Education Sunday

Education Sunday is marked this year on 10 September - just after the new academic year starts. The theme for 2023 is "Where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them." Taken from Matthew 18:20.

Sunday, 10 September 2023

Education Sunday falls on the second Sunday of September (10 September, in 2023) just as the new academic year starts and is one of the oldest Days of Special Prayer in England and Wales, established 175 years ago in 1848. It provides an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks to all involved in making Catholic schools places of enlightenment, as well as to look forward in anticipation of the year ahead.

Message to Catholic Schools for Education Sunday

Education Sunday offers an opportunity for us to pray to Almighty God for all people involved in Catholic education, to celebrate the achievements of the past and to ask Our Lord to bless the work of the year ahead.

Education Sunday Prayers and Resources

We have a number of resources available for download to help you engage with this year’s Education Sunday in addition to a series of Bidding Prayers.