'Bishop Rayford B. High' Tagged Posts

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Bishop High confirms, receives several at St. Martin’s, Keller

Bishop Rayford B.High, Jr. visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, for confirmations, receptions, and reaffirmations of faith. Bishop High stepped in for Bishop Scott Mayer, who was away for a family funeral. As it was the first Sunday of the month, it was the children’s service, in which children do the readings and gather around the altar during the Eucharist. Before the sermon, Bishop High showed his bishop’s “gear” to the children assembled on the floor before the altar…

Lisa Neilson ordained priest

Lisa Neilson was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, October 22, by Fort Worth Assisting Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr., at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station. Presenters were the Rev. Kenneth L. Fields, rector of St. Thomas; the Rev. Jim Said, assistant rector of St. Thomas, Ms. Ellen Hevenor, Canterbury senior warden; Mr. Joel Walker, Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth; and Gilbert Kleinwechter, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. Bishop High preached. Watch a video of the sermon below or on the…

Assisting Bishop High baptizes, confirms, receives

Assisting Bishop Rayford B.High, Jr., visited the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Sunday, September 11, to perform baptisms, confirmations and receptions. It was a day of many celebrations, as the choir wore its new vestments for the first time and the baptismal font was dedicated. The Rev. Frank Reeves, Good Shepherd’s sustaining priest for many years, and his wife Susan also joined in the celebration. Blaire Elizabeth Stanfield and Tanner Hodge Stanfield were baptized. Ruth Shelby Bagby, Vanessa…

Tony Hiatt installed as priest in charge in Wise County

The Rev. Tony Hiatt was installed a priest in charge at the Episcopal Church in Wise County on Monday, May 16, 2016, in the small white church 905 S. Church Street, Decatur, TX. that began its existence in 1889 as the Episcopal Mission Chapel of the Ascension. Read the history of the building.  The Celebration of a New Ministry happened almost exactly one year after the Wise County Episcopalians moved into the historic building, on May 17, 2015. The Rt. Rev.…

Lisa Neilson and Lynne Waltman ordained deacons January 15

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer ordained Lisa Neilson and Lynne Waltman to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Friday, January 15, 2016, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., preached. Neilson, a cradle Episcopalian, was baptized and confirmed in the Diocese of Colorado. She was active in the Episcopal Campus Ministry at Syracuse University and served in a parish near the campus as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, lector, and clerk of the vestry. She and…

Bishop High visits Trinity, Fort Worth

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B.High, Jr., visited Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on Sunday, June 14, for a baptism, confirmations and a reception. He baptized Jenna Cleoe Ross, confirmed Viney Polite Chandler, Jon Scott Nishimura, David Stanley, and Caron Lynn Moore-Rico; and  received Mattthew Stephen Pierson.   There was a reception in the parish hall afterward. Since it was Bishop High’s last official visit to Trinity, the congregation marked the occasion with a gift card from a sporting goods store…