Dates for Your Diary

The Village Cafe will be closed on the last two Fridays in August. The cafe will re-open in September.
Friday 30th August             All members and former members of the "Pilots" aged between 16 and 25 are invited
                                              to a BBQ at the vicarage from 7.30 to 9.30pm. Please contact Revd. Heather
                                              (vicar@stmarysoldbasing.org.ukfor further information.
Sunday 1st September       Getting ready to start or return to school, college or university? Pupils and students, teachers and
                                              lecturers, are invited to bring their schoolbags or briefcases for a blessing prior to the start of the new
                                              academic year. This will take place during the 9.30 sung euchariist.
Saturday 7th Spetember     The Friends of St Mary's are holding "Music in the Garden" - an afternoon of tea, cake, music and
                                              children's games from 2.00 to 5.00pm.

Sunday 8th September       Today our Patronal Festival will celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Further Ahead
 The annual "Ride and Stride" outing, in conjunction with the Hampshire and Islands Historic Churches Trust, will take place on Saturday 14th September.
A photograph of the whole church congregation will be taken after the 9.30 service on Sunday 15th September. Please come along and support the church community.
The Harvest Festival service will be held on Sunday 10th October at 10.00am, followed by a shared lunch.
On Sunday 20th October the 9.30 service will be led by the Right Reverend David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke, who will baptise Grace, daughter of Reverend Heather and Dominic, during the service.