Production of the Parish Mag
Articles or other text for publication are welcome from anybody; they may be on church or other subjects (which are lightly limited by the published Editorial Policy).
Click the button above to see the Parish Mag Editorial Policy - last saved 14/1/19, Articles (etc.) should normally be kept to less than 400 words, except after consultation with the editors, who also reserve the standard editorial right to adjust, re-punctuate and if necessary cut text, without losing the intent of the article.
Authors will be able to review changes in the 'draft for comment' that is circulated before finalising the artwork.
The editors invite submission of comments by email, and reserve the right to publish, or not publish, this material.
The deadline for articles in each magazine is normally the 10th of each month in which the magazine is prepared for the following month. However, during the pandemic, the deadlines are amended (see below).
Frequency of the Parish Mag
In 2020 the magazine was changed officially to bi-monthly to ease the load on the kind people who deliver the printed magazine, but because the pandemic prevented physical delivery, and also because government regulations created an impossibility to plan two and a half months ahead, we reverted, for the time being, to monthly publication, mainly using this web-page, with a small number of printed copies, primarily for those unable to handle the web edition.
We, FOSMW, will continue to publish monthly, until at least service information is available for two and a half months ahead. Fuller distribution of paper copies will resume when plans are in hand for printing and parish-wide copy circulation. The inclusion of paid advertisements in this paper version of the Winkfield Parish News is the responsibility of the PCC, as is the maintenance of paid advertising on the magazine's web page www.fosmw.com/parishmag/ - see also notes below on Ownership and Management of the Parish Mag.
January Parish Mag deadline
For the January 2022 edition, these are the key production dates:
- Deadline for submitted material for the January 2022 Parish Mag: Friday 10 December
- No material will be included if it arrives after 12noon Wednesday 15 December, except by arrangement
- Publication of draft for comment: Thursday 16 December
- Deadline for comments and corrections: 12noon Saturday 18 December
- Publication of magazine on the Web: Sunday 19 December
- Low quantity printing of magazine: Monday 20 December
- Availability of a small number of paper copies: Wednesday 30 December
You can contact the editors using the address, telephone number or email address below.
Ownership and Management of the Parish Mag
The Winkfield Parish News belongs to and supports the Winkfield Parish directly, and is managed by the PCC. It is not a publication of the Friends of St Mary's Winkfield, although the Friends sponsor the Parish Mag by hosting the online Winkfield Parish News on own webpage www.fosmw.com/parishmag/ .
The Friends also publish related advertising, on its own webpage www.fosmw.com/parishmag/advertisers.html - the Friends do not receive funding for this, and all paid advertising revenues go into the PCC account without involving the Friends.
The management of the Parish News, of advertising and revenue from advertising is the responsibility of the PCC, and not of the editors, nor of the Friends. It is the PCC that is responsible for setting advertising rates, and for recovering resulting revenue.
The Parish Mag is also accessible from the Parish website