The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is a constituent member of the Anglican Communion. The Anglican Communion is a fellowship within the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, consisting of those duly constituted Dioceses, Provinces and regional churches in communion with the See of Canterbury, upholding and propagating the historic Faith and Order as set forth in the Old and New Testaments and expressed in the Book of Common Prayer. Our Bishop is the Right Rev. Ryan Reed.

The-Seal-of-the-Diocese-of-Fort-WorthThe Seal of the Diocese of Fort Worth
The Diocese of Fort Worth was formed in 1982 from the western half of the Diocese of Dallas. The Official Seal of the Diocese was designed by the first Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, the Right Reverend Donald Davis.

On the seal, Fort Worth – The See City, is indicated by the gold fortress battlements that divide the shield. The black longhorn steer, a symbol of a major industry within the Diocese, is also a reminder of the frontier spirit and the venturesome nature of the people of God in this part of the country. The two silver rivers in the blue base, are a symbol of God’s nourishment of the created order. The Trinity and Brazos rivers link Fort Worth with other dioceses and peoples in Texas: The Trinity River Links Fort Worth with Dallas, the Brazos River with other dioceses in Texas. The white star on blue stands for Texas. The upper half of the shield is red. In quarter one is a green canton, edged in gold, upon which appears a griffin rampant clutching a crozier. These visual elements were borrowed from the personal seal of the Right Rev. Alexander Charles Gannett, First Bishop of Dallas (1874-1924), who was of Irish ancestry. Bishop Gannett used the griffin to indicate our heritage with the Church of England.

The two rivers are further symbolized: the Trinity River by the Trinity design of the handle of the key; and the Brazos River by the choice of the Spanish motto, “LOS BRAZOS DE DIOS.” or,”The Arms of God.”The inscription reads,”THE SEAL OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH + 1983.”

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“Rise up, O men of God. Tread where His feet have trod. As brothers of the Son of Man, rise up O men of God.” 🎶 Such a fitting anthem was sung today at Mass in honor of all the fathers, uncles, grandfathers, godfathers, and father-figures represented in our congregation. We are thankful for the way you all lead our families. May the prayer said over you this morning bless you in this upcoming year as you seek to follow Jesus more closely.We also are mindful of those missing a father, grandfather, or special male role model in their lives today. You are in our prayers. ♥️Finally, we want to thank Father Wilgus, Father Foster, and Father Bosworthfor guiding our flock with such love and care. Happy Father’s Day to all! ... See MoreSee Less

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St. John's Church, Fort Worth
This recurring event is for our weekly live streamed Sunday morning Mass, as well as occasional Masses and other services on different days and times, from Saint John's Church in Fort Worth, TX. The Sunday live streamed Mass begins at 11:15 AM CDT, and our live stream will typically begin a few minutes earlier, but sometimes we experience delays.We stream primarily to Vimeo, using this exact address: vimeo.com/event/426877Live streams also go to our public Facebook page, at St. John's Church, Fort WorthYou can find archived videos of previous live streams on our Vimeo channel: vimeo.com/stjohnsfw ... See MoreSee Less
Father Foster is offering a wonderful class during the evenings this coming week at St. Vincent’s Cathedral! ... See MoreSee Less

Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning
8:00 am  Holy Eucharist, 1928 BCP
9:00 am  Holy Eucharist, 2019 BCP
11:15 am  Holy Eucharist, 2019 & 1928 BCP
This service is live-streamed every Sunday.

Saturday Afternoon Vigil Mass
6:00 pm  Holy Eucharist, 1928 BCP

Wednesday Morning Mass
7:30 am  Holy Eucharist, 1928 BCP


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