Listed below are some key dates for the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch in 2020. More will be posted as advised.


January 2020

1 Bible 2020 Launch

6 Epiphany + Anglican Office reopens


6 Waitangi Day

14 General Synod reports due

26 Ash Wednesday / Lent begins

28 General Synod bills due


4-7 Anglican Women’s Studies Hui

6 World Day of Prayer

22 Mothering Sunday

29 Passion Sunday

TBA Annual Parish Statistics due to Diocesan Office


5 Palm Sunday + Daylight Savings ends

9 Maundy Thursday

10 Good Friday + General Synod reports will be online

12 Easter Day

9-13 Easter Youth Camp

25 ANZAC Day

27 ANZAC public Holiday

30 Parish AGMs all completed by this date


TBA Year Book Reports to Synod due

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

9-15 The 64th General Synod in Nelson

TBA Anglican Schools Conference

21 Ascension Day

25-29 Clergy Conference

31 Pentecost Sunday


1 Queens Birthday

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

7 Trinity Sunday

14 Te Pouhere Sunday

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


5 Refugee Sunday

TBA Pre-Synod meetings will be held

17-22 National Tikanga-Pakeha Youth Forum

19 National Bible Sunday

TBA Registration closes for Diocesan Synod

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

23 Lambeth Conference UK begins: “God’s Church for God’s World: walking, listening and witnessing together”

28 Social Service Sunday


3 Lambeth Conference UK closes

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

6 World Peace Day

TBA Deacon’s Retreat

13-15 AngloCatholic Hui (Chch)

21-23 The Abbey Youth Retreat

26 AMB Missions Board meeting via Zoom


3-6 Cursillo 3-day weekend Kaiapoi (C23)

6 Maori Language Week

10 Synod Eucharist Service – Christ Church Transitional Cathedral

10-12 Synod at St Christopher’s Church in Avonhead 

18-19 The On Earth Justice Conference 2020

19 NZ General Elections

27 Daylight Savings begins

28 South Canterbury Anniversary Day


6-7 Bishop’s meeting (Chch)

26 Labour Day

28-29 TPMC (Wellington)

31 Year Book and Handbook available online


13 Canterbury Anniversary Show Day 

TBA Deeper Youth Camp

29 Advent begins

30 Westland and Chatham Islands Anniversary Day 


25 Christmas Day

26 Boxing Day / St Stephen’s Day

31 New Year’s Eve