Altar Guild member's duties include preparing the Altars for all services and the elements for Holy Communion.
Chalicers administer the chalice during Holy Eucharist.
Lectors read the Old Testament lesson and the Prayers of the People during worship services. See schedule.
An acolyte can assist in worship by carrying a processional cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel book, holding candles or "torches", assisting a deacon or priest set up and clean up at the altar, swinging incense or carrying the incense boat, handing the offering plates to ushers, and many other tasks as seen fit by the priest or acolyte master.
In traditional catholic churches acolytes commonly wear cassock and cotta, and in less catholic churches commonly cassock-alb with girdle. A girdle is usually a twisted rope with knots on the ends which is secured round the waist; it may be white or of the liturgical colour. Wearing crosses or other special pins or symbols is the prerogative of the individual church.
In some more traditional parishes, the acolytes are ranked as they develop their abilities to serve: Trainees, Junior Acolytes, Senior Acolytes, and Acolytes of Merit. In others, the functions of acolytes are performed without vestments, and without significant formal training by persons available in the parish.
In other parishes, Acolytes are referred to according to the roles they perform. E.g. Master of Ceremonies, Crucifer and Thurifer, together with the 1st and 2nd Acolytes.
Front Door Ministry:
Greeters try to welcome all participants to services at St. Dunstan's. They provide guests with a gift bag containing useful information, and answer their questions.
At Sunday Services, funerals and other designated events, adult parishoners distribute leaflets, assist in greeting and seating worshipers, pass the alms basins and direct the congregation to the rail for Holy Eucharist. Ushers are scheduled to serve no more than once a month.
Counters work as part of a team for one Sunday a month to assist the Treasurer and Financial Secretary by tablulating the Sunday receipts after the 11:00am service.