The Diocesan Altar Guild is headed by its Chairman who is named by the President and members of the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women (ECW). The Diocesan Altar Guild functions under the direction of the Bishop and the ECW. The Altar Guild Chairman attends Diocesan ECW Board Meetings and provides a report of Altar Guild activities.
The Altar Guild's mission is:
- to assist parishes in ordering vestments and linens,
- to respond to requests for help from missions,
- to communicate pertinent information, and
- to provide oversight for supplying an appropriate gift to newly ordained priests of the Diocese.
Our Diocesan Altar Guild maintains a child-sized pall for use in funeral services. It is now housed at Christ Church Cathedral. Please contact the Chair of the Diocesan Altar Guild if your parish or mission has need for its use.
The website of the National Altar Guild Association offers many helpful tips, relevant articles and helps to build a sense of community among those who minister within altar guilds in the Episcopal Church.