Annual Conference

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Susan Brown Snook, Bishop of San Diego, and the Vergers and Staff of St. Paul's Cathedral are excited to welcome the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church to their 2023 Annual Conference. Head Verger Lisa Churchill and her team have put together an awesome conference. Great fun, wonderful fellowship, sacred worship, stellar workshops, and a dynamic Keynote speaker.

Make plans to join us for the 35th Annual gathering, September 28 through October 1, 2023 in San Diego. (click here)

About the VGEC Annual Conferences

One of the most anticipated and popular activities of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church is our annual conference which takes place at a member parish each year.

These exciting events are normally held Thursday through Sunday in late September to mid-October. Each conference has a series of sessions that cover several topics of interest to the verger and several events that foster fellowship, learning, and worship during the weekend.

Each conference culminates with a festival Holy Eucharist with a procession of all vergers in attendance. Each conference has an official conference photo to commemorate the weekend. Photos for all past conferences are located HERE.

Future Conferences

If you are interested in hosting a VGEC Annual Conference, please contact the chair of the VGEC Annual Conference Committee at You will be asked to submit this VGEC Annual Conference proposal document as part of the process.

Past Conferences

All VGEC Annual Conference photos are available at