Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate


This Sunday is Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week. At St Botolph's we begin our Holy Week journey on Monday with services every lunchtime from Monday to Thursday, and an additional opportunity to join in worship and fellowship with our partner congregation at Tottenham Hale - we hope you will be able to be present at as many of them as possible, and that they will assist you to enjoy a meditative and uplifting Holy Week.

Monday 10 April (Holy Monday)
1.10pm Holy Communion (said)

6.30pm Fr Andrew Williams, Priest Missioner at our partner church of St Francis at the Engine Room, Tottenham Hale, invites members of the St Botolph's congregation to join the Engine Room congregation for a time of study and prayer, followed by refreshments. The group going to Tottenham Hale will be meeting at St Botolph's at 6.00pm - please let the Administrator know if you are planning to join at or 7588 3388.

Tuesday 11 April (Holy Tuesday)
1.10pm Holy Communion (said)

Wednesday 12 April (Holy Wednesday)
1.10 'Our Lady at the Cross' - a Sequence of Music and Readings in Passiontide, including Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with St Botolph's Choir

Maundy Thursday, 13 April
1.10pm Choral Eucharist with Maundy Ceremonies - St Botolph's Choir sing music by Victoria

After the service the Watch will be kept at the Altar of Repose until 3pm, following which St Botolph's will be closed until Easter Tuesday. Details of services in other City churches for the remainder of the Triduum and Easter can be found in City Events - copies can be picked up in church, or the listings are on the website www.

As many of you will know we share the church on Sundays with a congregation of the Antiochian Orthodox Church. This year their Lent has marched in parallel with ours so their Holy Week services will take place next week as well - in the evenings, and all in English. If you're interested in adding to your normal Anglican worship a different sort of Holy Week liturgical experience you can find details about them on their website at