The Right Reverend Archibald Donald Davies
I Bishop Fort Worth
The Rt Rev A Donald Davies, became bishop of Dallas in 1970 after a ministry that included parish work, college chaplaincy, seminary teaching and staff duties at the Episcopal Church Center. He was a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church since 1979 and chaired that body's standing committee on world mission. Bishop Davies was also chairman of the General Convention's world mission panel and president of Province VII. When the Diocese of Fort Worth was created from the Diocese of Dallas at the 1982 General Convention, Davies exercised his right to choose which of the two he would preside over.
Bishop Davies became the first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on 1 January 1983.
Bishop Davies retired in January 1986. Davies was then asked to oversee the Convocation of American Churches in Europe, where he worked closely with the Church of England's Diocese of Europe.
In 1992 Bishop Davies, having retired from active service in the Episcopal Church of the USA, responded to the needs of Episcopalian Anglicans in the United States for an oversight that would be firm on matters of faith and order, and began to preside over a number of congregations with their priests that became known as the Episcopal Missionary Church. After some reorganization, he currently presides as Archbishop over what is now known as the Christian Episcopal Church, which has congregations in the United States and Canada.