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We have shown our annual calendar which is in step with the seasons, celebrations, and liturgical colours of the Church of England. We have included school term holidays to help church goers understand where they may be on any given Sunday – with grandchildren, on holiday, walking their dog, sailing, taking their child to a sports club etc. we know that you lead busy lives.

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Annual Calendar August 2023 to December 2023

Month/yearDescriptionDay/date
SCHOOLS SUMMER HOLIDAY STARTS 21 JULY
August 20239th Sunday after TrinitySunday 6 August
August 202310th Sunday after TrinitySunday 13 August
August 202311th Sunday after TrinitySunday 20 August
August 202312th Sunday after TrinitySunday 27 August
Sept 202313th Sunday after TrinitySunday 3 September
SCHOOLS BACK FROM 4 SEPTEMBER 2023
Sept 2023Rectory teacher & teaching staff garden partyFriday 8 September
Sept 2023Ride & Stride fundraiser (Benefice-wide)Saturday 9 September
Sept 202314th Sunday after Trinity – Education SundaySunday 10 September
Sept 202315th Sunday after TrinitySunday 17 September
Sept 202316th Sunday after TrinitySunday 24 September
October 202317th Sunday after TrinityHarvest FestivalSunday 1 October
SCHOOLS HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICES – DATES TBC
October 202318th Sunday after TrinitySunday 8 October
October 202319th Sunday after TrinitySunday 15 October
October 202320th Sunday after TrinitySunday 22 October
SCHOOLS HALF-TERM HOLIDAY STARTS 23 OCTOBER
October 2023All Saints Day COLOUR WHITESunday 29 October BWT
October 2023SEAFARERS Service with friends from West Wittering Sailing ClubSunday 29 October
SCHOOLS BACK FROM 30 OCTOBER
Nov 20234th Sunday before Advent COLOUR REDSunday 5 November
Nov 2023Armistice Day – West Witt Memorial HallSaturday 11 November
Nov 2023BIRDHAM CHRISTMAS FAIRSaturday 11 November
Nov 2023Remembrance Sunday COLOUR REDSunday 12 November
Nov 20232nd Sunday before Advent COLOUR REDSunday 19 November
Nov 2023Sunday next before Advent – Christ the King COLOUR REDSunday 26 November
CHURCH SEASON ADVENT | COLOUR PURPLE
Dec 2023Christingle Factory – the Church RoomSaturday 2 Dec
Dec 20231st Sunday of AdventChristingle ServicesSunday 3 Dec

