The Parish Magazine has been in production since about 1899, initially as local front and back pages to be added to a London-wide church publication, and then as a free-standing monthly magazine, see Parish Magazine History.

More recently, falling church attendance, the rise of the internet, and competition from free local advertising papers, have made maintaining a sufficient number of subscribers to cover the production costs more challenging. 

This came to a head in 2020 when door to door deliveries by volunteers had to stop as a consequence of the world-wide pandemic.
Distribution has therefore become a significant difficulty, inevitably involving extra costs.

New arrangements and pricing therefore apply from October 2020, as follows:

Parish Magazine Future - News from the Editor

When the Coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year we had to face the fact that the usual magazine could neither be printed or delivered. We are very grateful to Adèle Cooke for producing the e-magazine, to all the people who have continued to contribute and to all our readers for their continued support. The December and January magazines will be in the present format i.e. via a downloadable pdf from an email or the print and post service.

The magazine committee and PCC have worked hard to find a way to return to the pre-Covid version and a way to have it delivered without asking for volunteers who may feel vulnerable in these difficult times.

Our aim is to produce the first of our printed glossy magazines in February 2021; however, the magazine has not been priced to cover production costs for many years. In order to ensure it can be produced and delivered the decision has been made to increase the cover price.

The total cost for the 2021 magazines including delivery to your door either by a delivery van (or by Royal Mail for those outside the BR6 postcode area) is £30 per year.

If you would prefer to continue to receive the magazine as an email pdf attachment the annual cost is £10.

To subscribe to this, payment must be made in advance as follows:

1    You can arrange a direct payment (preferred method) with your Bank or Building Society using the following details:

Bank name:   Santander
Account name:  St Giles Church P.C.C.
Sort Code:   09-01-51
Account No:   47938309

Please reference it with your name, postcode and house number and inform the Parish office using the slip available on the Downloads Page

2    Alternatively for those who do not use online banking please pay your subs by cheque accompanied by the tear off slip as above and return to the Parish Office marked Subscriptions, FPM, Parish Office, St Giles Centre, Church Road, Farnborough, Kent, BR6 7DB or by writing your name and address on the back of the cheque.
If subscribers have already paid until April 2021 and wish to receive a refund, please can they contact the Rector directly.

Cash payments will no longer be accepted, apart from copies purchased in the churches. If you buy the magazine in the church it will cost £2 per copy.

Adèle Cooke has kindly agreed to update our subscriber’s database. It is vitally important that she has the addresses and payment details to make this possible and to ensure delivery to the correct address.

We look forward to receiving notices, articles and photographs by 6th  of the month prior to publication  eg. items to be included in the January magazine must be received by the 6th December.

Eddie and Helen Roberts, October 2020



Magazine Contacts

Editor: Eddie Roberts,
Deputy Editor: Helen Roberts
tel: 01689 851267  farnboroughparishmag@gmail.com

Advertising:and subscriptions
Adele Cooke 07789 467093

The Editor and PCC accept no responsibility for the services offered by advertisers.

The deadline for submission of articles is the 6th of the previous month (eg. articles for the March edition to be received by the editor by the 6th of February).

About the Magazine

Farnborough Parish Magazine is published monthly, and is thought to have been in continuous production since 1899, see Magazine History

We are always seeking to increase the number of people who subscribe to the magazine, so please do introduce the magazine to neighbours and friends. If you would like to do this then additional copies can be obtained by calling John Richardson, contact details below. The magazines will be dropped round to you with a label reading ‘complimentary copy’ on the front cover.

The magazine was relaunched in November 2012. This introduced a totally new presentation with some full colour pages, and an increase in size to A4.  

Feedback is always welcomed by the Rector and the Editor. We are always happy to receive articles from members of our community, along with pictures, so do contribute if you can.