The Annual Vestry Meeting and Parochial Church Meeting takes place on Tuesday 24 May at 12.45pm in church. If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the meeting and election of officers on a livestream by clicking here to go to our You Tube page. You will be unable to vote or take part in the meeting as we do not have the technical equipment necessary for a hybrid meeting at present.
One of the many great strengths of the Church of England is its system of governance, from parish level to General Synod. At parish level, the Electoral Roll ensures that members of a church can shape the local mission and ministry by electing the officers necessary to do that hard work. We encourage regular worshippers at St Botolph’s to apply: even if you are already on the Roll at your Sunday or ‘home’ church, you can be on the Roll
It was with great sadness that we report the passing of Reg Lee. Reg was a highly valued member of the St Botolph Staff for over 15 years until his retirement in 2015. He was always around with a smile and was happy to help everyone who visited the Church and Hall. We send all our love and condolences to his wife Kathy and all his family. Photo credit The Gentle Author, Spitalfields Life
Abiding by the Government recent restrictions relating to Covid we are happy to let you know that the remainder of our Carol Services will be going ahead as planned. A mask must be worn when moving about inside the church, but can be removed when in your pew and for singing. I look forward to welcoming you to these celebratory services Fr David Armstrong
A number of safety initiatives are running throughout December and the new year in the our parish and the wider City of London area. We are pleased to say we have been able to accommodate one of these initiatives the City Police Night Safety Hub, in our Hall for 15 nights during the next few weeks. The Night safety hub will be a new safe space and operating in partnership with the City of London Corporation, St John Ambulance and Victim
Our theme for this Advent is ‘The Gift’. We will be associating the theme of ‘The Gift’ with the theme, in Christian tradition, allotted to each week of Advent: the Patriarchs, the Prophets, John the Baptist, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this order we will be thinking of the Gift of Heritage, the Gift of Prophecy, the Gift of Humility, and the Gift of Obedience. When considering each of these, it is important that we realise that a gift is