Diocesan Dates 2016
27 February, Deacons' Ordination St Saviour's Cathedral (Goulburn) 11am.
6-7 May, Cathedral Convention, with Mike Breen (Goulburn).
23-27 May, Clergy Conference.
15-19 August, Diocesan clergy retreat (Hartzer Park).
9-11 September, Diocesan Synod.
26 November, Priest's Ordination, St Saviour's Cathedral (Goulburn) 11am.
6 Jan, Epiphany
10 February, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent
20 March, Palm Sunday
24 March, Maundy Thursday
25 March, Good Friday
27 March, Easter Day
15 May, Pentecost
27 November, Advent
25 December, Christmas Day
The following special days of prayer and community significance are also important and celebrated in some parishes.
20 March, Palm Sunday rally for Refugees
21 March, Harmony Day
15 to 21 May, Week of Prayer for Christian unity
26 May, National Sorry Day
27 May to 3 June, National Reconciliation Week, which begins with the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and ends with Mabo Day.
14 to 20 June, National refugee week (to be updated)
3-10 July, NAIDOC Week
10 July, Sea Sunday, a day to pray for sea-farers and their families.
9 August, International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples
28 August, Refugee Sunday, a day to pray for refugees and their nations torn by violence and oppression.
1 September, Season of Creation (four Sundays in September)
25 September, Social Justice Sunday, an opportunity for the Australian church to focus on one particular social issues (to be updated)
16 October, Freedom Sunday where Christians globally work to end modern slavery
16-22 October, Anti poverty week
4 November, a day for Anglicans and Roman Catholics to pray for one another.
6 November, Defence Sunday or a day offering prayers and support to chaplains, members of the Defence Force and their families.
25 November, International day for the elimination of violence against women (white ribbon day)
1 December, World AIDS day