Midweek in the City
St Botolph-without-Aldersgate is a Church of England Guild Church. Being a Guild Church means that we don’t have our own parish or Sunday services; instead our ministry serves the midweek working population in our area of the City of London. Our main Tuesday talks and associated ministry are called Aldersgate Talks.
Aldersgate Talks helped start Moorgate Talks in 2010, and there remain strong links between the two ministries. We are in partnership with other similar ministries across central London. To find the closest lunchtime talks to your office, look here.
We also have a partnership with Grace City Church in Tokyo, which has similar lunchtime talks to reach Japanese city workers.
Whilst we do not have our own Sunday services, our building is also used by London City Presbyterian Church on Sundays. Details of their services are available here.
People often ask who funds St Botolph’s. The simple answer is: all the ministry done at St Botolph’s is funded by the sacrificial financial giving of Christians who regularly come to the Aldersgate Talks. However, if you are looking into Christianity or you are just visiting, please be re-assured that we are not after your money. Partners who would like to financially support the ministry may contact our treasurer at [email protected] for more information.
The building is open weekly from 1pm for our Tuesday lunchtime talks. You would be very welcome to join us. Further details are available at Aldersgate Talks. We are also open on Wednesdays from 12 noon-3pm (enter via Postman’s Park) courtesy of the Friends of the City Churches.
For a more extensive guided visit, Christian Heritage London run walking tours in this area of the City, which include a visit to the building. See here for details. If you would like to know more about the history and architectural background to the building, you can also download an information sheet here.
All our records from our days as a parish church are now at the London Metropolitan Archives. Please address all enquiries to the Archives.