Altar Server

The objectives of the Guild of St Stephen:

  • To encourage, positively and practically, the highest standards of serving at the Church’s liturgy and so contribute to the whole community’s participation in a more fruitful worship of God.
  • To provide Altar Servers with a greater understanding of what they are doing so that they may serve with increasing reverence and prayerfulness and thereby be led to a deepening response to their vocation in life.
  • To unite servers of different parishes and dioceses for their mutual support and encouragement.

 The Medal of the Guild of St Stephen.

In the centre, the letters XP are the first two letters of the name ‘Christ’ in Greek. At the top, is the Crown of Victory given by God to everyone who overcomes evil, especially those who die for him. At the bottom are the palm branches, traditional signs of martyrs who died for Christ.

Around the edge are the Latin words of the Guild motto:

CUI SERVIRE REGNARE EST. = TO SERVE CHRIST IS TO REIGN.

In our Parish, a group of boys and girls regularly serve during Mass to assist the Priest in the celebration of the Liturgy. Anyone who has made their Holy Communion is eligible to become an Altar Server. Full training is given and all items required are provided.

The Training Programs are suspended at the moment due to the current Coronavirus crisis.

To download an Application Form for future reference, please click here.

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