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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...

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Midwinter High School Retreat When: Jan. 20-22, 2017
 
 

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Safeguarding Suggestions for the New Year

January brings wonderful blessings to the Episcopal Church in the way of hope for the coming year, new routines, new vestry members, and changes in staff. Is your parish ready for these changes? Do you have a procedure in place for facilitating the necessary changes in your parish? Here are a few tips for effectively making these changes, especially where Safeguarding policies and procedures are involved.

First, let’s look at new routines. A change in routines may affect the monitoring and supervision of children in an

Episcopal Youth Event 2017

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Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) 2017 is an international youth event convened by The Episcopal Church, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, so “the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.”

The next Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) will be held in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma from July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond. It is intended for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 school year. Each diocese of the Episcopal Church is allowed to send up to 24 students, with one chaperone for every 4-6 s...

2017 UTO Grant Application

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The focus for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants is The Jesus Movement – evangelism, reconciliation, and following Jesus' way of creating loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with God, each other, and all creation.

The 2017 United Thank Offering Grant Application is now available. The following information should be helpful in preparing a United Thank Offering grant application.

NWT Diocese, A Faith 
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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
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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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