Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
Constitution & 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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.


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Author Lisa Pulliam to speak June 21 at All Saints’

Author, speaker and entrepreneur Lisa Carol Pulliam will speak at a Women of All Saints’ event on Wed., June 21 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The event will begin with desserts for all at 6:30 p.m. in DeWolfe Hall, followed … Continue reading

Register for EfM Mentor Training in Stephenville

UPDATE: The Basic training class is now full. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville, TX is hosting a mentor training September 15-17, 2017 for prospective and continuing mentors in the Education for Ministry (EfM) program, as well as others interested … Continue reading

Apply for mission and outreach grants

Do you have an idea for making a positive impact in your community with the church’s help? Is there a project your church is involved in that could use a little extra funding? Apply now for mission and outreach grants. The Episcopal … Continue reading

Join Webcast with Richard Rohr at St. Alban’s

St. Alban’s in Arlington will host a webcast of Richard Rohr’s “The Universal Christ: An Archetype for Everything.” Join the event on Thursday, June 22 from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Administration building of Theatre Arlington. All are welcome to attend the … Continue reading

Trinity greets bishop, says Godspeed to Stephanie Moncrieff

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Bishop Scott Mayer visited Trinity, Fort Worth. He received Christine Ann Moranetz and joined the congregation in saying farewell and Godspeed to the Rev. Stephanie Moncrieff, who is moving with her husband to Waterloo, Iowa. Their … Continue reading

Book Signing: The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to the (Episcopal) Church

St. Anne’s Bookstore & Gifts at All Saints, Fort Worth, is hosting a book signing for the Rev. Jordan H. Ware on Sunday, June 4, in DeWolfe Hall between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Ware, assisting priest at All Saints’, is the … Continue reading

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