Christmas Message From Father David
Dear Friends of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, may I take the opportunity to offer you all a very happy Christmas.
It has been a difficult year for everyone throughout the world. In our prayers daily we hold before God all those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. For all those who are sick, those recovering, those who will never fully recover, and all who have died. We pray too for all those who have become isolated and lonely, those with associated mental health issues and all, who through no fault of their own now find themselves in financial difficulties, without a job or with uncertainty about their future employment.
I pray that 2021 will bring with it hope for a brighter future and that the now mainly dispersed congregation of St Botolph’s will be able physically to return to the church.
St Botolph’s is closed now until Monday 4 January. Our next service will be a Said Mass at 1.10pm on Tuesday 5 January and we will celebrate Epiphany with a Choral Mass at 1.10pm on Wednesday 6 January. In the meantime, have a very happy and blessed Christmas and best wishes for 2021.
With God’s love and blessing, Fr David