Servers

Procession into the Cathedral at Diocesan Annual Servers Mass
Who can be a server?
Adults and young people who have made their first holy communion.  If you are interested then speak with Kirsten Grove or one of the priests who will tell you more about what you need to do and how you can be trained. 


Work of a server
We are blessed in the Cathedral parish at both St Peter's and St Thomas More's churches to have adult and young people as servers who undertake many important roles that help the priest during the Mass.  All servers are trained to carry out and understand the importance of the different tasks they do.  Servers work together as a team taking it in turns to carry the cross and candles, help to set up the altar, hold prayer books and carry the thurible.  Their work begins before Mass when they get things ready and does not finish until after Mass when they clear everything away. 

St Stephen Medal
Guild of St Stephen
After training and having been a server for some time the servers in the Cathedral join the Guild of St Stephen and are invited to renew their commitment at the annual servers Mass:
"I offer myself to God Almighty, to Blessed Mary our Mother, and to our Holy Patron, Saint Stephen, and I promise to do my best, to serve regularly, with reverence and understanding, for the glory of God, the service of His Church and my own eternal salvation."

To find out more about the guild of St Stephen click here

For further details
Speak to Kirsten after Mass or one of the priests.
All parish activities involving young people are delivered by adults with CRB clearance.