St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate World Homeless Week/Day 2023 homeless week poster 2023homeless week poster 2023 World Homeless Week runs from 8 to 15 October, and includes World Homeless Day, which is marked every year on 10 October to draw attention to the needs of people experiencing homelessness. 10 October is also World Mental Health Day, and this shared date offers an important opportunity to talk about how these issues are related. It has been our custom for some time to pass on the alms and collections taken

.........acording to an article on the Financial Times! The Good coffee Kiosk was featured in the financial times article looking at coffee shops and kiosks in the City of London Churches. The writer commented how lovely and relaxing it was sitting in the churchyard drinking their coffee that they described as follows "My flat white felt like the best I had tasted on my tour, rich and smooth..." To read the complete article please click here. If you would like to try for yourself

At St Botolph’s we will celebrate the bond between humans and animals as we hold our Annual Animal Blessing Service on Friday 6 October at 12.10 pm.  We hold this popular service each year on the Friday closest to the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. As ever there will be the opportunity for each animal to receive a personal blessing. The service will feature beautiful music from St Botolph’s choir and refreshments will be served

From tomorrow evening until 16th September we will be hosting an exciting projection installation on the side of the Church between 8-10pm each evening. Along with 5 other locations around the City you will be able to "Discover magical stories as you encounter night projection and spectacle through the City of London" Please click here to find out about the Follow Me project This link will take you to the Bartholomew fair page showing what else is going on in the City

Yesterday, 4 July, was the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd, one of Britain's - and the Renaissance's - greatest composers. St Botolph's musicians pay tribute to him at today's Choral Mass by singing his Mass for five voices; the organ voluntary is also by Byrd, and the hymns are all by Byrd's contemporary Orlando Gibbons.

The Churchyard has been home for a number of pieces of art over the years as part of the Corporation of London's "Sculpture in the City" project. The Current piece Muamba Grove 0Hue#1 & #2 by Venessa da Silva was erected in June and will be in place for 12 months. The artist has written the following description Muamba Grove 0Hue#1 & #2 are part of a series of 6 large scale sculptures made of steel, fibreglass, resin and UV paint, the series