The Church of England Guild of Vergers

At the Cathedral and Abbey church of St Alban 13th October 2006 my Dad and I were inducted into the Guild of Vergers

Leter this year my brother and Mother will be inducted into the Guild.

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The Office of Verger dates back to about the 16th century.  The Vergers primary function was to lead the way for the church procession from the vestry around the church into the West Door, clearing a pathway with his virge (or mace) through the crowds of people and animals.  The verger was often the first person in procession,clearing the way for the Thurifer, Crucifer, Acolytes, Choir, and Ministers by swinging his virge.  Nowadays the verger walks in front of the clergy but still carrying the virge (or mace)  

 


The old Guild of Vergers Website
New Guild of Vergers Websites

The St Albans Branch Website

The Role of the Vergers and their clothes
The Vergers Prayer

My Page on the St Albans Branch Guild of Vergers Their website
The Virge
How to Carry a Virge
The Vergers Robes

At the Cathedral and Abbey church of St Alban 13th October 2006 my Dad and I were inducted into the Guild of Vergers

The Church of England Guild of Vergers (CEGV) was formed in 1932 as a fellowship of vergers within the Anglican Church.

 

The induction ceremony in the shrine of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban on 13th October 2006. My Dad and I became associate members of the Guild. The ceremony was conducted by Canon Peter Palmer (Branch Chaplain)

The newest and youngest member of the Guild of Vergers with the National Chairman helps cut the cake celebrating 70 years of the St Albans branch of the Guild of Vergers.

We ( my brother and I ) are the youngest members of the Guild of Vergers at present.