School Collective Worship Calendar



2020: International Year of Plant Heath

2020: United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

Date Event Suggested Theme Bible Reference
1st January New Year’s Day
4th January World Braille Day
6th January The Epiphany The Wise Men Matthew 2 v1-12
7th January Orthodox Christmas Day Christianity
12th January Baptism of Christ Matthew 3 v13-17
14th January Orthodox New Year
18-25thJanuary Week of prayer for Christian Unity They showed us unusual kindness

19th January World Religion Day
24th January International Day of Education
25th January St Paul’s Day Conversion of St Paul Acts 9 v1-9
25th January Chinese New Year The Year of the Rat
1st – 7thFebruary National Storytelling Week
World Interfaith Harmony Week
Date Event Suggested Theme Bible Reference
2nd February Candlemas Light of Christ Luke 2 v25-35
14th February St Valentine Love John 3 v16
14th – 21stFebruary National Nest Box Week
21st February International Mother Language Day
25th February Shrove Tuesday Christianity 2 Samuel 23 v1
26th February Ash Wednesday Christianity Matthew 6 v1-4
26th February – 11th March Lent  
5th   March World Book Day
8th March International Women’s Day
10th March Purim Courage Esther
12th March 75th Anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (1945)
17th March St Patrick’s Patron Saint of Ireland Luke 10 v1
19th March St Joseph Fathers and Carers Matthew 1 v18-21
20th March St Cuthbert Lost Sheep Matthew 18 v12-14
Spring Equinox Seasons Genesis 1 v14-19
22nd March Mothering Sunday Exodus 2 v1-10
World Water Day Hosea 6 v3
25th March The Annunciation The Angel appears to Mary Luke 1 v26-33
5th April Palm Sunday Betrayal Matthew 26 v14-19
7th April 250th Anniversary of the birth of English poet William Wordsworth
9th April Maundy Thursday The Last Supper Matthew 26 v20-28
8th – 16th April Passover Judaism Exodus 12 v11-14
11th April Holy Saturday
12th April Easter Sunday Resurrection Matthew 28 v1-8
20th – 21stApril Holocaust Memorial Day Stand Together

(2020 marks 75th years since liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau)

21st April The Queen’s Birthday – 94 years The Royal Family Psalm 72 v1-7
22nd April Earth Day
23rd April St George Patron Saint of England Ephesians 6 v10-20
Shakespeare Day
23rd April – 23rd May Ramadan Islam
25th April St Mark Spreading the word of God Acts 12 v24-25
1st May


May Day
St Philip & St James Spreading the word John  12 v20-24
8th May 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe) (1945)
12th May 200th Anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale (1820)
14th May St Matthias Becoming an apostle Acts 1 v15-17
15th May International Day of Families
17th May International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia
21st May Ascension Day Christianity Acts 1 v1-11
24th May Eid al Fitr The end of Ramadan
31st May Pentecost The Holy Spirit Acts 2 v1-4
Date Event Suggested Theme Bible Reference
7th June Trinity Sunday Christianity Romans 5 v1-5
8th June World Ocean Day Genesis 1 v9-10
11th June St Barnabas The companion Acts 14 v11-15
Corpus Christi Celebration of Holy Communion I Corinthians 11 v23-26
21st June Father’s Day Love Genesis 3 v1-4
Summer Solstice
22nd June St Alban Prayer Matthew 6 v7-15
24th June St John the Baptist
29th June St Peter & St Paul Faith Acts 12 v1-11
3rd July St Thomas Doubt John 20 v24-29
11th July St Benedict Laying foundations 1 Corinthians 3 v10-11
14th July John Keble A guide for living Matthew 5 v1-8
Bastille Day Freedom
15th July St Swithum Weather Romans 16 v25-27
22nd July St Mary Magdalene Love Luke 24 v1-10
25th July St James Following Jesus Mark 5 v21-43