Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
Lent

Women of the passion

Everyone — men as well as women — is invited to take part in a half-day Lenten retreat at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, March 25. A light lunch will be … Continue reading

Refresh your spirit and your mind during Lent. Episcopal priest, author and retreat leader the Rev. Martin L. Smith will offer a retreat in our diocese on Saturday, April 1. Smith will lead participants in reflecting on “Who We Really Are: Exploring Our … Continue reading

Lenten Programs in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

The liturgical season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues for approximately 40 days before culminating in Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday was on March 1 this year. On Ash Wednesday, priests take ashes made from the burning of palms from … Continue reading

reaffirm vows

Bishop Scott Mayer and the clergy of the diocese gathered Tuesday at a worship service at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth to reaffirm vows they made at their ordinations. The bishop blessed oils (called chrism) for anointing at baptism … Continue reading

event at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller/Southlake Texas

Men, women, and teens are invited to a Lenten Quiet Day from 9:30 am to 2 pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016. This Lenten Quiet Day offers time that is set apart to stop and rest and be with the Lord. … Continue reading

All are invited to worship in the style of Taizé on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 pm. at St. Luke’s in the Meadow. Fort Worth. Taizé is an ecumenical style of worship, involving singing and silence, designed to facilitate a spirit … Continue reading


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St. Alban’s part of new Inclusive Faith coalition

St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington has joined with four other area congregations to form a coalition of Inclusive Faith groups. The congregations are Embrace United Church of Christ, Richland Hills; Galileo Christian Church, Mansfield/Kennedale; Welcome Table Christian Church, Arlington; and Westminster Presbyterian Church, Arlington. … Continue reading

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

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