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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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School of Ordained Ministry  When: April 28-30, 2017
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Mother’s Day When: May 14, 2017
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Trustee Meeting, HEC - 10:00am When: May 18, 2017

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The Presiding Bishop's Visit 

To the Diocese of Northwest Texas 

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The weekend of Palm Sunday was a busy one for the clergy and parishioners of Church of the Heavenly Rest (CHR) in Abilene. The Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, made his way to Abilene following a series of events "nextdoor" in the Diocese of Ft. Worth. The first public event was the dedication and consecration of the newest portion of the CHR plant - Gerhart Hall, named for Pastor Willis Gerhart, who served as their rector from 1920-1957. To this day Pastor Gerhart is much beloved and fondly remembered.

"The Adventure" is back!

A new name change for our monthly publication.

When the Diocese of Northwest Texas (DNWT) was in it's infancy, the Rt. Rev. Edward A. Temple, the Bishop of North Texas, initiated the publication of a diocesan newsletter to keep Episcopalians in the region informed. The diocese is, after all, a region encompassing 70,000 square miles, a fact that made it hard for our members to stay in touch atthat time.

The newsletter began in 1922, as 

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
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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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