Churches and religious groups around the world are considering celebrating setting the date of Easter so that it is celebrated the same time every year.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said churches around the world are looking for a set date.
Currently Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the spring equinox. This means that the date can sometimes be as early as March the 20th and as late as 19th April.
In the UK, an act of Parliament passed in 1928 allowed for Easter Sunday to be fixed on the first Sunday after the second Saturday in April.
However, this has never been activated and Easter has remained variable, determined by the moon’s cycle.
Within New Zealand there is a lot of support for having a set date, and if was around the first week of April it would make school terms easier.
Justin Welby said he hoped the change would happen “in between five and 10 years time”.
However, he added that what ever the date the focus of Easter should be on its theological meaning and not its date.