January 2017

1       THE NAMING AND CIRCUMCISION OF JESUS: Solemnity of MARY, MOTHER OF            GOD

2       Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishops, Teachers of the Faith, 379 & 389

2       Eliza Hassall, CMS Missionary in the Middle East, 1917

2       Seraphim, Monk of Sarov, Spiritual Guide, 1833

2       Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, Bishop in South India, Evangelist, 1945

8       THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD (from 6th)

10       William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645

12       Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167

12       Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689

12       Dedication of 1st Church, 1882

13       Hilary of Poitiers, Teacher of the Faith, 367

13       Kentigern [Mungo], Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde and Cumbria, 603

14       Sava, first Archbishop of the Serbian Church, 1235

15       EPIPHANY 2

17       Antony of Egypt, Hermit, Abbot, 356

17       Charles Gore, Bishop, Teacher, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932

18       CONFESSION OF PETER

19       Wulfstan, Bishop of Worchester, 1095

20       Richard Rolle of Hampole, Spiritual Writer, 1349

21       Agnes, Child-Martyr of Rome, 304

21       Mt Lamington Memorial Day (1951)

22       EPIPHANY 3

24       Companions of Paul, including Timothy, Titus and Silas

24       Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Teacher of the Faith, 1622

25       CONVERSION OF PAUL

26       Australia Day

27       John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, Teacher, 407

28       Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Teacher, 1274

29       EPIPHANY 4

30       Charles, King and Martyr, 1649

30       Laying of Foundation Stone of Oratory 1915

February

1       Brigid, Abbess of Kildare, c525

2       THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE (Candlemas)

3       First Anglican Service in Australia, 1788

3       Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary in Denmark & Sweden, 865

3       Blaise, martyr, Bishop of Sebastea, Armenia, c316

5       EPIPHANY 5

10       Scholastica, sister of Benedict, Abbess of Plombariola, c543

12       SEPTUAGESIMA

14       Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869 & 885

15       Thomas Bray, Priest, missionary, Founder of SPCK and the SPG, 1730

19       SEXAGESIMA

20       William Grant Broughton, first Bishop of Australia, 1853

23       Polycarp of Smyrna, Bishop of Smyrna, c155

24       MATTHIAS, APOSTLE AND MARTYR

26       QUINQUAGESIMA

27       George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633

March

1       ASH WEDNESDAY

2       Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672

5       LENT 1

7       Perpetua and her Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203

8       Ember Wednesday

8       Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, 1910

8       John of God, Worker among the Sick and poor, Spain, 1550

8       Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, Priest, Poet, 1929

9       Sister Emma SSA, Superior of the Society of the Sacred Advent, Queensland, 1939

10       Ember Friday

11       Ember Saturday

12       LENT 2

17       Patrick, Bishop of Armagh Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c460

18       Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, Teacher of the Faith, 386

19       LENT 3

20       Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Bishop and missionary (d. 687) or 4th Sept.

21       JOSEPH OF NAZARETH (from 19th)

22       Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath & Wells, Teacher, 1711

24       Paul Couturier, Ecumenist, 1953

24       Walter Hilton of Thurgartan, Augustian Friar, Mystic, 1396

24       Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980

25       THE ANNUNCIATION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

26       LENT 4 – Mothering Sunday

27       The Annotine Easter 2015

31       John Donne, Priest, Poet, 1631

April

1       Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1872

2       LENT 5 – Passion Sunday

6       Frederick Barker, Bishop of Sydney and pioneer of theological education and the General Synod, 1882

8       Georgina Molloy, pioneer church leader and botanist from Western Australia, 1843

9       PALM SUNDAY

13       MAUNDY THURSDAY

14       GOOD FRIDAY

15       HOLY SATURDAY

16       EASTER DAY

23       EASTER 2

24       The Seven Martyrs of the Melanesian Brotherhood, Solomon Islands, 2003

25       ANZAC DAY

26       MARK, EVANGELIST AND MARTYR

28       Peter Chanel, Religious, missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr, 1841

29       Catherine of Siena, Mystic, Teacher, 1380

30       GEORGE, MARTYR, PATRON SAINT, c304 (from 23rd)

May

1       PHILIP AND JAMES, APOSTLES AND MARTYRS

2       Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 373

4       English Saints & Martyrs of the Reformation Era

7       EASTER 4

8       Julian of Norwich, Mystic, Teacher, c1417

12        Gregory Dix, Priest, Monk, Scholar, 1952 October George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Ecumenist, Peacemaker, 1958

