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What is ACE?

Editing a church magazine can sometimes feel like a lonely job. ACE provides an opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals who provide each other with support, help, comment and new ideas, not to mention friendship. Suddenly it is not such a lonely job after all!

Anyone who supports the aims and production of church newsletter and magazines may join the Association. Membership is not limited to the editor; other members of the team will benefit too.

The Association is ecumenical, educational, and above all a source of continual help so that members can aim for high standards in publishing the magazine for their church.

Local Groups

Local Groups lie at the heart of our activities. New members are allocated to a Local Group where they will be welcomed into the fold. New members are also welcome to help form a new Local Group if there is not one already in their immediate locality. The aim is to bring members closer together to discuss various issues and challenges.

Meeting are held on an “ad hoc” basis and members bring along their magazines for friendly comparison. Groups are also encouraged to keep in touch by e-mail and to help each other by passing on possible contributions to magazines that can be used by other members.

The Association for Church Editors
is a not-for-profit group which exists to provide practical help and advice to those concerned with producing church-based communications. The principle aim of our Association is therefore to foster the highest standards of editorial communication between churches and their immediate communities.

 

How do we help?

A magazine competition with a difference is held every two years. The editor of the best overall magazine is awarded the John King Trophy to hold until the next competition. All editors are eligible to enter. Judging is aimed at answering the question "How well does your magazine meet its aims?" In deciding this the judges take into account the resources, financial, human and technical, available for its production. As well as the John King Trophy, other trophies and certificates are awarded for the various aspects of production.

ACE Awards

The Ace, the Association's newsletter for members, is currently produced and mailed out three times each year. As well as the printed version, electronic distribution is also available from this website. To see and download the latest edition of ACE as a pdf, please click here.

The newsletter provides members with new about ACE, article of interest, often written by members, news of Local Groups and articles aimed at helping members with technology and other developments. It provides a mine of information based on the practical experience of editors, so that we can all learn from their mistakes, and share their tips and advice.

BUILDING A TEAM

YOUR PURPOSE?

FUNDING

PRINTING

DISTRIBUTION

A WEBSITE TOO?

GENERATING COPY

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BUILDING A TEAM

YOUR PURPOSE?

FUNDING

PRINTING

DISTRIBUTION

A WEBSITE TOO?

GENERATING COPY

TeamBld
Purpose
Sourcing
Funding
Printing
Distribution
Website

ACE Awards

The ACE Newsletter

National and area conferences and workshops are organised  periodically.  Expert  speakers are often invited to give presentations on subjects of interest and  importance. These events are a good way of bringing people  together, of making  friends and of learning  new  ideas  based  on  the  knowledge  and experience of other editors.

Members’ Handbook

The ACE Members' Handbook is an invaluable tool to have on the desk, particularly when working on the magazine. Supplied in an A5 ring-binder, it acts as a guide to the better appearance of church magazines and includes tips on design, content, editing and much more. Additions and updates are made periodically.

Additional Benefits of ACE Membership

Members of ACE also benefit in terms of access to unique subscriber-only resources on this website.  Members are encouraged to log on to see current news and to use the members' forum in order to network and share ideas.

Conferences and Workshops