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Alms given and collections taken during Advent and at Carol Services are divided between our chosen charities, which once again this year reflect two issues particularly highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic: homelessness and mental health. Veterans Aid’s vision of a society in which all veterans can live with dignity and independence is only achievable because donors and supporters make it possible. Recently that vision became a reality for one ex-serviceman who came to them 10 years ago, after a period of

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

The Good Coffee Kiosk is nearly there.  Over the last week boxes of stock and equipment have been delivered to the Church ready for us to open this exciting new venture in the Bishopsgate entrance of the Church. All the equipment and products have been purchased from Kingdom Coffee Co. they share our wish to only use Fairtrade, recyclable, ethical, compostable, and most importantly the best quality, good tasting coffee and tea. We hope that you will come and support this new

At St Botolph's we are looking forward to welcoming back all our musical friends, especially those whose concerts had to be postponed last year. The first group to take the plunge is the London Chorus who under director Ron Corp will present a programme of music by Purcell and Fauré, including the latter's wonderful setting of the Requiem Mass, on Wednesday 6 October at 7.00 pm. Tickets £10 from Click here Click to see the concert poster   While we wait for that

The Good Coffee Kiosk good coffee ethically sourced environmentally sound An exciting new Coffee Kiosk serving great tasting Coffee and Tea from the Bishopsgate Entrance of the Church. The Kiosk will be run as a social enterprise with all profits funding good causes. All the equipment, products and consumables will be purchased from Kingdom Coffee Co. They share our wish to only use Fairtrade, ethical, recyclable, compostable and most importantly the best quality good tasting Coffee and Tea. Barista Needed Are you an experienced Barista looking

The Annual Vestry Meeting and Parochial Church Meeting took place last Thursday 20 May (by Zoom). The many members of the Electoral Roll who were present heard about St Botolph's activities during the past extraordinary year, and of exciting current and future projects. The results of the elections held at the meetings have been posted in church, and can be seen here. The church’s revised Electoral Roll was presented to the APCM, and the Roll is once more open for new

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