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Welby: Easter should fall on the same Sunday every year

The Archbishop of Canterbury hopes Easter will fall on the same Sunday every year. Credit: PA

Easter should be the same Sunday every year, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

Unlike other Christian holidays such as Christmas, the dates for Easter are not always the same from one year to the next.

Speaking after the meeting of Anglican primates in Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby said he would "love" to see Easter become a fixed date by the time he retires.

But he added that it might up to a decade to happen.

I would expect between five and 10 years' time - I wouldn't expect it earlier than that not least because most people have probably printed their calendars for the next five years.

– THE MOST REV JUSTIN WELBY, quoted in the Telegraph

"School holidays and so on are all fixed and so on are all fixed - it affects almost everything you do in the spring and summer."

"I would love to see it before I retire", Mr Welby added.

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March is the date Easter Sunday falls on this year.

Next year, Easter Sunday will fall on April 16, and in 2018 it will be on April 1.