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St. Mary the Virgin Buckland

Parish Magazine

 

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There has been a Parish Magazine in Betchworth since 1892. Beautifully bound copies of all these magazines can be viewed in the Hamilton Room.

Parishioners and their helpers have always run the collating of articles, editing and publishing the magazine on a voluntary basis. Printing has always been done by an outside firm.

The Editorial team of Ros Rokison, Joan Bird and Sian Winter have the onerous task of collating, editing and sometimes retyping all the various articles.   The Publishing Team comprises David Hill, together with Sally Drayson.  Sarah Chalker is Secretary of the Management Team.

We are always delighted if anyone who has taken photographs of various village events would come forward and give them to David Hill for possible inclusion in the magazine, as this highlights the relevant reports. Several copies have now been complemented by colour photographs, a highlight this year was the Flower Festival photos, and the dedication of the memorial bell for Çoise Roberts .

The magazine’s aim is to give information to and about the whole village. As well as Church matters we report on village activities such as the Parish Council, WI, the Acorns School and the Betchworth and Buckland Society. It also embraces any local news, events and activities that it is felt might be of interested to the readers.

The magazine is delivered to every house in the village by a team of 32 people headed by Susie Redburn; the work they do is invaluable. Thank you all.

There is a list of advertisers waiting for space on our classified ads pages, which is always good. The magazine is running smoothly and well. A big thank you to all the people involved with the magazine, and if anyone is interested in joining the team we would be delighted to hear from you. We would be particularly interested to hear from anyone who would like to join the team of publishers. The more people involved in the production of the magazine the easier it is for everyone involved. Training will be given if anyone is interested in joining us. In fact if we have a few more volunteers, our hard working team might even be able to take the odd holiday now and then.

Should you wish to recieve the Betchworth Parish Magazine regularly by post, please call Jane Forrester in the first instance.