Worldwide Usage of the Revised Common Lectionary

The following based on a 2020 listing from the English Language Liturgical Consultation (ELLC) 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 always 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
Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec and Canadian Baptists of Western Canada
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Presbyterian Church in Canada
The United Church of Canada

Central Africa
The Anglican Church in Central Africa (Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia)

Czech Republic
The Old Catholic Church in the Czech Republic

The Church of Denmark (Lutheran)

Lutheran Church in Estonia

Lutheran Church (under consideration)

L’Église Evangelique Lutherienne (adapted Roman Lectionary)
L’Église Méthodiste Unie (The United Methodist Church, Central and Southern Europe Central Conference)

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

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

Baptist Evangelical Christian Union of Italy
Evangelical Reformed Baptist Churches in Italy
Waldensian Evangelical Church

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)

Apostolic Catholic Church
Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches
Episcopal Church of the Philippines
Philippine Independent Church
United Church of Christ in the Philippines
The United Methodist Church (Philippines Central Conference)

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
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk van Suid Africa (Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa)
Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa (includes Zimbabwe)

The Church of Sweden (Lutheran)
The United Church of Sweden (Baptist, Methodist, others)

United States
American Baptist Churches, USA
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Fellowship of the Unitarian Universalist Association
Christian Reformed Church in North America
The Episcopal Church (alongside 1979 BCP lectionary)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (alongside a one year lectionary)
Moravian Church in America
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Reformed Church in America
The United Methodist Church
United Church of Christ

Presbyterian Church of Venezuela

West Indies
Anglican Church in the West Indies