Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Latest News for 2014

Christmas Greetings

Wednesday 24 December 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's, on this the Eve of Christmas, wishes the joy of the Christmas Feast to all of our partners and friends. As we celebrate the astonishing truth of the...

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Ward Church welcomes new Alderman

Monday 22 December 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's, on Thursday 19th December, was pleased to welcome the recently elected Alderman of Bishopsgate to the Parish Carol Service. Alderman Baroness...

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A Blessing at Christmas

Monday 15 December 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's, on Saturday 13th December, was thrilled to officiate at the Blessing of Sarah Heffer and James Kelly. Sarah and James now live in Sydney, Australia...

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Christmas with our pensioners

Tuesday 9 December 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's was delighted to welcome the Pensioners and Friends of the Bishopsgate Institute to their annual Carol Service and Lunch on Monday 8th December. The...

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Visit of the Haitian Ambassador to the Parish

Monday 8 December 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's was delighted to welcome Mr Jean Robert Pillard, of the Embassy of Haiti, to the Parish on 4 December 2014. St Botolph's has nominated a hospital in...

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Ethically sourced food store arrives at St Paul's Tube

Saturday 6 December 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's, in his capacity as Rector of St Vedast, on Thursday 4 December formally opened the brand new Co-operative Store at Sugar House, just above St...

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Advent Carols with Distinguished Venetian Preacher

Wednesday 3 December 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's was delighted to welcome the Very Revd Professor Roberto Giraldo, the Dean Emeritus of the Ecumenical Institute of S Francesco della Vigna in Venice...

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St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate ADVENT & CHRISTMAS CHARITIES 2014

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Alms given and collections taken during Advent and at Carol Services are divided between the church’s chosen charities, which this year include two with a London focus, Maytree...

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Rector visits our Sister Churches in Connecticut and New York over Thanksgiving

Friday 28 November 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's visited our sister Churches in Greenwich, Connecticut and in New York City from 19-28 November. He addressed Church services in both Churches, as well...

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A wonderful baptism

Tuesday 18 November 2014

On Saturday 15 November the Rector of St Botolph's was delighted to administer the Sacrament of Holy Baptism to Maia Victoria Leguay. He had been privileged to participate in...

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St Botolph's Advent Study Seminar

Friday 14 November 2014

St Botolph's Church Hall Monday 1st December at 6pm An Advent Study Seminar on 'The Four Last Things- Heaven, Hell, Death and Judgment' will be held in the Church Hall on...

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HAC Remembers at St Botolph's

Friday 7 November 2014

On Friday 9th November, the Rector of St Botolph's welcomed the Officers and Members of the Honourable Artillery Company to Church for their Annual Act of Remembrance. The...

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Rector on Church work in Hong Kong

Monday 3 November 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's visited Hong Kong on the business of the Church October 28th to November 1st 2014. He accompanied The Rt Revd John McDowell, the Bishop of Clogher and...

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Congratulations Mr and Mrs Hastings!

Saturday 1 November 2014

On Saturday 25th October Daniel Scott Hastings and Emma Louise Staples were married at St Botolph's. The Rector conducted the ceremony and the Choir of St Botolph's under the...

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St Botolph's observes All Saints and All Souls on 5th and 6th November

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Such is the oddness of a City of London Church that sometimes we must observe important Christian Feasts at unusual times. This year we will keep All Saints day on Wednesday...

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Rector and Priest Missioner at the House of Lords for Hope in Tottenham launch

Tuesday 21 October 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's, together with the Priest Missioner, attended the Palace of Westminster on Monday 20th October for a launch event for the next phase of the wonderful...

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Visiting Pilgrims from Spandau (Berlin)

Monday 20 October 2014

On Saturday 18th October the Rector of St Botolph's received a visiting group of German pilgrims, from Spandau, led by their Pastor, The Revd Claudia Kusch. The group toured...

