Aldersgate Talks is the main ministry of St Botolph-without-Aldersgate, a Church of England Guild Church. Being a Guild Church means that we don’t have a parish or Sunday services; instead our ministry serves the midweek working population in our area of the City of London, through Aldersgate Talks. Aldersgate Talks were established in 2002, at the initiative of Christians living and working in the area.
Regulars at the Talks are from a range of church denominations but we are united by our desire to see Jesus’ message proclaimed to those who haven’t heard it, and our conviction that Christians need to be equipped by the Bible’s teaching to maintain Jesus’ priorities in their workplaces.
People often ask who funds Aldersgate Talks. The simple answer is: all the ministry done at the Talks is funded by the sacrificial financial giving of Christians who regularly come to the 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 Aldersgate Talks may contact our treasurer at [email protected] for more information.
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.
About the building
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 to the public most Wednesday afternoons from 12 noon-3pm- use the entrance in Postman’s Park for access.
For a more extensive guided visit, Christian Heritage London run walking tours in this area of the City, which sometimes 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.
Our building also is used by London City Presbyterian Church on Sundays.
Our building is available for hire on some weekday evenings and Saturdays.
All our records from our days as a parish church are now at the London Metropolitan Archives. Please address all enquiries to the Archives.