Constitution & Canons

Constitution & Canons

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:

Members (as of Nov, 2017) are

Chair – Andrew Wright; Trinity, Fort Worth

Photo of Andrew Wright
The Rev. Andrew Wright

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 assure 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. One way to submit suggestions is through this form:

Proposed Constitution and/or Canon Change(s)
Select all that apply

Proposed Changes to Existing Constitution

GIve the reference as specifically as possible. For example, "Article II.3.1 - Adult Lay Delegates"
Quote the specific language you propose to delete and/or add. For example, Delete: "...." and Replace with "..."
Please explain the reason you are proposing this change

Proposed Changes to Existing Canons

In this section, propose a change or changes to existing parts of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Canons. Be sure to cite the specific canon(s) your proposal relates to
Give the reference as specifically as possible, with the number and title of the canon. For example, "Canon II.5.3-Assistant Registrars"
Quote the specific language you propose to delete and/or add. For example, Delete: "...." and Replace with "..."
Please explain the reason you are proposing this change

Proposed New Additions to the Constitution

Look through the existing Constitution to see which Title your proposals fits into. You can also select "I'm not sure."
Put here the specific language you propose adding. If you're not sure what specific language you want to add, describe as specifically as possible what you are proposing.
Please describe your reason for proposing this addition

Proposed New Additions to the Canons

Use this section to propose a new addition
Look through the existing canons to see which Title your proposals fits into. You can also select "I'm not sure."
Put here the specific language you propose adding. If you're not sure what specific language you want to add, describe as specifically as possible what you are proposing.
Please describe your reason for proposing this addition
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