2022 New York, NY
After 2 years of the VGEC Conference being held virtually due to Covid-19, we are overjoyed to announce the 2022 VGEC IN PERSON Annual Conference in New York City, Thursday, September 15, 2022 through Sunday, September 18, 2022
Join us for the 34th Annual gathering hosted by the Vergers of the Diocese of New York and Bp. Andrew Dietsche.
Registration will open in early 2022. Conference details will be available here soon. Keep checking back here for the latest updates.
Current Covid-19 Safety Precautions for the Conference (Subject to change)
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine has thr following COVID-19 pandemic safety precautions inplace that we will be required to adhere to during the VGEC Annual Conference in New York City. Trinity Church Wall Street has identical requirements.
PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED INSIDE THE CATHEDRAL AND BUILDINGS
In observance of the New York City guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, to enter the Cathedral all visitors ages 5 and older must:
• Show proof that they have received the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior toentry
• Show valid ID
• Wear a mask
Proof of vaccination may include:
• NYC COVID Safe app: Android | iOS
• Excelsior Pass
• CDC Vaccination Card (or photo of card)
• NYC Vaccination Record
• An official immunization record from outside New York City or the United States.
Valid ID includes your name accompanied by a photograph such as:
• Driver’s license
• Government ID card
• IDNYC card • Passport
• School ID card
Outside on the Cathedral Grounds
• Masks are optional outdoors for visitors and staff, Mondays – Fridays
• Masks are required outdoors for visitors and staff, Saturdays and Sundays
WHAT THE CATHEDRAL EXPECTS FROM VISITORS, CONGREGANTS AND GUESTS
• Proof of vaccination to enter the Cathedral and all buildings on the grounds
• Maintain physical distancing between yourself and others
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
• Stay home if you’re feeling unwell or have been in contact with people who have tested positive for
COVID-19 WHAT VISITORS, CONGREGANTS AND GUESTS CAN EXPECT FROM THE CATHEDRAL
• Clergy and staff are fully vaccinated
• Limits on the number of visitors in Cathedral buildings
• Increased cleaning protocols and hand sanitizing stations for staff and visitors
Each year, the VGEC provides a limited number of scholarships to cover $150 of the registration expense. The Mark Emory Graham Scholarship Fund of the VGEC will make these grants. They are intended to develop the ministry of the verger and will be considered for junior vergers, new vergers, or first time attendees, or those with a financial need.
Click HERE to complete an online scholarship application.
The president of the VGEC will review the requests and will contact each member making a scholarship request. The process is very easy, so if you are interested, please complete the form today.
The scholarship covers $150 of the registration fee but not transportation, lodging, or additional food or other expenses.
Please contact the VGEC president at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the scholarship or the application process.
If you are applying for a scholarship, do not put in your credit card information when registering for the conference. Select the Pay Later option !!
Thursday evening of the conference will be hosted at Trinity Wall Street.
Evensong, Dinner, Fellowship, and an opportunity to tour historic Trinity Church.
Events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be hosted at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest Cathedral in the USA and the 2nd largest in the World.
Friday you will have the evening free to enjoy New York City. Maybe take in a Broadway Show or go to dinner on the town.
The Saturday evening banquet will in catered in the Nave of the Cathedral.
The Sunday morning Eucharist with the Vergers of the Guild in procession will be spectacular at St. John the Divine.
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Located on Amsterdam in Morningside Heights, in the northern and western part of Manhattan, near Columbia University and Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital.
Map Link: 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
There will not be a "conference hotel." You are encouraged to seek accommodations at one of the cities fine hotels or find a Bed and Breakfast. New You has an magnificent subway system for travel from almost any hotel to Trinity Wall Street or St. John the Devine will be easy. A list of hotel recommendations is forthcoming.
Most hotels are further south but there are some in the more immediate area or a bit further south and conveniently midway between Midtown/Time Square and the Cathedral. There are convenient public transportation options throughout.
Saturday 1:00pm - 5:00pm Excursion:
2022 Conference Session 1 - Verger 101