St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate in now officially an Inclusive Church.  Inclusive Church is an organisation founded in 2003 that advocates for the full inclusion of all people regardless of ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, in the Christian churches, including in the threefold order of bishops, priests and deacons.  Churches which are members of Inclusive Church celebrate and affirm every person and do not discriminate in any way.  

World Homeless Week this year culminates in World Homeless Day which falls on Sunday 10 October.  To mark the day, we at St Botolph’s will be donating the money given in donations that week to the community housing organisation St Mungo’s with whom we have close links. The St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Homeless Hub continues to be open every second Wednesday in the church hall.  The Hub has been successful in receiving funding from the Corporation of London which will ensure the good work

Creatures great and small, young and old, joined their human companions in St Botolph's for our annual St Francis Day Animal Blessing Service on Friday 1 October.  Each animal and owner came up for a blessing and the choir sang appropriate music and led the congregation in hymn-singing. The animals were (mostly) well-behaved and after the service there were refreshments for both humans and animals. Make a note in your calendars of the date and time of next year's service

ANIMAL BLESSING SERVICE with music from St Botolph’s Choir Bring your pet for a blessing – and tell your friends and colleagues with pets too Fr David and Freddie the church dog look forward to welcoming you all! Refreshments for humans and animals follow the service This service will be streamed live on our YouTube account and available to watch at anytime on our site afterwards

From Monday 20 September You will be able to buy your hot drink from the Bishopsgate entrance of the Church and support the Church and other good causes while enjoying a "Good" quality drink. THE KIOSK IS OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY 7AM – 2PM SPECIAL OPENING OFFER SHOW JOSE OUR BARISTA THE FLYER BELOW TO GET 50% OF YOUR FIRST DRINK ON MONDAY 20 OR TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW WE ARE DOING AND ANY SUGGESTIONS

The Good Coffee Kiosk is nearly there.  Over the last week boxes of stock and equipment have been delivered to the Church ready for us to open this exciting new venture in the Bishopsgate entrance of the Church. All the equipment and products have been purchased from Kingdom Coffee Co. they share our wish to only use Fairtrade, recyclable, ethical, compostable, and most importantly the best quality, good tasting coffee and tea. We hope that you will come and support this new

At St Botolph's we are looking forward to welcoming back all our musical friends, especially those whose concerts had to be postponed last year. The first group to take the plunge is the London Chorus who under director Ron Corp will present a programme of music by Purcell and Fauré, including the latter's wonderful setting of the Requiem Mass, on Wednesday 6 October at 7.00 pm. Tickets £10 from Click here Click to see the concert poster   While we wait for that

The Good Coffee Kiosk good coffee ethically sourced environmentally sound An exciting new Coffee Kiosk serving great tasting Coffee and Tea from the Bishopsgate Entrance of the Church. The Kiosk will be run as a social enterprise with all profits funding good causes. All the equipment, products and consumables will be purchased from Kingdom Coffee Co. They share our wish to only use Fairtrade, ethical, recyclable, compostable and most importantly the best quality good tasting Coffee and Tea. Barista Needed Are you an experienced Barista looking

On 25 May the officers and many members of the Worshipful Company of Bowyers attended St Botolph's for a special service to mark the 400th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter by King James I. The service included appropriate music from each century of the Charter's existence, and an extract from the Charter was solemnly proclaimed. In Fr David's absence on leave, the service was taken by Fr Andrew Williams, who welcomed the Company and led them in