Download a complete calendar and lectionary almanac for the liturgical year beginning on Advent Sunday 2013, and ending on the eve of Advent Sunday 2014.
This almanac is available in a number of formats for Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, iPhone or iPad and for other vCalendar-compatible calendar applications. It can be synced from a desktop calendar to other an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or other Smartphones and PDAs such as RIM’s Blackberry. The Calendar can also be loaded into Google Calendar and synced to an Android device.
To preview the data that is available, use the ‘web page’ option below. For further information and instructions on each version, click on the appropriate sub-heading in the Instructions section. (Note that there is a minor glitch in the web page formatting which produces ocasional incorrect links from bible passages. This is glitch is not present in the actual Almanac download.)
This Calendar and Lectionary is offered free of any charge, and without warranty. As you can imagine it takes some effort to compile. If you would like to make a contribution to my costs then donations of Amazon gift vouchers are a convenient method. These can be purchased online at Amazon and delivered by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do use amazon.co.uk and not amazon.com or another Amazon site to buy vouchers. amazon.com vouchers can only be redeemed or spent at the US amazon.com (and similarly for other countries).
As an alternative, donations may be made via PayPal to email@example.com, though Amazon is easier for me to manage. To use PayPal, log in to your Paypal account, and select “pay or send money” and then “Send money to friends or family”; enter the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, and specify your donation.
Further details about the first two can be found at the Church of England website here.
Click on the appropriate item to show the corresponding information.
From 2015-16, the preferred Outlook download is this iCalendar file. Save the file to your disc and then import into Outlook using File -> Open and Export -> Open Calendar.
This calendar file contains formatted text and links to all the bible readings using an Outlook extension to iCalendar. For earlier years, where the Outlook iCalendar download is not available, use the Outlook csv download.
You may find that the CW data is imported into a new Calendar rather than your normal one. After you have checked that the data is what you are expecting you can move it another Calendar as follows:
You can now reselect 'calendar' view, see Step 3 above.
This is a csv file which can be imported into Microsoft Outlook, as well as into other applications such as a spreadsheet. Save the file to your disc and then import into Outlook using File -> Open -> Import to start the Import and Export Wizard.
This file will also import into Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003. There appear to be some formatting issues caused by Outlook auto-formatting the imported text, but this does not affect the content.
From 2015-15, a new Outlook iCalendar is available and is the preferred option for loading into Outlook. For earlier years, where that download is not available, this cvs download should be used. Although Outlook allows the import of .ics and .vcs files, do not load the iCal and vCal files from this site, as they are not configured for Outlook.
This is an iCalendar file which can be imported into Apples Calendar desktop calendar. The same file can also be loaded into Google Calendar, or into other iCalendar-compatible software. There are two ways of using this option.
One way is to save the .ics file to your hard disc, then in Calendar select the menu command File -> Import, select the default Calendar option, and then choose the file that you saved. You will probably want to load the data into its own new calendar so that you can manage it separately. From here you can sync the calendar to an iPhone, iPad, iPod, Blackberry, or other Smartphone or PDA.
I strongly recommend that you create a new empty calendar before importing. This will enable you to easily remove the data if the import goes wrong or you decide that you don't want it.
Alternatively, you can subscribe to the calendar directly &emdash; see the Subscription section.
There is a known glitch when importing to Apple Calendar, which causes a few users to get multiple copies of calendar entries when importing. Be sure to import into a new calendar, so that if you are unfortunate enough to experience this you can easily correct it. If this happens you may prefer to try the subscription method.
This file is not recommended for use with Outlook. Instead use the .csv version.
You can subscribe to the calendar directly from your iPad, iPhone or other iOS device, as well as from many other iCalendar applications on tablets, smartphones and computers. Browse to this page on your device and select the option iCalendar subscription together with the other options you require. This will display a page with another link on it. On an iPad or iPhone (and similar devices) tap on this link to download the Calendar file; your iPhone, iPad (etc) will then ask you if you want to import the file into your Calendar. Note that it may take several minutes for your device to download the calendar, so be patient.
On a desktop or laptop computer you can similarly choose the menu option iCalendar subscription together with the other options you require. This will display a page with another link on it. Copy the link to the clipboard by right-clicking and selecting ‘Copy link’ or ‘Copy shortcut’ or similar option. Then in Apple Calendar choose the menu option Calendar -> Subscribe... and paste the link that you have just copied into the Subscribe to: box. The advantage of this method is that you can refresh the subscribed calendar with Calendar, should there be any corrections or updates. You do not have to remove the old entries and reload a new file. The disadvantage is that a subscribed calendar cannot be altered, so you will be unable to add notes or other information into the CW calendar in iCal.
Googel Calendar is an iCalendar-based system, and can read the same .ics files as Apple Calendar. These files can be viewed using the Google Calendar web application or added to another desktop calendar. They can also be viewed on smartphones and tablets, including those using Android.
This is a legacy vCalendar file which can be imported into Palm Desktop for Windows. It may also be useful for importing into other calendar applications. Import via the menu File -> Import, then select vCal file, and choose the .vcs file). You will need to slightly tidy up afterwards, as it gets the import wrong on the last Sunday of March and the last Sunday of October (i.e. when Summer Time begins and ends) &emdash; you will have to turn the items on those dates into all day events rather than timed events.
This file is not recommended for use with Outlook. Instead use the .csv version.
This is a legacy vCalendar file which can be imported into Palm Desktop for Macintosh. Import using the menu command File -> Import, and choose the .vcs file.
Apples Safari web browser seems to refuse to save files with the suffix .vcs, and instead it appends an extra suffix .ics which prevents the file from being imported into Palm Desktop. The solution to this is to find the file in the Finder and to rename it to remove the .ics suffix. You might need to have the Finder preference Show all file extensions ticked in order to see the .ics file extension.
I do not have extensive experience of MS Entourage, and have not found a way in which calendar data can be imported into it. However, the following workaround is offered. Please note that this workaround has only been tested with Entourage 2004, and not with Entourage 2008, to which I do not have access. (Please let me know of any success with Entourage 2008.)
This workaround imports the data into iCal and then syncs it across to Entourage. Start both Entourage and iCal. In Entourage open the Preferences panel (Entourage -> Preferences... menu). In the General Preferences section select Sync Services, and then in the main Preferences panel tick the box marked Synchronize events and tasks with iCal and .Mac. After a short wait (perhaps several minutes), a new calendar will be inserted into iCal, labelled Entourage. You may need to agree to this in an alert dialogue box that appears. Now, in iCal, import the iCal version of the almanac download file. Make sure that you import into this new Entourage calendar in iCal. The CW data will appear in iCal, and, after another lengthy pause (another few minutes) will also appear in Entourage.
If you would like to be informed of future releases of this almanac, or of any important corrections or changes, you can subscribe to an email announcement list. Your email address will be kept safe and will not be sold or used for other purposes. Just email email@example.com. If you have received notice in previous years and have not changed your email address then you are still on my list. Or you can subscribe directly by entering your email address on this page.
Calculate the times of sunrise and sunset for your UK location, and import to your calendar. See crosscal.
31 October 2013