As you may be aware, the Annual Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting for St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate will take place next Thursday, 20 May at 12.45pm. Due to on-going Covid-related restrictions to public gatherings, the meetings will be conducted online, over Zoom only. I do hope you are able to attend. If you are, you will please need register beforehand by emailing [email protected] You will then be sent a link to the Zoom meeting link along the relevant papers for the
Fr David Armstrong, our Priest-in-Charge, was licensed by the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, as Rector of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, and was installed by the Archdeacon of London, the Venerable Luke Miller in a service of Evensong in the church at 5.30pm on Thursday 29 April. The service was open to the public with guideline social distancing being respected. A recording of the service is also available to be viewed here
Our community at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate joins people from round the world in sending our condolences to HRH Her Majesty the Queen on the Death of her husband HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. St Botolph’s is open for private prayer from 10am to 3pm Monday to Thursday. We will be holding a Requiem Mass for Prince Philip at 1.10pm on Wednesday 14 April. Due to Covid restrictions, we will not have a condolence book in the church, however there is an on-line
The Court has now been reopened for a few weeks and is providing a very welcome opportunity for people to exercise. You are able to check availability, book and pay via the link below: Court Hire We are currently offering a very special heavily discounted rate for all bookings but this will not last for ever so make the most of the offer and make a booking ASAP.
Easter seems to have an extra poignancy this year. As we welcome the risen Christ, we too are welcoming a new life for us all as we gently come out of Lockdown. Added to the Easter joy is the sense of hope, a sense which has been in short supply since early 2020. I pray that with the roll out of the vaccinations’ programme and the lifting of restrictive guidelines we will see the return of people working in the
We are please to be able to reopen the court as the Restrictions are slowly lifted. Please go to the Court Hire page where there are instructions on how to book and pay for the court. We have reduced the hire charge during the initial reopening period to welcome you back so do come and join us.
Dear Friend of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, We find ourselves at the start of Passiontide in the run up to Holy Week and Easter. Last year in Holy Week all our churches were closed due to the pandemic. For the first time in centuries the Liturgy of Christ’s Passion did not take place in our holy places. I am pleased to say that this year we are once again open. At St Botolph’s during Holy Week there will be an opportunity each day from
Our status as a Living Wage employer was confirmed this month when we received our Living Wage Employer plaque which takes pride of place on our noticeboard. We take seriously our responsibility as an employer and reflect our Christian values in those working relationships. Everyone, wherever they are working in the world, deserves to take home a living wage. Please encourage your employers and anyone with whom you do business to support this worthy movement. More information can be found at
Dear Friend of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, I pray that you are keeping well and safe. We once again find ourselves standing at the threshold of Lent, a time of reflection associated with Christ’s forty days in the wilderness. For many, the last 12 months will have felt like a wilderness. It has been a time of uncertainty, fear and anxiety. For many it has been a time of loss and bereavement. For many, it has been a time to ask, ‘where is God