The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, will visit the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 8. Bishop Curry calls himself the chief evangelist of The Episcopal Church, and he will bring that emphasis with him.
Bishop Curry will be accompanied by the Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within The Episcopal Church.
Bishop Curry will tour Parker County and take a look from afar at the scale of Walsh, the new community being built on the site of the Walsh Ranch west of Fort Worth (it’s not open to the public yet). Parker County is the site of a new church plant being funded in part by a grant from The Episcopal Church. No specific location for the church plant has yet been selected. As part of the morning’s activities, Bishop Curry will bless the endeavor and formally commission the church planting team.
Following lunch in Weatherford, and some down time for the presiding bishop and his staff, Bishop Curry will visit Refugee Services of Texas in Fort Worth, where he will meet some refugee families being aided by Episcopal congregations, visit with RST staff, and meet the Episcopalians volunteering in an English as a Second Language program.