Altar Servers assist the priest and the entire worshipping community during the Sacrifice of the Mass, other liturgies, and during the celebration of sacraments. Across our churches we have a dedicated team of adults, boys and girls who assist our prayer and worship and enhance our liturgies in their service.
The parish works closely with the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen (Guild of St. Stephen) to encourage the highest standards of serving at the Church’s liturgy and contribute to the whole community’s participation in a more fruitful worship of God. The Guild also aims 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. And to unite servers of different parishes and dioceses for their mutual support and encouragement.
Who an become an Altar Server?
Any Catholic who has made their First Holy Communion is able to join our Altar Serving teams.
Adults who wish join our teams should also be living a life in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church and will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
How do I become an Altar Server?
It’s pretty straightforward. Talk to one of the priests and they can arrange to gave a chat with you and offer you training.