Welcome!


The 2019 Annual Conference was in October at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas

The 2020 Annual Conference will be on Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Seattle, Washington

The Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church (VGEC) is a service organization that supports the ministry of vergers, sacristans, worship leaders, altar guild members, and more. Although the position may have many different names, we all identify with the historic name and work of the verger.

A verger is a member of a church who works under the direction of their rector, vicar, or priest-in-charge to assist with the organization and operation of worship services in the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Church of England, and world-wide throughout the Anglican Communion. There are vergers in many other churches as well and all are welcome.

Through our training course, online resources, annual conferences, chapters, and opportunities for fellowship, the VGEC supports over one thousand active members around the world. 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 for your work in the church. We also have a free six-month trial membership for new members. 

Check Out VergerTV on YouTube 

We have an active VergerTV Channel on YouTube - It's one of the major communications methods for us to get timely information out to the members of the VGEC so be sure to check it out and subscribe!

Our current segment shown to the right is And the Nominees are... In this video, we introduce the six VGEC members who have been nominated to stand for election to the four open seats on the board as of January 1, 2020.

Each nominee was asked the same 5 questions and was limited to 40 seconds for each response.

The current host of VergerTV is VGEC President Scott Smith. If you'd like to help with Verger TV, submit  videos, host, or anything else, contact him at [email protected].

Take a look at the channel and if you have any ideas for upcoming segments on VergerTV we'd love to hear from you. We really want this channel to be BY and ABOUT all vergers, so that means we all need to be thinking about videos that we can make and use. And you know it's getting incredibly easy to record really nice videos with our phones and it's also really easy to share those videos. So this is a great way to share valuable information with one another.

Be sure to subscribe to the channel and click the Notifications bell and also to LIKE all of our videos.  

Try out the VGEC Free for Six Months!

If you are interested in trying out the Vergers Guild, we have a special site try.vergers.org where you can sign up for a six-month membership for free! You will get access to everything that we have, and you will be signed up for all VGEC online and postal communication as you explore the ministry and our organization. We hope that you will try us out because we know you will like what you experience as a member of the VGEC!

Membership Management System Online

The VGEC uses an online membership management system located at membership.vergers.org. This enables the efficient maintenance of membership data and has improved communication as it allows for easy and secure online processing of new memberships and renewals.

To renew your membership, simply login at membership.vergers.org. Don't worry if you do not 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 and it only takes a few minutes to join.

We encourage everyone to maintain their membership online using credit cards. This saves the organization a lot of money, time, and resources! If you need any help with your membership, please contact the Membership Committee, at [email protected].

VGEC Membership Directory Available Online

The VGEC Membership Directory is available to all VGEC members online.

Login at membership.vergers.org to access the secure PDF version of the directory. A new and updated version of the directory is produced automatically each morning at 1:30am Eastern Time making sure that the directory is always up to date.

The #1 Online Resource for Vergers

We hope that you enjoy vergers.org and that you are able to find many effective resources to help you with your ministry of the 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.