'Bishop Rayford High' Tagged Posts

'Bishop Rayford High' Tagged Posts

High, Hulsey named assisting bishops

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer has announced that he, with the support of the Standing Committee, has asked the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. and the Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey to serve as assisting bishops in the diocese and they have accepted.     An assisting bishop is a bishop appointed by the diocesan bishop to provide short-term assistance with episcopal duties in the diocese. As assisting bishops, High and Hulsey will work at the direction of Mayer,…

Go with God, Bishop High. And thanks.

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., third provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, retires (again) on June 30, 2015. He was elected in November 2012 at the diocesan convention in Stephenville. As a going-away present, the diocesan staff presented him with a yellow labrador retriever puppy. The puppy has no name as yet, so we are calling him the Episcopuppy. Bishop High plans to fly home from General Convention, go pick up the puppy, and head to his…
Bishop High with people from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fort Worth

Bishop High visits St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B.High, Jr., made  his last official visitation before his June 30 retirement to St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth. He confirmed  Olivia Wilson, Gabriel Phillips, Caleb Fisher, and T. J. Jennings,and received John Dickinson and Nicholas Busken. There was a reception in the parish hall afterward. Watch a video of the bishop’s sermon.   See more photos in the diocesan Flickr gallery.

Response to Bishop Iker’s letter to All Saints’

Tom Leatherbury, attorney for the Episcopal Parties and a lifelong Episcopalian, has responded to David Weaver, attorney for the breakaway group, regarding former Bishop Jack Iker’s March 6, 2015, letter to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, demanding that All Saints’ submit to a so-called Canon 32 procedure. Leatherbury’s letter also lays out a “procedural roadmap” for most efficiently resolving the case for appeal. The full text of the letter is below. Taking note of the letter, the Rt. Rev.…
rector Karen Calafat & vestry of St. Luke's in the Meadow Episcopal Church

Karen Calafat installed at St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

The Rev. Katen Calafat was installed as the part time rector of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, by the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., at a Celebration of a New Ministry on Monday, February 2, 2015. There was a reception following the service. Calafat’s first Sunday as the new rector was October 5, 2014. Calafat has more than 20 years in ministry, primarily as a chaplain in a variety of settings, most recently as a hospice chaplain…

Bishop High visits St. Martin’s, Keller

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., visited St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, Keller, on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Two were baptised, Leslie Fowles and Nicholas Hardman. The bishop received three, Kathy Wilkinson, Gary Wilkinson and John Dumbleton, and confirmed four, Leslie Fowles, Heather Wilson, April Elliott, and Gregory Anderson. It was also the last Sunday for the Rev. Mike Wallens, who has been the interim rector at St. Martin’s. The parish will be calling a rector soon. The parish marked the…

A deacon and a bishop reflect on Cursillo

Why go to Cursillo? Here are two reflections on the lasting impact of Cursillo on lives of lay and ordained alike.   The Rev. Tracie Middleton, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst I’m grateful for the opportunities Cursillo provides for meeting and getting to know people across the diocese and the wider Church. Intentionally carving out an entire weekend for seeking God’s purposes is bound to benefit your spiritual life, especially in the context of a supportive community that has come…
Bishop Rayford High at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Hurst, Texas

Bishop High visits St. Stephen’s, Hurst

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., visited St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, on Sunday, July 13, 2014. St. Stephen’s worships in the Northeast Wedding Chapel in Hurst. He baptized Gwenn Anne Burud and Gavin Le Burud,  confirmed Gwenn Anne Burud and Sandon Wards, received Nicole Maria Silva, Steven Hederer, and Judy Crawford and blessed the reaffirmation of Thomas Crawford. He also blessed a chalice and paten given in memory of Florence McKneely by the McKneely family. He presented graduation…

Are you called to be a lay pastoral caregiver?

Community of Hope is a pastoral care training program for laity.  The mission of Community of Hope is to create and sustain Christian communities of volunteer lay pastoral caregivers around the world. Community of Hope communities are united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality, and equipped for and serving in pastoral care communities. Bishop Rayford High has been part of Community of Hope for many years, and has asked Annette Mayer, pastoral intern St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, and the Rev. Amy…

Executive Council passes Safeguarding & background policies; approves grants

The Executive Council of the diocese met Saturday, May 17, 2014, at St. Luke in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The council passed bylaws for the council, a policy on Safeguarding programs, a policy on background checks, and an employee’s handbook for diocesan staff. They approved a grant to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, for $12,500. They also approved a grant to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, of $20,000. Both grants will be reviewed by the Congregational Development…

Bishop High visits Good Shepherd, Granbury

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., visited the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Since it was the fifth Sunday of the month, the congregation brought food items for the local food bank. The pile of canned and dry goods grew steadily as people arrived for the service. There was a reception in the parish hall after the service. See more photos in the Flickr Gallery. See a video of the bishop’s sermon.…

Episcopal Parties File Petition for Review by U.S. Supreme Court

On June 19, 2014, The Episcopal Church and loyal Episcopal parties and congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. The Fort Worth parties were joined in the filing by the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas and the officials from the continuing Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in San Angelo. In related news, the remand of the case to the 141st District Court in Tarrant County continues; Judge John P. Chupp entered a scheduling order that includes pleading and discovery deadlines and sets the hearing on motions for summary judgment for December 17, 2014.

Celebrating Pentecost under one roof

The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls worshiped under one roof on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014. All Saints at the Arc joined St. Stephen’s/Good Shepherd at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5011 Lindale.  The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., celebrated and preached at the 10 am Eucharist. Following the service, everyone gathered under red balloons bearing tongues of fire, a perfect accessory for a Pentecost luncheon. They were provided by Ann Coleman of Good Shepherd. On Saturday night, there was…
confirmation in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Bishop High visits St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth, for confirmation

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., visited St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, for a confirmation on Sunday, June 1. 2014. He confirmed Rosalyn Barnett, daughter of priest in charge the Rev. Edwin Barnett and his wife, Leigh Ann. There was a reception and luncheon afterward in the Parlor. St. Andrew’s worships in the Good Shepherd Chapel of University Christian Church. See a slideshow of photos or view on Flickr.   Listen to Bishop HIgh’s sermon.

Bishop High confirms four at St. Luke’s, Fort Worth

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B.High, Jr., confirmed four people and two people reaffirmed their Baptismal promises at St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Howard J. Gass, Daniel Jackson Fisher, Ethan Lightfoot Fisher and John Trevar Fisher were confirmed and Mitchell Prescott Herod and Kathleen Jenkins reaffirmed their Baptismal promises. A reception was held afterward the Parish Hall. For more photos, visit this diocesan Flickr gallery. Listen to Bishop High’s sermon.

Seminarian Carl Saxton graduates from Sewanee

  Carl Saxton, seminarian and postulant for Holy Orders sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, Willow Park, graduated from the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee on May 9, 2014. The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High and Mrs. High attended the graduation — and to his surprise, Bishop High participated in the graduation.  Sharon and Dennis Lasater and Louis and Cynthia Eichenberger from St. Francis, Willow Park, also attended.
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