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Guidelines for Contributors


Articles, features, reports, reviews, photographs and short news items of interest to Methodists are always welcome and should be sent to the Methodist Newsletter’s electronic mailbox <> or  to The Methodist Newsletter, c/o Edgehill College, 9 Lennnoxvale, Belfast BT9 5BY. When making or considering a submission, the following guidelines should be borne in mind:

  • Features, reports , reviews and articles

Due to pressure of space it is not always possible to print everything that is received. To avoid disappointment, time-bound reports and articles of more than half a page (450 words) should be submitted promptly, having been agreed with the Editor beforehand (tel: +44 07890238391).

A full page article is equivalent to around 850 words & two photographs.

A half page article is equivalent to around 450 words & one photograph.

A one column article is 350 words.

  • Photographs and images

For good quality reproduction, electronic photographs should be around 1 megabyte in size.  Contributors are asked to supply captions with each photograph submitted and to insure that they have the necessary copyright permissions for any photographs/images submitted. Those submitting photographs of children for publication must first have received permission from parents or guardians.

  • Letters to the Editor

Please include names and locations (town or church) with letters submitted. All letters received may be abbreviated or otherwise edited. Anonymous letters will not be published.

  • Obituaries

We welcome accounts (500 words approx) of the lives of those with close links to the Irish Methodist Connexion. These should be submitted with the agreement of the family of the deceased and ideally accompanied by a photograph. It is also helpful if the date/month of the death is included in the tribute.

  • Items for Around and About

Brief items (20-50 words and/or photographs) celebrating achievements and publicising forthcoming events and resources are welcome.  Death notices should be submitted with the agreement of the family of the deceased.

  • Advertising

Where an article or an item for Around and About is designed to promote a fundraising or profit-making product/event, it should be accompanied by an advertisement.

The Methodist Newsletter is an independent publication and does not receive any grant from  Connexional funds. Those taking out advertisements help to keep the magazine viable, as do our subscribers and agents. We are very grateful for all forms of support. Advertisements should be sent to the Business Manager, Harold Baird email:, tel  +44 777 811 9231. Advertising rates available on request.

  • Ideas

The Editor is glad to consider/discuss ideas for series or features which readers would like to see in future Methodist Newsletters. Contact the editor at

  • or telephone 07890238391