Ordination News

Ordination News

Carlye Hughes elected bishop of the Diocese of Newark

The Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church Fort Worth was elected as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark at their convention on Saturday, May 18, 2018. Election on first Ballot The first ballot of the election convention returned a clear result, showing Hughes to have been elected as the next bishop. As the Diocese of Newark’s website explains:   In order to be elected, a candidate needed to receive a simple majority of votes…

Christopher Thomas to be ordained priest May 17, 2018

Bishop Sam Hulsey will ordain Christopher Thomas to the priesthood at 7 pm. Thursday, May 17, 2018, on behalf of Bishop Scott Mayer, at St. Elisabeth and Christ the King Episcopal Church. Thomas served as deacon at St. Alban’s, worshiping in Theatre Arlington before moving to St. Elisabeth and Christ the King. He is a cradle Episcopalian, having been raised at Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgan City, in the Diocese of Louisiana. He spent many years on the staff and as a…

Annette Mayer ordained priest

Bishop Scott Mayer ordained Annette Mayer a priest on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. A reception followed, hosted by St. Martin’s, St. Alban’s, Theater Arlington; and St. Stephen’s, Hurst, all congregations where Mayer has served. The Rev. Maurine Lewis preached. Lewis began her sermon by welcoming everyone “on this most joyous occasion, the ordination of Annette.” And, she said, “. . .it’s time.  In theology class in seminary we talk some about time.  Greek has two words…
Annette Mayer's ordination

Annette Mayer to be ordained priest March 1, 2018

Annette Mayer will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at 7 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller. The Rev. Maurine Lewis will preach. A reception will follow. Mayer was ordained a deacon on October 22, 2015, also at St. Martin’s. New Call Mayer has accepted a call to serve as rector of The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Palos Park, IL, in the Diocese of Chicago. Most recently, she has been…
deacon cross and St. Stephen

Ayodeji Omoniyi to be ordained deacon

God willing and the people consenting, the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer will ordain Ayodeji Omoniyi to the Sacred Order of Deacons at 7 pm on Monday, December 18, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller. View event page for directions. Clergy are requested to wear cassock, surplice and white stoles. A reception will follow. Omoniyi discerned that his call is to the diaconate specifically, so he will be a deacon rather than a transitional deacon. Omoniyi is currently serving at St.…

Christopher Thomas ordained deacon

Christopher Thomas was ordained to a deacon by Bishop Scott Mayer at St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church,  Fort Worth, on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  The Rev. Dr. Jo G. Hudson,  teacher-pastor for The Carpenter Initiative in Gender, Sexuality, and Justice at Brite Divinity School and  former senior pastor of the Cathedral of Hope (UCC) in Dallas, preached. See more photos at the diocesan Flickr gallery. See photos by Judith Cariker at the 4Saints’ Episcopal Food Pantry gallery. Cariker’s photos are among…