Robert Pace installed as rector at Trinity

Robert Pace installed as rector at Trinity

In a service delayed nearly two years by the pandemic, the Rev. Robert Pace was installed as  the 19th rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, in a Celebration of New Ministry on Wednesday, October 6.  The music under the direction of Music Director and Organist Debora Clark was outstanding, with choir, brass and timpani and a string quartet.  Previous rectors John Stanley and Fred Barber were in attendance.

L-R at altar, Janet Waggoner, Robert Pace, Scott Mayer, Mitch Tollett, Amy Haynie

The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer presided. The Rev. Mitch Tollett, a seminary classmate and long time friend of Pace’s, was the preacher.

Robert Pace & Mitch Tollett

The Rev. Canon. Janet Waggoner read the Letter of Institution from Bishop Mayer, which formally establishes Pace as rector.

All photos by Sarah Martinez of Trinity.

Watch the entire service.

The sermon begins at 26:44.  The lovely offertory, Love Divine by Howard Goodall, begins at 47.44.