Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
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Policy on Background Checks – PDF  Revised 2014-05-17 Background Check Request Form Related: Policy on Safeguarding God’s People This background check policy, coupled with our Policy on Safeguarding God’s People titled Toward Healthy Ministry: Safeguarding God’s People From Abuse, support our goals to foster the highest … Continue reading

Handbook on Licensed Lay Ministry – PDF Handbook on Licensed Lay Ministry – MS Word These documents were updated on 8/19/2015 to include application forms for Licensed Lay Preacher, Lay Pastoral Leader and Lay Evangelist and on 6/28/2016 to improve … Continue reading

Office and Contact Information Physical Address: 4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76103 Mailing Address: PO Box 8695, Fort Worth, TX 76124 Phone: 817-534-1900 Fax: 817-534-1904 Email: contact@edfw.org Office hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, other hours by appointment Diocesan Staff Bishop – Scott Mayer bishop@edfw.org … Continue reading

If you would like to have an event placed on the Diocesan Calendar, please fill out the form below. Your information will be reviewed by the diocesan office and, if approved, added to the calendar as soon as possible. Once … Continue reading


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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

Artist Gwen Meharg at two Fort Worth area churches

Fort Worth artist Gwen Meharg will lend her talents at two churches in our diocese. Sunday, May 14, at 11:30 am worship, Meharg will be at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, painting during the sermon preached by the Rev. … Continue reading

Support medical help for leprosy patients in Hyderabad

The annual fundraiser for Hopewallah, a tax exempt charity organization helping the lepers of Hyderabad, India. is at 6 pm on Saturday, May 6 *, in the Parish Hall at St. Christopher, Fort Worth. This popular event has raised thousands of … Continue reading

Training for Racial Justice and Reconciliation

At the 2015 General Convention in Salt Lake City, Resolution C019, entitled Work for Racial Justice and Reconciliation, affirmed “as a top priority of The Episcopal Church in the upcoming triennium the challenging and difficult work of racial reconciliation through … Continue reading

Celebrating Sandi Michels’ 40th ordination anniversary

The congregation of St. Elisabeth’s and Christ the King invites everyone to join in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the Rev. Sandi Michels at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25th, St. Marks Day. Following a celebration … Continue reading

Presiding bishop visits Refugee Services of Texas

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited the offices of Refugee Services of Texas on Thursday, April 6, to meet with clients and staff as well as with Episcopalians who volunteer with the agency. See more photos in the diocesan Flickr gallery. Several … Continue reading

RSS Churchwide News

  • Episcopal Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary agree on collaboration
    [Episcopal Divinity School] Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary announced May 19 that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New York City beginning in the fall of 2018. “We had three goals when we began to plan this […]
  • RIP: Katherine Elizabeth (Betty) Davis Gilmore
    [Diocese Northwest Texas] It is with profound sadness that the Diocese of Northwest Texas shares news of the death of a great friend and an outstanding icon of lay servanthood. Katherine Elizabeth (Betty) Davis Gilmore, of Midland, Texas, died peacefully on the afternoon of May 9, 2017. Betty had recently been diagnosed with a serious illness, […]
  • Two Iranian Christians face court hearing
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Two Iranian Christians arrested at a Christmas celebration in 2014 have been summoned to a court hearing this Sunday. Victor Bet Tamraz was seized at his home along with Amin Nader Afshar. They were subsequently released on bail, but Amin Nader Afshar was then re-arrested last August during a picnic along with […]
  • World Council of Churches delegation arrives in Zimbabwe for ecumenical visit
    [Anglican Communion News Service] The World Council of Churches general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, has arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe, leading a delegation of church leaders from Europe, Africa and North America. The two-day trip is an ecumenical solidarity visit to manifest Christian churches’ support for the people of Zimbabwe. Full article.
  • Declaración conjunta del Obispo Presidente Episcopal y de la Obispa Presidenta de ELCA: Para un momento como éste: llamado a la oración, el ayuno y la defensoría
    [18 de mayo de 2017] Michael Curry, Obispo Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal, y Elizabeth Eaton, Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (ELCA), emitieron una declaración conjunta pidiendo oración, ayuno y actividades de defensoría. La declaración “Para un momento como éste: llamado a la oración, el ayuno y la defensoría”, hace un […]