Common Grace 2022 Calendar

Common Grace creates and delivers a range of resources that can be used by your church and faith community as well as runs events, seminars, and justice actions that we invite you to be a part of. 

Below are the key dates in the Common Grace calendar for #2022. Some calendar entries may be subject to change as planning gets closer so stay up-to-date by signing up to Common Grace news at




Aboriginal Sunday : 23 January 

Aboriginal Sunday is observed in your church or faith community the Sunday before January 26 (therefore the date changes each year).  If January 26 falls on a Sunday, Aboriginal Sunday will be the Sunday before and is never observed on January 26. A full Service Church Resource Toolkit designed each year for your congregation and faith community to be led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders. Available once you register here

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice


#ChangeTheHeart : 25 January      

A national event the evening before January 26 simulcast with ACCTV, Common Grace website, and on radio.  Aunty Jean Phillips, Senior Aboriginal Christian Leader, invites the nation to come together and pray in unison on 25 January, 7:30pm AEDT.

Churches, faith communities and individuals are invited to sign up to host a screening to invite your local community to tune in and watch #ChangeTheHeart.

Catch up on the 2021 service.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice


Day of Mourning : 26 January

Acknowledging this day as a day of mourning, lament and shared pain.  

Social media action and list of ways to engage.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice




Lent : Starting 2 March 

Weekly video and teaching series

Explore Common Grace's previous Lent Series here.


International Women’s Day : 8 March

Pray in your church Sunday 6 March

Domestic and Family Violence Justice


Earth Overshoot Day: estimated mid to late March (date TBC)

Earth Overshoot Day changes each year

Earth Overshoot Day is the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what the Earth can regenerate in that year. Each year, Common Grace holds an Online Prayer Vigil. Explore resources from our 2021 Prayer Vigil here

Pray for Creation and Climate Justice in your church - estimated Sunday 20 March.

Creation and Climate Justice




Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees : 10 April

Explore resources from the 2021 Palm Sunday Rally here.  

Justice for Asylum Seekers and Refugees




National Sorry Day : 26 May

National Sorry Day is always commemorated on the same date every year. National Sorry Day is a day to remember and acknowledge the Stolen Generations and was established through the 1997 Bringing Them Home report. (Not to be confused with National Apology Day which didn’t occur until February 13, 2008)

Listen, learn and pray in your church services on Sunday 22 May

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice


National Reconciliation Week : 27 May - 3 June

National Reconciliation Week is recognised on the same dates every year.  27 May recognises the anniversary of the successful 1967 Referendum to count Aboriginal people in the reckoning of the census numbers on 27 May 1967 and 3 June Mabo Day the anniversary of the handing down of the Mabo No. 2 case on 3 June 1992.

Church Resource Toolkit produced for Sunday 29 May. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice




Refugee Week : 19 - 25 June

Listen, learn and pray in your church services on Sunday 19 or 26 June

Explore Common Grace's previous Refugee Week series here

Justice for Asylum Seekers and Refugees


#ShowYourStripes Day :  21 June 

Call on our nation’s leaders for bold and credible action for a safe climate for all. 

Creation and Climate Justice




NAIDOC Week : 3 - 10 July

NAIDOC Week is from the first Sunday to the second Sunday in July so the dates move each year. 

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures all week.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice




National Wattle Day : 1 September

Celebrate in your church on Sunday 4 September and share your images of wattle on social media, tag @CommonGraceAus. Explore previous years Wattle Day blogs - 2021, 2020 and 2019

Creation and Climate Justice & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice


Season of Creation : 1 September - 4 October

Season of Creation is celebrated from 1 September, the first day of Spring, to 4 October St Francis of Assisi day. Each year, Common Grace develops resources to help support churches and faith communities celebrate Season of Creation.    

Explore our previous resources for Season of Creation here.


Anniversary of Aboriginal Death in Custody of Wayne Fella Morrison : 26 September

Common Grace Movement Prayer Vigil for Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Learn and pray in your church Sunday 25 September.

Explore Aboriginal Deaths in Custody prayer resources here.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice




International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women : 25 November

The day raises awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence. Common Grace Movement Prayer Vigil (TBC)

Learn and pray in your church Sunday 20 or 27 November, or revisit our 16 Days of Prayer series here

Domestic and Family Violence Justice




Advent : 1 - 25 December

Each year, Common Grace journeys together through Advent with a series of devotionals that are emailed daily, published online and shared through social media. 

Explore our previous Advent series here




Photo credit: Header photograph taken by John Englezos