Readings

We use the Church in Wales Lectionary to decide which readings to have in a service.  These however can be changed depending if a different service is required on that particular Sunday.  Please check back just in case they have changed!

Year C 2015/2016

Sunday’s During Advent

Sunday Date Old Testament Psalm/Canticle New Testament Gospel
1st of Advent 29/11/15 Jeremiah 33. 14-16 Psalm 25. 1-10 1 Thessalonians 3. 9-13 Luke 21. 25-36
2nd of Advent 06/12/15 Baruch 5. 1-9 or Malachi 3. 1-4 Canticle: Benedictus (Luke 1. 68-79) Philippians 1. 3-11 Luke 3. 1-6
3rd of Advent 13/12/15 Zephaniah 3. 14-20 Canticle: Isaiah 12. 2-6; or Psalm 146. 5-10 Philippians 4. 4-7 Luke 3. 7-18
4th of Advent 20/12/15 Micah 5. 2-5a Canticle: Magnificat (Luke 1. 47-55) or Psalm 80. 1-7 Hebrews 10. 5-10 Luke 1. 39-45, [46-55]

Sunday’s During Christmas and Epiphany

Sunday Date Old Testament Psalm/Canticle New Testament Gospel
1st of Christmas 27/12/15 1 Samuel 2. 18-20, 26 Psalm 148 or 148. 7-14 Colossians 3. 12-17 Luke 2. 41-52
2nd of Christmas 03/01/16 Jeremiah 31. 7-14 Psalm 147. 12-20 Ephesians 1. 3-14 John 1. [1-9,] 10-18
1st of Epiphany 10/01/16 Isaiah 43. 1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8. 14-17 Luke 3. 15-17, 21-22
2nd of Epiphany 17/01/16 Isaiah 62. 1-5 Psalm 36. 5-10 1 Corinthians 12. 1-11 John 2. 1-11
3rd of Epiphany 24/01/16 Nehemiah 8. 1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19 or 19. 1-6 1 Corinthians 12. 12-31a Luke 4. 14-21
4th of Epiphany 31/01/16 Ezekiel 43.27 – 44.4 Psalm 48 1 Corinthians 13. 1-13 Luke 2. 22-40
Transfiguration 07/02/16 Exodus 34. 29-35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3.12 – 4.2 Luke 9. 28-36, [37-43]

Sunday’s During Lent

Sunday Date Old Testament Psalm/Canticle New Testament Gospel
1st of Lent 14/02/16 Deuteronomy 26. 1-11 Psalm 91. 1, 2, 9-16 or 91. 1-11 Romans 10. 8b-13 Luke 4. 1-13
2nd of Lent 21/02/16 Genesis 15. 1-12, 17, 18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3.17 – 4.1 Luke 13. 31-35
3rd of Lent 28/02/16 Isaiah 55. 1-9 Psalm 63. 1-8 1 Corinthians 10. 1-13 Luke 13. 1-9
Mothering Sunday 06/03/16 Exodus 2. 1-10 or 1 Samuel 1. 20-28 Psalm 34. 11-20 or Psalm 127. 1-4 2 Corinthians 1. 3-7 or Colossians 3. 12-17 Luke 2. 33-35 or John 19. 25-27
5th of Lent 13/03/16 Isaiah 43. 16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3. 4b-14 John 12. 1-8
5th of Lent, Passion Sunday 13/03/16 Isaiah 43. 16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3. 4b-14 John 12. 1-8
6th of Lent, Palm Sunday 28/03/16 Isaiah 50. 4-9a Psalm 31. 9-16, [17, 18] Philippians 2. 5-11 Luke 22.14 – 23.56 or Luke 23. 1-49

Sunday’s During Easter

Sunday Date Old Testament Psalm/Canticle New Testament Gospel
Easter Day 27/03/16 Acts 10. 34-43 or Isaiah 65. 17-25 Psalm 118. [1, 2,] 14-24 1 Corinthians 15. 19-26 or Acts 10. 34-43 John 20. 1-18 or Luke 24. 1-12
2nd of Easter 03/04/16 Exodus 14. 10-31; 15. 20, 21 Psalm 118. 14-29 or 150 Acts 5. 27-32 John 20. 19-31
3rd of Easter 10/04/16 Zephaniah 3. 14-20 Psalm 30 Acts 9. 1-6, [7-20] John 21. 1-19
4th of Easter 17/04/16 Genesis 7.1-5, 11-18; 8. 6-18; 9. 8-13 Psalm 23 Acts 9. 36-43 John 10. 22-30
5th of Easter 24/04/16 Baruch 3. 9-15, 32 – 4.4 or Genesis 22. 1-18 Psalm 148 or 148. 1-6 Acts 11. 1-18 John 13. 31-35
6th of Easter, Rogation Sunday 01/05/16 Ezekiel 37. 1-14 Psalm 67 Acts 16. 9-15 John 14. 23-29 or John 5. 1-9
7th of Easter, Sunday after Ascension Day 08/05/16 Ezekiel 36. 24-28 Psalm 97 Acts 16. 16-34 John 17. 20-26

