Parish News is a monthly magazine covering the 10 villages which make up the Easters, Rodings and Great Canfield.
Our editorial team produces an 80 page magazine for the months, February, April, June, August, October and December covering church news, reports from village groups and details of events coming up, plus a whole range of articles of general interest. On alternate months, January, March, May, July, September and November the team produce a 44 page magazine which is predominately church news with a variety of contributions.
Parish News is a subscription magazine and costs £10 for the year (12 editions), which includes delivery to your door! Or you can buy individual copies from the churches or local shops and pubs at the face value of £1.20. All proceeds from Parish News go towards helping to fund our 10 parish churches.
We are most grateful to all those who give of their time to produce and distribute the magazines each month. And we are especially grateful to our local businesses who choose to support us by taking advertising space.
If you would like to know more about the costs of advertising in the magazine, or if you wish to submit an item for inclusion, deadline 19th of the month, or if you would like to receive a copy of Parish News please get in touch via the contacts page on this website.
The vicar’s letter for June 2021 is below.
Back to Normal?
Is there a restlessness in the air? Are people itching to get back to normal after 21st June? I think the answer may be “Yes” and “No”. People who have been having to find new ways to do business, or waiting for a wedding or a special holiday are definitely longing for nothing to cause another delay, whilst others have experienced the benefit of some solitude and time away from the rat race, and endless consumerism.
We stand at a point where we can opt for old certainties or transformation. Old certainties feel comfortable even if they have downsides. Transformation can seem exciting whilst holding uncertainty.
The Bible teaches us that we are being called by God to a world transformed by his victory over the power of death, and towards a new Kingdom that asks us to embrace the ideals of heaven. Jesus said that this new kingdom would have love as its hallmark: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
This as a new normal would be exciting, and yet many still hold back because they feel that they are opting for some loss of freedom or signing up a different set of uncertainties. I have to say that I understand that feeling and yet having taken the plunge into this new kingdom nearly thirty years ago it still feels right and good and gets better the more I let go of old ways of being and doing and discover more of the kingdom Jesus promised.
May your new normal be a blessed one.
Rev’d Robert Stone