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The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

  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 3:01:30 AM
on Friday, March 6, 2015
in Fort Worth.

Find upcoming events on our
blog for congregations and ministries:

The Diocesan Altar Guild meeting
planned for Saturday, Feb. 28, has been
due to bad weather. The new date is
Saturday, April 18.

Happening 1
Happening 1
Bishop Iker attended the closing of the first diocesan
Happening weekend, hosted by the Church of St. Peter
& St. Paul in Arlington. It was a great time of fellowship
and Christian formation. Another Happening weekend for youth in grades 10-12 is planned for August. A New
Beginnings weekend for grades 7-9 is coming April 10-12.

golf ball and tee Sign up online for the
Bishop Iker Challenge
Friday, June 5, 2015

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

Diocesan Church Women
News • Events • More


Read about the diocesan

Elder Care Committee

Church Finance and Administration
Parochial Reports • Insurance
Budget & Audit • Risk Management


The Episcopal Lay Evangelism Training

can be offered at your church!

St. Anselm’s School of Theology
A ministry of the diocese

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

dove Services of Healing
offered in the diocese

A proposal to support
clean water in Malawi
Clicking this link takes you to, where your purchase of their polish product will generate a donation for a project that can provide clean water to families in Malawi.
Click here for a 2-page PDF about the project.


Visit the web site of the
World Mission Committee at:

Book of Remembrance
Book of Remembrance

Anglican Relief and Development Fund

Check out the
Diocesan Resource Room

This site was last updated
on March 4, AD 2015

Court rules with Diocese
Shelby Sharpe and Bishop Iker
The 141st District Court has ruled in favor of the Diocese and
Corporation in our nearly six-year-old lawsuit, instigated
by The Episcopal Church. Pictured above with Bishop Iker
is attorney Shelby Sharpe.

March 3: Statement from the Diocese

March 2: Court rules in favor of Diocese and Corporation

Feb. 26: Austin parish seeks affiliation with Diocese

Feb. 20: Summary Judgment ruling expected soon

Jan. 23:
Diocese files reply to TEC plaintiffs
Hearing set for Feb. 20 on Motions for Summary Judgment

Dec. 22: Diocese files response to TEC plaintiffs

Dec. 1: Parties file for Summary Judgment

Nov. 3: U.S. Supreme Court denies TEC petition

Texas Supreme Court
rules on our direct appeal

Bishop Iker’s Statement
on the Supreme Court ruling

See the Court’s page, with links to documents

For older items, see the
Legal News Archive

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

Realignment News Archive

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

A Page of Questions, Answers, and further Resources

Schools in the Diocese:
St. Gregory’s Preschool (18 mo. - 5 yrs.)
St. Vincent’s Cathedral School (PreK-9)

Contact Info

Contact us at
contact.diocese [at]
The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
2900 Alemeda Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76108

Telephone: 817.244.2885
Fax: 817.244.3363
Toll Free 1.888.777.1811

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The Forward in Mission
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Suzanne Gill: sgill [at]

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