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Consider Your Call, Brethren


The mission of the diocese is To Equip the Saints for the Work of Ministry


It is 10:28:26 AM

on Wednesday, June 19, 2019
in Fort Worth.

Celebrating Bishop Ackerman’s jubilee

All are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bishop Keith Ackerman’s
consecration at a 7 p.m. Mass for Corpus Christi Day, June 20, at
St. Timothy’s Church in Fort Worth. (Clergy may vest and process in white
stole.) We thank God for Bishop Ackerman’s 45 years of ordained ministry,
including 14 as Diocesan of Quincy, in Illinois. Since his retirement and
relocation to Texas with his wife, JoAnn, where they can be near their
children and grandchildren, Bishop Ackerman has continued a
faithful shepherd and a steadfast successor to the Apostles.Since 2011
he has generously served as Vicar of St. Timothy’s, and in recent months
has been chaplain to the Nominating Committee and undertaken a number
of visitations on behalf of Bishop Iker. We are grateful for Bishop Ackerman’s
ministry and witness, and we thank God for raising up a faithful
servant among us.

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of our Special Convention


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on this diocesan program

Elder Care Ministry
Offering support to caregivers

prepared by the diocesan Christian Education team

Bishop’s Challenge Golf Tournament
See photos of diocesan events on our flickr page.

Book of Remembrance
Book of Remembrance

Anglican Relief and Development Fund


This site was last updated
on June 16, AD 2019

St. Vincent’s, Bedford

To mark the 10th anniversary of of the founding of the
Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Foley Beach
and retired Archbishop Robert Duncan returned St. Vincent’s
Cathedral in Bedford for Trinity Sunday. Dean Ryan Reed,
now the Bishop Coadjutor-elect, presented 10 youth and
adult members for confirmation by Bishop Iker. The fifth
ACNA Assembly begins Monday in Frisco, TX.

Dean Reed receives consents

On Friday, June 14, Dean Ryan Reed received consents to
his election as Bishop Coadjutor from members of the ACNA
College of Bishops. Above, he is welcomed and embraced
by Archbishop Foley Beach, who prayed for the success
of this new ministry. Earlier Friday, the bishops elected the
Archbishop to a second five-year term leading the province.
The meeting was held in the chapel at Christ Church, Plano.


June 17-19: ACNA Assembly, Frisco, TX

June 23 – Aug. 3: Summer Camp, Camp Crucis

For older diocesan news items, including
photos from the ACNA Inaugural Assembly,
see the
Realignment News Archive

For older items on litigation, see the
Legal News Archive

For those with additional questions about our diocese
and The Episcopal Church:

A Page of Questions, Answers, and further Resources

June 7: Reply Brief filed (PDF)

April 10: Petitioner’s Brief on the Merits filed

Feb. 11: State Supreme Court has
Petition ‘under consideration’

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