Originally formed in 1999 at St Albans, the Association for Church Editors (ACE)
is a national network of self-help groups for editors and others involved in the
production and publication of local church magazines and newsletters...more>
We’re here to assist you
ACE is once again hosting its popular, national level Awards Scheme for editors of
church magazines and newletters of all kinds. Why not enter your mag? As well as
the chance of winning some very worthwhile prizes, each entry will receive positive
and constructive feedback and friendly tips for improving ‘your baby’... more>
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The next annual meeting of the Association for Church Editors’ will take place in
the Methodist Central Hall Westminster, in London in May 2013. This will include
a presentation and celebration of our Award Winners for 2013.
Those responsible for producing church newsletters and magazines are having to spin
several plates at once. Among these are the desires to: 1. Provide accurate factual
information; 2. Remind readers of forthcoming activities and events; 3. Communicate
a Christian message; 4. Educate and entertain readers;
5. Provide a service to the church and local community.
On top of all this is the hope that our publications will look inviting and visually
attractive to all, and that they can be easily read.
The Association for Church Editors exists to promote excellence in all these areas.
The church newsletter or magazine comes in a wide variety of formats, and each editor
(or editorial team) will choose to focus on different priorities in terms of the
purpose of the publication and its content.
Available budgets also determine the ultimate “quality” of the published document,
although through considerable dedication and creativity, we never cease to be amazed
at the high standards achieved by church editors across the UK. Perhaps one of the
toughest challenges is finding consistent and reliable ways of funding your publication.
Many churches make a modest charge for their magazines, while others seek income
from commercial advertising and are thus able to issue their publication free of
charge. What are the main issues to consider? more>
Welcome to the Association for Church Editors’ Web Site
Annual Meeting 2013
The ACE website is your portal to advice and resources, designed to help you improve
your church magazine...more>
lots of hand-cranking used to characterise the production of church magaizines! Thankfully
technology has moved on apace since the days of the humble Gestetner duplicator.
What are our modern options?
ACE conducted a series of regional meeting and hands-on workshops during 2012, including
those in Warrington and Liverpool in the North West, and in Swansea in Welsh Wales!
A further workshop is scheduled to take place in Cardiff in February 2013. For
more details, please click here>
The ACE Awards Scheme 2013 is now open for entries. On previous occasions we have
struggled in our attempts to compare like with like. To help overcome this, we are
now defining very specific categories for each Award Scheme, and different categories
will be considered each year. So please don’t be dis-heartened if your magazine doesn’t
qualify this time round: Next time it will!