Sunday’s During Pentecost

Sunday Date Old Testament Psalm/Canticle New Testament Gospel
Day of Pentecost 15/05/16 Acts 2. 1-21 or Genesis 11. 1-9 Psalm 104. 24-34, 35b or 104. 24-36 Romans 8. 14-17 or Acts 2. 1-21 John 14. 8-17, [25-27]
Trinity Sunday, 1st after Pentecost 22/05/16 Proverbs 8. 1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 Romans 5. 1-5 John 16. 12-15
2nd after Pentecost / Trinity 1 (Proper 4) 29/05/16 1 Kings 18.20-21, [22-29,] 30-39 Psalm 96 Galatians 1. 1-12 Luke 7. 1-10
3rd after Pentecost / Trinity 2 (Proper 5) 05/06/16 1 Kings 17. 8-16, [17-24] Psalm 146 Galatians 1. 11-24 Luke 7. 11-17
4th after Pentecost / Trinity 3 (Proper 6) 12/06/16 1 Kings 21.1-10, [11-14,] 15-21a Psalm 5. 1-8 Galatians 2. 15-21 Luke 7.36 – 8.3
5th after Pentecost / Trinity 4 (Proper 7) 19/06/16 1 Kings 19. 1-4, [5-7,] 8-15a Psalm 42; and/or 43 Galatians 3. 23-29 Luke 8. 26-39
6th after Pentecost / Trinity 5 (Proper 8) 26/06/16 2 Kings 2. 1, 2, 6-14 Psalm 77. [1, 2,] 11-20 Galatians 5.1, 13-25 Luke 9. 51-62
Thomas, Apostle 03/07/16 Habakkuk 2. 1-4 Psalm 31. 1-5 Ephesians 2. 19-22 John 20. 24-29, [30, 31]
8th after Pentecost / Trinity 7 (Proper 10) 10/07/16 Amos 7. 7-17 Psalm 82 Colossians 1. 1-14 Luke 10. 25-37
9th after Pentecost / Trinity 8 (Proper 11) 17/07/16 Amos 8. 1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1. 15-28 Luke 10. 38-42
10th after Pentecost / Trinity 9 (Proper 12) 24/07/16 Amos 8. 1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1. 15-28 Luke 10. 38-42
11th after Pentecost / Trinity 10 (Proper 13) 31/07/16 Amos 8. 1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1. 15-28 Luke 10. 38-42
12th after Pentecost / Trinity 11 (Proper 14) 07/08/16 Amos 8. 1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1. 15-28 Luke 10. 38-42
13th after Pentecost / Trinity 12 (Proper 15) 14/08/16 Isaiah 5. 1-7 Psalm 80. [1, 2,] 8-19 Hebrews 11.29 – 12.2 Luke 12. 49-56
14th after Pentecost / Trinity 13 (Proper 16) 21/08/16 Jeremiah 1. 4-10 Psalm 71. 1-6 Hebrews 12. 18-29 Luke 13. 10-17
15th after Pentecost / Trinity 14 (Proper 17) 28/08/16 Jeremiah 2. 4-13 Psalm 81. 1, 10-16 or 81. 1-11 Hebrews 13. 1-8, 15-16 Luke 14. 1, 7-14
16th after Pentecost / Trinity 15 (Proper 18) 04/09/16 Jeremiah 18. 1-11 Psalm 139. 1-6, 13-18 or 139. 1-8 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14. 25-33
17th after Pentecost / Trinity 16 (Proper 19) 11/09/16 Jeremiah 4. 11-12, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1. 12-17 Luke 15. 1-10
18th after Pentecost / Trinity 17 (Proper 20) 18/09/16 Jeremiah 8.18 – 9.1 Psalm 79. 1-9 1 Timothy 2. 1-7 Luke 16. 1-13
19th after Pentecost / Trinity 18 (Proper 21) 25/09/16 Jeremiah 32. 1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91. 1-6, 14-16 or 91. 11-16 1 Timothy 6. 6-19 Luke 16. 19-31
20th after Pentecost / Trinity 19 (Proper 22) 02/10/16 Lamentations 1. 1-6 Lamentations 3. 19-26 or Psalm 137 or 137. 1-6 2 Timothy 1. 1-14 Luke 17. 5-10
21th after Pentecost / Trinity 20 (Proper 23) 09/10/16 Jeremiah 29. 1, 4-7 Psalm 66. 1-12 2 Timothy 2. 8-15 Luke 17. 11-19
22th after Pentecost / Trinity 21 (Proper 24) 16/10/16 Jeremiah 31. 27-34 Psalm 119. 97-104 2 Timothy 3.14 – 4.5 Luke 18. 1-8
Bible Sunday (Proper 25) 23/10/16 Isaiah 45. 22-25 Psalm 119. 129-136 Romans 15. 1-6 Luke 4. 16-24

Sunday’s During The Kingdom

Sunday Date Old Testament Psalm/Canticle New Testament Gospel
1st of Kingdom 30/10/16 Isaiah 1. 10-18 Psalm 32. 1-7 2 Thessalonians 1. 1-12 Luke 19. 1-10
2nd of Kingdom 06/11/16 Job 19. 23-27a Psalm 17. 1-8, [9] 2 Thessalonians 2. 1-5, 13-17 Luke 20. 27-38
Remembrance Sunday 13/11/16
Christ the King, 4th of Kingdom 20/11/16 Jeremiah 23. 1-6 Psalm 46 Colossians 1. 11-20 Luke 23. 33-43

Year A 2016/2017

Sunday’s During Advent

Sunday Date Old Testament Psalm/Canticle New Testament Gospel
1st of Advent 27/11/16 Isaiah 2. 1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13. 11-14 Matthew 24. 36-44
2nd of Advent 04/12/16 Isaiah 11. 1-10 Psalm 72. 1-7; [18, 19] Romans 15. 4-13 Matthew 3. 1-12
3rd of Advent 11/12/16 Isaiah 35. 1-10 Psalm 146. 5-10 or Canticle: Magnificat (Luke 1. 47-55) James 5. 7-10 Matthew 11. 2-11
4th of Advent 18/12/16 Isaiah 7. 10-16 Psalm 80. 1-7, [17-19] Romans 1. 1-7 Matthew 1. 18-25