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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 Trustees Mtg. Event: May 26, 2016
Camp Quarterman Sr. Event: June 5, 2016

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Camp Quarterman Youth Summer Camp 2016

June 5-11 & July 3-9

 "Just Do This!" is this year's theme for the 2016 NWT Diocesan Youth Summer Camp Program. Register your student today for Camp Quarterman June 5-11 (for completed grades 6th-12th) and Camp Quarterman Jr July 3-9 (for completed grades 2nd-6th).

Online registration is now available!.  Scholarships and Financial Aid is available.  No one will be turned away from attending camp because of financial burden.  Please contact Renee at 806-445-3667 for more information. A downloadable registration packet is also available if you do not wish to register online.

Graduation - School of Ordained Ministry

St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church, Lubbock, TX
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On Saturday, April 30th, at twelve o'clock in the afternoon, the first class of the Northwest Texas School of Ordained Ministry (SOM) graduated in a service of Holy Eucharist for family and close friends only. The service was held at St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church in Lubbock, where the School of Ministry has been held this year. Graduates were presented with their certificates during the service. The Rev. Robert Pace, Academic Mentor for the priesthood program, served as Preacher, and the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas, celebrated.

Upcoming Ordinations
In June 2016

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The Diocese of Northwest Texas joyfully announces several upcoming ordinations. Please follow the blue underlined links for more information about the event.

First, on June 4th, 2016, Justin Thomas Gibson and Christian Rabone, will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate following their graduation from seminary studies. Justin attended Emory University in Atlanta, and Christian attended Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. Both will receive their Master of Divinity degree from their respective seminary.

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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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