By Ken Holloway, News Manager, VGEC
The Verger's Voice published 51 articles in 2014. We tried to cover as many facets of the verger ministry as possible. Hoping to include something for every member's interest, we featured several contributing authors, including:
- John Campbell, Dean's Verger at Lincoln Cathedral who wrote elegantly about the verger at Advent, Hidden Gems, and news of the Church of England Guild of Vergers (CEGV)
- David Todd who told the story of his visit to Trinity Wall Street
- Cindy Leap and Nicholas Birchum who pointed out the role of a verger in a small parish
- Kent Wingerson who covered the Verger workshop at Grace Cathedral in Topeka
- Dr. Eileen Brightwell Hicks as she described an amusing "New Liturgical Movement" in the Houston area
- Bill Cox of St. John's in Austin teamed with Eileen and Dick Johnson, Head Verger at Trinity Episcopal Church, in exploring the importance of having updated customaries for our services and how the Guild's collection of customaries and other important resources can be accessed in our archives
- Coverage of the 2014 Conference of the CEGV at Elim center in Malvern, Worcestershire
- The unique ministry of vergers at Sweden's Linkoping Cathedral
- The ministry of a new VGEC member, Eduardo Fanfani, verger at All Saint's Anglican Church in Rome
Five articles celebrated the fantastic 26th Annual VGEC Conference in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
In a recent article, we explored how to access and use the recently completed, very capable on-line VGEC Membership Directory.
We saluted Bill Gleason's 25+ years of VGEC leadership with a story detailing the stellar history and sky-high future of the VGEC Guild shop.
Along the way in our news line-up, we saluted new vergers, we celebrated junior vergers and we were introspective about our servant ministry.
We pray that there indeed is something to spur your interest and pride in the VGEC in our Verger's Voice posts, past and future. What are your interests? What haven't we covered that should be written? What new authors will surface during 2015 to bring fresh outlooks to new subjects representing the members and ministries of the VGEC?
Abstract: The Verger's Voice had its most productive year so far in 2014. We try to publish information that you can use every day in your ministry. Here's praying that today's post will prompt pleasant memories of subjects we wrote about last year and interest you in subjects that you have yet to read.