St. Hilda’s Altar Guild

Members of St. Hilda’s Altar Guild perform some of the most important services as they prepare the Sanctuary for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The Guild cares for the laundering of all the sacred linens used at the altar and vestments worn by the clergy. They are responsible for polishing the brass altar candles, sterling silver chalices and other sacred vessels used in the Eucharist and keep a supply of communion breads and wine in stock. Guild members perform most of their ministry ‘behind the scenes’ but are integral to our common worship life.  The also prepare for special liturgies celebrated for funerals, baptisms weddings and other special services during Holy Week leading up to the Great Festival of Easter.