Guild of the Servants of the Sanctuary

Altar servers are eligible for membership of the Guild, an organisation of laypeople whose chief aims are to deepen the spiritual life of altar servers and to confirm the catholic faith as expressed in the Church of England. The local chapter (St Etheldreda) meets to sing the Guild office in St Mary’s and St Agnes’ from time to time. The incumbent will supply all particulars to anyone who may be interested. For further information about the Guild, please visit

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, to us thy servants, the spirit of holy fear; that we, following the example of thy holy child Samuel, may faithfully minister before thee in thy sanctuary; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.