Constitution & Canons

Constitution & Canons

2017 Canons

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)

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 Previous version: 2014 Canons (no longer in effect)

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 at the end of Convention November 14, 2015.   Previous version: 2013 Constitution (no longer in effect)

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. 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…

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 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…

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 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…

2014 Canons

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

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.

Constitution 2013

This version of the Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was approved November 3, 2012 by vote of the Annual Convention of the Diocese and remained in effect until it was replaced by a new version on Nov. 15, 2015. Click here to download the 2013 Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth (effective 11/3/12 – 11/15/2015)

Canons 2013

The Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, effective as of November 3, 2012, as approved by vote of the Annual Convention of the Diocese. Click here to download the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.

Rules of Procedure approved by 2012 Diocesan Convention

The Rules of Procedure of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, effective as of November 2, 2012, as approved by vote of the Annual Convention of the Diocese. Click here to download the Rules of Procedure for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. Note: The document originally posted in December 2012 was modified to add subparagraph numbers in paragraph 13 and to correct errors in the document title.  A subsequent revision corrected the year that the rules were effective.