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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...

Bishop's Sabbatical Event: July 1-Oct 31, 2016
Open Enrollment Begins When: Oct. 24-Nov. 9, 2016
Primary Youth Retreat When: Nov. 5-7, 2016

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The 58th Annual Diocesan Convention

The Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas


The 2016 Diocesan Convention of the Diocese of Northwest Texas will be held November 17-19, 2016.


The McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the campus of Texas Tech University is the location of this year's Convention. The Center is located at 17th and University. According to Wikipedia, "the building was The President's Residence from 1925 until 1959. It was one of the original structures built on campus in 1924. The facility underwent a $4 million expansion in 2010 that added the Bill and Peggy Dean Grand Reception Hall, the McKenzie Ballroom, the Shinn-Wylie Bridal Suite, expanded catering capabilities and an outdoor courtyard.

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Open Enrollment Begins October 24th

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Every year at this time Church Pension Group’s Medical Trust, the Church entity that manages our health plans, holds Open Enrollment for employees of the diocese who wish to make changes to their current health plan.

The Insurance Committee for the Diocese of Northwest Texas met on October 5th, to review the plan array for the coming year and to learn about the changes coming in the next few years. The committee consisted of Deacon Nancy Igo, Benefits Administrator; Anna Mora, Finance Manager; Canon Mike Ehmer, Canon to the Ordinary; the Rev. Robert Pace, Rector of St. Andrew's, Amarillo...

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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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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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