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Readings for April 2020

Readings for the worship on Sunday and Wednesday during April.
Because of the closure of the church, there will only be one reading plus the gospel used for Sunday worship, and on Wednesday the readings will be those designated for Morning Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer.

1 April
(MP-BCP) Psalm 1; Exodus 9.1-12; Hebrews 12.2-13

5 April – Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms: Matthew 21.1–11; [Psalm 118.1–2,19–24]
Liturgy of the Passion: [Isaiah 50.4–9a; Psalm 31.9–16;] Philippians 2.5–11; Matthew 26.14-27.54

8 April
(MP-BCP) Psalm 38; Wisdom 1.16-2.1;2.12-22; Luke 22.54-71

12 April – Easter Sunday
Acts 10.34–43; [Psalm 118.1–2, 14–24; Colossians 3.1-4]; Matthew 28.1-10

15 April
(MP-BCP) Psalm 75; Exodus 12.37-51; 1 Corinthians 15.20-28

19 April – Easter 2
Acts 2.14a, 22–32; [Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1.3–9;] John 20.19–30

22 April
(MP-BCP) Psalm 107; Exodus 16.11-36; Colossians 2.1-15

23 April – Saint George
Psalm 113; Joshua 1.1-9; Ephesians 6.10-20

26 April – Easter 3
Acts 2.14a, 36–41; [Psalm 116.1–7; 1 Peter 1.17–23;] Luke 24.13–35

29 April – Catherine of Siena
1 John 1.5-2:2; Psalm 36.5-10; Luke 12.22-24, 29-32

Additional Festivals & Commemorations during April

  • 1 April
    Frederick Dennison Maurice, priest, teacher of the faith, 1872
  • 10 April
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor, martyr, 1945; William Law, priest, spiritual writer, 1761; William of Ockham, friar, philosopher, teacher of the faith, 1347
  • 11 April
    George Selwyn, bishop, 1878
  • 16 April
    Isabella Gilmore, Deaconess, 1923
  • 21 April
    Anselm, Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith, 1109
  • 24 April
    Mellitus, Bishop of London, first Bishop at St Paul’s, 624
    The Seven Martyrs of the Melanesian Brotherhood, Solomon Islands, 2003
  • 25 April
    Mark the Evangelist
  • 27 April
    Christina Rossetti, poet, 1894
  • 28 April
    Peter Chanel, missionary in the South Pacific, martyr, 1841
  • 30 April
    Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures, 1922
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