While COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, St. James’ is closed and the work of some Guilds is discontinued until further notice.

The custom at St James’ has been to organize all the ministries which support the offering of the liturgy into guilds : Choir, Flower, Hospitality, Narthex, Readers & Intercessors, Sanctuary and Servers. The Women’s Guild is an exception insofar that it is non-liturgical.

A guild in the life of a parish is bound together by a corporate rule of life. This rule, or pattern of commitment, has four elements which are common to every guild : prayer, commitment, fellowship, and service.

We may be helping the parish and the work of the Church, but serving in a guild, most of all, is a privileged way of directly serving Christ. Therefore it is part of a sacred trust.