Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
2016 Diocesan Convention

The theme of the 2016 Diocesan Convention — On fire with the Spirit – offered a teachable moment at the Friday night dinner as well as an opportunity for a bit of fiery foolishness that included some roasting of Bishop … Continue reading

Bishop J. Scott Mayer addressed the 2016 Diocesan Convention on Saturday, November 12. His theme was “On Fire with the Spirit.” You can read the text below. Fort Worth Convention Address 2016 November 12 I would like to begin this … Continue reading


With great patience, good humor, and old-fashioned paper ballots and pencils, delegates to convention worked past the technology glitch that prevented online voting and filled all the offices open for election in 2016. They were selecting from a record number … Continue reading


The Child Protective Services system in Texas is in deep crisis, underfunded and understaffed, leaving thousands of children at risk of harm in their homes. According to state records, CPS is charged with supervising more than 17,000 children in paid … Continue reading


Diocesan youth will offer a prayer room adjacent to the floor of diocesan convention at All Saints Episcopal School November 11-12. The prayer room will be set up in the wrestling room in the school gym, site of the convention … Continue reading

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to visit diocese April 6-8, 2017

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, will visit the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 8. Bishop Curry calls himself the chief evangelist of The Episcopal Church, and he will … Continue reading

Presiding bishop to visit Parker County, refugee ministries

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry will be in the diocese April 6-8. On Thursday morning, April 6, Bishop Curry will tour Walsh, the new community being built on the site of the Walsh Ranch west of Fort Worth, and the … Continue reading

Lay leader Owanah Anderson died Friday

This tribute to Owanah Anderson was written by the Rev. Bruce Coggin, who served as a “circuit rider” for Wichita Falls Episcopalians after the departure of a former bishop and other leaders from The Episcopal Church. —————- Early in the morning … Continue reading

Church planter hired for Parker County

The Rev. Hunter Ruffin has been hired as the church planter for Parker County. In early March the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church approved a $100,00 grant to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth for a church plant in Parker … Continue reading

Join Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at kick off dinner

All are invited to join the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, for a dinner launching the New Life Fund: Growing in New Ways fundraising campaign at 6 pm Friday, April 7, at Colonial Country Club … Continue reading

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Join the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, for a dinner launching the New Life Fund: Growing in New Ways fundraising campaign at 6 pm Friday, April 7, at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Complete … Continue reading

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