Annual Calendar December 2023 to March 2024

Month/yearDescriptionDay/date
Dec 20232nd Sunday of Advent – St Nicholas Patronal COLOUR REDSunday 10 Dec
Dec 2023 3rd Sunday of Advent – Nine Lessons / Candlelit Pump CarolsSunday 17 December
SCHOOLS END OF TERM SERVICES TBC
Dec 2023Carols on the GreenFriday 22 December
SCHOOLS CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY START 22 DECEMBER
CHURCH SEASON CHRISTMAS | COLOUR WHITE
Dec 20234th Sunday of Advent – Nativity Church ServicesSunday 24 December
Dec 20234th Sunday of Advent – Midnight MassSunday 24 December
Dec 2023Christmas Day ServicesMonday 25 December
Dec 20231st Sunday of ChristmasSunday 31 December
CHURCH SEASON EPIPHANY | COLOUR WHITE
SCHOOLS BACK FROM 2 JANUARY 2024
Jan 2024The EpiphanySaturday 6 January
Jan 20241st Sunday of EpiphanySunday 7 January
Jan 2024Baptism of ChristSunday 7 January
Jan 20242nd Sunday of EpiphanySunday 14 January
Jan 20243rd Sunday of EpiphanySunday 21 January
Jan 20244th Sunday of EpiphanySunday 28 January
Feb 2024Presentation of Christ in the temple Candlemas– celebrate on Sunday 4 FebFriday 2 February
Feb 2024Candlemas – celebrate on Sunday 4 FebSunday 4 February
CHURCH SEASON ORDINARY TIME | COLOUR GREEN
Feb 2024Sunday next before LentSunday 11 February
SCHOOLS HALF-TERM STARTS MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY
Feb 2024Shrove TuesdayMardi GrasTuesday 13 Feb
CHURCH SEASON LENT | COLOUR PURPLE
Feb 2024Ash WednesdayWednesday 14 Feb
Feb 20241st Sunday of LentSunday 18 Feb
SCHOOLS BACK FROM 19 FEBRUARY
Feb 20242nd Sunday of LentSunday 25 Feb
Mar 20243rd Sunday of LentSunday 3 March
Mar 2024Posy FactoriesSaturday 9 March
Mar 20244th Sunday of Lent – Mothering SundaySunday 10 March
Mar 2024Church Spring Clean St NicholasFriday 15 March
Mar 2024Church Spring Cleans St Peter & St Paul and St JamesSaturday 16 March
Mar 20245th Sunday of Lent (Passiontide begins)Sunday 17 March
Mar 2024Palm Sunday – Come & Sing Messiah!Sunday 24 March
CHURCH SEASON HOLY WEEK | COLOUR RED
Mar 2024Feast of the Annunciation – Lady Day COLOUR WHITEMonday 25 March
Mar 2024Maundy Thursday COLOUR WHITE – Foot washing & Holy CommunionThursday 28 March
SCHOOL EASTER HOLIDAY START THURSDAY 28 MARCH
Mar 2024Good Friday COLOUR RED – Meditations & Liturgy of the crossFriday 29 March
Mar 2024Easter Eve COLOUR WHITE – Vigil & lighting of Easter fireSaturday 30 March
Mar 2024 Easter Day COLOUR WHITE | BST beginsSunday 31 March

Annual Calendar April 2024 to June 2024

Month/yearDescriptionDay/date
CHURCH SEASON EASTER | COLOUR WHITE (UNTIL PENTECOST)
April 2024Easter Monday (bank holiday)Monday 1 April
April 20242nd Sunday of EasterSunday 7 April
SCHOOLS BACK FROM 12 APRIL
April 2024 BIRDHAM SPRING VILLAGE CRAFT FAIRSaturday 13 April
April 20243rd Sunday of EasterSunday 14 April
April 20244th Sunday of EasterSunday 21 April
April 2024St George’s Day Tuesday 23 April
April 20245th Sunday of EasterSunday 28 April
May 20246th Sunday of EasterSunday 5 May
May 2024Early May Bank HolidayMonday 6 May
May 2024Ascension DayThursday 9 May
May 2024START Nine Days of Prayer BEFORE PentecostFriday 10 May
May 20247th Sunday of EasterSunday 12 May
May 2024Pentecost Whit Sunday COLOUR RED SYMBOLIC OF FIRESunday 19 May
May 2024Trinity Sunday COLOUR WHITESunday 26 May
CHURCH SEASON | ORDINARY TIME | COLOUR GREEN
SCHOOLS HALF TERM HOLIDAY START MONDAY 27 MAY
May 2024Corpus Christi – Day of Thanksgiving for Institution of Holy Communion COLOUR WHITEThursday 30 May
June 20241st Sunday after TrinitySunday 2 June
SCHOOLS BACK FROM 3 JUNE
June 20242nd Sunday after TrinitySunday 9 June
June 20243rd Sunday after Trinity – Father’s DaySunday 16 June
June 20244th Sunday after Trinity – REDLANDS DEDICATIONSunday 23 June
REDLANDS – SCHOOL YEARS 5 & 6 – Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June
June 20245th Sunday after Trinity – St Peter & St Paul Patronal in Church COLOUR RED followed by celebration in the Church Room DATE TBCSunday 30 June

