Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
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Policy on Background Checks – PDF  Revised 2014-05-17 Background Check Request Form Related: Policy on Safeguarding God’s People This background check policy, coupled with our Policy on Safeguarding God’s People titled Toward Healthy Ministry: Safeguarding God’s People From Abuse, support our goals to foster the highest … Continue reading

Handbook on Licensed Lay Ministry – PDF Handbook on Licensed Lay Ministry – MS Word These documents were updated on 8/19/2015 to include application forms for Licensed Lay Preacher, Lay Pastoral Leader and Lay Evangelist and on 6/28/2016 to improve … Continue reading

Office and Contact Information Physical Address: 4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76103 Mailing Address: PO Box 8695, Fort Worth, TX 76124 Phone: 817-534-1900 Fax: 817-534-1904 Email: contact@edfw.org Office hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, other hours by appointment Diocesan Staff Bishop – Scott Mayer bishop@edfw.org … Continue reading

If you would like to have an event placed on the Diocesan Calendar, please fill out the form below. Your information will be reviewed by the diocesan office and, if approved, added to the calendar as soon as possible. Once … Continue reading


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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

RSS Churchwide News

  • Bishops file brief on behalf of immigrants, refugees
    [Episcopal News Service] Attorneys representing 14 Episcopal bishops filed a friend-of-the-court brief on April 21 in support of appellees and in affirmation of U.S. district court in Hawaii in opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration in the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit. On March 15, a federal judge in Hawaii halted Trump’s revised executive that would […]
  • Episcopal Church selects development partner for downtown Austin, Texas, property
    [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church has selected Cielo Property Group to partner in the development of a church-owned city block in downtown Austin, Texas, that will incorporate space for The Archives of the Episcopal Church and an adjoining mixed-use project. The Episcopal Church purchased the Austin city block bounded by […]
  • Women’s mentoring is focus of Thailand gathering
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Eighteen women theologians from Africa and Asia began a journey of reflection and action around the theme “Women’s Mentoring for Ecumenical Leadership” in a consultation April 20-22 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was convened by the World Council of Churches Department on Ecumenical Theological Education and supported by the Foundation for […]
  • Nomination deadline nears for Episcopal Church positions, committees, boards
    [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The deadline to submit a nominee application for Executive Council, trustee of the Church Pension Fund, and other Episcopal Church board positions that will be elected during the next General Convention is Wednesday, May 10. Check the links below for full information and links to the application […]
  • Former Virginia Tech chaplain looks to massacre’s aftermath for lessons in healing
    [Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] When a gunman opened fire killing 28 fellow students, four professors and himself 10 years ago on the campus of Virginia Tech, word of the massacre reached the Rev. Scott Russell through a news broadcast. Terrifying details were being reported on the TVs at JFK International Airport in New […]