We are lucky to have a modern church complex, the beautiful church of Holy Ghost in the town centre, a clergy team and great community facilities. All this is looked after by a small team of paid staff, who are dedicated to serving you and who take pride in maintaining our parish to the highest standards.

We need to keep our property in good order so that we can hand it to the next generation of Catholics in Basingstoke.

We contribute towards the works of the diocese too: spreading the gospel through outreach work, supporting our cathedral, safeguarding vulnerable people, maintaining our schools so that a Catholic education is available for our children, assisting other parishes that are struggling financially.

We don’t get external funding to do all this work. Most of our income comes from you through the weekly collections. If we are to keep on maintaining our churches and supporting good causes, we need your help.

Direct Debit and standing order

The easiest way to give is to make regular contributions from your bank account by Direct Debit or standing order.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, don’t forget to Gift Aid!

Contactless giving

Use the terminal in the cloister to make a donation using your contactless debit or credit card.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, don’t forget to Gift Aid!

If you request a Mass Intention and use the contactless terminal to give a stole fee, please advise the Parish Office. Due to data security to protect card holder details, we can’t identify individual payments and allocate the donation to your Mass intention.

Donate online

Make a donation online by debit or credit card though the secure Give as You Live website.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box!

Collection plate

Place your donation in our collection baskets at Mass.

Gift Aid for UK taxpayers

Gift Aid is a scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donations will be worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you. If you Gift Aid your donations we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 you donate to the Church and the other charities that the Parish supports.

Money recovered from the taxman through this scheme forms a vital part of our annual income. In 2021/22 we reclaimed over £21,000 from HMRC.

Joining the scheme is very simple and straightforward, requiring little effort on your part.  All you have to do is:

  • be a UK income tax payer
  • download and sign a very short Gift Aid Declaration
  • make your future donations either by standing order, direct debit or by cash/cheque in the offertory plate, using envelopes that we supply
  • return your completed forms to the parish office

If you were able to join the Scheme, we and the other charities that the Parish supports would be very grateful.

Financial report

We publish a financial report each year to let you know how we spend the money you give.