In common with most churches within the Church of England we follow the set readings from the Bible and prayers for each Sunday in the year. These are set out in a form called “The Lectionary”. This is designed to cover most of the Bible over a three-year period. We show below the readings for each week so that you can see what is coming.
2 August Eighth Sunday after Trinity
- Reading 1 Genesis 32:22-31
- Psalm 17:1-7
- Reading 2 Romans 9:1-5
- Gospel Matthew 14:13-21
9 August Ninth Sunday after Trinity
- Reading 1 Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
- Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b
- Reading 2 Romans 10:5-15
- Gospel Matthew 14:22-33
16 August Tenth Sunday after Trinity
- Reading 1 Genesis 45:1-15
- Psalm 133:
- Reading 2 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
- Gospel Matthew 15:[10-20],21-28
23 August Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
- Reading 1 Exodus 1:8 to2:10
- Psalm 124:
- Reading 2 Romans 12:1-8
- Gospel Matthew 16:21-28
30 August Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
- Reading 1 Exodus 3:1-15
- Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b
- Reading 2 Romans 12:9-21
- Gospel Matthew 16:13-20
If you want to follow the readings as we use them you can find them in the NRSV (The New Revised Standard version) of the Bible. If you do not have this translation to hand you can find it online at https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/or https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/.
You might like to ask yourself, when looking at the readings, what is the common thread running through all the passages for the day. If you would like to see the passage in its context, or in a different translation you could go to https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/ for more help. Alternatively you could access the Bible Society, https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/.
For personal bible study and daily reflection, you could use the website for Bible Gateway (https://www.biblegateway.com/) or the Bible Society (https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/) where you will find many resources to help you to read and understand the Bible better.