About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

Faithfully ministering the Word and Sacraments through worship, prayer and community outreach.

OUR HISTORY

On October 10th, 1961 a letter was sent to the Diocese to petition for Mission Status. On October 12th, The Rt. Reverend C. Avery Mason granted Mission Status to St. John the Divine under its first Vicar, The Very Reverend Francis W. Fowler with expectations that The Reverend Eugene McCrary, Missionary Curate on staff at All Saints’ Church, Wichita Falls, would handle ministrations and work in the Mission. And so the journey began.

Initially only Morning Prayer Services were held until Fr. McCrary was Ordained into the Priesthood on December 21st, 1961. St. John’s first Holy Eucharist was held on Christmas Eve, 1961 in the First Christian Church. Over the next year the small church was built. Part of the building plan included a ‘tiny apartment’ behind the Altar where Fr. McCrary lived the first winter after the church was completed – without any heat. The church was two blocks beyond the city gas lines.

In March 1963 the first services were held in the shell of the church with only the foundations and walls completed. On October 31st, 1964 St. John the Divine was dedicated with The Reverend Theodore H. McCrary officiating.

In June 1977 ground was broken for the Parish Hall and was completed in February 1978. It was dedicated and consecrated by the The Rt. Reverend A. Donald Davies, and named for former vicar, The Reverend Neil A. Hess.

Over the years, the ladies of St. John the Divine sold baked Altar Bread and linens sewn by hand. Additionally, through Blessed Angel Glass Works, the men of St. John the Divine have designed, made and repaired stain glass throughout the Diocese, including the Diocesan Center in Ft. Worth, Ascension/ St. Mark in Bridgeport and even the Synagogue in Wichita Falls.

Today, we continue as a Catholic Mission in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth under the leadership of The Rt. Reverend Ryan S. Reed, Fourth Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas.

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WORSHIP

SUNDAY
– Christian Education 9:30AM
– Holy Eucharist 10:30AM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
– Bible Study 6:00PM

Upcoming Events

  • May 16, 2021
    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Fr. Roges shares his commentary on the Books of the Bible each Sunday. He obtained his theological training at St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad School of Theology in Meinrad, Indiana and Cranmer Theological House in Dallas.
    • Holy MassHoly MassTime: 10:30 am
      St. John is located in the small town of Burkburnett, just north of Wichita Falls. We worship in the Anglican tradition and use the 2019 Book of Common Prayer. We would love for you to visit us on a Sunday morning. Come as you are, worship with us, and grow with us in the knowledge of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
    • Bishop's Committee MeetingBishop's Committee MeetingTime: 12:00 pm
      The Bishop’s Committee is the elected governing body of the congregation. Along with the Vicar, the Bishop’s Committee is composed of elected members from the congregation, representing a diverse set of skills and gifts for leadership.The Bishop’s Committee has responsibility for the “temporal affairs” of the congregation, including the care of our buildings and finances, as well as choosing individuals to fill leadership roles in the congregation, and setting the vision for the congregation, along with the Vicar.
      We meet the 2nd Sunday of every month following coffee hour.
  • May 18, 2021
    • Divine Stitches MinistryDivine Stitches MinistryTime: 6:00 pm
      Divine Stitches is a sewing ministry. We provide simple blankets for the First Responders in the Burkburnett area, Patsy's House and prayer quilts for those who are in need of special prayer.
  • May 23, 2021
    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Fr. Roges shares his commentary on the Books of the Bible each Sunday. He obtained his theological training at St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad School of Theology in Meinrad, Indiana and Cranmer Theological House in Dallas.

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Burkburnett, Texas 76354
(940) 569-3558

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