Altar Guild volunteers work behind the scenes, caring for all the ceremonial objects used in worship. Liturgy begins and ends with the behind-the-scenes work of the altar guild. They prepare the church and the chapel for worship for all regular services as well as funerals, baptisms and marriages. These volunteers care for and polish the sacred vessels, provide the bread and the wine, clean the fair linens and hangings and ensure that the candles and torches used for worship are ready. These are far more than just tasks; they are true ministries.