Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a ministry of St. Alban’s - a gift of time and talent to serve God in His house. The Altar Guild is the liturgical partner of the priest and is responsible for preparing for the celebration of the Eucharist, as well as all other services, sacraments and offices of the Episcopal Church included in the Book of Common Prayer.

The Rector is the head of the Altar Guild and defines the style, practices and the tone of the services, all of which are reflected in the vessels and vestments used that the Altar Guild prepare and preserve. The Altar Guild consists of four teams of three or four members that operate on a four-week rotation organized and scheduled by our Altar Guild co-chairs.

Responsibilities of the Altar Guild include set-up and clean-up for worship services, which includes flower arranging, silver and brass polishing, washing and ironing of the vestments and linens, filling candles, changing the Sanctus Candle, marking the Bible lessons, placing numbers on hymn boards and ordering supplies. The Altar Guild also cares for the sanctuary of the church.

The work of the Altar Guild is to ensure that our sanctuary and altar table reflect the holiness and the joy that all the members of St. Alban’s create together in our worship.