Diocesan Dates 2017
25 February, Deacons' Ordination St Saviour's Cathedral (Goulburn) 11am.
6 Jan, Epiphany
1 March, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent
9 April, Palm Sunday
13 April, Maundy Thursday
14 April, Good Friday
16 April, Easter Day
4 June, Pentecost
3 December, Advent
25 December, Christmas Day
The following special days of prayer and community significance are also important and celebrated in some parishes.
21 March, Harmony Day
9 April, Palm Sunday rally for Refugees
25 May - 4 June, 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)
2-9 July, NAIDOC Week
9 July, Sea Sunday, a day to pray for sea-farers and their families.
9 August, International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples
30 August, Refugee Sunday, a day to pray for refugees and their nations torn by violence and oppression.
6 September, Season of Creation (four Sundays in September)
October, Anti poverty week
6-8 October, Synod
4 November, a day for Anglicans and Roman Catholics to pray for one another.
5 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