Diocese of Fort Worth

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January 26, 2009

Episcopalians in Parker County, Texas, a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on January 18 participated in the first Episcopal Eucharist ever openly celebrated in the county by a female Episcopal Church priest.

 

The former bishop of the diocese, the Rt. Rev. Jack Iker,...

January 22, 2009

Episcopal Church bishops William Wantland and Henry Scriven have renounced their orders and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has accepted their renunciations.

 

Jefferts Schori said that Wantland, the retired bishop of the Diocese of Eau Claire, had written to her...

December 4, 2008

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said December 5 that she had accepted Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker's renunciation of his orders in the Episcopal Church.

The Presiding Bishop's office released a one-page notification on December 5 saying Jefferts Schori had...

November 23, 2008

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on November 21 inhibited Diocese of Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker for abandoning the communion of the Episcopal Church.

In the text of the inhibition, the Presiding Bishop wrote that "I hereby inhibit the said Bishop Iker and order that from and...

November 19, 2008

The red and gold banner was hand-made; the altar, a card table; the credence (side) table, a TV-tray and hymnals and prayer books were scarce as the Episcopal Church in Parker County met for its first Sunday worship on November 16 in an elementary school cafeteria.

It was one day after...

November 14, 2008

Delegates attending the 26th annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on November 15 overwhelmingly approved realignment with the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone.

 

It was the fourth time within 12 months that members of a diocese severed ties to the...

October 13, 2008

Diocese of Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker has announced that a group of priests has not been able to develop a plan for the future of diocesan congregations that do not want to leave the Episcopal Church.

Iker reported in an October 13 letter posted on the diocese's website that a plan...

September 28, 2008

Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker has given the diocese a list of 10 reasons why it should realign with the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone.

 

The list comes as a proposed diocesan convention resolution to approve that realignment was posted on the diocesan...

April 28, 2008

 

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has advised Southern Cone Presiding Bishop Gregory J. Venables in an April 29 letter that his planned May 2-4 visit to address a special convocation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth "with the expressed purpose of describing removal to...

February 21, 2008

Episcopal Diocese of Forth Worth Bishop Jack Iker has told the diocese that he is not sure whether he will attend the 2008 Lambeth Conference.

In a February 20 message posted on the diocesan website, Iker says he will attend the Global Anglican Future Conference (http://www.http://...

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