Protecting the fabric of the heart of Old Basing
The Friends of St Mary’s invite you to the Spring Quiz.
Our annual night of fun and trivia is here again.
Teams of 6 (create your own or join one on the night), bring your own refreshments and we’ll provide the quiz, raffle and a great prize
Price: £8 and Tickets available from
Ian Kershaw: 355500
The Friends of St Mary’s Pantomime November 2023
The Friends of St Mary’s are proposing to put on a pantomime for the village in November 2023. It will be staged in the Village Hall on 25th and 26th November 2023.
After the last few years this is an opportunity for the village to get together - and to have a lot of fun!
Many talents and skills will be needed to get the show up and running. In addition to actors there will be roles for Front of House, set construction and painting, costume, props, chaperones, rehearsal and secretarial support.
If you or any member of your family would like to be part of this enterprise and if you are able to commit to rehearsals and the performance dates, please email the Friends to make contact. Tell us your area of interest and we would love to chat with you!
Whatever your gifts, put the dates in your diary because we will need an audience too!
Please email us or use the contact form on this site.
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
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!
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.