Annual Calendar July 2024 to September 2024

Month/year DescriptionDay/date
REDLANDS – SCHOOL YEARS 7 to 13 – Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July
July 20246th Sunday after TrinitySunday 7 July
July 20247th Sunday after TrinitySunday 14 July
SCHOOLS END OF TERM SERVICES & LEAVERS SERVICES DATES TBC
July 20248th Sunday after TrinitySunday 21 July
SCHOOLS SUMMER HOLIDAY STARTS 24 JULY 2024
July 20249th Sunday after Trinity – St James Patronal (outdoor weather permitting) COLOUR RED followed by celebration in the SJCSunday 28 July
August 202410th Sunday after TrinitySunday 4 August
August 202411th Sunday after TrinitySunday 11 August
August 202412th Sunday after TrinitySunday 18 August
August 202413th Sunday after TrinitySunday 25 August
Sept 202414th Sunday after TrinitySunday 1 September
SCHOOLS BACK FROM 2 SEPTEMBER 2024
Sept 2024Ride & Stride fundraiser (Benefice-wide)Saturday 8 September
Sept 202415th Sunday after Trinity – Education SundaySunday 15 September
Sept 202416th Sunday after TrinitySunday 22 September
Sept 202417th Sunday after TrinitySunday 29 September

Annual Calendar October 2024 to December 2024

Month/yearDescriptionDay/date
October 2024Feast of St FrancisFriday 4 October
October 202418th Sunday after TrinityHarvest FestivalSunday 6 October
SCHOOLS HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICES – DATES TBC
October 202419th Sunday after TrinitySunday 13 October
October 202420th Sunday after TrinitySunday 20 October
October 202421st Sunday after TrinitySunday 27 October BWT
October 2024SEAFARERS Service with friends from West Wittering Sailing ClubSunday 27 October
SCHOOLS HALF-TERM HOLIDAY STARTS MONDAY 28 OCTOBER
November 2024 All Saints Day – COLOUR WHITESunday 03 November
SCHOOLS BACK FROM 04 NOVEMBER
Nov 2024BIRDHAM VILLAGE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRSaturday 09 November
Nov 20243rd Sunday before Advent COLOUR REDRemembrance SundaySunday 10 November
Armistice Day – West Witt Memorial Hall
BIRDHAM CHRISTMAS FAIR TBC
Nov 20242nd Sunday before Advent COLOUR REDSunday 17 November
Nov 2024Sunday next before AdventChrist the King COLOUR REDSunday 24 November
CHURCH SEASON ADVENT | COLOUR PURPLE
Nov 2024Christingle Factory – the Church RoomSaturday 30 November
Dec 20241st Sunday of AdventChristingle ServicesSunday 01 December
Dec 20242nd Sunday of Advent St Nicholas PatronalSunday 08 December
Dec 20243rd Sunday of Advent Sunday 15 December
Dec 20244th Sunday of Advent Sunday 22 December
SCHOOLS CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY STARTS MONDAY 23 DECEMBER
CHURCH SEASON CHRISTMAS | COLOUR WHITE
Dec 2024CHRISTMAS EVE Nativity Church ServicesTuesday 24 December
Dec 2024CHRISTMAS EVE Midnight MassTuesday 24 December
Dec 2024CHRISTMAS DAY CHURCH SERVICESWednesday 25 December
Dec 20241st Sunday of ChristmasSunday 29 December

