Anglican General Synod

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa

Lectionary and Worship

'A New Zealand Prayer Book - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa' - is online here:


Musical Setting for page 404 Eucharist - The People of God, by Rosemary Dewerse (can be used with acknowledgement):

The Lord is here 33.69 kB
Holy, holy, holy 35.80 kB
Glory to you 31.85 kB
Blessing, honour 28.77 kB


Where to find authorised Liturgical Resources, Regulations, and Rules of this Church - click below


The Lectionary is the listing of Bible readings for each service of worship for each day of the year, including those for the special saints and days included in this Church's Calendar / Te Maramataka.

ORDER your own copy from the Anglican General Synod Office, PO Box 87188, Meadowbank, Auckland 1742, ph 09-5214439, email:

For the latest copy of the Lectionary please download the below version:

2017 Lectionary 1.99 MB
2016 Lectionary 1.54 MB
2015 Lectionary 1.46 MB
2014 Lectionary 1.40 MB
2013 Lectionary 460.27 kB


2015 Lectionary errata:

Editors have noticed an error in the RCL Eucharistic readings listed in the Lectionary for Sunday 12 April.

The Acts reading is listed as Acts 2.14a,22-32. This is the Year A reading for Easter 2.

The correct reading for this year (Year B) is: Acts 4:32-35.


RCL - Revised Common Lectionary readings, as adopted by the English Language Liturgical Consultation in 1992 and Confirmed by GSTHW 2000 for use in this Church as alternative to the 2 Year and 3 Year cycles of readings in ANZPB-HKMOA 1989.

RCL readings 212.50 kB


Prayer of thanks for A New Zealand Prayer Book - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa

(Recommended for any appropriate occasion. Suggestions - Advent 1, Te Pouhere Sunday, Builders of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia. Originally composed for Advent December 2014 - 25th Anniversary)

A Thanksgiving Prayer:


New Zealand Hymns to fit the Lectionary - from The New Zealand Hymnbook Trust (link below)


April-June 2016 Hymns suggested

July-Sept 2015 Hymns suggested

June-Sept 2014 Hymns suggested



Hymns and Liturgical Music by Bill Bennett:

Explanation: Ngā Tāngata Tapu – Songs and hymns of the pioneers of faith, particularly in the Waiapu Diocese - $15

Saints Praise – Songs and hymns commemorating the major saints of the Church (alternative tunes suggested) - $15

Introits – SATB settings of the ANZPB/HKMOA sentences for each Sunday - $20

Singing the Eucharist – Simple congregational settings of all the Eucharists in the ANZPB/HKMOA - $20

Gradual Praise – Hymns and songs based on the Gospel readings from the 3 year RCL, and covering the whole 3 year cycle. (Alternative tunes suggested) - $30

Choral settings of the Eucharist – of the ANZPB/HKMOA Eucharists for SATB with organ/piano/keyboard accompaniment - $10

All Costs (plus P&P)

Copies can be ordered from: Bill Bennett, 59 McGrath Street, Napier 4110


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A Setting for LORD IT IS NIGHT (page 184)

By: Bruce Babcock, Pasadena, CA 91105-1519

Lord it is Night 202.86 kB


Scripture Sentences, Collect Prayers, and Readings for Lectionary Sundays - click below


Scripture Sentences, Collect Prayers, and Readings for Feasts and Holy Days - click below


Trial Collects in 'traditional form' - for use in 2014 'Year A', 'Year B' (being written), 'Year C':

and feedback is sought to the Common Life Liturgical Commission please, c/- the Anglican General Synod Office, PO Box 87188, Meadowbank, Auckland 1742, ph 09-5214439, email:

Copyright: (free to use with the following citation)

‘© The Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, 2013 – used with permission’




A Template for Planning and Arranging Worship - click below


Alternative Great Thanksgivings for The Liturgies of the Eucharist / Nga Hakari Tapu (confimed by General Synod / Te Hinota Whanui May 2010) - download below


An Alternative Form for Ordering the Eucharist (confirmed by General Synod /Te Hinota Whanui 2006) - download below


An Form for Ordering A Service of the Word (confirmed by General Synod /Te Hinota Whanui 2006) - download below


Ashes To Fire : Liturgies for the Seasons of Lent and Easter

This resource below is a collection of worship services for these special seasons in the church's calender.

