posted 21 Mar 2012, 21:58 by Solihull Parish
updated 21 Mar 2012, 21:58
St Alphege Guild of Servers and Lay Assts
The Guild provides trained laity to assist in the daily round of services.Altar servers are recruited from confirmed Christians of both sexes, from the age of twelve. Initially, new members are trained to serve as acolytes at 9.15am and 11.00am Eucharists. More experienced members serve also as Master of Ceremony (MC) and as Crucifer at those services and at the other Sunday services, weekday celebrations and school Eucharists.Lay Assistants are authorised by the Bishop to administer the Sacraments. The Bishop acts on the recommendation of the Rector and Churchwardens. Lay Assistants also share with the Parish Clergy, the distribution of Holy Communion at home, to the sick and the housebound.Members of the congregation interested in offering themselves for these duties should contact either of the Wardens of the Guild:
Age Groups :
Mr David Patterson 0121 705 5870 or Mr Steve Kershaw 0121 704 9865.