Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
Constitution & Canons

Download the 2015 Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth The amended and restated Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth were adopted at the 2015 Diocesan Convention. They became effective at the end of Convention November 14, 2015. Previous version: 2014 Canons (no longer in … Continue reading

DOWNLOAD THE 2015 CONSTITUTION The amended and restated Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was approved on a first reading at the 2014 Diocesan Convention and approved on a second reading at the 2015 Diocesan Convention. The current document became effective … Continue reading

Do you have questions or comments about proposed changes and additions to the canons of the diocese? Come to an open forum at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 16 in the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church. The forum, moderated by the Rev. … Continue reading

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People around the diocese have begun submitting comments in the process of revising the diocesan canons, both through an online survey and by email to the Constitution and Canons committee. “I am pleased we are receiving comments and input from … Continue reading

The 2012 Diocesan Convention directed the Committee on Constitution and Canons to undertake a multi-year project designed to analyze and overhaul the Constitution and Canons for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. The committee reviewed governing documents and practices from … Continue reading

Download the final form of the 2014 Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. There is also a redline copy available, showing the strikethroughs and additions that were made.


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Celebrating Sandi Michels’ 40th ordination anniversary

The congregation of St. Elisabeth’s and Christ the King invites everyone to join in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the Rev. Sandi Michels at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25th, St. Marks Day. Following a celebration … Continue reading

Presiding bishop visits Refugee Services of Texas

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited the offices of Refugee Services of Texas on Thursday, April 6, to meet with clients and staff as well as with Episcopalians who volunteer with the agency. See more photos in the diocesan Flickr gallery. Several … Continue reading

Make your donation to the New Life Fund today

The New Life Fund: Growing in New Ways campaign was kicked off by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at a fundraising dinner Friday, April 7, at Colonial Country Club. More than 160 people attended the dinner. Watch a video of his … Continue reading

Bishop Mayer: “We are a Resurrection People”

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued an Easter message, reminding us that we are Resurrection People. But what does that mean? He explores it in this video. Watch it below, or on YouTube. The video is close captioned.

Parker County church plant team rarin’ to go

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, atop a windy hill with panoramic views of east Parker County, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry commissioned and blessed church planter Hunter Ruffin and the church planting team. The core of the church planting team will … Continue reading

Holy Week and Easter Services in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Everyone – no exceptions – is welcome to join Episcopalians in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in the observance of Holy Week and Easter. A list of services is below. The Foundational Story Holy Week is when the foundational … Continue reading

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