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 April - May 2018

Lectionary Readings: Year B

April 2018:                                                     


Easter Day

Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43

John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8


2nd of Easter

Acts 4:32-35

Psalm 133

1 John 1:1 – 2:2

John 20:19-31


3rd of Easter

Acts 3:12-19

Psalm 4

1 John 3:1-7

Luke 24:36b-48


4th of Easter

Acts 4:5-12

Psalm 23

1 John 3:16-24

John 10:11-18


5th of Easter

Acts 8:26-40

Psalm 22:25-31

1 John 4:7-21

John 15:1-8

May 2018:


6th of Easter

Acts 10:44-48

Psalm 98

1 John 5:1-6

John 15:9-17


7th of Easter

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Psalm 1

1 John 5:9-13

John 17:6-19



Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15


Trinity Sunday

Isaiah 6:1-8

Psalm 29

Romans 8:12-17

John 3:1-17








The Lectionary