14       EASTER 5

16       Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877

19       Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988

20       Alcuin of York, Deacon, Abbot of Tours, 820

21       EASTER 6

24       John & Charles Wesley, Priest, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1792 & 1788

25       The Venerable Bede, Priest, Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735

26       Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605

26       John Calvin, Reformer, 1564

28       ASCENSION (from 25)

28       Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1089

30       Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1431

30       Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906

30       Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist in Central Africa, 1933

31       THE VISIT OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY TO ELIZABETH

June

1       Justin, Martyr at Rome, c165

1       Laying of Foundation Stone of Rectory 1907

3       Martyrs of Uganda, 1886 & Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, 1977

3       John XXIII, bishop of Rome, reformer, 1963

4       PENTECOST

5       Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Archbishop of Mainz, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754

6       Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945

7       Ember Wednesday

8       Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Non-Juror, Hymn Writer, 1711

9       Ember Friday

9       Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597

9       Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Hymn Writer, Teacher of the Faith, 373

10       Ember Saturday

11       TRINITY

13       Antony of Padua, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1231

14       Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691

15       Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer, 1941

16       Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253

18       CORPUS CHRISTI

19       Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu (holy man), Evangelist, Teacher of the Faith, 1929

22       ALBAN, FIRST MARTYR OF BRITAIN, c209

23       SACRED HEART

24       THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

25       PENTECOST 3

27       Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 444

28       Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher, Martyr, c200

29       PETER and PAUL, APOSTLES AND MARTYRS

July

1       Coming of the Light, First Missionaries to the Torres Strait, 1871

1       Henry and John Venn, Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1797 and 1813

2       PENTECOST 4

6       John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester and Thomas More, Scholar, Martyrs, 1535

9       PENTECOST 5

11       BENEDICT OF NURSIA, Abbot of Monte Casino, Father of Western Monasticism, patron of Europe, c550

13       Sydney James Kirkby, bishop, pioneer of outback ministry and the Bush Church Aid Society, 1935

16       JOHN KEBLE & THE FOUNDERS OF THE OXFORD MOVEMENT (from 14)

15       Bonaventure, Friar, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith, 1274

18       Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England, Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883

19       Gregory of Nyssa, and his sister Macrina, Deaconess, Teachers of the Faith, c394 and c379

20       Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th Cent.

20       Bartolmé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566

22       MARY MAGDALENE

23       PENTECOST 7

25       JAMES, APOSTLE AND MARTYR

26       Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

27       Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901

29       Mary, Martha & Lazarus, Companions of the Lord

30       PENTECOST 8

31       Joseph of Arimathea

31       Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1566

August

1       Holy Men and Women of the Old Testament

4       John-Baptist Vianney, Curé d’Ars, Spiritual Guide, 1859

5       Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642

6       THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

7       Holy Name

7       John Mason Neale, Priest, Hymn Writer, 1866

8       Dominic, Friar, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221

8       Mary MacKillop of the Cross, Founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Cross, 1909

9       Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921

10       Laurence, Deacon at Rome, 258

11       John Henry Newman, Priest, Teacher, Tractarian, 1890

11       Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253

13       PENTECOST 10

14       Martyrs of the 20th Century 20th C Martyrs, including Maximilian Kolbe (d 1941), Maria Skobtsova (d 1945), Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia (d 1918), Martin Luther King (d 1968)

15       MARY, MOTHER OF OUR LORD

20       PENTECOST 11

22       Mary, Queen of Heaven (Octave)

24       BARTHOLOMEW, APOSTLE AND MARTYR

27       PENTECOST 12

29       Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387 (from 27)

28       Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith, 430

29       BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

30       John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688

31       Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651

September

1       Consecration of Church, 1903

2       THE MARTYRS OF NEW GUINEA, 1942

3       DEDICATION FESTIVAL

4       Birinus of Dorchester, Apostle of Wessex, 650

4       Translation of St Cuthbert

6       St Michael of Colossae

8       Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9       Charles Fuge Lowder, Priest, 1880

