Sign up to be an Acolyte

The most important part of our common life is worship, and central to our worship week by week are those who help carry out the work of liturgy as acolytes. If you are interested in joining this important ministry, especially if you will be moving into the 7th grade this fall, now is the time to sign up. We will be forming teams prior to the beginning of our fall worship schedule in September 2017. Please sign up by sending your name, email, and telephone number to

Acolyting offers young people in grades 7-12 the opportunity to serve as ministers in Cathedral worship.  Acolytes lead processions, take responsibility for lighting and extinguishing candles and assist priests and deacons in preparation for communion.  There are currently six teams - each headed by one or two senior acolytes.  During the school year, one team is assigned to each Cathedral service; in the summer, two teams are usually assigned to the 10:00 Sunday service.  Throughout the year, acolytes may also be asked to serve at weddings, funerals and other special services.  If you have questions, please contact the Cathedral office at 771.7300.

Thank you for answering the call to serve as an acolyte. God’s peace and love to you all.

Acolyte Teams 2016-2017

Team 1

Leila Barwick, Captain
Charles Chapman, Co-Captain

Manning Barwick
Elizabeth Bowie
Flynn Bowie
Bonnie Chapman
Elinor Chapman
Margaret Greene
Thomas Greene
Mason Kapp
Suzanne Kapp
Mary Hagan Slaughter

Team 2

Talley Moorman, Captain
Duffy Beal & Wallace Stuckey, Co-Captains

Caroline Bunch
Nan Davenport
Isabelle Lord
Duncan Moorman
Julian Owens
James Runge
Stephens West

Team 3

Dowlin Moses, Captain
Porter Davies, Co-Captain

Emma Britt
Cravens Godbold
William McCann
Henry Moses
Sallie Moses
Lyman Ott
McAlpin Ott
Stuart Williams

Team 4

Carter Smith & Chris Smith, Captains
O'Neal Best
John Graham Cantey
William Cantey
George Folline
Lottie Folline
Mac Hardy
Sarah Haselden
Garret Kennard
William Lamar
Rox Pollard
Mary Deas Rhodes

Team 5

Margaret Manning, Captain
Emmye Mullins, Co-Captain

Connor Asbill
Ryan Asbill
Clay Brabham
Mason Harrington
William Laney
Fred Manning
Kit Mullins
David Shealy
Annie Waites

Team 6

John Gressette, Captain
Elizabeth Mahoney & Andrew Walker, Co-Captains

Kate Baker
Charlie Bond
William Bowers
John Elliott Epps
Isaac Mikell
Lucy Mills Sammataro
Timothy Smith
William Thigpen
Magaret Walker

Acolyte Schedule

9:00 am Cathedral Service

Date Team
April 30 Team 6
May 7 Team 1
May 14 Team 3
May 21 Team 5
May 28 Team 2


11:15 am Cathedral Service

Date Team
April 30 Team 5
May 7 Team 2
May 14 Team 4
May 21 Team 6


Summer Acolyte Schedule for 10 am Cathedral Service

Date Team
May 28 Teams 1 & 2
June 4 Teams 3 & 4
June 11 Teams 5 & 6
June 18 Teams 1 & 2
June 25 Teams 3 & 4
July 2 Teams 5 & 6
July 9 Teams 1 & 2
July 16 Teams 3 & 4
July 23 Teams 5 & 6
July 30 Teams 1 & 2
August 6 Teams 3 & 4
August 13 Teams 5 & 6
August 20 Teams 1 & 2
August 27 Teams 3 & 4
September 3 Teams 1 & 2