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Highlights from the 120th Council of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

February 22-24, 2024

Click here to view the 120th Council Photo Gallery

2024 Theme: "Lift High the Cross"

"Lift High the Cross" is one of the most sung hymns in our Episcopal Hymnal. In 2024 it will be our Council theme and a reminder throughout the year of Jesus' call to us to take up our cross and follow him.  During Council, Bishop Read shared the importance of lifting high the cross to carry it out from our congregations and into neighborhoods near and far " 'til all the world adores his sacred name." Access below videos, slide presentations and information from the 120th Diocese of West Texas Council.

Council in Action

Council in Action is a giving program that occurs annually in association with Council. It is an opportunity for the Diocese of West Texas members and Council participants to serve a community within the diocese, opening our hearts and walking as God has called us to do by assisting those in need. A generous response was received to Council in Action with 978 clothing items and over $1,700 donated to Good Sam.


Each year, Diocesan Council is the vehicle through which the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas conducts the business of the diocese under its Canons and Constitution. At Council we elected diocesan leadership to the Executive Board, the Standing Committee, the Episcopal Church Corporation, the TMI Episcopal Board of Governors, and trustees of Sewanee: The University of the South. Click here to see the Election Results.


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