Service Times

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with prayer & anointing for healing
Sunday 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship at St. Stephen's is welcoming, warm, and engaging. While respectful of the traditional music and prayers of our Protestant and Anglo-Catholic heritage, we also incorporate contemporary hymns and styles. With lay and clergy preachers in rotation and a music program spanning twenty centuries of Christian song, you never quite know what you might expect at St. Stephen's- except for a loving and devout community: you can count on that every week.

News and Stories from St. Stephen's

Blessing of the Animals

St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, was born in Italy around 1181/1182. His Feast Day is October 4. Because Francis expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creation, praising all creatures as … Continue reading

Last year’s Mission and Outreach grant recipients share successes

The application for mission and outreach grants is now closed for 2016. Take a look below at successes in projects that received funds in the 2015 process. 2016 grant recipients will be announced after the committee meets at the end of … Continue reading

Deacons have new assignments

Two deacons in the diocese have new assignments that will begin September 1.. The Rev. Tracie Middleton will begin serving at Trinity, Fort Worth, with a  focus on mission and outreach work. Middleton came to the diocese in 2011. She is … Continue reading

Fort Worth East Deanery discusses project updates and ongoing ministries

The Fort Worth East Deanery met Monday, April 25 at St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, to hear updates on projects going on in each of the four churches as well as their deanery-wide food pantry project. Updates Work on the 4 Saints Episcopal … Continue reading

Invite – Welcome – Connect seminar promoted evangelism and relationship building

How congregations invite, welcome, and connect people are vital steps for building healthy, vibrant and growing churches, ensuring not only that “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You” is a reality, but that people don’t leave by the church’s back door. On … Continue reading

St. Stephen’s, Hurst offers Little Free Library to community

St. Stephen’s in Hurst has installed a Little Free Library. Small boxes of books like this one are part of a world-wide network to promote literacy. They can be found in public places and in front of homes. The network is … Continue reading

Join us for Holy Week and Easter worship

Please join one of our congregations for worship during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday, as the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth join with Christians around the world to commemorate the Passion and death of our Lord … Continue reading

Churches in the snow

Here is a selection of photos we received. See more snow photos in our diocesan Flickr album, and in Trinity’s Flickr album.

Executive Council meets in Wichita Falls

The Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth met at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wichita Falls, on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls, which includes St. Stephen’s, All Saints’, and Good Shepherd, worships at … Continue reading

Bishop High dedicates St. Stephen’s new building

On Sunday, September 14, Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr., dedicated and blessed the new building of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church,  Hurst. The liturgy began with the altar party, made up of the bishop, the Rev. Janet Waggoner, Canon to the … Continue reading

St. Stephen’s, Hurst, moves into new building

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, held its first worship service in their new building at 463 West Harwood Road in Hurst on Sunday, August 24, 2014. More than 80 people attended the worship service. The move to the new space … Continue reading

Bishop High visits St. Stephen’s, Hurst

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., visited St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, on Sunday, July 13, 2014. St. Stephen’s worships in the Northeast Wedding Chapel in Hurst. He baptized Gwenn Anne Burud and Gavin Le Burud,  confirmed Gwenn Anne … Continue reading

Executive Council passes Safeguarding & background policies; approves grants

The Executive Council of the diocese met Saturday, May 17, 2014, at St. Luke in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The council passed bylaws for the council, a policy on Safeguarding programs, a policy on background checks, and an … Continue reading

St. Stephen’s, Hurst, plans celebration of ministries (Updated)

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in  Hurst, is planning a celebration of the ministries of the Rev. Dr. Vernon Gotcher and Deanna Gotcher at 6:30 pm Saturday, September 27, at the Diamond Oaks Country Club, 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr. N, Fort … Continue reading

St. Stephen’s Hires Accompanist

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish in Hurst, TX is pleased to announce it has hired Stan Paschal as its new accompanist. Continue reading

Good News Abounds

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is pleased to announce several pieces of good news: Provisional Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Edwin F. [Ted] Gulick Jr., is extending his time with the diocese until after the annual … Continue reading