1st Sunday in Advent (4th before Christmas)
2nd Sunday in Advent (3rd before Christmas)
3rd Sunday in Advent (2nd before Christmas)
4th Sunday in Advent (1st before Christmas)
1st Sunday after Christmas
2nd Sunday after Christmas
The Epiphany of Our Lord
1st Sunday after the Epiphany
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
4th Sunday after the Epiphany
5th Sunday after the Epiphany
6th Sunday after the Epiphany
9th Sunday before Easter (3rd before Lent)
8th Sunday before Easter (2nd before Lent)
7th Sunday before Easter (1st before Lent)
1st Sunday in Lent (6th Sunday before Easter)
2nd Sunday in Lent (5th Sunday before Easter)
3rd Sunday in Lent (4th Sunday before Easter)
4th Sunday in Lent (3rd Sunday before Easter)
5th Sunday in Lent (2nd Sunday before Easter)
Palm Sunday (1st Sunday before Easter)
Monday in Holy Week
Tuesday in Holy Week
Wednesday in Holy Week
Monday in Easter Week
Tuesday in Easter Week
Wednesday in Easter Week
Thursday in Easter Week
Friday in Easter Week
Saturday in Easter Week
1st Sunday after Easter
2nd Sunday after Easter
3rd Sunday after Easter
4th Sunday after Easter
5th Sunday after Easter
Sunday after Ascension Day (6th after Easter)
Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
2nd Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 1)
3rd Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 2)
4th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 3)
5th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 4)
6th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 5)
7th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 6)
8th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 7)
9th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 8)
10th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 9)
11th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 10)
12th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 11)
13th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 12)
14th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 13)
15th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 14)
16th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 15)
17th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 16)
18th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 17)
19th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 18)
20th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 19)
21st Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 20)
22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 21)
Last Sunday after Pentecost
The festival of the Patron Saint or Title of a church
The dedication festival of a church, being the anniversary of the date of its dedication or consecration (or the first Sunday in October if that date is unknown)
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Holy Week
Monday to Saturday in Easter Week
The collects, psalms, and readings `Of any Saint' may be used when no others are appropriate.
Ember Days are the Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays within the weeks before the Third Sunday in Advent, the Second Sunday in Lent, and the Sundays nearest to the Festivals of St Peter, and St Michael and All Angels. On these days prayer is offered for all who serve the Church in its various ministries, both clerical and lay, and for all who are to be ordained or commissioned to those ministries. Ember Days may also be observed on such days as are directed by the Bishop.
Rogation Days are the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after the Fifth Sunday after Easter. On those days prayer is offered for God's blessing on the fruits of the earth and the labours of men.
The Thursday after Trinity Sunday may be observed as a day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion.
The Eve of St Andrew's Day (29 November) may be observed as a day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the missionary work of the Church.
The other weekdays of Lent.
All the Fridays in the year except
(a) Christmas Day and the Epiphany
(b) all Festivals and Greater Holy Days falling outside Lent
(c) the Fridays after Christmas Day and Easter Day.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, and falls in the seventh week before Easter.
Holy Week is the week before Easter Day, and includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Eve.
Ascension Day is forty days after Easter.
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) is seven weeks after Easter Day.
Trinity Sunday is eight weeks after Easter Day.
|1981 April 19||2004 April 11|
|1982 April 11||2005 March 27|
|1983 April 3||2006 April 16|
|1984 April 22||2007 April 8|
|1985 April 7||2008 March 23|
|1986 March 30||2009 April 12|
|1987 April 19||2010 April 4|
|1988 April 3||2011 April 24|
|1989 March 26||2012 April 8|
|1990 April 15||2013 March 31|
|1991 March 31||2014 April 20|
|1992 April 19||2015 April 5|
|1993 April 11||2016 March 27|
|1994 April 3||2017 April 16|
|1995 April 16||2018 April 1|
|1996 April 7||2019 April 21|
|1997 March 30||2020 April 12|
|1998 April 12||2021 April 4|
|1999 April 4||2022 April 17|
|2000 April 23||2023 April 9|
|2001 April 15||2024 March 31|
|2002 March 31||2025 April 20|
|2003 April 20|
(i) when All Saints' Day falls on the Eighth Sunday before Christmas, it takes precedence over the Sunday.
(ii) the Festival of the Patron Saint or Title or the Dedication Festival of a Church may be observed on the Ninth to Fifth Sundays before Christmas inclusive, on the First and Second Sundays after Christmas, and on every Sunday after Easter except the First.
