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Readings for Worship During October

Readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays during October.

1 October – Harvest Festival
Deuteronomy 8.7-18; Psalm 65; 2 Corinthians 9.6-15; Luke 17.11-19

4 October – Francis of Assisi
Jeremiah 22.13-16; Psalm 148.7-14; Galatians 6.14-18; Matthew 11.25-30

8 October
Exodus 20.1-4,7-9,12-20; Psalm 19.7-14; Philippians 3.4b-14; Matthew 21.33-46

11 October
Jonah 4; Psalm 86.1-9; Luke 11.1-4

15 October
Exodus 32.1-14; Psalm 106.1-6; Philippians 4.1-9; Matthew 22.1-14

18 October – Luke, Evangelist and Physician
Isaiah 35.3-6; Psalm 147.1-7; 2 Timothy 4.5-17; Luke 10.1-9

22 October
Exodus 33.12-23; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10; Matthew 22.15-22

25 October
Romans 6.12-18; Psalm 124; Luke 12.39-48

29 October
Deuteronomy 34.1-12; Psalm 90.1-6,13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8; Matthew 22.34-45

 

Additional Festivals & Commemorations During October 

  • Oct 6
    William Tyndale, translator, martyr, 1536
  • Oct 9
    Denys, bishop, and companions, martyrs, c 250
    Robert Grosseteste, bishop, philosopher, scientist, 1253
  • Oct 10
    Paulinus, bishop, missionary, 644
    Thomas Traherne, poet, spiritual writer, 1674
  • Oct 11
    Ethelburga, abbess, 675
    James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus, 7th century
  • Oct 12
    Wilfrid, bishop, missionary, 709
    Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer, 1845
    Edith Cavell, nurse, 1915
  • Oct 13
    Edward the Confessor, king, 1066
  • Oct 16
    Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, bishops, martyrs, 1555
  • Oct 17
    Ignatius, bishop, martyr, c 107
  • Oct 19
    Henry Martyn, translator, missionary, 1812
  • Oct 25
    Crispin and Crispinian, martyrs, c 287
  • Oct 26
    Alfred, king, scholar, 899
    Cedd, abbot, bishop, 664
  • Oct 28
    Simon and Jude, Apostles
  • Oct 31
    Martin Luther, reformer, 1546
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