10       PENTECOST 14

11       Mother Esther CHN, Founder of the Community of the Holy Name, 1931

13       John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, Teacher of the Faith, 407

14       HOLY CROSS DAY

15       Our Lady of Sorrows

15       John Oliver Feetham, Bishop and Bush Brother, 1947

16       Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, bishop and martyr, (d.258)

16       Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle to the Picts, c432

16       Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian, 1882

17       PENTECOST 15

18       John Ramsden Wollaston, Priest and Missionary of Western Australia, 1856

19       Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690

20       John Coleridge Patterson, First Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871

20       Andrew Kin Taegon and the Martyrs of Korea and the Pacific

20       Ember Wednesday

21       MATTHEW, APOSTLE, EVANGELIST AND MARTYR

22       Ember Friday

23       Thecla, Virgin 1st C.

23       Ember Saturday

24       OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

25       Sergius of Radonezh, Russian Monastic, Reformer, Teacher of the Faith, 1392

25       Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Spiritual Writer, 1626

26       Wilson Carlile, Priest, Founder of the Church Army, 1942

27       Vincent de Paul, Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists) 1660

28       Wenceslas, Prince, Martyr, Apostle to the Czechs, c907

30       Jerome, Translator of the Scriptures, Teacher of the Faith, 420

October

1       MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS (from 29)

2       The Guardian Angels

4       Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226

5       Augustus Short, First Bishop of Adelaide, 1883

6       William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Martyr, 1536

7       Blessed Virgin of the Rosary

8       PENTECOST 18

9       Denys, Bishop of Paris and his Companions, Martyrs, c258

9       Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253

10       Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674

11       Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675

12       Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845

12       Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709

13       Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066

15       PENTECOST 19

16       Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worchester and Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, Martyrs

17       Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c107

18       LUKE, EVANGELIST AND MARTYR

19       Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India and Persia, 1812

22       PENTECOST 20

24       United Nations, Inaugurated 1945

26       Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899

26       Cedd, Abbot of Lastingham, bishop of the East Saxons, 664

28       SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES AND MARTYRS

29       PENTECOST 21

31       Martin Luther, 1546 and other Continental Reformers

November

2       ALL SOULS

3       Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher of the Faith, 1600

4       Charles Borromeo, Archbishop of Milan, Reformer, 1584

5       ALL SAINTS

5       Laying of Foundation Stone of 1st Church 1882?

6       William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1944

7       Willibrord of York, Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, 739

8       Saints, Martyrs, Missionaries and Teachers of the Anglican Communion

9       Margery Kempe, Mystic, c1440

10       Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 461

11       Martin, Bishop of Tours, c397

11       Armistice Day

12       PENTECOST 22

13       Charles Simeon, Priest, Evangelical Divine, 1836

16       Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093

16       Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240

17       Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200

18       Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231

19       Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680

19       PENTECOST 23

20       Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr

20       Priscilla Lydia Sellon, Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876

21       The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

22       Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c230

23       Clement, Bishop of Rome, c100

24       Andrew Dung-Lac, 1839 and the martyrs of Vietnam

25       Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th Cent.

25       James Noble, first indigenous Australian ordained, 1941

25       Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748

26       CHRIST THE KING

29       Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church

30       ANDREW, APOSTLE AND MARTYR


December

1       Charles de Foucauld, Hermit, Servant of the Poor, 1916

2       Frances Perry, Founder of Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, 1892

2       Channing Moore Williams, Anglican Missionary Bishop to China and Japan, 1910

3       ADVENT 1

4       John of Damascus, Monk, Teacher of the Faith, c749

4       Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637

6       Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c326

7       Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith, 397

8       The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

8       Richard Baxter, Pastor and Spiritual Writer, 1691

10       ADVENT 2

13       Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304

13       Samuel Johnson, Moralist, 1784

14       John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith, 1591

17       O Sapientia

17       ADVENT 3

21       THOMAS, APOSTLE AND MARTYR

24       ADVENT 4

25       THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD; CHRISTMAS DAY

26       STEPHEN, DEACON AND FIRST MARTYR

27       JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST

28       HOLY INNOCENTS

29       Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170

30       Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1905

31       John Wyclif, Reformer, 1384

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