Faith - Altar Guild


  Altar Guild   

Conference 2019


An Echo of the Past in the Future



St. Lawrence, Libertyville

Saturday, September 14



A variety of workshops were presented including topics of Bible women, history of church music, journal craft, icons and altar goods.  Following the workshops, lunch was served.


Altar Guild Conference 2018

Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth





Barbara Kreski: director of the horticultural program at the Chicago Botanic Garden keynote speaker.


Sue Murphy (Church of the Holy Comforter) explained the Altar Ministry and led a tour of the sacristry. 


Ginny Noyes (Church of the Holy Comforter) and Liz Crowe (Christ Church, Winnetka) demonstrated altar flower arranging. 


The Rev. Dr. Jason Parkin, rector, closing presentationon "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



National Altar Guild Association Website



Needleworking Classes - Williamsburg School of Needlework

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