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Long Alley Almshouses next to St Helen's parish church, used by Christ's Hospital for meetings.[1]

Christ's Hospital of Abingdon is a charity with a long history, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, (formerly Berkshire), England.[2]

History

A royal charter established the Master and Governors of the Hospital of Christ of Abingdon in 1553, the year that Mary I succeeded to the English throne. Sir John Mason, a Tudor diplomat, was its first Master from 1553 to 1566.

The charity supports almshouses in Abingdon.[1] Sampson Strong decorated the hall with portraits of founders, benefactors and former governors.[3]

The charity has been involved with education, educating Abingdon boys from 1608 until 1870. There has been a close connection with Abingdon School since 1870.[4]

Part of Albert Park, Abingdon, with the Albert Monument in the centre. Christ's Hospital of Abingdon established the park in the 1860s.[5]

Christ's Hospital established Albert Park in northwest Abingdon (west of Abingdon School) in the 1860s on the site of the former Conduit Field.[5]

The current charity is based at 1 Old Station Road in Abingdon, Registered Charity Number 205112.[6]

Selected Masters

  • Herbert George Mullard (1962–76)
  • John Holden Hooke
  • Douglas Arthur Kitto
  • Dr Jack Cherry (1984–85)
  • Ernest William Johnston Nicholson (1985–86)
  • William James Howard Liversidge (1987–88)
  • Norman John Holmes
  • Michael William Matthews
  • David Roger Barrett
  • Thomas Chamberlain (1998)
  • Helen Mary Ronaldson (2003)[7]
  • Geoffrey Robert Morris (2008)
  • Robert Farrant (2009)
  • Tom Ayling (current master) (2018–present) [8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Almshouses". Christ's Hospital of Abingdon. Archived from the original on 26 March 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:12px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}
  2. ^ "History". Christ's Hospital of Abingdon. Archived from the original on 26 March 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  3. ^ Girouard, Mark (1990). The English Town: A History of Urban Life. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 58. ISBN 0-300046359.
  4. ^ "Christ's Hospital Arms". Abingdon School. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Albert Park". Christ's Hospital of Abingdon. Archived from the original on 26 March 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Christ's Hospital of Abingdon". CharitiesDirect.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Charity marks 450 years". Oxford Mail. 17 May 2003. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  8. ^ "The Master". Christ's Hospital of Abingdon.

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Christ's Hospital of Abingdon is a charity with a long history, based in Abingdon, England. Christ's Hospital was established in 1553 by royal charter under the full name of the Master and Governors of the Hospital of Christ of Abingdon. Sir John Mason, an Elizabethan diplomat, served as the first Master from 1553 to 1566. The charity supported almshouses in Abingdon. The charity has been involved with education, educating Abingdon boys from 1608 until 1870. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ's_Hospital_of_Abingdon

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