Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
Governance

The 35th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is coming up November 10-11, 2017 in Cleburne. Take note of these 2017 convention deadlines below. Also available are templates, forms and guidelines related to submitting information, proposals, nominations, and anything … Continue reading

Nominations are now open for eight positions that will be filled at the 2017 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in Cleburne, Texas, on November 10 and 11. The Nominations Committee earnestly seeks participation from parishioners across the … Continue reading

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

Attend your Pre-Convention Deanery meeting during the next few weeks to become familiar with the business to be completed at Diocesan Convention on November 11-12. Deaneries There are five deaneries in the diocese; see which deanery your congregation is in, and click … Continue reading

Register for Diocesan Convention before Saturday, October 1, to take advantage of Early Bird rates. Early Bird rates are $30 for a one-day registration or $45 for a two-day regsitration. After October 1, these rates will increase to $40 for … Continue reading

2016 Nominees

Several people in the diocese agreed to be nominated for election to leadership roles in the diocese. Below are descriptions of the positions that will be filled by elections at the 2016 Convention and the names of the nominees for … Continue reading


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Diocesan clergy respond to Charlottesville

Several clergy in the diocese reflect on the events in Charlottesville in a sermon and in statements: The Rev. Carlye Hughes, Trinity, Fort Worth Hughes, rector of Trinity, Fort Worth, in her powerful sermon on Sunday continued the journey through … Continue reading

“We are baptized for such moments as this.”

Bishop Scott Mayer issued this statement on what has happened in Charlottesville, condemning evil and violence and calling us forward with courage… Continue reading

Bishop urges legislature to defeat bill

Bishop Scott Mayer of stands with many other faith leaders in opposition to Texas SB3, the so-called bathroom bill, and urges the legislature to defeat this bill. Read his statement: Continue reading

Bishop asks legal team to respond to misinformation

As you may know, last week the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled against the former bishop and others attempting to take a diocese out of The Episcopal Church while claiming Episcopal Church property. And while we rejoice with the Episcopalians … Continue reading

South Carolina Supreme Court rules property belongs to Episcopal Church

The South Carolina Supreme Court has said that nearly all the property involved in litigation between a breakaway group and The Episcopal Church belongs to The Episcopal Church. The Court heard the case nearly two years ago. Read several stories here. … Continue reading

Free webinar on refugee program updates

Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are hosting a one-hour free webinar, Welcome in Action: Education, Advocacy and Outreach at 3 pm on Tuesday, August 15. This webinar will provide the latest updates on the travel ban, refugee funding, and upcoming opportunities to … Continue reading

RSS Churchwide News

  • Episcopal-supported intentional community in Charlottesville embodies radical discipleship — and permaculture
    [Episcopal News Service] In the 95-degree heat, a young, bearded white man wearing a hat with a “Black Lives Matter” pin sprawls on a lawn chair past the graveled driveway of the house nestled in a valley off Monacan Trail Road southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. A rainbow of origami cranes strung together like garland hovers […]
  • Un Mensaje del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry: De aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad?
      [El 18 de agosto de 2017] En su mensaje, provocado por las recientes acciones en Charlottesville, Virginia, y sus consecuencias, el Obispo y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael B. Curry, pregunta: “De aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad? Observando que es “la mancha del fanatismo la que ha cubierto […]
  • New York bishop gives ‘full support’ to church providing sanctuary to immigrant, child
    [Episcopal Diocese of New York] A statement on sanctuary by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, and on the Aug. 17 widely-publicized announcement that Holyrood Parish in Manhattan had provided sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant. August 18, 2017 The Episcopal Diocese of New York has numerous […]
  • On Becoming the Beloved Community
    [J.C. Flowers Foundation/Circles of Support] On Saturday, August 12, the Church of the Epiphany in New York City affirmed its commitment to criminal justice reform and celebrated the graduation of ten participants from the Raising My Voice – Kin program, a leadership and public speaking skills training for individuals whose loved ones are currently or […]
  • Episcopalians, tell us your solar eclipse plans and share your stories
    [Episcopal News Service] Has solar eclipse fever struck your Episcopal congregation? We want to hear about it. A rare total solar eclipse will pass across the continental United States on Aug. 21, potentially offering an awe-inspiring display along its narrow path, from Oregon to South Carolina and 10 other states. But even communities who aren’t […]