Worldwide Usage of the Revised Common Lectionary

The following is a 1998 listing of those churches or ecclesial communities around the world that use (and in some cases have adapted) the Common Lectionary in its original (1983) or revised (1992) form. We seek updates! If your denomination uses or recommends the use of the Revised Common Lectionary, or no longer does, let us know so we may correct this listing. Contact

Uniting Church
Anglican Church
Lutheran Church (uses an adapted version of Roman Lectionary)

Anglican Church of Canada
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Presbyterian Church in Canada
United Church of Canada

Lutheran Church in Estonia

Lutheran Church (under consideration)

L’Englise Evangelique Lutherienne (adapted Roman Lectionary)

Great Britain
Church of England
Church in Wales (Anglican) (used as an alternative lectionary)
Church of Scotland (Presbyterian)
Scottish Episcopal Church
United Reformed Church
Methodist Church
Churches Together in England (CTE) (recommend usage)

Church of Ireland (Anglican) (used as an experimental alternative)

Anglican Church in Japan (uses adapted Roman Lectionary)

Presbyterian Church in Korea (and is used widely in Korean Protestantism generally)

Anglican Church

Old Catholic Church
Council of Churches in the Netherlands (in adapted form in parts of the Council’s lectionary)

New Zealand
Anglican Church
Methodist Church
Presbyterian Church (also in cooperating parishes incorporating Anglican, Churches of Christ, Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian churches)

Papua New Guinea
Anglican Church (uses an early adaptation of the Roman lectionary by the Australian Anglican Church)

Anglican Church (The Anglican Diocese of Polynesia includes the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Marguesas Islands, Kiribati, Nuie, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Western and American Samoa)

Southern Africa
Anglican Church of the Province of Southern Africa (includes Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, St. Helena, Lesotho, Swaziland)
Methodist Church of Southern Africa
Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa (includes Zimbabwe)

United States
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Fellowship of the Unitarian Universalist Association
Christian Reformed Church in North America
Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Reformed Church in America
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church

Presbyterian Church of Venezuela

*This document is adapted from Documentation No. VI (ELLC 8-99)