Company of Servers

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Company of Servers

The Company of Servers (CoS) is a society within the Anglican Communion for lay people whose vocation includes serving at the altar.[1] It was inaugurated on 24 January 2009 at Southwark Cathedral.[2]

It is formed of many chapters based on diocesan boundaries, with the first chapters being inaugurated in the dioceses of Norwich, Exeter and Ripon and Leeds.

Each chapter appoints a chaplain who is a member of the Society of Catholic Priests and members of the Company uphold a rule of life which includes:

  • centre their spiritual life on the Eucharist, by sharing in the celebration this sacrament on Sundays and Principal Feasts and Principal Holy Days
  • devote a period each day to private prayer
  • make use, as appropriate and according to conscience, of a spiritual director and the sacrament of reconciliation
  • befriend other members of the Company and attend all meetings of their chapter and central festivals, unless prevented by good reason.[3]


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