The long-established Parish News magazine, containing information and news from and about the parishes of Great & Little Maplestead, Pebmarsh and Gestingthorpe, has undergone a significant change for 2024.

The Steering Committee, which was originally set up in 2018 and includes representatives from the four parishes, has been re- formed to improve the management and finances of the magazine and assist the Editor to ensure that it better reflects each parish’s specific needs. Amongst the re-formed committee’s initial decisions were to move to full colour printing and establish an on-line presence, via a dedicated Facebook page and links on the four parish websites, to broaden the magazine's readership demographic.

These changes have been designed not only to help improve the appearance and attractiveness of the printed magazine to both readers and adParish Magazinevertisers but also to give better, and wider-ranging, on-line exposure for those loyal local businesses that provide the essential financial support necessary to fund the magazine’s publication.

There are 10 issues published each year – one a month but with single issues for December/January and July/August.

A full-colour, flip-page version of the current issue can also be read here.

Previous issues of the magazine can be read by clicking the appropriate link: February 2018; March 2018; April 2018; May 2018; June 2018; July/August 2018; September 2018; October 2018; November 2018; December 2018/January 2019; February 2019; March 2019; April 2019; May 2019; June 2019; July/August 2019; September 2019; October 2019; November 2019; December 2019/January 2020; February 2020; March 2020; April 2020; May 2020; June 2020; July/August 2020; September 2020; October 2020; November 2020; December 2020/January 2021; February 2021; March 2021; April  2021; May 2021; June 2021; July/August 2021; September 2021; October 2021; November 2021; December 2021/January 2022; February 2022; March 2022; April 2022; May 2022; June 2022; July/August 2022; September 2022; October 2022; November 2022; December 2022/January 2023; February 2023; March 2023; April 2023; May 2023; June 2023; July/August 2023; September 2023; October 2023; November 2023; December 2023/January 2024; February 2024

Articles/information and photographs for inclusion in future issues can be sent by e-mail either direct to the Parish News Editorial Team or to any of the appointed Village Representatives – their contact details are listed in each magazine.


2024 Advertising Rates and Copy Deadline Dates

If you are interested in advertising in, or submitting articles/copy for, the magazine, the Advertising Rates and regular Tuesday Copy Deadline Dates for 2024 are detailed below:

PM Copy Dates 2024