DIARY

May 2021

25th – The Venerable Bede
Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735

26th – Augustine
First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605

26th – John Calvin
Reformer, 1564

23rd – Day of Pentecost: Whit Sunday

29th – Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard Working Party – 10am

30th – Trinity Sunday
The Feast in honour of the Holy Trinity
On the 5th Sunday of the month services will be held at
10 am in St Mary’s and 6 pm at St John’s
.

30th – Joan of Arc
Visionary, 1431

31st – The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

31st – Late Spring Bank Holiday

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June 2021

1st – Justin, Martyr at Rome, c. 165
The first ever Christian philosopher.

3rd – The Martyrs of Uganda, 1885-7 and 1977

4th – Petroc, Abbot of Padstow, 6th century

5th – World Environment Day
The United Nations’ principal event for encouraging worldwide
awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

9th – Columba of Iona

11th – Barnabas

12th – Queen Elizabeth II’s Official Birthday
Although the Queen’s 95th birthday was April 21st her official birthday is usually celebrated on the second Saturday in June.

14th to 18th – Loneliness Awareness Week
Marmalade Trust’s annual campaign to raise awareness of loneliness and get people talking about it – see https://marmaladetrust.org/

14th to 20th – Refugee Week
This year’s theme, ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’, is an invitation to extend your hand to someone outside your circle, has had an experience you haven’t, or is fighting for a cause you aren’t yet involved in.

21st – Summer Solstice
This is a day later than its most common position although it can be any date between 20th and 22nd of the month.

20th – Father’s Day
Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in the UK and US, Japan and many countries in Europe.

22nd – St Alban – Britain’s first Christian Martyr

24th – John the Baptist
Marking the birth of St John.

24th – Midsummer’s Day
Before the change of calendars, the middle of summer, Midsummer’s Day fell on July.5th.

29th – Feast of SS Peter & Paul
Tradition says that both were executed and buried in Rome, Peter in 64 AD and Paul in 67 AD. Peter the Apostle may be celebrated alone, without Paul, on June 29th.

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