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Monday December 4th 2023

Blechingley Village Magazine

Established in October 1877, St. Mary’s Blechingley Parish Magazine (note minus the ‘t’) was published on one sheet of paper folded in half at a cost of just 1d and was edited by the Curate.

The Rector, Rev. C. Fox-Chawner, wrote:

“Intended to be a record of events affecting the more humble as well as the more important features of the parish, especially of those connected with the church ….   Any remarks upon peculiarities of the season affecting the neighbourhood, or observations on natural history, botanical or geological, will be welcome to the editor …   Trusting that wholesome reading will find encouragement among you.”

The magazine has the most extraordinary history and has continued to be published 10 months of the year (with two issues combined), to the present day with very few interruptions.

Janine Marks, Editor, welcomes copy by e-mail to: or by contacting Janine on 01883 743269.  The deadline for copy is usually around the 8th of the month for the following month’s publication.

You can purchase the magazine over the counter at Longhurst Newsagents in the High Street for £1.

Alternatively, you can pay an annual subscription of £10 and have the magazine delivered through your door.

We can also offer a postal service.

Please give Janine a call on 01883 743269 if you would like to subscribe, or you require any further information.

If you’d like to advertise with us, please call Jeff on 01883 743269