Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Latest news for 2016

Christmas Closure

Friday 23 December 2016

Following the celebration of the Christmas Eucharist and Blessing of the Crib today, St Botolph's is now closed for the Christmas break. The church will re-open at 7.00am on...

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A FULL HOUSE FOR THE PARISH CAROL SERVICE

Thursday 15 December 2016

At lunchtime today the church was packed for the popular annual Parish Carol Service, with favourite Christmas carols supported by the Choir and Band of Coopers' Company and...

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Advent at St Botolph's

Tuesday 6 December 2016

We are now in Advent, the season of preparation as we await the coming of Christ at Christmas. Our theme for the season is 'Advent Journeys: Refugees on the Road' - we think of...

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Remembrance commemorations

Tuesday 15 November 2016

A good number of City workers and passers-by gathered at the WW1 memorial cross in the Churchyard at the eleventh hour on Armistice Day to commemorate the dead of many...

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Special Hall Event

Monday 14 November 2016

Granta Magazine present Ken Follett and Simon Jenkins In conversation On their appreciation of Cathedrals and the role these great buildings play in British secular...

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Armistice Day ceremonies, Friday 11 November

Wednesday 9 November 2016

If you work locally or are passing by the church at 'the eleventh hour', you are invited to join us for a short service of remembrance, including the two minutes' silence, at...

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Commemoration of All Souls

Friday 21 October 2016

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...

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Berlin Visitors

Monday 10 October 2016

Following visits to St Botolph's by Berlin clergy in 2015, we were delighted to host on Friday 30 September another party of 15 clergy from that city who were on a weekend visit...

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GREAT FIRE COMMEMORATION

Monday 12 September 2016

Members of the congregation of St Botolph's were among a large congregation which gathered last Friday 2 September to commemoratethe 350th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great...

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St Botolph's 'mentioned in dispatches'

Tuesday 30 August 2016

We were delighted to see, among the congregation at the commemoration of the centenary of the WW1 Cross on 4 August, the Deputy Editor of the Church Times, and he has now written...

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OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Along with many of the other churches and other historic buildings in the City, St Botolph's will as usual be taking part in Open House Weekend, which this year takes place on...

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SPECIAL SERVICE

Tuesday 23 August 2016

COMMEMORATION OF THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUTBREAK OF THE GREAT FIRE On Friday 2 September,*the day of the 350th anniversary of the outbreak of the fire, the Deanery of...

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—LEST WE FORGET—

Thursday 4 August 2016

The Centenary of the WW1 Memorial Cross at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate (the first memorial to the Great War to be erected in London) dedicated by the Lord Mayor and the...

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Exhibition explores WW1 memorials in London

Wednesday 3 August 2016

From Wednesday 3 August, to coincide with the Centenary of the WW1 memorial cross in the churchyard, the exhibition ‘Exploring London’s First World War memorials’will be on...

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—LEST WE FORGET—

Thursday 30 June 2016

The WW1 memorial cross in St Botolph’s churchyard CENTENARY COMMEMORATION - CHORAL SERVICE AND RE-DEDICATION Thursday 4 August at 1.10pm The memorial cross in St...

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ALMA Sunday invitation – 10 July

Thursday 30 June 2016

The Diocese of London celebrates the second Sunday in July each year as ALMA Sunday to mark its ongoing partnership with the Dioceses of Angola and Mozambique - in which St...

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Tennis court now open

Thursday 30 June 2016

A brief break in the weather allowed temporary tennis lines to be put down and the new posts and net are ready so we are now able to accept regular weekly or one off casual tennis...

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New Art Piece arrives in Churchyard

Thursday 30 June 2016

As part of the City of London Sculpture in the City 2016 exhibition a piece called "Ajar" by Gavin Turk has been erected in the Churchyard please use the link below for more...

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St Botolph's Day celebrations

Thursday 16 June 2016

We celebrated our Patron St Botolph in style on Wednesday 15 June with a sumptous Choral Festival Service. Many of the St Botolph's 'family' from far and near were present to hear...

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THIS WEEK - WEEK OF PRAYER from Ascension to Pentecost

Monday 9 May 2016

St Botolph\'s is taking part in the fourth annual Week of Prayer organised by the Diocese of London as part of the Capital Vision 2020 initiative. \r\nAs well as our normal...

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SHAKESPEARE 400 lecture series continues

Thursday 5 May 2016

We have been delighted to welcome the Museum of London Archaelogy Service to the Hall for a series of lectures in connection with the Shakespeare 400 celebrations. Details of the...

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‘SONG in the CITY’ recital series

Thursday 5 May 2016

We are delighted that Song in the City, under the artistic directorship of the talented young accompanist Gavin Roberts, continue to enjoy presenting song recitals in the intimate...

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Cry God for Elizabeth, Shakespeare and Saint George!

Monday 25 April 2016

St Botolph's celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday with special readings and prayers during the Communion service on the day itself; and with our neighbours in the Churchyard the...

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News from Angola

Thursday 14 April 2016

Click below to see latest news and pictures from Angola

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School visit

Monday 4 April 2016

St Botolph's was delighted last week to host several groups of pupils with special needs from Oak Lodge School in Barnet together with their staff during days out in London...

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Happy Easter - and congratulations!

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Congratulations to the two members of our congregation, Teresa Alvarez Diaz and Paul Byrne, who were confirmed during the Easter Vigil at St Paul's Cathedral on Saturday by the...

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Hall Lectures

Tuesday 29 March 2016

We are delighted to welcome the Museum of London Archaelogy Service to the Hall for a series of lectures in connection with the Shakespeare 400 celebrations. Details of the...

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HOLY WEEK AT ST BOTOLPH'S

Sunday 20 March 2016

Today is Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week. At St Botolph's we begin our Holy Week journey tomorrow,with services every lunchtime from Monday to Thursday, and an...

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NEW BOOK featuring stained glass at St Botolph's

Thursday 25 February 2016

Caroline Swash has presented the church with a copy of her magnificent new book, The 100 Best Stained Glass Sites in London which includes an entry about St Botolph's and its...

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Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Spring Lecture series

Thursday 25 February 2016

SPAB returns to the Hall for a further series of lectures, this time on the theme 'Handcrafted House: making beautiful places'. The three evenings (25 February, 3 and 17 March)...

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Lent 2o16

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Today is Ash Wednesday, and our Lenten journey begins. As well as our journey in Scripture, music and liturgy through this penitential season to the trials of Holy Week...

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Lent Study Course 2016

Wednesday 10 February 2016

The parish study schedule for Lent 2016 begins on Tuesday 16th February (and continues on every Tuesday evening until 15 March). Members of the congregation and friends are...

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Lent Collections

Wednesday 10 February 2016

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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Song in the City recitals - Spring Season

Wednesday 10 February 2016

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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Christmastide draws to a close with the Feast of Candlemas

Saturday 30 January 2016

The Church keeps more than 12 days of Christmas - the celebrations of Christ's Nativity officially continue until the commemoration of his Presentation in the Temple (also called...

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Grateful thanks for Advent generosity

Saturday 30 January 2016

All the collections taken up and alms given during Advent have now been counted, and the Gift Aid calculated where applicable, and we are delighted to be able to announce a grand...

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Netball Court Reopens

Thursday 7 January 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Netball court is now reopen following resurfacing. Please see below for details on how to make a weekly block or casual one off booking.

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Epiphany at St Botolph's

Tuesday 5 January 2016

On Wednesday 6 January we continue our Christmastide celebrations with the Feast of the Epiphany, which commemorates the visit of the Three Kings to the Christ Child, and thus...

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