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Diocesan Mass 2018

Altar Servers and their families are invited to the Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass at the Cathedral of St Barnabas on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at 11am. Parish groups of servers should arrive from 10am-10:30am, bringing your own albs or cassocks and be ready vested in Cathedral Hall in preparation for Mass by 10:30am.…
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Come and See Day at Our Lady and St Edward’s Nottingham

When: Saturday, the 7th of July, 2018, 10.00 – 15.00, beginning with Holy Mass Where: Our Lady and S. Edward’s Catholic Church, Gordon Road, Thorneywood, Nottingham NG3 2LG Open to boys and girls aged eleven and above. Please bring a packed lunch.

Feast of St Stephen 2017

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. Parishes around the Diocese of Nottingham marked the Feast of St Stephen with special Masses for Altar Servers and their families and Mass offered for the Intentions of the Guild of St Stephen. More commonly known as Boxing Day, the 26th December is the patronal feast…
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Guild Enrollment

Congratulations to Luke Mary Uchechukwu Kelechi Ebirim who was enrolled into the Guild of St Stephen at Holy Cross Leicester on the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, 7th October. Photo: Michael Stanley    

Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass 2017

With the launch of a new website layout, and new graphics on our Facebook group, we’re looking forward to greeting servers from across the Diocese of Nottingham for the Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass at the Cathedral on Saturday 16th September at 11am. All servers and their families are welcome, and servers are asked…
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Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass 2014

Altar Servers and their families are invited to Holy Mass at the Cathedral of St Barnabas on Saturday 4th October 2014 at 12pm for the Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass. Servers should bring their alb or cassock and cotta. For more details please contact Fr Robert Thacker.

Archconfraternity of St Stephen Facebook

The National Guild of St Stephen, or the Archconfraternity is now online at Facebook. Like the page at:

What it means to be an Altar Server?

This video produced by Two Sense Films, shows footage of some American Altar Servers giving their own reflections on why they are Altar Servers. It is being shared across the Internet by Catholic organisations and individuals.

Mosaic of St Stephen Installed in Westminister Cathedral

The Archconfraternity has been collecting over the past several years to raise money for a mosaic of St Stephen to be placed in Westminster Cathedral. The new mosaic, along with another mosaic of St Lawrence was installed on the Sanctuary on Monday 16 September and Tuesday 17 September. In total £30,000 was required, but the…
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National Altar Servers’ Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Please note there is no Diocesan Mass at Nottingham Cathedral on the 7th September. However, there is a National Pilgrimage in Walsingham. Please see the Guild Website for more details. ALTAR SERVERS PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM Saturday 7th September 2013 SOLEMN MASS 12.00 NOON Principal Celebrant Most Rev George Stack, Archbishop…
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