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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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Maundy Thursday When: March 24, 2016
 
 
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Deacon Ordination

Dave Blakley & Mildred Rugger

On Saturday, January 23rd, Dave Blakley and Mildred Rugger were ordained to the vocational diaconate at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Amarillo, by the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas. What a celebratory ordination it was with three bagpipers, the St. Andrew's choir, a harp, and a nave filled with loving friends and family members! A reception was held aft...

Installation of a New Vicar

St. Stephen's, Sweetwater & All Saints', Colorado City
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The Rev. Jared Houze was installed as the Vicar of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sweetwater, and All Saints' Episcopal Church in Colorado City, in a special Celebration of New Ministry held Wednesday evening, January 27, 2016. Although Fr. Jared serves as Vicar at both locations, the service was held in Sweetwater, at St. Stephen's. Members of both missions were pre...

Celebration of New Ministry

Holy Trinity - Midland, TX
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The Rev. David Galletly was installed as the new rector of Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, on Wednesday evening, February 3rd. The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas, was in attendance and preached for the Celebration of New Ministry. Lay leadership of the parish presented symbolic gifts to Fr. David as they formally welcomed him. A light supper was hel...

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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