Acolytes are AWESOME at St. Ann’s!
The Acolyte ministry is open to all children and teens in grades 3-12. They are invited to serve at the altar as Gospel Book Bearers, Torchbearers, and Crucifers. It is a fun ministry that gives the youth a chance to learn more about the history and tradition of the Episcopal Church while serving important functions at the altar. Acolytes wear special robes (called a cotta and surplice).
There is a mandatory training session for all new and returning acolytes each fall, but new acolytes are welcome at any time of the year and can be trained individually. Acolytes are scheduled approximately once every few weeks, and are often asked to serve more frequently for the major services and seasons (Christmas, Easter, etc.).
It’s an important, FUN ministry and we welcome all children and teens to participate!
For more information, email: stanns@stannswoodstock•org.