As in previous years, six issues of the Parish News were published, with the subscription remaining at £5 per year for 6 copies. In effect this means that one copy per year is free of charge as the cover price for individual copies in church is £1.
The team of 20 distributors delivers 200 copies between them. 10 of those copies are taken to Kelsall Methodist Church by Mary Diggle. We are indebted to all of them for their help and hard work. The co-ordination of the distribution team is done by Douglas and Barbara Walters and we are extremely grateful to them for organising this.
The subscription month was changed to April last year and this has made it easier for the distribution team to collect subscriptions.
Copies are also left in Wally Dutton’s Butchers, the Chemist, Doctors’ surgeries and the Vet’s. They are delivered to newcomers and new houses by Margaret Durbin, as part of the welcoming newcomers initiative.
The Parish News is uploaded to the church website at the following link http://www.kelsallparishchurch.org.uk/styled-22/index.html and twitter @stphilipskelsal, by Chris Spray. It has recently been uploaded in a new format that enables you to turn the pages with a click of the mouse, making it much easier to read online.
Grateful thanks are due to all who make contributions. We couldn’t manage to put the Parish News together without Margaret Davies collating the items and rotas and, of course, the Vicar for providing his ‘View from the Vicarage’ and other items. Paul Kennaugh has stepped down from producing the ‘Diary’ and thanks are extended to Paul for all his hard work over the years on this. John Diggle is now assembling the diary for us, as well as providing regular Outward Giving updates. Items for the Parish News and diary should be forwarded to Margaret and John well in advance of the deadline in order for them to pull together their pieces in good time (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com), copying in the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions are always welcome direct to the editors at email@example.com
If you know of any houses that have recently had new occupants, please take a Parish News (for free) from church and pop it through the door (or even better, take a Welcome Leaflet as well and call in and introduce St Philip’s to them!).
Geoff and Kath Roberts