Pre-Convention Deanery Meetings begin

Pre-Convention Deanery Meetings begin

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.


There are five deaneries in the diocese; see which deanery your congregation is in, and click the name of the deanery below for the names of current officers. Here are their meeting dates:

Northern Deanery

Meeting: Sunday October 16 after the 10 am service at the Episcopal Church of Wise County in Decatur (approximately 11:30 am)

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Southwestern Deanery

Meeting: Sunday October 16 at 2:30 pm at St. Luke’s in Stephenville

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Fort Worth West Deanery

Meeting: Thursday, October 27 at 5:30 pm at All Saints’ in Fort Worth

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Fort Worth East Deanery

Meeting: RESCHEDULED for Thursday, November 3 at 7 pm at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Keller

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Fort Worth South Deanery

Meeting: Saturday, November 5 at 10 am at Trinity in Fort Worth.

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The revised canons passed at the 2015 Convention changed what offices are elected at the deanery level. This year, members of the congregations in the deanery will elect the following positions during the Pre-Convention meeting:

  • One representative (lay or clergy) to the diocesan Executive Council
  • One alternate for Executive Council representative
  • Dean
  • Sub-Dean
  • Secretary

Each of these positions is a one-year term.

The deanery no longer elects a representative to the Nominations Committee; the members of that committee are now appointed by the bishop and Standing Committee.

Other members of the Executive Council will be elected at large at Diocesan Convention. Nominees are listed here.

Convention Materials

The meeting will also cover materials to be discussed or voted on at Convention. All Convention-related materials are posted on the Convention page and available to view, download, or print as soon as they become available. You can also try out the online voting platform we’ll be using for elections this year at convention. Feel free to contact the Diocesan Office at 817-534-1900 if you have questions or need help accessing any of the materials.