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Welcome to the Diocese of NW Texas

NWT Shield bg small2Welcome to the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northwest Texas--a place where the vast open plains are as wondrous as the big sky above!... The landscape, covering 77,000 square miles is as diverse as... READ MORE...

NWT Diocesan Annual Convention When: October 15-17, 2015
2015 Advent Season Begins When: Sunday, November 29, 2015
Fresh Start Retreat - San Angelo When: December 7-9, 2015

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2015 Diocesan Convention

October 15-17, Overton Hotel & Conference Center

From Father David Perdue:
 "It is with great pleasure that on behalf of the gracious people of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Lubbock, I welcome you to the coming 57th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Northwest Texas, to be held October 15-17, 2015, here in Lubbock.  Our Dioceasan Convention Committee chairs, Julie and Dale Harris, are preparing a warm West Texas welcome for you beginni...

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Presiding Bishop Installation

November 1st at the National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon Eastern at Washington National Cathedral. The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church at the 78th Gener...

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Disaster Preparedness

National Disaster Preparedness Awareness

What would you do in the event of a disaster? Do you have a plan in place? Do you know where to turn for help?  These are crucial questions for any family or organization, but especially for parishes as they reach out in disaster situations to help those around them deal with the loss of shelter or power, and the lack of food, clothing, and other necessities of life. If...

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NWT Diocese, A Faith 
Community of Hope

The Diocese of Northwest Texas is comprised of eighty counties covering 77,000 square miles. Northwest Texas became a missionary district in 1911 when the Missionary District of Northern Texas split into two regions: the Diocese of Dallas and the Missionary District of North Texas by action of the General Convention and petitioned the General Convention to become a diocese in 1958. The diocese is the home of 32 parishes, missions and congregations; six schools; and one retirement center in Odessa.

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“The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 17 nations.  The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.”

Meet Our Bishop of the NW Texas Diocese

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Bishop James Scott Mayer Bishop since 2009
Bishop Mayers Consecration 3
Consecration March 21, 2009 Click image to view video
At the Special Electing Convention held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lubbock on November 22nd, 2008, the Rev. James Scott Mayer, Rector of the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas, was elected the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas. Fr. Mayer was elected on the second ballot.

Bishop Mayer was consecrated on Saturday, March 21st, at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock. Our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, was the chief consecrator and was joined by Bishops from around the Church.

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