Welcome to Friends of St Mary's Church, Old Basing

Protecting the building of the heart of Old Basing

Coming Soon

Friends Quiz Evening

  This is on Saturday 22nd February at 7pm in the Parish Room. 

Get a team of 6 together and bring snacks and a little something to drink.

Teams will be limited to 12 so hurry.

Prize: 6 bottles of wine to the winning team -  and all the glory! 

Entry is £5 for members, £7.50 for non-members

About Us

How We're Helping


The Friends of St Mary's are a community-based organization focused on raising money to help maintain the fabric of our historic church.  The church dates from the 11th century but had to re-built after the English Civil War.  A feat that required an Act of Parliament!   

The Friends have been in existence for 20 years, formed in the early 1990s to raise money to help pay for a major restoration of the building. Over the years they have raised many thousands of pounds through such diverse events as the pantomimes, duck races, open gardens and gourmet breakfasts.

Today's Friends remain faithful to the original constitution which states that the Friends exist "to beautify and assist in the maintenance of St Mary's Church, Old Basing and to protect it as a place of Christian worship". We rely on the people of Old Basing & Lychpit and the wider community of Basingstoke to perpetuate our aims and for this we owe them a great debt. Long may the partnership remain

Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to help that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading the word, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Donate Now

We are dedicated to protecting the fabric of the church. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

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