Calendar Of Anglican Church (Year 2023)

The Holy-days which are   appointed to be observed, commonly called the Red Letter Days, are printed in red.

The other entries, which are commonly called the Black Letter Days, are partly lesser commemorations, which may be observed in accord- ance with the rubrics at the end of the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, pages 309 and following, and partly historical entries, which have been included for the information and devotion of the faithful.

Calendar Of Anglican Church
Calendar Of Anglican Church


Certain ancient memorials whose   historical   character   is   obscure have been retained, and are printed in brackets. New names have been added from the ancient calendars, and also from the history of the Anglican Communion, without thereby enrolling or commending such persons as Saints of the Church.


Calendar Of Anglican Church :


1        The Octave Day of Christmas

and Circumcision of our Lord, being New Year’s Day.

6        The Epiphany of our Lord

with commemoration of his Baptism in the Octave.

10        William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr 1645.

  • Benedict Biscop, Abbot and Scholar,

John Horden, Missionary, first Bishop of Moosonee, 1893.

  • The Octave Day of the

Hilary, Doctor, Bishop of Poitiers, France, 368.

19        Henry, Missionary, Bishop in Finland, 1150.

21        [Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, Rome, c. 304.] Vincent, Deacon and Martyr, Spain, c. 304.

  • St Timothy and St Titus, Apostolic
  • The Conversion of St
  • Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Apostolic man, Martyr 155 or
  • John Chrysostom, Doctor, Bishop of Constantinople,

30        Charles Stuart, King, beheaded 1649.



  • The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, and the Purifiation of the Blessed Virgin
  • Anskar, Missionary, first Bishop in Sweden,

11        Cædmon, first recorded Christian Poet in England, c. 680.

14        [Valentine, Bishop and Martyr.]

  • Lindel Tsen, Bishop in China, consecrated 1929; and Paul Sasaki, Bishop in Japan, consecrated
  • St Matthias the

27        George Herbert, Pastor and Poet, 1633.



  • St David of Wales, Archbishop of Menevia, 544.
  • Chad, Missionary and first Bishop of Lichfield,

John Wesley, Preacher, 1791; Charles Wesley, Poet, 1788.

  • Perpetua and her companions, Martyrs, Africa,


  • Thomas Aquinas, Doctor and Poet,

12        Gregory the Great, Doctor, Bishop of Rome, 604.

17        St Patrick of Ireland, Missionary and Bishop, 461.

  • St Joseph of Nazareth, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Poet,
  • Cuthbert, Missionary, Bishop of Lindisfarne,
  • Benedict, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Italy, 540.

Thomas Cranmer, Translator and Reviser of the Liturgy, Arch- bishop of Canterbury, Martyr 1556.

25        The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

29        John Keble of Oxford, Scholar and Poet, 1866.



  • Henry Budd, first North American Indian to be ordained to the ministry,
  • Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253. Reginald Heber, Bishop in India, Poet,
  • Ambrose, Doctor and Poet, Bishop of Milan,

11        Leo the Great, Doctor, Bishop of Rome, 461.

19        Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr 1012.

21        Anselm, Doctor, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109.

23        St George of England, Martyr c. 304.

25        St Mark the Evangelist.



  • St Philip and St James the

St James the Brother of the Lord, Martyr 62.

  • Athanasius, Doctor, Bishop of Alexandria,

4        Monnica, the mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387.

9        Gregory of Nazianzus, Doctor, Bishop of Constantinople, 389.

  • Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs,
  • Florence Nightingale, Nurse,
  • Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury,
  • The Council of Nicaea,
  • Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, Scholar and Poet,
  • Augustine, Missionary, first Archbishop of Canterbury 597-605.
  • Bede, Presbyter, Doctor and Historian,

30        Joan of Arc, 1431.



1        Justin Martyr, Doctor, c. 165.

5        Boniface, Missionary, Bishop of Mainz, Germany, Martyr 754.

9        Columba, Abbot of Iona: Ireland and Scotland, 597.

11        St Barnabas the Apostle.

14        Basil the Great, Doctor, Bishop of Caesarea, Cappadocia, 379.

22        Alban, first recorded Martyr in Britain, c. 304.

24        The Nativity of St John the Baptist.

  • Irenæus, Doctor, Bishop of Lyons, France, 200.
  • St Peter and St Paul the Apostles, Martyrs 64.



