We launched our very first group in Abingdon in January 2018. The group is a really open space and
we enjoy welcoming new people. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

We have regular speakers as well as facilitated conversations on a wide variety of topics. We take great

care in choosing topics that are engaging, relevant and that always give us something useful to take

into own lives.

What happens at a Mahwe evening?

7.30 pm   Arrive, grab a drink from the bar (wine or tea? Take your pick!) and enjoy a relaxing chat

8.00 pm   We open the meeting with a welcome and perhaps some news

8.10 pm   We'll tuck into some food and have a chat, it's a great time to get to know each other and catch up

8.30 pm   We'll listen to a 30 minute talk or we'll start the conversation on a set theme, this will be lead by our chair so you can relax, listen and participate as much or as little as you like.

9.00 pm   On nights when we have a speaker, we'll have time for some questions and a discussion and on conversation evenings, we'll just continue the conversation.

9.30 pm   This often comes too soon! We'll officially close the meeting so that anyone who has a babysitter or needs to shoot off can happily do so. Often some in the group will keep on chatting for a bit longer.

T. 07949 423 370


Get in touch

Meet Kate Parkin,

Abingdon Chair


I’m Kate, a real-life osteopath, CrossFit enthusiast, growth seeker, occasional crocheter and greyhound lover!  I’ve realised that self development is not something that happens with a thunderclap, it has to be an intentional practise.


I joined Mahwe to help me practise, but the unexpected side effect was that I found my tribe. A group of people who were interested in pushing themselves to be the best they could and supporting each other on their journeys. I was honoured to be asked to lead a group and I am so excited to watch and learn as we all grow together. 

The Crown & Thistle

We share a meal together, there are also options to suit your individual dietary requirements.

18 Bridge Street



OX14 3HS

Tel: 01235 522556

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Parking: Patron car park and free street parking available

Directions to the car park:


To get to the car park, from Vinyard (A4183) turn off into Abbey Close. Take the second right (Abbey Close, you'll see a fork in the road with Waitrose on the left), pass the Citizens Advice Bureau, and just after the Guildhall on your right, turn into Checker Walk and you’ll see the car park there. The postcode for the car park is OX14 3JB. Should the car park be full, you'll find The Abbey Close Car Park right next door.