Faith - Altar Guild

Altar Guild Conference 2018

Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth


Barbara Kreski, director of the horticultural program at the Chicago Botanic Garden was our featured speaker.


Sue Murphy (Church of the Holy Comforter) explained the Altar Ministry and led a tour of the sacristry.  The Flower Ministry, led by Ginny Noyes (Church of the Holy Comforter) and

Liz Crowe (Christ Church, Winnetka) demonstrated altar flower arranging.  The Rev. Dr. Jason Parkin provided the closing presentationon on the meaning of "thin spaces".


A display of seasonal vestments from several churches lined the walls of the Great Hall.  The conference concluded with a delicious luncheon.


Altar Guild 2018 photos


Altar Guild Book 2018.pdf
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Altar Guild Conference 2017

St. John's Episcopal Church, Naperville


Silversmith Rose Jacrecki was the keynote speaker presenting a demonstration of metal working techniques that are used to create the beautiful pieces that adorn our worship spaces.


Silver from the Diocese was displayed including the Jenny Lind Chalice, the St. Andrew's Chapel chalice and alms basin, and the 100th Anniversary ECW chalice.


Additional workshops were knotted rosaries, a video "The Stone Carvers" from Washington National Cathedral, reparing vestments and Altar Guild 101.


Altar Guild 2017 photos.



Altar Guild Conference 2016

Calvary Episcopal Church, Lombard


Men and women from churches across the region had the opportunity to view beautiful vestments on loan from 14 churches in our Diocese.  Thanks to the members of Calvary Church, Lombard, we worshipped and learned together as well as shared lunch and fellowship.  


Workshops included needleworked Chrismons, a presentation on preserving antique vestments and Altar Guild 101.

vestment booklet 2016.pdf
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Altar Guild preparation prayer cards

Print 3 per 8.5" x 11" sheet, 2 sides

Altar Guild prayer cards.pdf
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2017 Kanuga Liturgical Arts Conference



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