2023 Provincial Training Session- Saturday 13th May

3rd April 2023

Provincial Training Session – May 2023

A training session, open to all members and prospective members of the Scottish Guild of Servers, is to be held on Saturday 13th  May in St Andrew’s Cathedral Inverness, Ardross Street, IV3 5NS from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided on arrival as well as a lunch of soup and sandwiches.

Participants will have experience of four workshops:

    • Serving at the Altar – MC, thurifer, acolyte, crucifer; serving moves and postures; setting up at the altar and handing cruets and the lavabo.
    • The Principles and Practice of Thurifering – the use of charcoal and incense; the rhythm of swinging the censer and censing the congregation.
    • Preparation for the Eucharist – laying out chasuble, stole, maniple, girdle, alb and amice and preparing the chalice.
    • Processions – carrying the cross in church, at the Gospel and in processions.

The session is free of charge and open to all SGS Members and those interested in Altar Serving.

If you would like to take part, please complete the application form (link below) and return to:

The Secretary General

Email: secretary-general@scotserve.org.uk