Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Latest News for 2019

Christmas closure

Tuesday 24 December 2019

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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The Revd Prebendary John David Marshall Paton RIP

Monday 16 December 2019

It is with much sorrow that we announce the death after a short final illness of Fr David Paton, Rector of St Botolph’s from 1997 to 2006. He died on Saturday 14 December, and...

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Advent Charities

Monday 2 December 2019

Alms given and collections taken during Advent and at Carol Services are divided between the church's chosen charities, which this year are: XLP (The eXceL Project), based at...

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Advent at St Botolph's - "Christ without..."

Wednesday 27 November 2019

As we start the new Christian year, we will be reflecting during Advent and beyond on the meaning of “Christ without”. Drawing on our own identity of St...

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All Souls commemoration this Friday 1 November

Tuesday 29 October 2019

This year All Souls' Day, when we remember those who are no longer with us, falls on Saturday, so we will anticipate the commemoration this Friday, 1 November. Our service of...

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Animal Blessing Service

Monday 7 October 2019

The few growls of uncertainty were way outnumbered by tail-wags and happy pets and carers at the successful St Botolph’s first Choral Animal Blessing Service on the Feast Day of...

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All Creatures Great and Small – Pet Blessings

Tuesday 3 September 2019

St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate is holding a pet blessing service 1.10pm on Friday 4 October, the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. All pets and their owners are very welcome to...

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Join us for Cantor services

Tuesday 30 July 2019

During the weeks of 'high summer' the full choir takes a break and the Wednesday services instead take the form of Sung Eucharists with a Cantor leading the hymns and singing solo...

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St Botolph's represented at ALMA service in St Paul's Cathedral

Tuesday 30 July 2019

ALMA is the Angola London Mozambique Association which organises the links between the Diocese of London and our partner dioceses in Angola and Mozambique. St Botolph's is twinned...

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Sculpture in the City – new artwork

Thursday 27 June 2019

Our new art installation has arrived in the Churchyard. ‘Reclining Nude’ by Kevin Francis Gray has the Parish Church Council’s and the Archdeacon of London’s approval to remain in...

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St Botolph's Day Celebration

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Our Patron St Botolph was celebrated in style as usual on Wednesday 19 June with a wonderful Choral Festival Eucharist. Fr David led the service, assisted by Fr Andrew Williams...

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Tuesday 18 June 2019

All are warmly invited to join us tomorrow, Wednesday 19 June, as we celebrate our Patron St Botolph in a Patronal Choral Eucharist service at 1.10pm. The distinguished guest...

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St Botolph’s Day Celebrations – all welcome

Tuesday 28 May 2019

St Botolph’s Day Celebrations – all welcome We will be celebrating St Botolph’s day on Wednesday, 19 June with a Choral Patronal Festival Service at 1.10pm, and all are most...

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Christian Aid Week – 12-18 May

Tuesday 23 April 2019

As is our custom all donations made during in services, alms boxes and street collections during Christian Aid Week will be sent to Christian Aid for their work towards bringing...

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Global Week of Prayer

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Global Week of Prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost: 'Thy Kingdom Come' 2019 Under the auspices of the Diocese of London's Capital Vision 2020 initiative, St Botolph's will...

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Annual Meetings at St Botolph's

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Tomorrow, Thursday 11 April, our Annual Meetings will be held in church at 1.00pm following the lunchtime service (12.10pm). At the Vestry Meeting we appoint our Churchwardens...

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Lent Seminar

Monday 1 April 2019

Our Lent Seminar at St Francis the Engine Room is this Thursday at 6.30pm. There we will be hearing from, and have the opportunity to engage with Justine Allain Chapman as she...

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Electoral Roll Renewal LAST CHANCE

Monday 18 March 2019

This year, 2019, sees the preparation of new church Electoral Rolls. This means that our Electoral Roll for St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate starts from scratch again - everyone on...

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Lent begins with Ash Wednesday

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Tomorrow, 6 March, is Ash Wednesday, when we begin our Lenten journey. This year we have three services with ashing - in addition to the main lunchtime Choral Eucharist with...

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XLP City Sleep Out 22-23 March 2019

Wednesday 13 February 2019

We are pleased to be able to offer our Court and Hall to XLP to help them raise money for vulnerable young people. To take part or for more information please email...

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Christmastide draws to a close with the Feast of Candlemas

Tuesday 29 January 2019

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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