Lunchtime Said and Choral Masses during Advent will follow our Advent theme of ‘The Gift…’. The Requiem on 15 December, postponed from 2020, gives us an opportunity to remember Prebendary David Paton, our former Rector, who died two years ago this week. Full details on all our services can be found on our events page   WEDNESDAY 1 DECEMBER, 1.10 pm Week of the 1st Sunday of Advent The Gift of Heritage – The Patriarchs A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS IN ADVENT   WEDNESDAY 8 DECEMBER, 1.10

We also pleased to welcome local firms, City institutions, national charities and choirs for their annual carol services and concerts. The collections at some of these services are also for the support of St Botolph's Advent charities. Members of the extended St Botolph’s ‘family’ are warmly invited to attend any of these events (please note some of them are ticketed). Many of these services will also be livestreamed. Click here Wednesday 1 December     The Order of Knights Templar Family at 6.30 pm       

There are approximately  236,000 homeless people in Britain and a large number of them are on the streets of London.  We at St Botolph’s support local and national charities through financial donations, and when people come in to the Church we help them to access these groups where they can get the professional help they need It is also nice to be able to offer them a cup of coffee to warm them up and help them while we give

Next Wednesday, 3 November, we hold our annual All Souls service when we remember our loved ones who have gone before us. The music at the Choral Requiem Mass at 1.10 pm will be the Missa Defunctorum by Viadana. As usual this service will include a special Act of Commemoration during which the names of the departed will be solemnly read aloud, and relatives and friends are encouraged to come forward and light candles in their memory. There is a Requiem Book

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