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Readings and Hymns for January 2020

Readings for the services of Holy Communion on Sunday and Wednesday, plus Sunday hymns.

1 January – Naming & Circumcision of Jesus 
Numbers 6.22–27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4.4–7; Luke 2.15–21

5 January – Epiphany 
Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.10-15; Ephesians 3.1-12; Matthew 2.1-12 

Hymns: 
86 The First Nowell – tune The First Nowell 
105 We Three Kings – tune Three Kings Of Orient  
98 From The Eastern Mountains – tune Camberwell  
94 As With Gladness Men Of Old – tune Dix  

8 January 
1 John 4.11–18; Psalm 72.1, 10–13; Mark 6.45–52

12 January – Baptism of Christ 
Isaiah 42.1–9; Psalm 29; Acts 10.34–43; Matthew 3.13–17 

Hymns: 
103 O Worship The Lord In The Beauty Of Holiness – tune Was Lebet 
46 On Jordan’s Bank The Baptist’s Cry – tune Winchester New  
109 When Jesus Comes To Be Baptised – tune Truro 
108 When Jesus Came To Jordan – tune Aurelia  

15 January 
1 Samuel 3.1–10, 19–20; Psalm 40.1–4, 7–10; Mark 1.29–39

19 January – Epiphany 2 
Isaiah 49.1–7; Psalm 40.1–12; 1 Corinthians 1.1–9; John 1.29–42

Hymns: 
102 Jesus Come! For We Invite You – tune Unser Herrscher (Neander)
99 Hail To The Lord’s Anointed – tune Crüger  
104 Songs Of Thankfulness And Praise – tune Salzburg (Hintze)  
97 Christ Is Our Light – tune Woodlands  H 684 

22 January 
1 Samuel 17.32–33, 37, 40–51; Psalm 144.1–2, 9–10; Mark 3.1–6

26 January – Epiphany 3 
Isaiah 9.1–4; Psalm 27.1, 4–12; 1 Corinthians 1.10–18; Matthew 4.12–23

Hymns: 
96 Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning – tune Epiphany  
510 Will You Come And Follow Me? – tune Kelvingrove  
630 Father, Lord Of All Creation – tune Abbot’s Leigh  
128 Jesu, Lover Of My Soul – tune: Aberystwyth  

29 January
2 Samuel 7.4–17; Psalm 89.19–27; Mark 4.1–20 

Additional festivals and commemorations in January

  • 1 January  
    Naming and Circumcision of Jesus
  • 2 January  
    Basil the Great & Gregory of Nazianzus, bishops, teachers of the faith, 379 & 389 
    Seraphim, monk, spiritual guide, 1833 
    Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, bishop, evangelist, 1945
  • 10 January  
    William Laud, archbishop, 1645
  • 11 January
    Mary Slessor, missionary, 1915
  • 13 January
    Hilary, bishop, teacher of the faith, 367
    Kentigern (Mungo), missionary bishop, 603
    George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers), 1691
  • 17 January
    Antony of Egypt, hermit, abbot, 356
    Charles Gore, bishop, founder Community of the Resurrection, 1932
  • 18 January
    Amy Carmichael, founder Donhavur Fellowship, spiritual writer, 1951
  • 20 January
    Richard Rolle, spiritual writer, 1349
  • 21 January
    Agnes, child martyr, 304
  • 24 January
    Francis de Sales, bishop, teacher of the faith, 1622
  • 25 January
    Conversion of St Paul
  • 26 January
    Timothy & Titus, companions of the Apostle Paul
  • 28 January
    Thomas Aquinas, priest, philosopher, teacher of the faith, 1274
  • 30 January   
    Charles, king and martyr, 1649
  • 31 January
    John Bosco, priest, founder of the Salesian teaching Order, 1888
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