The Verger

 

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The Office of Verger dates back to about the 16th century.  The Vergers primary function was to lead the way for the church procession from the vestry around the church into the West Door, clearing a pathway with his virge (or mace) through the crowds of people and animals.  The verger was often the first person in procession,clearing the way for the Thurifer, Crucifer, Acolytes, Choir, and Ministers by swinging his virge.  Nowadays the verger walks in front of the clergy still carrying the virge ( or mace).

Head Verger: Lindsay Kemp

Assistant Vergers: Mark Russell, Philip Russell

Mark wearing the vergers gown

More information on Vergers

Guild of Vergers Website

Local Guild Branch St Albans Guild of Vergers