Education Sunday

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Education Sunday is a special day of prayer for all involved in any aspect of education held in the United Kingdom on the second Sunday in September. For some years it was held on the ninth Sunday before Easter, however in 2016, after extensive consultation, it was moved to September to coincide with the start of the school year.

For more than 100 years there has been an annual recognition of Education Sunday held on an ecumenical basis in England and Wales.[1][2]

Education Sunday is promoted by an ecumenical steering group in association with the Churches’ Joint Education Policy Committee. The ecumenical steering group comprises representatives from the following eight organisations:


  1. ^ Education Sunday 2011, accessed 21 August 2017
  2. ^ Catholic Education Service, Education Sunday 2017
  3. ^ Churches Together in England, Education Sunday

Further Information[edit]