Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Latest news for 2015

Armistice Day

Tuesday 10 November 2015

As Armistice Day falls this year on a Wednesday, the day of our principal service of the week, it has been decided to hold a short Act of Remembrance at the WW1 Cross in the...

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All Saints and All Souls

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Such is the oddness of a City of London Church that sometimes the calendar obliges us to observe important Christian Feasts at unusual times. This year we will keep All Saints Day...

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Re-opening Thanksgiving

Wednesday 21 October 2015

With only a few small tasks to be completed, St Botolph's opened again at the beginning of October, and on Wednesday 7th a large congregation including many distinguished guests...

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City Memorial Service for Prebendary Alan Tanner

Friday 18 September 2015

A memorial service for the late Prebendary Alan Tanner OBE, Rector of St Botolph's from 1978-97, will be held at the Charterhouse (Sutton’s Hospital, Charterhouse Square, EC1M...

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Interregnum arrangements

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Following the departure of Fr Alan to pastures new, St Botolph's is in interregnum from 1 September 2015 until a new parish priest is appointed. The Bishop of London has said...

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Funeral arrangements for Prebendary Alan Tanner RIP

Tuesday 1 September 2015

The funeral service for the late Prebendary Alan Tanner, Rector of St Botolph's 1978-1997, will be held on Wednesday 2 September at 1.00pmin his local church, St John the Baptist...

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The Revd Prebendary Alan Tanner RIP

Friday 7 August 2015

We are sorry to have to announce the death of our former rector Fr Alan Tanner, who died yesterday, 5 August. The parish community sends its heartfelt sentiments of condolence to...

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Nuncio throws party

Thursday 16 July 2015

The Rector of St Botolphs was delighted, on Saturday 11th July, to attend a garden party hosted by His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio at his Legation in Wimbledon. Many...

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New Art Installation

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Today a new piece of art work was installed in the Churchyard as part of the Corporation of London "Sculpture in the City" art program. The Piece called Altar by KRIS MARTIN will...

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Highly successful Theological Seminar in Istanbul

Tuesday 7 July 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's was delighted to meet so many parishioners and friends in the Sublime Porte for the St Botolph's Annual Theological Seminar, July 3rd-5th 2015. The...

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Mr and Mrs Robinson!

Tuesday 30 June 2015

The Rector was delighted to officiate at the wedding of Susan Speller and Anthony Robinson in St Botolph's on Saturday 27th June. Very many blessings to the pair.

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St Botolph's Day celebrated with style

Tuesday 23 June 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's was delighted to welcome The Revd Pf Dr Christina Maria Bammel, the Pastor of the Weinberg group of Churches in Berlin, as our special visitor and...

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A golden occasion

Thursday 18 June 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's was delighted, on St Botolph's day, to celebrate an Act of Thanksgiving at the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr and Mrs Edwards, married in the Church...

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Wedding couples gather

Wednesday 17 June 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's, accompanied by the Pastor of the Weinberg Churches in Berlin, Pf. Dr Christina Maria Bammel, was delighted to welcome a large number of the wedding...

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Mr and Mrs Dunne

Monday 15 June 2015

The Rector was delighted, on Saturday 13th June, to officiate at the marriage of Peter Dunne and Megan Anderson. The photo shows the happy couple in front of the Altar of St...

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Sir John Cass kids learn about the Eucharist

Thursday 4 June 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's was delighted, today Wednesday 3rd June, to welcome a large group of children from the nearby Sir John Cass School. The kids learned about the...

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St Botolph's Church to get a facelift!

Monday 1 June 2015

This summer, beginning on Monday 29th June and lasting until the middle of September, St Botolph's Church building will close to enable the complete interior redecoration of the...

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Moving on

Monday 1 June 2015

After (almost) nine wonderful years as Rector of St Botolph's, Dr McCormack will be moving on in the autumn to become the Dean of Goodenough College in London. Just around the...

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Rector returns from preaching tour in the US

Monday 11 May 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's returned, on Saturday 9th May, from a preaching tour in the US. He visited St Botolph's sister churches in Greenwich (St Barnabas) and in NYC...

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St George's Day 2015

Thursday 23 April 2015

The sun shone and the morris dancers danced. The bunting buzzed in the wind. A dragon pinata was slain- eventually. A Churchyard strewn with people witnessed the fun and frolics...

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Festivities for St George's Day 2015

Thursday 9 April 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's is delighted to announce that St George's Day will be kept in considerable style in the parish on Thursday 23rd April 2015. A Choral Service of...

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Holy Week witnesses neglected masterwork

Wednesday 1 April 2015

On Wednesday 1st April, St Botolph's continued to observe Holy Week with a Lenten Sequence of the Desolation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Venetian composer, Antonio Caldara's...

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Holy Week begins

Tuesday 31 March 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's led a group of congregation members to the Engine Room at Tottenham Hale on Monday 30th March. The Revd Andrew Williams, Priest Missioner, guided the...

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Rector preaches and teaches in Berlin and Potsdam

Monday 23 March 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's today, Monday 23rd March 2015, returned from a short preaching and teaching tour of Berlin and Potsdam. He was the guest of the Kaiser Wilhelm...

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Holy Week 2015

Friday 13 March 2015

St Botolph’s is part of a grouping of Churches which observes an integrated Lent and Holy Week. Services and events in Holy Week therefore happen across the group, not only in...

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Rector greets the Pastor of a great Berlin Church at Candlemas

Wednesday 18 February 2015

The Feast of Candlemas was sumptuously celebrated at St Botolph's in early February. The Rector was delighted to welcome The Revd Pfarrerin Dr Cornelia Kulawik of the Kaiser...

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‘SONG in the CITY’ concerts in the Church Hall—Spring Season

Friday 6 February 2015

We are delighted to be continuing our collaboration with ‘SONG in the CITY’ (patrons: Sarah Walker CBE & Iain Burnside), an inventive series of concerts that brings to the...

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Lent collections

Friday 6 February 2015

The PCC has decided that collections and alms in Lent will once again go towards the support of the Priest Missioner at St Francis at the Engine Room, our partner church in...

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Summer Theological Seminar, Istanbul, 3-5 July 2015 Dynamics of Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Monday 2 February 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's today, Monday 2nd February, announced the details of the Annual Summer Theological Seminar The Seminar will be held from 3rd-5th July in Istanbul...

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Lent Seminars 2015

Monday 2 February 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's announced today, Monday 2nd February, the parish study schedule for Lent 2015. Beginning on Tuesday 24th February (and continuing on every Tuesday...

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Rector at Medical Ethics Seminar

Wednesday 14 January 2015

The Rector of St Botolph's, by invitation, participated in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values' Seminar on 'Virtuous Medical Practice' held at the Royal College of...

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A winter wedding

Thursday 8 January 2015

Mr and Mrs Paul Freestone were married at St Botolph's on Saturday 27 December. The Rector was delighted to perform the ceremony and wishes Paul and Niamh every blessing in...

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Revivified Choral Tradition at St Botolph’s

Wednesday 7 January 2015

St Botolph’s commemoration of the Epiphany saw the launch of the new music programme in Church, amid the beguiling polyphony of Vittoria and di Lasso. From now on the Choir will...

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