In the Middle Ages, the Verger led the procession of the altar party into the church. Back then, the Verger swung the virge (a short staff or mace with a small cross on the end) to keep back animals, ruffians, and ne’er-do-wells who might interfere with the procession.
Modern day Vergers have quite a different job and at St. John’s their primary responsibility is helping with the practical set up of church furniture and running the sound/audio technology during church services. This is a perfect job for a student or someone who wants to work part-time. You must be available to work on Sunday evenings. You can read a more detailed job description here
If you are interested in the position please email [email protected]