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  This Diocese is a constituent member of the Anglican Communion, a Fellowship within the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, consisting of those duly constituted Dioceses, Provinces and regional churches in communion with the See of Canterbury, upholding and propagating the historic Faith and Order as set forth in the Old and New Testaments and expressed in the Book of Common Prayer. The mission of the diocese is To Equip the Saints for the Work of Ministry  


It is 6:40:31 PM
on Sunday, October 4, 2015
in Fort Worth.

33rd Annual Convention

Bishop Wantland
Congratulations to Bishop William Wantland on his 35th anniversary as a Bishop! He was consecrated as Bishop of the Diocese of Eau Claire on Sept. 30, 1980, in succession to the Rt. Rev. Stanley Atkins, where he served for 19 years, retiring in 1999. He and his wife, Jan, then moved to Seminole, Okla., where Bishop Wantland grew up. He has served as Assisting Bishop of Fort Worth since 2004. We thank God for his faithful witness and service over the years.

Women’s Congress
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Diocesan Church Women
News • Events • More

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40 Days for Life parish: St. John's, Fort Worth


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Elder Care Committee

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


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Book of Remembrance
Book of Remembrance

Anglican Relief and Development Fund

This site was last updated
on Oct. 2, AD 2015

Mision Santa Cruz, Houston
Santa Cruz church, Houston
The growth of Mision Santa Cruz in Houston was evident
this past Sunday when the congregation of nearly 100 worshipers
welcomed the confirmation of five new adult members.
Father Raphael Villareal (center, rear) is the founding vicar.

Blessing after Childbirth
Also present for the service were Jennifer and Fr. Micah Snell
and their four children, to celebrate the birth of the newest
member of their family, two-and-a-half-week-old Rosemary Imogene.
Fr. Snell teaches at the Houston Baptist University.

Aug. 21: Five TEC congregations under supersedeas terms

July 24: Trial court issues Final Judgment

June 26: God’s Design for Marriage: A Statement
from the ACNA College of Bishops
PDF includes a litany for marriage

June 10: Court leaves All Saints’ property in Diocese

For older items on litigation, see the
Legal News Archive

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

Realignment News Archive

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and The Episcopal Church:

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