DOWNLOAD THE 2018 CANONS Amendments to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Canons were approved by the 2017 Diocesan Convention. This document became effective at the end of Convention November 10, 2018. PREVIOUS VERSION: 2017 Canons (no longer the most current)
DOWNLOAD THE 2018 CONSTITUTION The amended and restated Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was approved on a first reading at the 2017 Diocesan Convention and approved on a second reading at the 2018 Diocesan Convention. The current document became effective at the end of Convention November 10, 2018. Previous version: 2015 Constitution (no longer in effect)
Download the 2017 Canons Amendments to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Canons were approved by the 2017 Diocesan Convention. This document became effective at the end of Convention November 11, 2017. PREVIOUS VERSION: 2016 – pagination correction to the Canons (no longer the most current)
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The members of the Executive Council voted at their September meeting to update the Safeguarding policy related to preventing sexual exploitation of children and adults. View or download the revised policy Previously, those taking Safeguarding courses were required to take the first two courses in person and could update others online. Now, participants can take courses online initially if they would like – it’s no longer required to take an in-person course first. Visit the Safe Church Training page on the…
Download the 2016 Diocesan Canons What was changed? This update fixes a pagination problem (inaccurate page numbers in the table of contents) and corrects a typo in canon I.2.2
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 Previous version: 2014 Canons (no longer in effect)
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 at the end of Convention November 14, 2015. Previous version: 2013 Constitution (no longer in effect)
Click on the tab “Docs, Forms” to see a list of documents and forms related to the process of discernment about ordination. If the text in a cell is underlined, you can click to open that document. If the text is not underlined, the document is not yet linked. Click here to open this chart in a separate window. Some documents are in pdf format. Most will open in a Google Docs viewer; from the Google Docs viewer, click “File” and “Download…
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. Courtland Moore, is anticipated to last no longer than two hours. Members of the Constitution and Canons committee will be present to hear your thoughts and answer questions on the canon revision process. People from across the diocese have been sending…
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 so many in the diocese. This is what our Constitution and Canons Committee wants: your input.” – The Rt. Rev. Rayford High The comment period on this first draft will be open through July 17. This first comment period – and the second…
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 other dioceses and gathered ideas and recommendations from individuals and groups across the diocese. Based on this information, the committee presented and the 2014 Diocesan Convention approved an amended and restated constitution and several amended canons. Since then, the committee…
Download the final form of the 2014 Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. There is also a redline copy available, showing the strikethroughs and additions that were made.
Bylaws of Executive Council – PDF – approved September 13, 2014 The Executive Council of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth amended bylaws on September 13, 2014.. The Executive Council originally adopted bylaws on May 17, 2014.
Code of Conduct for Meetings – PDF This Code of Conduct was adopted by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on May 17, 2014, and is commended to all groups and gatherings of the diocese as a set of guidelines for our work together.