The Constitution and Canons Committee is responsible for the maintenance of the living, governing documents that define the procedures and processes to conduct the operations of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and its churches and institutions to enhance the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

Current Documents:

Members

(as of Nov. 12, 2016) are

  • John Promise, St. Alban, Arlington
  • Chuck Weidler, Trinity, Fort Worth
  • Jon Back, Good Shepherd, Granbury
  • Christopher Thomas, St. Alban’s, Arlington
  • Jane Dennis, St. Luke’s, Stephenville
  • Bill Greenhill, All Saints’, Fort Worth
  • Fred Barber, All Saints’, Fort Worth
  • Chancellor – Sandy Liser, Trinity, Fort Worth

Chair – Andrew Wright, Trinity, Fort Worth

Activities

The committee

  • incorporates any necessary changes into the Diocesan Constitution and Canons to keep them in conformance with the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church as determined by General Convention
  • reviews proposed changes to the C&Cs submitted by various entities to ensure that they would be compatible with the existing C&Cs if enacted
  • reports regularly to the Executive Council and Standing Committee
  • periodically reviews the C&Cs with an eye to make them more understandable and to improve the efficiency of the diocese in carrying out its Mission/Vision Statement. These actions are then presented to the Diocesan Convention for Convention deliberation and determination of acceptance.

The Constitution and Canons Committee welcomes suggestions for proposed amendments to the C&Cs from all persons and organizations

Previous Documents:

View earlier versions of the Constitution or Canons, no longer in effect

 

Members

Andrew Wright Chair

News and Stories from Constitution and Canons Committee

2015 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

2015 Constitution

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

2015 Convention: Elections, canon changes, and other actions

As a result of diligent and informative work at pre-convention deanery meetings, the delegates to the 33rd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth worked so efficiently that they finished their work two hours earlier than expected. They elected … Continue reading

You’re invited to an open forum on Canon revisions at Trinity on July 16

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

Committee receiving input on Canons rewrite process

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

Committee seeks comments on proposed canons

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

Constitution and Canons Committee Reports to Executive Council

Mr. George Komechak, chair of the Constitution and Canons Committee reported on the work of the committee at the Executive Council’s first meeting of 2015. Read a report of that meeting He said that in response to the new Canon … Continue reading

Constitution & Canons Committee Report to 2014 Convention

The Constitution and Canons Committee report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by chairman George Komechak. You may download a PDF of this report here.

Survey to Help Task Force on Overhaul of Diocesan Constitution and Canons

The Constitution and Canons Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is soliciting input from the people of the diocese on revisions to the diocesan constitution and canons. Continue reading