The Lectionary

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A lectionary, if you're new to the term, is simply a pattern of readings from the bible. In Methodism we are on a three year pattern which takes us through the whole bible in that time, with one set of readings each week. This allows us to read all of the bible and make sure that we are learning from all of it rather than just from our 'favourite passages' and allows us to ensure that we appreciate and digest the whole thing.

The readings below are for the upcoming months. If you are new to the Christian faith and don't have a bible, do drop into one of our churches on a Sunday morning and we'll help you get hold of one.

Readings for January and February 2021

Lectionary Readings: Year B 


Second Sunday of Christmas

Jeremiah 31:7-14

Psalm 147: 12-20

Ephesians 1:3-14

John 1:(1-9) 10-18  or

Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 24:1-12

Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21

Ephesians 1:3-14

John 1:(1-9) 10-18


Sunday after Epiphany and the  First in Ordinary Time

Genesis 1:1-5

Psalm 29

Acts 19:1-7

Mark 1:4-11



Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

John 1:43-51



Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Psalm 62:5-12

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Mark 1:14-20    



Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Deuteronomy 18:15-20


Psalm 111


1 Corinthians 8:1-13 

Mark 1:21-28



Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 40:21-31  


Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 

1 Corinthians 9:16-23


Mark 1:29-39


Sunday before Lent  

2 Kings 2:1-12



Psalm 50:1-6

2 Corinthians 4:3-6 


Mark 9:2-9


First Sunday in Lent

Genesis 9:8-17


Psalm 25:1-10


1 Peter 3:18-22


Mark 1:9-15


Second Sunday in Lent 

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16               

Psalm 22:23-31

Romans 4:13-25

Mark 8:31-38

The Lectionary