Steeped in history, St Mary’s today is home to a loving and caring Christian community made up of all ages and backgrounds that seeks to serve God in the wider community of Lychpit and Old Basing. 


St Mary’s Church is open for private prayer on Thursdays 10am to 2pm 

Please respect all social distancing notices, both inside and outside the church, and use hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the building. Please note that at this time the toilets will remain closed. 


A number of our services are being live-streamed on our Facebook Page ‘St Mary’s Old Basing and Lychpit.’ Please do join us there. A service sheet for Sunday Worship at Home  can be found here.

Worship in Church Resumes

From Sunday 6th September, there will be an 8am and 9:30am service in St Mary's Church (with the 9:30am still being  live-streamed). There will be measures in place to help keep one another safe, including social distancing. The Wednesday 10.00am service in the Bolton chapel has also re-started. With numbers able to attend limited, you are strongly encouraged to prebook for all services by phoning or emailing Debbie Filer on 07541 698235 ( admin@stmarysoldbasing.org.uk ). For more information about what to expect, please see >> here <<. We are working on plans to restart Junior Church too and will have more information soon.  

The liturgy for use at the 9.30am service may be found here.

Revd Dominic will be leading a service of Compline on our Facebook live stream every Thursday at 8.30 pm. You can find the liturgy that will be used here.  

May I encourage you to join us in saying morning prayer and night prayer daily. The readings for morning prayer this week are:

Monday:        1 Kings 12:25-13:10, Acts 19.8-20

Tuesday (Michael & All Angels):  Acts 12:1-11

Wednesday:  1 Kings 17, Acts 20:1-16

Thursday:      1 Kings 18:1-20, Acts 20:17-end

Friday:            1 Kings 18:21-end, Acts 21: 1-16


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a way to bring prayer and worship into people's homes, called 'Daily Hope'. It was launched today, and offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line which is available 24 hours a day can be called free on 0800 804 8044

We continue to be a collection point for the Foodbank. The collection crate for the foodbank is now located in the vicarage porch. The vicarage is on the corner of Church Lane and Milkingpen Lane. If you are able to donated any items at this time, we would be very grateful. Items currently required can be found here


The church is currently working with the local council and operating as a local emergency support hub for those in need at this time. If you need to contact me for anything at all please do not hesitate to pick up the phone or send an email. 


If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive our weekly news email, do contact Debbie admin@stmarysoldbasing.org.uk  A consent form to allow us to contact you can be found here.


All of you are in my prayers, 

Reverend Heather


07745 731729


“For God has said, ‘I will not leave you or forsake you’ so we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear’.” (Hebrews 13:5-6)


Ride & Stride

The Hampshire and Islands Historic Churches Trust is looking for a volunteer to cover the Basingstoke area. Click here for further information.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The diocese have sent out a link to a poster from the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board. This gives information about keeping safe if offered support while self-isolating. You can view the poster here


Cremated remains area

Regular inspections of the Cremated Remains Area take place and faded flowers removed. 

In addition prohibited items are removed, these can be retrieved on application to the Church Administrator.