The Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church (VGEC) is a service organization that supports the ministry of the verger. A verger is a member of the laity who works under the direction of the parish priest to assist with the organization and operation of religious services in the Episcopal Church in the US, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Church of England, and elsewhere in the Anglican Communion.
Through our education programs, online resources, and opportunities for fellowship, the VGEC supports more than one thousand members around the US and the world. The photos in the scroll above are a random sample of our membership.
Please see the welcome message from VGEC President Margaret McLarty for more information about the ministry of the verger and the role of the Vergers' Guild.
If you are interested in getting started with a new verger ministry in your parish, see Starting a new Verger Ministry.
Becoming a member of the Vergers' Guild is easy. It only costs $40 per year and provides a large number of benefits of being a member of the Vergers' Guild.
25th annual Conference on Thursday October 3 through Sunday October 6, 2013 at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, Tennessee. This is a great opportunity for many members of the Guild to come together for fellowship, training, business, and worship. Click HERE for complete information.
try.vergers.org - Our new 6-Month Free Introductory MembershipWe have recently launched try.vergers.org where people interested in trying out membership in the VGEC can try it out for six months for free! We also have a number of resources that you can use to promote try.vergers.org within our parish and diocese. To learn more, click HERE.
A Course of Training for the Verger.” This is the first major revision of the course since the original edition was published in 1996. Among the changes is a new section entitled, “Getting to know the VGEC” that takes course participants on a tour of the resources and programs available to members of the Vergers‘ Guild. Another new section, “Outline for Course Completion and Submission” was added to help course participants through the process of completing their course materials for review at the end of their course.To learn more, click HERE.
Last year's yearbook from 2011 was a newly designed and expanded edition of the VGEC membership directory that includes member photos along with current information about all aspects of the Vergers' Guild. Take a look at the photos at the top of this page and you will see over one hundred photos already uploaded by members of the Guild.
Don't miss out! Please login and upload your photo for the web site and the next VGEC yearbook in December of 2012. If you need help, please contact us.
To renew your membership, simply login at membership.vergers.org. Do not worry if you don't know your password as there are simple instructions to follow that will help you login for the first time.
If you are not a member, please join the VGEC using this system now as it only takes a few minutes to join and our membership rates have remained the same since our founding over twenty years ago.
Printed membership renewal notices are also mailed to all members who do not renew online. Please help us save cost and resources by renewing online today.
If you need any help please contact Cheryl Cantrall, our VGEC Membership Secretary, at [email protected], 863.644.9806, or 5319 Sandra Way, Lakeland, FL 33813.
We hope that you enjoy vergers.org and that you are able to find many effective resources to help you with your ministry of being a verger. One of our goals is to continue to add additional resources to the web site to make it truly the #1 resource for vergers online.
Use the menu system to the left to take a tour of our content and also make use of the Google powered search box at the top right of the page.