Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Advent and Christmas 2013

Card Aid

Christmas Cards
Card Aid will once again be selling Christmas cards from the Bishopsgate entrance
of the church from from 28 October until Christmas. All profits go to charity
(including a percentage to St Botolph’s!) so please do support them.

WEDNESDAYS IN ADVENT—‘THE DAY OF THE LORD’

WEDNESDAY, 4 DECEMBER, 1.10 pm
Week of the 1st Sunday of Advent
MUSIC AND READINGS FOR ADVENT (Full choir)
With music by Praetorius, Quesnel, Britten, Jackson and Giovanni da Palestrina

WEDNESDAY, 11 DECEMBER 1.10 pm
Week of the 2nd Sunday of Advent
SUNG EUCHARIST with Cantor
Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Plainchant
A Song of Peace—Stanford

WEDNESDAY, 18 DECEMBER, 1.10 pm
Week of the 3rd Sunday of Advent
SUNG EUCHARIST with Cantor
Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Plainchant
Quia respexit humilitatem (Magnificat)—J. S. Bach

PARISH CAROLS

THURSDAY, 19 DECEMBER, 1.10pm
PARISH CAROL SERVICE
The Choir and Band from the Coopers’ Company and Coborn School will once again be joining us for our traditional carol service. Everyone is welcome to attend the service and to stay for mulled wine and mince pies afterwards, so bring your colleagues and friends, and come early to make sure of a seat!

TUESDAY, 24 DECEMBER, 11.00am
EUCHARIST OF CHRISTMAS AND BLESSING OF THE CRIB
Please bring your children and grandchildren to this short and charming ceremony.

Following this service the church will close for the Christmas break,
re-opening at 8.00am on Thursday 2 January.
Our first Eucharist of 2013 will be a said service at 12.10pm that day,
and the first Wednesday service will be a choral Epiphany service on 8 January.

CAROL SERVICES & CONCERTS

We are delighted to welcome a number of local firms, City institutions and national and international charities for their annual carol services and concerts. Members of the extended St Botolph’s ‘family’ will be most welcome to attend any
of these events. The following are the services and concerts which are confirmed but others are still being discussed so check our website nearer the time for the full list.

Thursday, 5 December, 5.30 pm ING
Monday, 9 December, 12.00 noon Bishopsgate Institute
Monday 9 December, 6.00 pm Stephenson Harwood
Tuesday, 10 December 12.00 noon Baring Asset Management
Tuesday, 10 December, 6.00 pm UBS
Wednesday, 11 December, 12.00 noon City Livery Club
Wednesday, 11 December, 7.00pm Anthony Nolan Christmas Carols
We are pleased to welcome for their first visit to St Botolph’s the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan for a fundraising Christmas event featuring Eton College Choir. Tickets available via the charity’s website at www.anthonynolan.org/christmascarols
Thursday, 12 December, 7.00pm Eve Appeal Festival of Carols
We are delighted once again to be hosting this grand fundraising event for the Eve Appeal (Gynaecology Cancer Research Fund). St Botolph’s Choir will be singing, and all are welcome to attend. Tickets available via the charity’s website at www.eveappeal.org.uk
Friday 13 December, 12.00 noon Bishopsgate Ward Club
Monday 16 December, 6.00 pm AON Benfield
Tuesday 17 December, 6.30 pm Operation Smile Carols by Candlelight
We welcome the international children’s medical charity Operation Smile for their first Carols by Candlelight at St Botolph’s. More information and tickets available via the charity’s website at www.operationsmile.org.uk/carols
Wednesday 18 December, 6.00 pm Reed Smith
Thursday 19 December, 7.30 pm London Concord Singers present a concert of
Music for Advent & Christmas
More information from the choir’s website www.londonconcordsingers.org.uk

Christmas Closing

Following the Christmas Eve service the church will close for the Christmas break,
re-opening at 8.00am on Thursday 2 January.
Our first Eucharist of 2013 will be a said service at 12.10pm that day,
and the first Wednesday service will be a choral Epiphany service on 8 January.

During the holiday period, Christian worship is offered at our sister church, St Vedast Foster Lane, on Sundays at 11.00am. Midnight Mass is celebrated there at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve.