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Altar Servers

An important link and focus for young people in their journey towards Confirmation

The Alter in the Centre of St Mary's
This is a group (currently 30 in number) of young members of our Parish who are trained (or training) as Altar Servers. It is entirely voluntary, there is no minimum or maximum period of service and anyone who has made their First Holy Communion is welcome to take part (no upper age limit!). Training usually takes place over 2 years' regular attendance and we would then recommend our trainee to Father Kevin for enrollment into the Guild of Stephen. Receiving their St Stephen's medal is a sign of seniority and commitment to altar serving in the future.
Any young person who is interested in training should know that there is no long term obligation (it is not school).
The St Stephens Medal worn by alter servers
You are always free to leave at anytime, particularly if you do not enjoy the experience. All we ask is that if you decide to continue, you commit to serving at least once a month on a Saturday or Sunday, whichever suits you and your family. We would also like to have a senior(14+)/adult team of servers if there are any volunteers who would like to come together to serve occasionally. Again full training is available if needed.
For any enquirers please contact Tilly Berry, Cath McCarthy, Fiona Moore,Jan Bowd or Daniella Rideout (parent leaders). We would also appreciate any offers of help from parents or young adults who would like to be involved in this worthwhile group.
If you want to find out any more information then please do not hesitate to contact us.