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 Related

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:

2020 Lectionary 1.51 MB
2019 Lectionary 1.72 MB
2018 Lectionary 1.58 MB
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


2017 Lectionary errata:

The collects given in the NZ Lectionary for the next three Sundays are wrong.

Here are the correct ones:


Easter 3 (30 April)


O God,


your Son made himself known to his disciples


in the breaking of bread:


open the eyes of our faith,


that we may see him in this redeeming work;


who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,


one God, now and forever. Amen.




Easter 4 (7 May)


Loving Shepherd;


you lead us nowhere you yourself have not been.


Call us by name,


lift us high upon your shoulders,


and bring us to the fold.


Through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit,


one God now and forever. Amen.




Easter 5 (14 May)


God of our futures;


you go ahead of us to prepare a place for us.


Help us put our trust in you;


in this life, may we be freed from our fears;


and, in the life to come,


know you face to face


We ask this through Christ our Saviour


who lives and reigns with the Holy Spirit


now and forever. Amen


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


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

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