Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
Parish Handbook
The on-line Parish Handbook is the official authorized collection of public documents of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd including its incorporation papers, bylaws, specific parish policies as approved and updated by the Vestry, and policy statements by the Rector and other parish officials.

Electronic links to various other official documentation of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, the Episcopal Church USA, and the Anglican Communion, including canons and covenants, are also included as is a link to the Good Shepherd School website. Other unofficial content may also be included, as approved by the Vestry. Some official, non-public policies, such as Employee Policies, certain financial policies, procedures and select forms will be maintained separately.

Since the web-based Parish Handbook is the official repository for all public policies and official documentation of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, all paper copies of these policies (included in the Parish Handbook and the former Vestry Handbook) will become unofficial, will not be updated, and will be removed from circulation. However, one hardcopy version of the current official website handbook will be maintained by the Office Manager for those parishioners who do not have on-line access.

The Parish Office Manager retains in secured files those one-of-a-kind original documents or other papers important for legal or archival reasons as deemed necessary by the Clerk and the Parish Chancellor. These secured files include, but are not limited to, all original signed documents.

The on-line Parish Handbook is maintained and updated by the Parish Webmaster under the direction of the Clerk as authorized by the Vestry. The Parish Webmaster also performs periodic backup of the on-line Parish Handbook electronic files in conjunction with backup of other critical Parish electronic files.

The Clerk maintains a historical record, i.e., a change log, of all approved changes to both public and non-public policies.

Select from the menu at the left for more information and access to Good Shepherd's policies.