Booklet Cover

Pages 1-79

Pages 80-89


Waitangi Day Service - 2013 Liturgy from Waitangi

2013 Liturgy 716.11 kB


Bicentenary 2014 Service, General Synod/ Te Hinota Whanui, Oihi Bay, 12 May 2014


Wesley Day Material (Please refer to the Anglican Methodist Dialogue Resources) in the Resources section of this website. March 3, or May 24, or the Sunday nearest.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Ascension to Pentecost)

See 2017 resources here:

Unity Resources 270.06 kB
Unity Liturgy 373.98 kB


Asia Sunday - recommended to be celebrated in this Church after Pentecost as suits local custom - click below for some resources from CCA. (Contact General Synod Office for the Hymns listed)


Te Pouhere Sunday - is the second Sunday after Pentecost, and is the day on which this Church celebrates it's Constitution / Te Pouhere, which establishes the three Tikanga (cultural streams) of this Church in this Province of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia.

Sentence - Gal 3:28, Lesson - Isa 42: 10-20, Epistle - 2 Cor 5: 14-19 or Acts 10: 34-43,

Gospel - John 15: 9-17, or Matt 7: 24-29, or Luke 6: 46-49, or John 17: 6-26

Post Communion Sentence - Isa 61:1-2a

Click below for some resources:

Prayer of thanks for A New Zealand Prayer Book - He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa


Disability Awareness Sunday - 3rd Sunday in June - for resources click below



Refugee Sunday - in the Lectionary the first Sunday in July is designated as the Sunday to remember refugees

Christian World Service has produced a range of resources for Refugee Sunday. Resources are now available on the CWS Website:

Like many people you are likely disturbed by the daily reports of people risking their lives on sea journeys and continued conflict, especially in the Middle East. Join in prayer and action for refugees.

Bishop John Bluck has kindly written a reflection asking us to consider our responsibilities as Christians to refugees. There are worship resources for Refugee Sunday, including reflections on the readings, stories and prayers, including a PowerPoint, and activity sheet for children. All these materials can be downloaded from (scroll down the page to find Refugee Sunday Worship Resources).


Sea Sunday - in the Lectionary the second Sunday in July, or another Sunday by local custom

In 2013 on Sunday 14 July, and resources are now available on the Sea Sunday website.


Social Services Sunday - 4th Sunday in July

Ps 72:1-7; 146:5-10, Micah 6:8-12, James 2:14-17, Matt 25:31-45

Take a fresh look at Social Services Sunday this year by inviting to church a range of people from your local community who serve others through different organisations that support that infrastructure of care within our communities.

Take the opportunity to say thanks to the people in your local community and recognise the efforts of those beyond.

Resources for this day are available below.


Social Services Sunday will take place on Sunday July 26th 2015


Social Services Sunday will take place on Sunday July 27th 2014 with the theme of “Building Community” Liturgy materials are available at the following link:


Hiroshima Day (1945) and World Peace Day - August 6

Resources for Peace Sunday (nearest to Hiroshima Day) are provided by CWS - Christian World Service - see here:

Also see our FAS - For All the Saints - for Prayers and Readings for 'The Peace of the World'.


Advent Sunday - a joint Anglican / Roman Catholic Service - click below for the liturgy

The Southern Cross Advent Candle used in this liturgy

Southern Cross Advent candles

Available from:

Fr Yvan Sergy (a member of ARCCANZ), St Mary Star of the Sea, Campion Road, PO Box 844, GISBORNE 4040 PH: (06) 867 7224, email:


A discussion resource - Church as Communion - from the Anglican - Roman Catholic Dialogue - click below


Notes on the Calendar / Te Maramataka, and Precedence in Liturgical Observance - click below


A Table to find Moveable Feasts and Holy Days 2008 to 2032 - click below


Prayer Book Changes, as authorised by General Synod /Te Hinota Whanui - download below



He Upoko nō Ngā Pukapuka e Kīa nei He Apocrypha:kua whakaritea hei kōrerotanga i roto i ngā inoi o te ata o te ahiahi


Celebrating Common Prayer - A Version for Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia

(Print copies available from the General Synod Office)

Introduction 117.35 kB
Midday Prayer 214.69 kB
Night Prayer 190.53 kB
Additional Prayers 141.08 kB
The Christian Year 187.33 kB


Corrections to the print edition of Celebrating Common Prayer (ANZ version)


Te reo Māori version of Celebrating Common Prayer


Living Liturgy and WePray - electronic worship resources - see letters below:

May 2010 Letter 74.00 kB


New Saints - confirmed by General Synod / Te Hinota Whanui 2002

Ini Kopuria 6 June 144.45 kB


New Saints - confirmed by General Synod / Te Hinota Whanui 2008


New Saints - confirmed by General Synod / Te Hinota Whanui 2010


Writing on Liturgy from this Church

Click above for information on a range of liturgical writing from this Church - books, articles, papers, executive summaries, reviews, promotional information, ordering details, etc

For All the Saints

A Resource for the Commemorations of the Calendar

edited by Ken Booth
revised edition
© The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, 2005

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