A word to the diocese about General Convention

As we begin writing this summary report, the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church ended just 48 hours ago. There is still much dust to settle, and it will take some time to more fully understand what General Convention did and did not do, and what the consequences are for the Diocese of West Texas. In late summer or early fall, we will provide a much more complete report and will include “news and views” from our lay and clergy deputies and alternates.more...

Letter from the bishops: Texas border situation

[June 21, 2018] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Grace to you, and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.
We, like many of you, have watched and read with increasing dismay and frustration the federal government’s use of family separation as a blunt instrument of immigration policy along our border with Mexico. We have been embarrassed and angered to see our political leaders point fingers at each other while children and their mothers (it’s almost always mothers) are taken away from each other. We can imagine little that could be more heart-breaking or traumatizing—for children or parents—than to be forcibly separated with no awareness of when, or if, we would see one another again.more...

Father's Day offering for Habitat for Humanity

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17, 2018, and we once again invite your church to consider a special Father’s Day offering for the Diocese of West Texas Habitat for Humanity fund.more...

March for Our Lives on March 24

[From Bishop Brooke-Davidson, March 14, 2018] On this day, one month after the hour of the Parkland shooting, we want to be sure that you have seen the statement on gun violence that the House of Bishops passed unanimously last week.more...

From the bishops: Prayers for Sutherland Springs, TX

[From Bishop David M. Reed, November 6, 2017] My dear brothers and sisters, Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us. more...

Camp Sunday November 12 this year

To: Clergy and church offices in the Diocese of West Texasmore...

Wickham named Bishop's Deputy for Disaster Recovery

[September 20, 2017] Bishop David Reed has called Jennifer Wickham to serve as Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery, beginning immediately and continuing at least through the end of the year. As the on-going response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation shifts from emergency assistance to long-term rebuilding, Wickham will oversee and coordinate the recovery efforts of the diocese in the affected areas.more...

From the bishops re: Hurricane Harvey

[August 26, 2017, 7:50 p.m.] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,more...

Bishop Suffragan-Elect Jennifer Brooke-Davidson

The Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson was chosen Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas during the 113th annual Diocesan Council on Saturday, February 25, 2017, held at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the first woman to be elected bishop in the Diocese of West Texas. Brooke-Davidson, age 56, is currently the Vicar of Saint Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Buda, Texas, and was one of seven nominees. Now as the sixth Bishop Suffragan of the diocese, she will serve alongside the Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed.more...

Bishops in Texas respond to Governor Abbott

Texans are not known for being fearful, but for their generous hospitality and big-hearted welcoming. In fact "Texas" means friendship. Texas is great precisely because of the great diversity of backgrounds represented in its people. Therefore, we are extremely concerned that Governor Greg Abbott has announced his intention to pull the state of Texas out of the U.S. refugee resettlement program.more...