail.com

http://abingdonscdc.wordpress.com/      

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS


Scout Assocation

Abingdon District Scout Association

scoutsinabingdon@googlemail.com           

http://scouts.org.uk/home/


Sea Cadets

Abingdon Sea Cadets                                   

abingdonscc@aol.com         

http://www.sea-cadets.org/abingdon/home.aspx          

Crabtree Place, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3GD


Silver Group

Abingdon Silver Group        

Grant Audley-Miller audleymiller@tiscali.co.uk    

http://www.abingdonsilvergroup.org.uk/            

John Mason School, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1JB


Slimming World Groups

Abingdon Cricket Club, Culham Road, OX14 3HP Tuesdays 7.30pm

Come and join us or contact Amy on 07739 179872 for more information

Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, OX14 1XP 
Every Thursday at 9:30am, 3:30pm, 5:00pm & 7:00pm 
Come and join us or contact Michelle on 07776 300 276 for more information


Soroptimists

Soroptimist International    

Pauline Burren pb@paulineburren.co.uk


Speakers Club

Abingdon Speakers Club     

Penny Clover info@abingdon-speakers.com   

http://www.abingdon-speakers.com/   

The King's Head & Bell, 10 East St Helens St, OX14 5EA


Squash Club

Abingdon Squash Club        

Graham Wellstead info@abingdon-squash.co.uk 

http://www.abingdon-squash.co.uk/        

Abingdon Squash & Racketball Club, Northcourt Road, OX14 1NN


St Ethelwold’s

St Ethelwold’s Fellowship                           

ethelwoldhouse@btinternet.com   

http://www.stethelwoldhouse.org.uk/     

30 East St Helen Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 5EB


St John Amublance

Meet at 200 Caldecott Road, Abingdon-on-Thames                        

http://www.sja.org.uk   

St John Ambulance 40 High Street, Kidlington OX5 2DN

Contact Lauren Crawley, Unit Manager, Abingdon Vale Combined Division

07855 290253

lauren.crawley@oxfordshire.sja.org.uk


Stroke Society

Abingdon Stroke club

http://www.stroke.org.uk/support/abingdon-stroke-club


Swimming Club

Abingdon Vale Swimming Club      

Charlie Seaward secretary@avsc.co.uk     

http://www.avsc.co.uk/      


Swimming Club

Radley Swimming Club       

Richard Stovel r.stovel@googlemail.com   


Town Twinning Society

Abingdon & District Twin Towns Soc         

Mr J. Smith secretary@adtts.eu      

http://www.abingdonandvaletwinning.org.uk/              


U3A Abingdon         

Janet High Abingdonu3a.sec@gmail.com.    

http://u3asitec.org.uk/live/code/u3asite.php?site=68&page=0          

Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, OX14 5NR                                                       


Vesper Rotary Club

Abingdon Vesper Rotary Club        

all community correspondence via community@abingdon-rotary.org.uk

http://www.abingdon-rotary.org.uk/       

Four Pillars Hotel, Marcham Road, Abingdon, OX14 1TZ


Wargames 

Abingdon Wargames Club

Ross Bowrage: Contact via http://www.abingdonwargames.org.uk/ 
Meet on Fridays 7pm- 10pm at The Neave Room, Abingdon Conservative Club, 59 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AG
 


Women’s Institute

There are 4 Abingdon WIs, all affiliated to the Oxfordshire Federation of WIs.

 
Abingdon Evening WI (formed June 2009) meeting at Royal British Legion, Spring Road, Abingdon: 3rd Wednesdays 8pm      

Contact Justinia Wood  07977 001423 or abingdoneveningwi@yahoo.co.uk        

Website: http://www.abingdoneveningwi.wordpress.com/                      

Abingdon Fitzharrys WI (formed March 1966) meeting at Northcourt Centre, Abingdon: 2nd Tuesdays 7.30pm 

Contact Vivian Lowe, President 01235 532200 or  fitzharryswi@yahoo.co.uk

abingdonfitzharryswi.webs.com

North Abingdon WI (formed November 2003) meeting at Christchurch Hall, Northcourt Road, Abingdon: 1st Wednesdays 2 pm

Contact carol.hendry@sky.com

Peachcroft WI (formed April 1986) meeting at Northcourt Centre: 3rd Thursdays 10 am

Contact pamdean333@btinternet.com

                                     


Wilts & Berks Canal Trust           

Martin Buckland martin.buckland1@ntlworld.com         

http://www.wbct.org.uk/branches/abingdon                 


Ox & Bucks Woodcarving Association  

Mr B. L. Eastoe eastmar@live.co.uk


Abingdon Young Farmers                 

http://www.abingdonyfc.com/#about   


Abingdon Youth Football Club                            

Secretary@ayfc.org.uk 

http://www.ayfc.org.uk/

Southern Town Park, Lambrick Way, OX14 5TJ

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