Not only because you need something, but because you have something to be thankful for.

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.
  • Tuesday

    • 10.30am Over 50s Fellowship
      • A club for over 50's meets weekly at 10.30 for tea or coffee followed by the club meeting at 11.00am
      • Meet new friends and have fun and laughter together.
      • Activities include singing, quizzes, talks from speakers, board games, film watching, going on outings etc.
      • A light lunch (optional) is provided at a cost of £1.50 at 12.00 noon.
      • Just come along and enjoy good fellowship and friendship.
    • 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
      • 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 June & Beyond

Activities over the coming weeks

Sunday 17th June - Fathers Day

9:45-10:45am | Grid Group 10-10:30am | Outreach Ministry | Geffrey's Field (Leader: Stuart Hasking) 11am-12:15pm | Morning Worship | A Father's Expectations: Parenting the unexpected. 11:45am approx.-12:15pm | Sunday School 6:30-7:45pm | Evening Worship | We Believe—What Does God Look Like? Seeing God by looking at Jesus.    

22nd -24th June Woman and God Weekend. This event is at Hayes Cofernce Centre Swanwick and costs £170 if booked before 1st March (£185 thereafter). Please see LtRob if interested.

Sunday 24th June

Sunday 24 June 9:45-10:45am | Grid Group 10-10:30am | Outreach Ministry | Weal Court (Leader: Phyl Blunden) 11am-12:15pm | Morning Worship 11:45am approx.-12:15pm | Sunday School 5-6pm | Prayer Meeting (Leader: Major Barbara Howe) 6:30-7:45pm | Evening Worship (Following advice from SISTAD (the unit running Lt. Rob's Review, this Sunday's meetings will be led by local leaders, as the Review leaves no time for meeting preparation) DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Sunday 24 June World Cup Football: England v Panama being shown in the main hall after Morning Worship. Bring your own lunch!  


Monday 2nd July Founders Day

Sunday 8th July - Lt Rob away at Norwich Citadel

Monday 9th - Tuesday 10th July -  Lt Rob on Furlough

Wednesday 11th July - Pastoral Care Council Meeting 

Saturday 14th July - 9.00 - 11.00am - Saturday Breakfast at Hall (organised by YP Corps)

Sunday 15th July

Young People's Anniversary

10.30am (please note earlier time).  Morning worship

1 - 6.30pm (please note earlier start time). Corps Picnic.  Bring your lunch, play some games and then watch the World Cup Final

WILLIAM BOOTH COLLEGE SUMMER COLLEGE If you would like the opportunity to study the Bible under the leadership of staff from Territorial and International Headquarters, delegates to our International College for Officers, William Booth College tutors and Lt. Cols. Mike & Wendy Caffull (Principals of WBC), then Summer College is your opportunity. The theme this year is "Discipleship", taking in international, national and local views of what that means. The College runs from Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August and costs £250.00 including accommodation and meals. If you're interested, please contact Lt. Rob for an application form.


Sunday Morning Coffee - We would welcome more people to join thefriendly 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