Acolytes (Altar Servers)
Acolytes assist the clergy as crucifers, torch bearers, banner bearers, icon bearers and Altar servers. The team serves at Sunday morning services, Evensong, weddings, funerals and many special services. These faithful and skilled workers enhance the liturgical experience for all. Acolytes serve on Sundays at the 8:00 and 10:30 AM services and on holy days as announced. For more information contact Canon Verger Lisa Churchill SPCheadverger@gmail.com.
The St. Paul’s Altar Guild is a group of men and women (called Sacristans) who serve God by preparing and tending the place in which we worship. Altar Guild work goes on behind the scenes. Sacristans are responsible for creating the familiar scene in the Chancel that worshippers expect to see at Cathedral services. At St. Paul’s the Sacristans are responsible for caring for the sacraments of bread and wine, a unique privilege and humbling responsibility.
Unlike most other parish organizations, an Altar Guild is not intended to be involved in parish business or social matters; its only role is to be the priest’s liturgical partner in making the worship life of the parish run smoothly.