(b) At Baptisms, Confirmations, Ordinations, and Marriages, on days for which provision is made in this rule, unless the Bishop directs otherwise, the readings of the day are used, and the collect of the day is said.
2 Principal Holy Days, Festivals, and Greater Holy Days are observed with their own proper service of Morning and Evening Prayer, and may also be observed with a celebration of Holy Communion with their own proper readings and all else which pertains to the service.
3 When a Festival or Greater Holy Day falls on one of the days to which reference is made in Rule 1, it is transferred to the first available day, except that when the Festivals of Saint Joseph and the Annunciation fall on a Sunday in Lent they are transferred to the preceding Saturday. When the Festivals of Saint Joseph and the Annunciation are both to be transferred to the week after the First Sunday after Easter, the Festival of the Annunciation is transferred to the Monday and the Festival of Saint Joseph to the Tuesday.
4 When a Festival or Greater Holy Day falls on a Sunday other than those to which reference is made in Rule 1, it is observed on the Sunday, and the readings and all else proper to the Sunday are omitted for that year.
5 The service of Evening Prayer appointed for a Festival or Greater Holy Day is normally used on the evening of the Festival or Greater Holy Day itself, but if circumstances require, it may be used instead on the evening before the Festival or Greater Holy Day. For Christmas Day, the Epiphany, Easter, Ascension Day, Pentecost, and All Saints' Day, provision is made for Evening Prayer on the previous day.
6 The Lesser Festivals and Commemorations may be observed with their appropriate collects, psalms, and readings; but if they fall on a Principal Holy Day, a Festival or Greater Holy Day (whether transferred or not), Ash Wednesday, one of the days of Holy Week or Easter Week, or Ascension Day, they are not observed. When a Lesser Festival or Commemoration is observed as the Feast of the Patron Saint or Title of a church, it may be treated as a Festival or Greater Holy Day.
7 When a Festival or Greater Holy Day falls on an Ember Day or a Rogation Day, the service of the Festival or Greater Holy Day is used, and when a Lesser Festival or Commemoration falls on an Ember Day or Rogation Day, the service of the Lesser Festival or Commemoration is to be preferred: in such circumstances, prayers suitable to Embertide or Rogationtide may be said during the intercessions at Holy Communion and after the last collect at Morning and Evening Prayer.
8 The collect, psalms, and readings appointed for the Harvest Thanksgiving may replace those appointed for the day, but not on the Festivals of Saint Matthew, Saint Michael and All Angels, or Saint Luke.
9 On weekdays, the collect of the previous Sunday is said, unless other provision is made; on the weekdays following Christmas Day, the Epiphany, Ash Wednesday and Ascension Day, it is replaced by the collects of these Holy Days; and subject to Rule 6, on a Lesser Festival or Commemoration, it is replaced by the collect appointed for that day. The collects of Christmas Day and Easter Day are not said on Christmas Eve and Easter Eve respectively.
10 The Proper Thanksgiving of Advent is said from Advent Sunday until Christmas Day; of Christmas, until the Epiphany; of the Epiphany, until the Ninth Sunday before Easter; of Lent, from Ash Wednesday until Palm Sunday; of Passiontide, on Palm Sunday and the six days following; of Easter, until Ascension Day; of Ascension Day, until Pentecost; of Pentecost, for six days after; except that they are replaced by the Proper Thanksgiving of Maundy Thursday, the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, the Annunciation, the Festivals of Saints, and the Dedication of a Church, on their appointed days. In this Rule the word 'until' is used exclusively.
St Joseph or the Annunciation falling on a Sunday in Lent or on any day between Palm Sunday and the First Sunday after Easter, both inclusive must be transferred
St Mark falling on Easter Day or any day to the First Sunday after Easter inclusive or on any Sunday in Eastertide must be transferred
St Philip and St James or St Matthias falling on Ascension Day or a Sunday must be transferred
St Barnabas falling on Pentecost or Trinity Sunday must be transferred
St Simon and St Jude or St Andrew falling on a Sunday must be transferred
St Stephen, St John, Holy Innocents, and the Naming of Jesus falling on the Sunday after Christmas Day must be transferred
All other Festivals falling on a Sunday may not be transferred
Material from the Alternative Service Book 1980 is copyright © 1980 the Central Board of Finance of the Church of England.