  • The Octave Day of St John the Baptist. Confederation of Canada, 1867: Dominion
  • The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to


6        The Octave Day of St Peter and St Paul.

Thomas More, Chancellor of England, Martyr 1535.

9        Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1228.

15        Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c. 862.

20        [Margaret, Virgin and Martyr, Antioch of Pisidia.]

22        St Mary Magdalene.

  • St James the Apostle, Martyr
  • [St Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin ]

29        Olaf, King of Norway, Martyr 1030.

William Wilberforce, Emancipator of the Slaves, 1833.



1        Lammas Day.

The Maccabean Martyrs.

  • Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr
  • The Transfiguration of our
  • The Name of

10        Laurence, Archdeacon of Rome, Martyr 258.

  • Charles Inglis, first Anglican Bishop in Canada, consecrated
  • Hippolytus, Doctor, Bishop in Rome, Martyr 235. Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down, Ireland,

15        The Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

20        Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, France, Doctor and Poet, 1153.

24        St Bartholomew the Apostle.

  • Augustine, Doctor, Bishop of Hippo, Africa,

Robert McDonald, Missionary in the Western Arctic, 1913.

  • The Beheading of St John the

31        Aidan, Missionary, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 651.



1        Giles, Abbot, southern France, c. 720.

3        Robert Wolfall, Presbyter. First recorded Anglican Communion Service in Canada, Frobisher Bay, 1578.

8        The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

10        Edmund James Peck, Missionary to the Eskimo, 1924.

  • Cyprian, Doctor, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr

First General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, 1893.

  • Holy Cross

16        Ninian, Missionary, first Bishop in Galloway, Scotland, c. 430.

  • Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury,
  • John Coleridge Patteson, Missionary, first Bishop of Melanesia, Martyr
  • St Matthew the Apostle and

25        Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Translator of the Scriptures, 1626.

  • St Michael and All
  • Jerome, Doctor, Presbyter in Rome and Bethlehem, Translator of the Scriptures,



1          Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, France, c 530.

4          Francis of Assisi, 1226.

6          William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures into English, Martyr 1536.


  • St Denys of France, first Bishop of Paris, Martyr 272. Robert Grosseteste, Scholar, Bishop of Lincoln,
  • Paulinus, Missionary, Archbishop of York,
  • St Philip of Cæsarea, Apostolic

13        Edward the Confessor, King, Westminster, 1066.

  • Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, Bishops, Martyrs
  • Etheldreda, or Audrey, Queen, Abbess of Ely,
  • St Luke the
  • [Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs ]
  • Cedd, Missionary, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664. Alfred, King of the West Saxons,
  • St Simon the Zealot and St Jude, the Apostles. St Jude the Brother of the
  • James Hannington, Missionary and Bishop, Martyr



  • All
  • All Souls: Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. Richard Hooker, Doctor of the Church of England,
  • Willibrord, Missionary, Bishop of Utrecht, Holland,
  • The Octave Day of All Saints:

The Founders, Benefactors, and Missionaries of the Church in Canada.

11        Martin, Bishop of Tours, France, c. 397.

13        Charles Simeon of Cambridge, Pastor, 1836.

  • Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093.
  • Hilda, Abbess of Whitby,

20        Edmund, King of East Anglia, Martyr 870.

  • [Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr, ]
  • Clement, Apostolic man, Bishop of Rome, 100.

25        [Catherine, Virgin and Martyr, Alexandria.]

30        St Andrew the Apostle.



Clement of Alexandria, Doctor, c. 210.

[Nicolas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342.]

The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

  • O Sapientia: an ancient Advent
  • Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr in Rome, 115.

21        St Thomas the Apostle.

  • The Nativity of our Lord: Christmas
  • St Stephen the
  • St John the Apostle and
  • The
  • Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury,
  • John Wycliffe of Oxford, Scholar, Translator of the Scriptures into English,
  • John West, Missionary, Red River, Canada,

When two lesser commemorations fall on the same day and it is desired to remember both, it is recommended that one of them be transferred to the nearest day before or after for which no   special provision has been made.


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