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 change for 2018.

Parish MagazineA Steering Committee, including four parish representatives, has been 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, thereby 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.

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 will be 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 can be read by clicking on the appropriate link: February 2018; March 2018; April 2018; May 2018; June 2018; Jul/Aug 2018; September 2018; October 2018; November 2018

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 on page 31 of the magazine.

Deadline dates for copy are:


 Issue   Copy by:  
 February    18th January       


Other copy dates to be advised.