05 February 2013
The essential digital accompaniment to the Church of England's
Lectionary of daily readings and services is now available as an
app for iPad.
The new Lectionary app provides the Common Worship lectionary
readings in full with live links to Bible passages in the New
Revised Standard Version.
Developed by Aimer Media, the Lectionary app enables users
• Read the full text of all Bible readings set for every day
in the Church's calendar
• Access the Collect and Post-Communion Prayers for the week
at the touch of a button.
• Mark and annotate records - ideal for sermon-writing and
• Browse the Lectionary by Date, Season, Event - or all
• Find full details of when seasons, Principal Feasts and
Festivals (Saints' days) occur and which liturgical colours are
appropriate for the day.
Lectionary: The Official Common Worship Calendar from the Church of
England is available to download at iTunes at http://itun.es/i6JP7V8 and
includes a free 14-day subscription. Before or after the trial
subscription has finished, users can sign up to one of two choices
of three-monthly subscriptions - one with and one without access to
the NRSV readings.
A demonstration video showing how the app works is available on
You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6rtDiycY9w
Screenshots are available at
The Lectionary app is available for iPad. A second release which
will also work on iPhone/iTouch is already in development.
Other apps from Church House Publishing include Reflections for
Daily Prayer, which has achieved over 35,000 downloads since
For more on Aimer Media go to http://www.aimermedia.com.
The annual Common Worship Lectionary booklet regularly features in
the Top 20 Religious Books as recorded annually by Nielsen Bookscan