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What's On

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  • 11am Morning Worship

    • A lively mixture of prayer, praise, music and readings from the bible
    • Service lasts for around 1 hour followed by tea and coffee (and biscuits) in the Whitchurch Room
    • Contibutions to this service by children and youth.
    • Accompaning music by the Salvation Army Band and piano with additional music by the Songsters (Choir)


  • 5pm Prayer Meeting - The Salvation Army prayer team Basingstoke

    • Would you like us to pray for you?

    • Prayer makes a busy life easier

    • We gather every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month between 4 - 5pm at the Salvation Hall (Whitchurch Room)

  • 6.30pm Evening Worship


  • Monday

    • 9.30am Employment Plus local
      • Where? Upstairs at the Salvation Army Hall, Wessex Close
      • When? Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 09.30am to 12.30
      • We offer resource to find jobs on line, create a CV, formulate a covering letter, create an e mail account.
      • Help with fiiling in forms and access to a free phone with individual help.
      • In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with help from people who care and have time for you.
    • Who? Anyone can attend if they are looking for work.
    • 1.30pm Baby Song
      Fortnightly in term time (please call for dates)
      • BABY-SONG is an Inter-Active Group for Mums (Parents) and Babies to enyoy the many different facets of music together and be introduced to, and learn to appreciate, the many benifits that music can have in the very early years of childhood
      • Children can never be introduced to music too early - the earlier the better - as it can be a tremendous learning aid
      • The BABY-SONG Group is open to children of all ages from birth to school age. The session is approximately one hour long followed by refreshments for both the chidren and parents.
      • A fee of £1.50 per family is charged for the whole session.
      • Tuesdays
      • 10.30am Over 50s Fellowship (Alternate weeks)
        • Just come along and enjoy good fellowship and friendship.
        • A light lunch (optional) is provided at a cost of £1.50 at 12.00 noon.
        • Activities include singing, quizzes, talks from speakers, board games, film watching, going on outings etc.
        • Meet new friends and have fun and laughter together.
        • A club for over 50's meets weekly at 10.30 for tea or coffee followed by the club meeting at 11.00am
        • 8pm Songsters (Choir Practice) Note: No Songster Tuesday practice during August
          • A time to practise and learn new songs to be sung in the weekly meetings
  • Wednesday

    • 9.30am - 12.30pm Employment Plus Local - Please see details listed on Monday
    • 10.30am - 12pm Coffee Stop
      • Every Wednesday morning, Coffee Stop takes place between 10.30am and 12.00 noon
      • We enjoy tea/coffee, and lovely cakes baked by volunteers.
      • Good fellowship, sometimes laughter, and sometimes sharing problems.
      • Anyone is welcome so come along and see what goes on for yourself.
  • Thursday

    • 9.45am - 11.30am Family Time (Parents & Toddler Club)
      • Term time only
    • 12.45pm Lunch Club - Alternate Thursdays
      • By appointment held every Thursday for Senior Citizens
      • 3 Course meal provided at a cost of £3.50
      • Places limited, for more information please contact Phyl Blunden on 01256 353489
    • 2.30pm -  Home League
      • This is a weekly meeting for ladies (but gentlemen are not excluded)
      • The following four aims are included a) Worship, b) Education, c) Fellowship, d) Service
      • The role of women in society over the years has been a big influence and the Home League provides a Christian influence in all subjects
      • A friendly atmosphere is created during the meeting, with singing and interesting talks.
      • Held weekly on thursdays between 2.30pm and 3.30pm and includes a cup of tea - Everyone is welcome to come along
    • 8pm Band Practice  Note, no Thursday practice during August
  • Friday

    • 9.30am - 12.30pm Employment Plus Local - Please seedetails listed on Monday
    • 10am Bible Fellowship
      • 1st and 3rd Fridays in the month - we do not meet in August
    • 2.30pm Home League Fellowship at Seeviours Court, Whitchurch, RG28 7EA
      • 2nd Friday in the month - we do not meet in August
Wessex Close Basingstoke RG21 3NP
United Kingdom
Phone: 01256 328178

Events September & Beyond

Activities over the coming weeks 

Saturday 8th September 








Sunday 30th September

11.00am - 12.15pm - Morning Worship, we will be dedicating Oscar and Sandra's son, Jacob.

No Evening Meeting instead:

7.00 - 8.30pm Prayer Gathering at the United Reformed Church (If you can help by offering a lift or need a lift, please sign up in reception)

Saturday and Sunday 20th-21st October Corp Anniversary Weekend

Saturday 20th 7-9pm Concert by Croyden Citadel Corps - tickets available from Lt Rob

Saturday 6th October - Charities Christmas Card Sale beeing held in the concourse of London Streey United Reformed Church. Local and National Charities selling Christmas Cards and small gifts. Refreshment and light lunches will be on sale.

Monday 5th - Friday 11th November - "Big Collection" at Basingstoke Railway Station

Saturday 24th November - Timbrels at Corn Exchange, Newbury

Julian House Opportunity

Julian House are looking for a volunteer Outreach worker. This involves being out with our Senior Outreach Workers on the streets and engaging with people experiancing homelessness, who may be disconnected and alienated from mainstream services and support.

They are also looking for Volunteer befrienders. Enthusiastic, outgoing people who could provide a One to One befriending support to a rough sleeper or someone using our homelessness services in Basingstoke. To help them to access social activities and local services.

If you are interested in either of these roles contact Lt Rob


BASINGSTOKE HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY Basingstoke Hospital Chaplaincy is looking for help to bring patients to and from the chapel in wheelchairs for Sunday afternoon services; from musicians able to give a monthly commitment to play hymns/Christian songs for the Sunday Service; from organists to come and play the organ at different times during the week; and from Chaplaincy Ward Volunteers who visit designated wards providing pastoral supports to patients, relatives and staff. If you are interested in helping in these ways, please see Lt. Rob as soon as possible.  

Sunday Morning Coffee - We would welcome more people to join the friendly refreshment team for Sunday mornings.  Full training will be given.  You may feel you could help with the washing up. Please contact Annie Tarry or Gina Oxer. Thank You

Get Behind The Controls

If anyone is interested in helping run the computer system during Sundays Meetings, p[lease sign up on the sheet in the foyer to receive training. The computer system is pivotal to our meetings so its helpful to have as many people available to run it as possible.

Flower list

If you would like to provide the church flowers for our Alter Table, perhaps for a special occasion (such as birthday, anniversary or remembrance please put your name against your chosen date on the list in the Whitchurch room.

Salvation Army Uniform items and Assessories

For availability of pre-loved uniform clothing and accessories please get in touch with Annie Tarry or Roy Godfrey



















Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Rob Westwood-Payne

Lieutenant Rob Westwood-Payne

Corp Officer

Patrick Hurley

Patrick Hurley

Corp Sergeant Major

Win Hollis

Win Hollis

Corp Treasurer

Ken Kilgour

Ken Kilgour


Marilyn Kilgour

Marilyn Kilgour

Corp Secretary

Annie Tarry

Annie Tarry

Recruiting Sergeant

Alistair Todd

Alistair Todd

Songsters Leader