A Mass was held at All Saints' Church, Hessle (near Hull) recently at the quarterly meeting of the York Diocese Chapter of the Company of Servers.

Servers are lay people who contribute to the running of Christian church services in many traditions; within the Church of England they are often robed in white or black and white and seen processing and assisting the clergy during a service.

The Company of Servers was formed in 2009 and is open to women and men who want to deepen their understanding of the worship in which they participate, and benefit from the experience of fellow Servers in other places. The York Diocesan Chapter meets quarterly and occasionally runs training sessions on aspects of Servers’ ministry.

Presided over by Vicar of Hessle the Revd Gemma Turner, the Mass was followed by a talk from archivist Eve Johansson on the history of the Church and Parish. Pictured (left to right) are Chapter committee member Yvonne Bowling, Chair Tony Parker, Secretary Graham Scott, the Revd Gemma Turner, Judy West and Treasurer Vivienne Grainger (Treasurer) of the York Chapter who were present at the service.