The Basingstoke winter night shelter offers friendship, a hot meal and shelter to the town's homeless and rough sleepers during the coldest three months of the year. It starts again on 1st December. Although many parishioners have been involved in the last two years more help is needed. Volunteers are needed to help with driving, cooking, washing-up, clearing-up, greeting, laundry and a multitude of other jobs. The experience of helping the less privileged can be rewarding and satisfying. Full training is given in October and November; volunteers do not have to commit to the whole thirteen weeks the shelter runs.

If you feel you could help or would like to find out more please come to the meeting at St Bede's church hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 20th September or contact Pat Murphy on 07785312486 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 You are invited to the Harvest Fast Day briefing meeting on Sturday 8th September at St Bede's Church, Popley Way, Basingstoke RG26 9DX. The meeting is from 10:30am to 1:00pm:a speaker from CAFOD head office will be giving a talk. Book your place by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jo Lewry on 01252 329385.   cafod