6th March - Ash Wednesday. Beginning of Lent (Easter is 21st April)
9th March - Reflection day on Lay Ministry and Leadership, at Thornton College, near Buckingham. Pastoral Areas are invited to nominate a group of clergy and laity to meet with the Bishop for further consultation. 10 am to 3 :30pm. Contact the Bishop's PA before 1 March, please.
17th March -Second Sunday of Lent - NB the Feast of St Patrick is not liturgically observed.
25th March (Monday) - Feast of the Annunciation
31st March - Fourth Sunday of Lent -( Mothering Sunday) - clocks go forward at 2am.
6th April (Saturday) - beginning of the 2019-20 tax year
12th April - Student cross pilgrims gather in the evening to begin their Holy Week walk to Walsingham on Saturday morning. One group starts at Desborough, near Kettering. Another passes through our Diocese between Bicester and Stony Stratford on Sunday.
14th April - Palm Sunday. Beginning of Holy Week.
18th April . Holy Thursday,. Chrism Mass at the Cathedral, 11am. Evening Masses of the lord's Supper in parishes.
19th April. Good Friday. Public holiday. Many towns have ecumenical Walks of Witness or similar. Services of Veneration of the Holy cross, usually 3pm. Student cross pilgrims arrive at Walsingham.
20th April. Holy Saturday, a day of liturgical stillness, Easter Vigil Masses in the evening in parishes, when there are often baptisms, confirmations and receptions of those joining the Church via RrCIA programmes.
21st April. Easter Sunday, celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord.
22nd April. Easter Monday, Public holiday
23rd April. Back to school in Northants and Beds - 24th in Bucks