Lent and Easter
Lent and Easter are an important part of the Christian calendar. It begins with Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. The period of Lent lasts for forty days (not including Sundays). It is a time when Christians reflect and prepare for the celebrations of Easter. Some people fast, eat frugally or give up treats following the example of Jesus, who fasted for forty days in the wilderness.
1 September to 4 October is Season of Creation.
From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world are praying and caring for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation”. The beginning and the end date of Season of Creation are linked with the concern for creation in the Eastern and the Western traditions of Christianity, respectively.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is traditionally a day to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today during the two World Wars and later conflicts. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women and come together to pray for peace and reconciliation.
Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas, and of his second coming.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January - the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time.