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Celebrating Eucharist
Chapter 25 – The Calendar

The Prayer Book (page 11) allows for commemorations additional to those recorded in the Calendar (pages 1425). The following provide some suggestions which might be celebrated on the given date or transferred to a nearby one.


10 William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1645
13 George Fox, Founder of the Society of Friends, England, 1691
14 Richard Meux Benson of Cowley, Religious, Founder of the Society of St John the Evangelist, 1915
23 Charles Gore, Bishop, Religious, Teacher, England, 1932
24 Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Teacher, 1622
31 John Bosco, Founder of the Salesian Order, Italy, 1888


4 Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder of the Gilbertine Order, 1189
10 Scholastica, Religious, Italy, 534
14 Valentine, Martyr at Rome, 269


8 Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, Teacher, 1910
8 John of God, Founder of the Brothers Hospitallers, Spain, 1550
9 Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, Teacher, c.394
15 Benjamin Woolfield Mountfort, Architect, New Zealand, 1898
24 Paul Couturier, Ecumenist, France, 1953
24 Oscar Romero, Archibishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980
31 John Donne, Priest, Poet, 1631


10 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest, Mystic, Teacher, France, 1955
28 Peter Chanel, Priest, Missionary, Martyr in Futuna, 1841


19 Alcuin, Deacon, Abbot of Tours, Teacher, 804
21 Helena, 330, and Constantine, 337, Protectors of the Faith
26 Philip Neri, Priest, Reformer, Rome, 1592
26 John Calvin, Theologian, Reformer, 1564
30 Joan of Arc, Martyr, 1431


2 Martyrs of Lyons, 177
3 John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, Reformer, 1963
6 William Grant Broughton, Bishop in Australia, 1853
18 Bernard Mizeki, Catechist in Rhodesia, Martyr, 1896
27 Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Teacher, 444


6 Or Thomas More and John Fisher, Martyrs, 1535
12 Sibylla Emily Maude, Nurse, New Zealand, 1935
31 Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, Spain, 1556


8 Mary McKillop, Founder of the Institute of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Australia, 1909
10 John Mason Neale, Priest, Spiritual Writer, England, 1866
11 John Henry Newman, Priest, Scholar, 1890
13 Hippolytus, Bishop, martyr, Rome, c.236
13 Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, Teacher, 1667
24 Simone Weil, Spiritual Writer, Mystic, 1943
31 John Bunyan, Writer, 1688


16 Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, England, 1882
27 Vincent de Paul, Priest, Social Reformer, France, 1660


1 Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, 533
1 Thérèse of Lisieux, Carmelite Nun, 1897
10 Paulinus, First Bishop of York, Missionary, 644
13 Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066
22 James Keir Baxter, Poet, New Zealand, 1972
26 William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Theologian, 1944
29 James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa and his companions, Martyrs, 1885
30 Martin Luther, Ecclesiastical Reformer, 1546


14 Samuel Seabury, First Anglican Bishop in North America, 1784
20 Edmund of East Anglia, Martyr, 870


1 Charles de Foucauld, Hermit, Servant of the Poor, Algeria, 1916
4 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637
4 Clement of Alexandria, Priest, Theologian, c.217
8 The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10 Thomas Merton, Monk, Spiritual Writer, 1968
12 Jane Frances de Chantal, Teacher, Founder of the Order of the Visitation, 1641
14 John of the Cross, Priest, Mystic, Spain, 1591


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