St James Episcopal Church

"Connecting The People Of God"

1100 West Green Street
Perry, Florida 32347


The Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is responsible for caring for the altar, vestments, vessels, altar linens and altar flowers. Altar Guild members frequently supervise the decoration of the sanctuary for special occasions. There are currently eight members on the altar guild. 

Regular members of the altar guild are Margaret Gross, Carol Wood, Vicky Murphy, Cindy Simpson, Joanie Cruce, and Rachael Spanjer. They rotate weekly care of the altar including preparation of the altar and the sanctuary for all services. Each rotation begins on Monday and ends the following Sunday. Responsibilities include all services falling within the rotation.

  

  

Special members of the altar guild have volunteered for other responsibilities that are vital to the preparation for services. Sarah Osborne assumes the care of the flowers on the altar, including flower arranging and placing fresh arrangements each week. Sharon Reed cares for the linens, washing and ironing them and returning them to the sacristy. 

 

Margaret Gross is the altar guild director. If you feel called to this ministry she can be contacted through the church office.