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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 11:28:57 PM

on Saturday, June 15, 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.

Golf tournament champs

A team representing Royal Family Kids, a faith organization
that sends foster children to Camp Crucis each summer,
scored a low, low 51 to win the 19th annual Bishop Iker
Challenge on June 7. The players were Curtis Hammond,
Philip Craig, Darren McNeal, and Tami and Mark Hackney.

Click to view the video
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 14, AD 2019

Holy Apostles, Fort Worth

On Pentecost Sunday Bishop iker made his final annual visitation
to Church of the Holy Apostles, where Fr. Joel Hampton has
served as rector since 2012. The parish presented the
Bishop with several gifts, and both Bishop Iker and Donna
joined the congregation for its annual parish picture, a
Pentecost tradition at Holy Apostles.

Dean Ryan Reed elected

In a Special Convention of the Diocese, the Very Rev. Ryan Reed,
Dean of St Vincent’s Cathedral, was elected Bishop Coadjutor.
He is pictured here with his wife, Kathy, and Bishop Iker.


June 16-22: St. Michael’s Conference, SW

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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