Feasts & Festivals






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The Church calendar is a rich pattern of feast and fasting days. These are ‘holy days’ with particular messages and practices associated with them. They literally give us our modern word ‘holiday’.


The ‘Major Feast Days’ page sets these out and gives a flavour of what they are about. Below this are a number of pages that deal with some of the more important feast days and seasons in more detail. The Old English word for a 'season' was a 'tide'.


Major Feast Days



An English Christmas




St George’s Day