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Welcome to St Mary's, the Parish Church for Old Basing and Lychpit

Steeped in history, St Mary’s is home to a loving and caring Christian community, that God has called together in this place. We gather each Sunday at 8am and 9:30am for worship, and to be nourished and inspired in sharing God’s love.

We love to welcome people of all ages, and alongside our worship at 9:30am on Sunday is our Junior Church, for children aged 3 and upwards. Parents are welcome to join their children at Junior Church in the Parish Room or to join in the worship in the Church. For very young children there is a children’s corner in the church. Our services usually last around an hour, and are followed by refreshments.

During the week, the church is open from 10am to 4pm for you to come in and enjoy the beauty and peace of this wonderful church. We also have a number of weekday services in the Bolton Chapel (within the church building) at which you are welcome to join us:

Monday 9:15am Morning Prayer
Wednesday 10am Holy Communion
Thursday 9:15am Morning Prayer
Friday 9:15am Morning Prayer
Friday 10am Diddy Disciples (for children aged 0-4 with a parent or carer)

To help keep one another safe, we ask that facemasks are worn when moving around inside the church, but these may be removed when seated. Hand sanitiser is also provided for when entering and leaving the building. We ask that you do not come into church if you have any COVID symptoms.

If you would prefer to join us online, many of our services are live-streamed to our Facebook Page ‘St Mary’s Old Basing and Lychpit’ and are uploaded later to our YouTube channel.

Alongside worship, we have Bible Study groups that meet, gardening days, coffee mornings and concerts. Details of all that is happening are shared each week in the Weekly Bulletin. If you would like to receive a copy by email, please contact our Parish Administrator, Debbie. Debbie is also the first port of call for all wedding or baptism enquiries.

As a charity, we are always grateful for donations to support the work of St Mary’s Church. One off donations can be made via our Give A Little page; regular donations can be set up easily online via the Parish Giving Scheme.

As a church we are committed to safeguarding, and contact details for our safeguarding officer can be found at the bottom of this page.