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Rector delivers Seminars for the Defence Academy at Amport House

Friday 3 October 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's was invited to deliver a series of five lecture seminars at Amport House, near Salisbury, on 1 and 2 October 2014. The seminars assembled a large and...

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Rector engages with the Churches of Berlin

Wednesday 24 September 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's visited Berlin September 18th-22nd as part of a Delegation of Clergy from the Diocese of London. The group was hosted by the Berlin Churches and...

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St Botolph's announces increased commitment to Choral Music in Church

Wednesday 17 September 2014

At its most recent meeting, the PCC of St Botolph's Church announced a new plan for music in public worship. From Wednesday 7th January 2015 -the Church's local celebration of...

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St Botolph's open and welcoming for Open House Weekend 2014

Monday 15 September 2014

The City of London's Open House weekend, on September 20 and 21, sees St Botolph's once more open and welcoming to the many visitors and pilgrims who will come through our Ward...

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Priest Missioner licensed at the Engine Room in Tottenham Hale

Thursday 11 September 2014

On Monday 8th September 2014, The Revd Andrew Williams was licensed as the Priest Missioner at 'St Francis at the Engine Room' in Hale Village, Tottenham Hale by The Rt Revd...

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A Summer of Love...

Thursday 11 September 2014

The summer vacation was a busy one for the Rector of St Botolph's who has just returned from locum duty at St George's, Venice. He conducted a number of wedding ceremonies in...

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Dr Turner's 90th Birthday celebration

Monday 18 August 2014

Our Honorary Assistant Priest, The Revd Dr John Turner, achieved his 90th birthday on Friday 15 August, and on the following day family and friends joined Trustees and staff of St...

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St Botolph Stars on Prime Time TV!

Tuesday 12 August 2014

St Botolph's featured in a documentary last night on BBC1 when distinguished war reporter Kate Adie examined the impact of women's work on the Home Front during the First World...

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St Botolph's welcomes Evie

Friday 8 August 2014

Dan and Becky Philip, who were married at St Botolph's, recently returned to celebrate the Baptism of their lovely daughter Evie. The Rector was delighted to welcome them back and...

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Rector Remembers at the Tower

Wednesday 6 August 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's was invited to attend the special event held on Tuesday 5th August at the Tower of London. 'The Tower Remembers' saw the launch of the installation...

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Massive enrolment at St Botolph's School in Songo, Angola- 855 pupils in 2014

Thursday 31 July 2014

Great news from our school in Angola. On 11th July, John Tasker, ALMA Twinning Officer visited Songo. John made the arduous journey from Luanda in the company of the Revd...

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Another happy couple at St Botolph's

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Congratulations Mr and Mrs English! On Saturday 26 July, David English and Rachel Miller were married at St Botolph's Church. The stunning ceremony was conducted by The Revd...

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Summer Party in Wimbledon- an afternoon of Oecumenical Delightfulness

Monday 28 July 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's was very pleased, on Saturday 26th July, to respond to an invitation from His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio, the Most Revd Antonio Mennini, to...

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Parish bids Farewell to Summer Erasmus Scholar

Wednesday 23 July 2014

On Wednesday 23rd July, after Mass, the congregation bade farewell to Alba Porte, our summer intern from Catalunya. Mhairi Ellis, Parish Administrator, spoke of Alba's...

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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Please use the link below for details as to how you can book the court for Tennis or Netball.

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Director of Music hosts Ordinands of St Mellitus College

Tuesday 15 July 2014

The Director of Music at St Botolph's, Mr Iestyn Evans, on Monday 14th July hosted a singing seminar for a number of students from St Mellitus College. Most of these Ordinands...

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An Officer and a Gentleman

Saturday 5 July 2014

The Rector was delighted to celebrate the Marriage of Richard Smith and Suzanne French at St Botolph's on 5 July 2014. The photo below shows the happy couple before the High...

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Rector celebrates with the Leathersellers

Sunday 29 June 2014

The Rector assisted at the Election Service of the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers on Wednesday 25 June. The service was held in St James Garlickhythe close to the...

