Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
A diocese is a geographical grouping of local congregations with a bishop as chief pastor. The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is made up of congregations in 24 counties in the north central part of Texas. We welcome everyone through our doors, whether you are a life-long Episcopalian, or a seeker looking for God and a place to worship God, or a person who just feels something is missing in life.
The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is part of the Episcopal Church, an international Christian church with more than 2 million members. The Episcopal Church belongs to the worldwide Anglican Communion, which is an international association of churches which have their roots in the Church of England and together have over 77 million members. The Anglican Communion is a part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is a welcoming, Christ-centered community of congregations committed to a radical hospitality. We are committed to sharing the faith that has changed our lives. We are committed to welcoming ALL people. We have no barriers to participation because of race, gender, or sexual orientation. We are committed to embracing the diversity that God has created. We welcome seekers, embrace inquiry, and offer a wide variety of worship styles grounded and unified by the liturgy in our Book of Common Prayer.
It’s very tempting for a diocese to drone on about its rich history (and we do here), or extol its vision (and we do here). But we’re a progressive organization, and we find it much more relevant to describe the ways we bring Christ to a world in need of love. Our people feed the hungry, clothe the poor, care for the sick, welcome the outcast, teach the children, visit those in prison, and strive to love one another, because that’s what Jesus tells us to do. We try to take our Christian beliefs and put them to work outside of where we worship. We invite you to any of our churches to join in worship and service.
The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., assisting bishop
Jack Leo Iker former bishop
Susan Kleinwechter Social Media & Website Coordinator
The Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl Provisional Bishop
News and Stories from Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, will take part in the activities surrounding the fifth anniversary of the reorganization of the diocese. Continue reading
Please share the word with your high school students that the Province VII Youth Event will be held in Dallas this year, July 8-13! All diocesan youth are especially invited to join with their peers from the rest of Province VII (the Dioceses of Arkansas, Dallas, Kansas, Northwest Texas, Oklahoma, Rio Grande, Texas, West Missouri, West Texas, Western Kansas, and Western Louisiana) in the Summer of Service. Continue reading
Adriana Cline is the new treasurer’s assistant for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. She is originally from Colombia, where she attended the National University and earned a degree in Computer Science. She has experience in IT and bookkeeping, and speaks both English and Spanish. Continue reading
In February 2014, the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will celebrate the 5th anniversary of its renewal. Presiding Bishop Schori will be there. Continue reading