A Brief History
In 1990 the General Council of the Reformed Episcopal Church created the Special Jurisdiction of North America (SJNA) to develop and care for parishes west of the Mississippi River. The territory assigned covered 27 States. Bishop Royal U Grote, Jr was elected the Missionary Bishop and, in July of 1991, moved to Houston, Texas. At that time there were 5 missions and 1 parish in the Special Jurisdiction. In 1996, the SJNA was merged with the Synod of Chicago (The oldest Diocese in the REC) and was renamed the Diocese of Mid-America. Since that time, the DMA has divided twice by creating the Diocese of Central States and the Diocese of the West. The Lord has seen fit to continue to bless the DMA with consistent annual growth of Parishes. The Diocese of Mid-America currently has a geographical territory including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Lousiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming and original parishes in Arizona and California.
Anglican Way Institute
Church of the Holy Communion in Dallas, TX will be hosting the annual Anglican Way Institute Conference on July 16-20, 2014. The Anglican Way Institute this year takes for its theme, the Inklings, that extraordinary group of English Christian writers and poets of the last century. Some of the most famous among them were J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, and Charles Williams. They called themselves the Inklings, as in “ink,” a group of authors. The designation, however, goes beyond the literary. We are blessed to have Dr. Peter Kreeft coming as our keynote speaker. He is an expert on this topic and will deliver 5 talks on: C.S. Lewis (2 talks Till We Have Faces), J.R.R. Tolkien (The Silmarillion), Charles Williams (Descent Into Hell), and Dorothy Sayers (Creed or Chaos).
You may download/view the Anglican Way Brochure by Clicking Here.
You may also find more information by Visiting the AWI Website
St. Matthias Anglican Church (Cathedral)
4142 Dayflower Dr.
Katy, TX 77449
The Rt. Rev. Royal U Grote, Bishop
The Very Rev. Jason R. Grote, Dean
The Rev. Joshua A. Grote, Assisting
The Rev. Mr. Aaron F. Ott, Deacon
Dss. Annette Johnson, Deaconess
Church of the Holy Communion (Pro-Cathedral)
17405 Muirfield Dr.
Dallas, TX 75287
The Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton, Bishop
The Rev. Kasey Gage, Assistant
The Rev. Mr. Chip Shattuck, Deacon
The Rev. Mr. Daryl Smit, Deacon
Dss. Mary Jane Mathieu, Deaconess
The Rt. Rev. Royal U. Grote, Jr. - Bishop Ordinary
The Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton - Bishop CoAdjutor
The Rt. Rev. George B. Fincke - Assisting Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Sam Seamans - Assisting Bishop
The Venerable James T. Payne - Archdeacon
The Very Rev. Curtis Crenshaw - Seminary
The Very Rev. Jason R. Grote - Cathedral
The Very Rev. Frank Levi - Incarnation
The Very Rev. Walter Banek - Resurrection
Secretary - Dss. Annette Johnson
Treasurer - The Very Rev. Jason R. Grote