Societies and Organisations:


Guild of St Stephen

Guild LogoDiocesan Director – Marc Besford

Tel: 07910 777 155


The Guild of St Stephen is an International Organisation of Altar Servers founded in 1904. It aims to encourage the highest standards of serving at the Church's liturgy and to provide altar servers with a greater understanding of what they are doing, whilst offering support and encouragement.

Mass for the Altar Servers 2018

On Saturday 3 November the Guild of St. Stephen and Vicar General Rev. Martin Stempczyk welcomed altar servers from across the Diocese to celebrate our Eighth Altar Servers' Mass at the Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Newcastle. May God bless all those who serve our priests at the altar as they follow in the footsteps of St. Stephen, the Patron Saint of the Guild.

Altar Servers Mass 2018