Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Commemoration of All Souls

This year the calendar allows us to keep the Commemoration of All Souls, when we remember our departed loved ones, on its proper day. The service on Wednesday 2nd November will take the form of a Choral Requiem, with a wonderful setting of the Requiem Mass by the Italian Baroque composer Antonio Lotti.

All are welcome to come to the service and to light a candle in memory of anyone dear to you who has died and gone to meet their Maker. The celebrant will read out a list of names at the service and then their loved ones present come up to light a candle – you will find it a very special short act of remembering. There will be a book in church from next Wednesday 26 October for those who wish attend the service to print names of loved ones to be read out (or email your names to