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

21 NZ went into Level 4 lockdown

22 Mothering Sunday

29 Passion Sunday


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


21 Ascension Day

26 Zoom Mini Clergy Conference

31 Pentecost Sunday


1 Queens Birthday

8 NZ lockdown lifted to Level 1 and Churches were able to meet again

Parish AGMs to be held asap once at Level 1

5 Synod Reports due

7 Trinity Sunday

14 Te Pouhere Sunday

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


5 Refugee Sunday

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

28 Social Service Sunday


6 World Peace Day

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

11 -14 Pre Synod Meetings

13-15 AngloCatholic Hui (Chch)

21-23 The Abbey Youth Retreat

26 AMB Missions Board meeting via Zoom


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


5-8 Cursillo 3-day weekend Kaiapoi (C23) 

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