The two foundational Anglican documents are the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services (BAS).

Click on the titles below to access the texts online.

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP)

The BCP is self-contained, it has its own daily and Sunday lectionary (schedule of readings) and the index is helpful when looking for daily offices. 

The daily lectionary for the BCP can also be found online.

The Book of Alternative Services (BAS)

  • Morning Prayer begins on page 47
  • Evening Prayer begins on page 66
  • Prayers of the People (litanies) can be found on pages 111 – 129
  • Home Prayers begins on page 686

The lectionary (Bible Readings) for the BAS can be found online