Promoting and Supporting High Standards of Altar Serving in the Catholic Liturgy

The Guild of St Stephen is an organisation for Altar Servers that promotes and supports high standards of altar serving in the liturgy of the Catholic Church. 

On the 22nd November 1935 the first branch was established in the Nottingham Diocese and there are now over 100 parishes affiliated to the Archconfraternity at Westminister

Give us your suggestions! 

We are developing the Guild of St Stephen, and would love to hear from you about how we can improve. What ideas do you have to see more of how we can promote Altar Serving and support servers? 

This website exists to assist the Diocesan Director and Council in the development of the Guild and to provide information and resources for all Altar Servers to assist their ministry and leadership in local parishes around the Diocese of Nottingham. 


The Guild was founded in 1904 and the first branch was established in the Nottingham Diocese in 1935.


Find out about the latest news and events of the Guild from across the Diocese on the blog


Place order forms for Guild goods for your parish, for requisites like medals and branded memoribillia. 


Altar servers wear the guild medal as a sign of their committment. Find out more about the medal’s symbolism. 


St Stephen is the patron saint of Altar Servers along with St Thomas More, Pope St. Pius X and Our Lady


Find prayers of the Guild, the enrolment and medal presentations as well as devotionals for serving at Mass. 


Find a reading list, guidance , web links and downloads to aid your ministry of altar serving in your parish


The Nottingham Guild is part of the Archconfraternity of St Stephen prima primaria at Westminister. 


Connect with Altar Servers across the Diocese of Nottingham on our social media at the Facebook group. 


Website of the Diocese of Nottingham, and find details for your local Catholic parish, school and the Bishop’s pages.  


Login Portal for Diocesan Senior Servers and Master of Ceremonies to communicate and source information. 


Dates of parish affiliation to the Archconfraternity at Westminister, the national guild. 

News and Events

Annual diocesan Mass for Altar Servers 2019

Bishop Patrick McKinney invites Altar Servers and their families for the Annual Guild of St Stephen Massat St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham on Saturday 9th November 2019. Servers should bring their[…]

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Nottingham Cathedral 175th Anniversary

The Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, the mother church of the Diocese of Nottingham celebrated its 175th Anniversary on Monday. Mass to mark the occasion was celebrated by Cardinal Vincent[…]

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Gold Medal Presentation 2019

Congratulations to Mr David Lowe who is the most recent recipient of a Gold Medal of the Nottingham Cathedral Altar Servers. David has been an Altar Server for over 50[…]

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