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Parish Barbeque at our Sister Church

Monday 23 June 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's, on Sunday 22 June, hosted a Summer Barbeque in the Courtyard of our Sister Church, St Vedast, involving members of both our congregations. The...

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Father Ted visits St Botolph's!

Thursday 19 June 2014

St Botolph's Day 2014 was celebrated by our community on Wednesday 18 June. The Choir sang music by Gabrieli, Byrd and Parsons while the Select Preacher was Father Ted Pardoe...

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Rector preaches at Cathedral's Feast of Title in Dublin

Monday 16 June 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's was accorded the singular distinction of an invitation to preach on Trinity Sunday, 15 June, at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. The Cathedral's...

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Rector hosts Summer Party for Wedding Couples

Friday 13 June 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's yesterday, Thursday 12 June, hosted a Summer Party for the wedding and baptismal couples of the united parishes in the courtyard of our sister Church...

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Rector leads Parish Theological Seminar in Venice, Italy

Wednesday 11 June 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's escorted an enthusiastic group of parishioners to the annual Parish Theological Seminar, held this year on June 6th-8th in Venice, Italy. The group...

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Rector receives Altar Linens in memory of Shirley Etherington (1929- 2013)

Wednesday 4 June 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's today, Wednesday 4 June , received two sets of Altar Linens in memory of Shirley Lilian Etherington (1929- 2013). Shirley was for over 60 years a...

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St Botolph's participates in Erasmus Summer Intern Programme 2014

Tuesday 3 June 2014

The Rector of St Botolph's yesterday, Monday 2 June, welcomed Alba Porte, a native of Balaguer in Catalunya, as the Church's summer office intern. Alba -pictured below with...

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The Rector receives the ancient treasures of our Sister Church, and gives a Founding Gift to the new community at Tottenham Hale

Tuesday 27 May 2014

On Monday 19th May 2014, the Rector presided over a rather grand ceremony in our sister church, St Vedast alias Foster, at which he received back into the custody of the parish...

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Rector extends the greetings of the Easter season to our sister churches in the US

Friday 9 May 2014

The Rector recently visited the United States, delivering the greetings of the Easter season to St Botolph's sister churches in Greenwich, Connecticut and in New York City. He...

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Rector teaches in Hong Kong

Friday 9 May 2014

The Rector recently visited Hong Kong at the invitation of the Hong Kong Sheung Kung Hui to lecture at Ming Hua College on 'The Authority of Scripture', and to address the...

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Reg and the Coadstone Figures make a hit

Tuesday 15 April 2014

St Botolph's was visited by a Journalist the other day to take photos and write an article for his blog on the Coadstone figures in the Hall, Reg showed him around and gave him...

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Holy Week and Easter 2014

Monday 14 April 2014

Holy Week commences at St Botolph's and the Rector's related churches Here are some service details for your attention at our various churches- I hope you will be able to be...

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Important Information regarding the Church Telephone numbers.

Wednesday 12 February 2014

The office will be short staffed for the next 3 to 4 months and to enable the office to run more smoothly during this period all the Church Office phone numbers will NOT be...

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Concert and Lecture

Sunday 9 February 2014

WAGNER AND THE DREAM KING Tuesday 11 March, 7.30pm St Botolph's Church Hall, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL (near Liverpool St station) Tickets £15 (£7.50...

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The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Lecture Series

Sunday 9 February 2014

The SPAB will be hosting a series of talks exploring buildings in their environment through conservation projects in designed, industrial and digital landscapes, and the...

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The St Botolph's team welcomes the Bishop of New York

Thursday 30 January 2014

On Wednesday 29th January 2014 The Rector welcomed The Rt Revd Andrew Dietsche, The Bishop of New York, to the parish. The Bishop is making his first official visit to the Diocese...

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Thursday 9 January 2014

Following a highly successful Parish Theological Seminar held in Rome last year, the Rector of St Botolph's along with his colleague, The Revd Dr John Turner, Honorary Assistant...

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