Annual Calendar January 2025 to April 2025

Month/yearDescriptionDay/date
Jan 20252nd Sunday of ChristmasSunday 5 January
Jan 2025The EpiphanyMonday 6 January
SCHOOLS BACK FROM 06 JANUARY 2025
Jan 20252nd Sunday of Epiphany – Baptism of ChristSunday 12 January
Jan 20253rd Sunday of EpiphanySunday 19 January
Jan 20254th Sunday of EpiphanySunday 26 January
Feb 2025Presentation of Christ in the temple CandlemasSunday 2 February
CHURCH SEASON ORDINARY TIME | COLOUR GREEN
Feb 20254th Sunday before LentSunday 9 February
Feb 20253rd Sunday before LentSunday 16 February
SCHOOLS HALF-TERM STARTS MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY
Feb 20252nd Sunday before LentSunday 23 February
SCHOOLS BACK FROM MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY
March 2025Sunday next before LentSunday 2 March
March 2025Shrove TuesdayMardi GrasTuesday 4 March
CHURCH SEASON LENT | COLOUR PURPLE
March 2025Ash WednesdayWednesday 5 March
March 20251st Sunday of LentSunday 9 March
March 2025Church Spring Clean St NicholasFriday 14 March
March 2025Church Spring Cleans St Peter & St Paul and St JamesSaturday 15 March
March 20252nd Sunday of LentSunday 16 March
March 20253rd Sunday of LentSunday 23 March
March 2025Feast of the AnnunciationLady Day | COLOUR WHITETuesday 25 March
March 2025Posy FactoriesSaturday 29 March
March 20254th Sunday of Lent – Mothering SundaySunday 30 March
SCHOOL EASTER HOLIDAY START MONDAY 07 APRIL
April 20255th Sunday of Lent (Passiontide begins)Sunday 06 April
April 2025Palm Sunday – Come & Sing Messiah!Sunday 13 April
CHURCH SEASON HOLY WEEK | COLOUR RED
April 2025Maundy Thursday COLOUR WHITE – Foot washing & Holy CommunionThursday 17 April
April 2025Good Friday COLOUR RED – Meditations & Liturgy of the crossFriday 18 April
April 2025Easter Eve COLOUR WHITE – Vigil & lighting of Easter fireSaturday 19 April
April 2025 Easter Day COLOUR WHITESunday 20 April
April 2025
April 2025Easter Monday (Bank Holiday) Monday 21 April
SCHOOLS BACK FROM TUESDAY 22 APRIL
April 2025St George’s DayWednesday 23 April
April 20252nd Sunday of EasterSunday 27 April

Annual Calendar May 2025 to August 2025

Month/yearDescriptionDay/date
CHURCH SEASON EASTER | COLOUR WHITE (UNTIL PENTECOST)
May 20253rd Sunday of EasterSunday 4 May
May 2025Early May Bank HolidayMonday 5 May
May 20254th Sunday of EasterSunday 11 May
SCHOOL SUMMER HALF-TERM HOLIDAY START MONDAY 26 MAY
May 20255th Sunday of EasterSunday 18 May
May 20256th Sunday of EasterSunday 25 May
May 2025Ascension Day – Thursday 29 MayThursday 29 May
May 2025START Nine Days of Prayer BEFORE PentecostFriday 30 May
June 20257th Sunday of EasterSunday 1 June
SCHOOLS BACK FROM MONDAY 2 JUNE
June 2025Pentecost Whit Sunday – COLOUR RED SYMBOLIC OF FIRESunday 8 June
CHURCH SEASON | ORDINARY TIME | COLOUR GREEN
June 2025Trinity SundayCOLOUR WHITEFather’s Day REDLANDS DEDICATIONSunday 15 June
June 2025Corpus Christi – Day of Thanksgiving for Institution of Holy Communion COLOUR WHITEThursday 19 June
REDLANDS – SCHOOL YEARS 5 & 6 – DATES TBC
June 20251st Sunday after TrinitySunday 22 June
REDLANDS – SCHOOL YEARS 7 to 13 – DATES TBC
June 20252nd Sunday after Trinity – St Peter & St Paul Patronal in Church COLOUR RED followed by celebration in the Church RoomSunday 29 June
July 20253rd Sunday after TrinitySunday 6 July
July 20254th Sunday after TrinitySunday 13 July
July 20255th Sunday after TrinitySunday 20 July
July 20256th Sunday after Trinity – St James Patronal (outdoor weather permitting) COLOUR RED followed by celebration in the SJCSunday 27 July
Aug 20255th Sunday after TrinitySunday 3 August
Aug 20256th Sunday after TrinitySunday 10 August
Aug 20257th Sunday after TrinitySunday 17 August
Aug 20258th Sunday after TrinitySunday 24 August
Aug 2025Monday 25 August Bank HolidayMonday 25 August
Aug 20259th Sunday after TrinitySunday 31 August

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