Welcome to St Bede’s

We’re the Catholic Church in Central, North and East Basingstoke, Hampshire. Whether you’re visiting our churches or watching our services live on the web, we aim to be a welcoming and active community. We have a wide range of ministries and activities for people of all ages. We’re proud of our Catholic faith in the Risen Christ and keen to share it with you.


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Fr Chris Rutledge, parish priest

Fr Chris was born in Gosport. While working as a manager of a large shoe shop, he was drawn to ministry and was ordained priest in 1995. He has previously served in parishes in Windsor, Winchester, our neighbouring parish of Hook, and Bracknell. He has been our parish priest since September 2013.

Usual Mass times

Sunday Masses 9am, 11am, 6.30pm
at St Bede’s church
Weekdays see our newsletter
Reconciliation (confession) after Sat 9.30am Mass (check newsletter)
Adoration Fridays at Holy Ghost church (check newsletter)
Polish and Syro Malabar Masses as announced in newsletter

Mass times elsewhere in NW Hampshire

Check our newsletter for any alterations

Live Mass

Watch our services live on the web

If you can’t attend Mass at St Bede’s, join us online and watch services via our webcam.

Wherever we are, we are one community, together at prayer.

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New parishioner

Welcome to Basingstoke and to our parish!
Please introduce yourself to our welcomers or our priests after Mass.

Register with us online

Going into hospital

If you wish for a Catholic priest or deacon to visit, please notify the ward staff or hospital switchboard. They will contact the on-call Chaplain who will determine the need and call one of the local clergy.

Planned giving

All the work we do is funded by you.

If you are a UK tax payer, please consider joining our Gift Aid scheme. If not, ask about our planned giving scheme.

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Christmas services

Mon 24th

6pm at St Bede Vigil Mass with carols from 5.45pm. This Mass is likely to be very well attended. Please arrive early to find a parking space and ensure you have a seat.

9pm at Holy Ghost Mass for the Polish community
10pm at St Bede  Mass during the Night with carols from 9.30pm

Tue 25th

8am at St Bede Dawn Mass
10am at St Bede Sung Day Mass
No evening Mass. St Bede’s will remain open until 4pm

Wed 26th

10.30am at St Bede Mass for St Stephen’s Day

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