Have you ever been a server, or are interested in being one?
What is a server?
A server is someone who helps the Clergy at the altar during a service. Their jobs include carrying the cross during the procession into church, holding the Gospel during the reading, and assisting during communion. There are three main roles as a server:
- Acolyte: carries the candles into church during the procession and during the gospel and receive the bread and wine during the offertory
- Lavabo: carries the gospel into church and hold it during the gospel reading. They also help with the purification before communion.
- Crucifer: carries the cross into church during the procession and receives the collection during the offertory.
Becoming a server
We are looking to expand the number of servers, and we’d love you to join us. Anyone who has been confirmed can become a server. Traditionally servers have been aged 11-17, but all ages are welcome. We are also looking to hold regular social events for servers to get together and have fun 🙂