CHRISTMAS AT ST BOTOLPH’S All are warmly invited to join us for our traditional Christmas celebrations Thursday 14 December Parish Carol Service at 1.10 pm St Botolph’s Choir and the Choir of The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School will be joining forces to make joyful music for our popular traditional carol service. Everyone is welcome to attend the service and to stay for traditional seasonal refreshments afterwards, so bring your colleagues and friends—and come early to make sure of a seat! Friday 15 December Carols by
Thursday 2 November - All Souls Service All are warmly invited to attend our annual All Souls Day service on Thursday 2 November at 1.10 pm. It provides an opportunity to remember departed loved ones in the context of a Choral Requiem – St Botolph’s Choir will be singing an exquisite setting of the Requiem Mass by Manuel Cardoso. The service includes the ceremony of the solemn reading aloud of the names of departed loved ones and the lighting of candles in their
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
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