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Church Magazine

St. Wilfrid’s Parish Magazine was first printed in the 1870s and cost two pence each month. It comprised of a blue cover with a sketch of the church with the old spire and no vestries. Early content included church history and details of all baptisms, weddings and burials. There was also an additional supplement entitled “Home Words for Heart and Hearth.”

Local advertisements first appeared in the late 1870s, and the format increased of the years as did the size.

The current magazine contains parish news, items of interest plus records of births, marriages and burials.

The magazine contains an inset “The Sign”. Its circulation is about 500 magazines each month and is sold in church as well as being distributed to homes in the parish by a team of some 30 volunteers.

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