Listed below are some key dates for the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch in 2019.

More information about specific events can be found on our events page.


January 2019

6 Epiphany Sunday


6 Waitangi Day

9 Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Dr Peter Carrell as the Ninth Bishop of Christchurch


6 Ash Wednesday / Lent begins

8 Day-time session Mini Clergy Conference (alternative 1)

12 Evening session Mini Clergy Conference (alternative 2)

29 Annual Parish Statistics due to Diocesan Office


2-4 House of Bishops Meeting

5-10 National Deacon’s School

14 Palm Sunday

18 Maundy Thursday

19 Good Friday

21 Easter Day

18-22 Easter Youth Camp


26-28 Cursillo Weekend

30 Parish AGMs all completed by this date


5 Year Book Reports to Synod due

10 Office holders information due to Diocesan Office (due 10 day after parish AGM)

22-23 Anglican Schools Conference

27-29 Clergy Conference

30 Ascension Day


3 Queens Birthday

5 Diocesan Synod Bills and Motions due to Diocesan Office (except pre-synod meetings and youth)

9 Anglicost Youth event / Pentecost Sunday

17 Diocesan Synod information available online (including reports, bills and motions)

28 EARLY BIRD registration for Diocesan Synod closes


TBA Pre-Synod meetings will be held

17-22 National Tikanga-Pakeha Youth Forum

18-19 General Synod Standing Committee

19 Registration closes for Diocesan Synod

20 Pre-Synod and Youth motions ( for Diocesan Synod) due to Diocesan Office

28 Social Service Sunday


5 Diocesan Synod information finalised online (including all updated reports, bills and motions)

9-11 Deacon’s Retreat

22-25 The Abbey Youth Retreat


5 Synod Eucharist Service – Christ Church Transitional Cathedral

6 Synod at St Christopher’s Avonhead Parish

7  Synod continues at St Christopher’s Avonhead

17-19 Bishops’ Meeting

23 South Canterbury Anniversary Day


28 Labour Day 

31 Year Book and Handbook available online


14-15 General Synod Standing Committee

15 Canterbury Anniversary Show Day 

29 Nov-1 Dec Deeper Youth Camp


1 Advent begins

2 Westland and Chatham Islands Anniversary Day 

25 Christmas Day

26 Boxing Day / St Stephen’s Day