The long-established Parish News magazine, containing information and news from and about the parishes of Great & Little Maplestead, Pebmarsh and Gestingthorpe, underwent a major re-vamp in 2018.
A Steering Committee, including four parish representatives, was formed to help the Editor ensure that the magazine better reflects each parish’s needs. One of this committee’s initial decisions was to scrap the magazine’s traditional subscription model and distribute it free to every household, increasing the magazine’s reach by over 50%
This has resulted in better, and wider-ranging, exposure for those loyal local businesses that provide the essential financial support necessary to fund the magazine’s publication. Information about the services they provide can be found here.
While the primary focus of the magazine remains the churches and local communities, the editorial brief now also includes Parish Council news and any relevant information from the District and County Councils.
There are 10 issues published each year – one a month but with single issues for December/January and July/August.
A version of the current issue can 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
Articles/information and photographs for inclusion in future issues can be sent by e-mail either direct to the Editor or to an appointed Village Representative – their details are listed near the back of the magazine.
Deadline dates for copy are: