According to the Book of Common Prayer, unction is the rite of anointing the sick with oil, or the laying on of hands, by which God's grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body (BCP: 861). Members of the Anointer's Guild work in teams of two on a rotating basis at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Anointers receive communion with the choir, and then take their place at the transept altars to be available for prayer with requesting members of the congregation. Compassion and confidentiality are key for service in this ministry. The clergy provide training and regular support for anointers. Serving as a member of the Anointer's Guild will profoundly affect your prayer life. It will deepen your reliance on and trust in God and draw you into a deeper participation with the Body of Christ.