|PARISH MAGAZINE & OTHER CHURCH PUBLICATIONS|
The Villager is the magazine of this benefice. It is published monthly (10 issues a year) and is a really professionally produced magazine packed full of church information, but also wider village and community information. It has articles, reports, rotas, news of events coming up and it carries advertising for local businesses.
£6 for a year's subscription. However if you live in Milton Ernest then one copy is delivered to each home free of charge, courtesy of All Saints' Church. Residents in Pavenham and Thurleigh need to subscribe to the magazine which will then be delivered to you. To subscribe please contact one of the subscription & distribution people listed in the Villager Contact Directory printed in the magazine.
The Villager has an editor for each village to receive your contributions:
Milton Ernest - Editor - Mrs Sarah Winter, Tel: 01234 824716
Pavenham - Editor - Mr Chris Holt, Tel: 01234 825479
Thurleigh - Editor - Mrs Fiona Parlett, Tel: 01234 771908
..and an overall co-ordinating editor - Martin Quince, Tel: 01234 823724
Advertising Manager - Mrs Jenny Evans, Tel: 01234 823620
The closing (copy) date for contributions is generally the 18th of the preceding month. Please ask if you need to know more.
Note: The two combined issues each year are: July/August and also: December/January.
The Benefice Administrator (Sarah Croft - see 'Contact Us' page) prepares the weekly church notice sheet which is handed out to all three congregations at Sunday services. She generally begins to prepare the notices on Tuesday each week, and finalises and prints the sheets on the Thursday or Friday Morning.
If you wish to have a notice about a church event included then email the text to Sarah or leave a message as early as possible in the preceding week, and by the end of Wednesday at the latest, otherwise it may not get in.
The Benefice has produced a small printed Directory of all church members of the three benefice churches, and of the Baptist Chapel in Thurleigh. The Directory is distributed free to those listed in the Directory so that each member may be aware of and be able to contact any other listed member. The first edition was February 2011, followed by a 'Summer 2011' revision and now an 'Autumn 2012' revision. It will be revised every year or so as needed. If you are not in the Directory, and wish to be, or wish to have your details amended or removed, then please contact the Vicar. New members completing an Electoral Roll Application Form will be asked for contact details and permission to put them into the Directory.