Lectionary Year A – 2016/17

Contact your local bookshop* to place an order

The subject that we receive the most correspondences about is producing a bilingual Lectionary each year. Most are from English speakers who feel there is an environmental and cost issue by producing the book bilingually when, ‘all they do is rip out the Welsh and throw it in the bin’ (our initial thoughts are – ‘please try and put it in the recycling!’).
We have also heard from Welsh speakers, although not as numerous as the English complaints and they throw the English part of the book! Both sides are correct about the environmental and the cost issue, especially when it comes to the cost of posting a bilingual book. To try and placate some of these complaints, environmental and cost issues, we have decided to produce the books as follows:

Bilingual language book (as previous books) remaining at £7.50

English language book at £6.00

Welsh language book at £6.00

This subject has been discussed by the Bench of Bishops. Assurances have been given that the Lectionary will always be produced with these language options and that no language will take priority over the other in terms of resources, costs and availability in producing the printed and online books.

By the positive feedback we receive about the Lectionary, we feel that we have a very good product that is clear and easy to use. Change is often for the better but the changes should be examined to ensure their objectives have been met. We do not want to lose the usefulness and clarity of the book but we would like to add to it and so we will be guided by any feedback we receive via email address below:

The splitting of the Lectionary into three different language options should not be high on the controversial scale but I am sure it will be!

Ritchie Craven
Publications Manager


*Recommended Bookshops

The Churches Together Bookshop
Please email your order and invoice details to stating if you would like to collect the order from the shop or from the Publications Office at 39,  Cathedral Road, Cardiff. CF11 9XF or have it posted to you (postage and packing will be charged).

The Churches Together Bookshop, Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10 3BZ
Email: Telephone 029 2022 7736
Opening hours Monday to Friday 10am – 4.15pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm.

* The Churches Together Bookshop are pleased to offer a 20% discount on all Church in Wales publications including the Lectionary totalling over £50.


Manna Christian Bookshop
Please email your order and invoice details to stating if you would like to collect the order from the shop or have it posted to you (postage and packing will be charged).

Manna Christian Bookshop, 17 Charles Street, Wrexham LL13 8BT
Email: Telephone 01978 364 405
Opening hours Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5pm


On-line Bookshop

We are in the latter stages of the new website developement and we are hoping to launch the new site soon; at present, to order any Church in Wales publications, please contact one of the bookshops above, you can order books by phone, email or by calling in!


Cofion cynnes / Kind regards,

Ritchie Craven
Rheolwr Cyhoeddiadau: Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru
Publications Manager: The Church in Wales