News and Events

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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More Than “Helpers of the Parish Priest”

Address at the General Audience, August 1, 2001, the 1,000th of his pontificate Dear Brothers and Sisters! Dear Young People! 1. Today St. Peter’s Square is the square of youth. About a year ago, at the heart of the Great Jubilee 2000, youths from all over the world found solicitous welcome here for the celebration…
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National Events for Altar Servers

Below are some national events for Altar Servers, taking place in Walsingham and in London. 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 of Cardiff All servers, families and friends are welcome Following Mass there will be time…
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Ordination of Fr Neil Peoples

Following a request for Altar Servers for Fr Neil Peoples’ ordination Mass many came forward for the ordination at St Peter’s in Leicester. One or two even went the extra step of acquiring their own cassock. Photos from the Mass are now available at the St Peter’s Parish website:

First Post

This is the first post of the new Diocese of Nottingham Guild of St Stephen website. This website will include information about the Guild of St Stephen in the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham, and will be regularly updated with news and information. On August 2, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI addressed a European pilgrimage of Altar…
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