THE CONSTITUTION AND CANONS

OF

THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH

 

The Reverend Canon John G. Twyman, Chairman

The Reverend Canon Billie R. Boyd

The Reverend Canon Charles A. Hough, III

N. Michael Kensel, Esquire

Dr. Al Lilly

William T. Lowry, Ph.D.

The Very Reverend Joseph H. Schley, Jr.

The Reverend William J. Taylor, III

 

 

THE CONSTITUTION

INDEX

 

ARTICLE 1 - Authority of General Convention

ARTICLE 2 - Members of Convention

ARTICLE 3 - The Annual Meetings of Convention

ARTICLE 4 - Special Meetings of Convention

ARTICLE 5 - Quorum

ARTICLE 6 - Permanent Officers of the Diocese

ARTICLE 7 - President of Convention

ARTICLE 8 - Rules of Convention

ARTICLE 9 - Congregations in Union with Convention

ARTICLE 10 - The Standing Committee

ARTICLE 11 - The Executive Council

ARTICLE 12 - Deputies to General Convention

ARTICLE 13 - The See City and The Cathedral

ARTICLE 14 - Title to Church Property

ARTICLE 15 - Power to Levy Assessments

ARTICLE 16 - Fund for the Endowment of the Episcopate

ARTICLE 17 - Election of Bishops and Calling of an Assistant Bishop

ARTICLE 18 - Canons

ARTICLE 19 - Alterations and Amendments to the Constitution

 

THE CANONS

INDEX

 

CANON 1 - Members of the Convention

CANON 2 - Meetings of Convention

CANON 3 - Order of Business

CANON 4 - Secretary of the Diocese

CANON 5 - Treasurer of the Diocese

CANON 6 - Chancellor of the Diocese

CANON 7 - Registrar of the Diocese

CANON 8 - Historiographer of the Diocese

CANON 9 - The Standing Committee

CANON 10 - The Executive Council

CANON 11 - Deputies to the Provincial Synod

CANON 12 - Trustees to the University of the South

CANON 13 - Commission on Ministry

CANON 14 - Commission on Church Architecture and Allied Arts

CANON 15 - Commission on Episcopal Schools

CANON 16 - Assessment of Parishes and Missions

CANON 17 - Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

CANON 18 - Title to Property

CANON 19 - Diocesan Revolving Fund

CANON 20 - Diocesan Institution

CANON 21 - Missions

CANON 22 - Formation of New Parishes

CANON 23 - A Rector or Vicar

CANON 24 - Assistant Clergy

CANON 25 - Wardens and Vestry of Parishes

CANON 26 - Parish or Mission Meetings

CANON 27 - Annual Parochial Reports

CANON 28 - Parish Registers

CANON 29 - Business Methods

CANON 30 - Use of Dedicated and Consecrated Churches

CANON 31 - Corporations

CANON 32 - Controversy Between Rector and Vestry

CANON 33 - Vacant Parishes

CANON 34 - Changes of Parishes or Missions

CANON 35 - Deaneries

CANON 36 - Church Pension Fund

CANON 37 - Diocesan Schools

CANON 38 - Proceedings in the Case of a Priest or Deacon Accused of an Offense

CANON 39 - Trial of a Priest or Deacon

CANON 40 - Election of a Bishop

CANON 41 - Renunciation of the Ministry

CANON 42 - Of Clergy and Their Duties

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Description Page

The Constitution

Preamble

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Article 13

Article 14

Article 15

Article 16

Article 17

Article 18

Article 19

Enabling Clause

The Canons

Canon 1

Canon 2

Canon 3

Canon 4

Canon 5

Canon 6

Canon 7

Canon 8

Canon 9

Canon 10

Canon 11

Canon 12

Canon 13

Canon 14

Canon 15

Canon 16

Canon 17

Canon 18

Canon 19

Canon 20

Canon 21

Canon 22

Canon 23

Canon 24

Canon 25

Canon 26

Canon 27

Canon 28

Canon 29

Canon 30

Canon 31

Canon 32

Canon 33

Canon 34

Canon 35

Canon 36

Canon 37

Canon 38

Canon 39

Canon 40

Canon 41

Canon 42

Geographic Description of The Diocese of Fort Worth

Recording Data Transferring Title to all Property to The Corporation of The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Standing Rules of Procedure for The Annual Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth