ABOUT US

WHAT IS 'GOOD NEWS'?

Good News is a great value eight-page monthly evangelistic newspaper used by churches and missions across the country. Full of dynamic testimonies and celebrity interviews, it's an ideal bridge into your community with the Gospel.

You can give the Good News outreach newspaper to people in your area in many ways, for example:

Every issue describes how to become a Christian, and there is a coupon for readers to fill in who would like free information or who would like to speak to our Christian counsellor. Space is provided on the back page to add your local contact details, and we can produce a localised edition for you - see the To order section for further details.


WHAT'S IN IT?

Good News is designed to appeal to those who would normally buy a tabloid newspaper, e.g. Daily Mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, The Sun, or read a free paper like The Metro. Every issue contains dynamic testimonies of people who have found that knowing Jesus is a life-changing experience, both celebrities and 'ordinary' Christians, plus other articles that feature the 'good news' of what God is doing in the world today.

To show that Christianity is concerned with the whole of life, not just the spiritual dimension, Good News also contains articles on common interests like health, environment, movies, parenting, and those indispensable parts of every newspaper - a crossword and sudoku!

WHAT'S YOUR THEOLOGY/DENOMINATIONAL INFLUENCE?

Good News is non-denominational and the theological position is that of the Evangelical Alliance.

WHO PUBLISHES GOOD NEWS?

The publisher is the Good News Fellowship UK - a team of Christians from a variety of backgrounds and churches, some in full-time ministry. All share a heart for evangelism and have many years' experience in newspaper outreach, general evangelism or Christian publishing. The members of the Fellowship are:

WHY JUST 8 PAGES?

Most secular newspapers do, of course, have more pages than Good News. But our experience shows that keeping the newspaper to eight pages has several advantages:

  1. It keeps the price down. Few churches have vast budgets. At only 14p per copy, Good News is by far the least expensive evangelistic newspaper on sale in the UK.
  2. It's practical for distributors. If you are doing door-to-door delivery, a large bundle of newspapers can be quite heavy and cumbersome. But an eight-pager is light and therefore more copies can be carried by individuals and more houses covered in a shorter time!
  3. It's enough for the reader. If you haven't caught a reader's attention and interest in eight pages, it's unlikely that more pages will make any difference. Someone who is being given a newspaper like Good News, as opposed to buying a paper for themselves, will quickly decide whether they want to read it or not. Adding extra pages won't affect that decision.
  4. It keeps postage costs down. For those who post the paper to others, weight and size now make a big difference to the price of postage.

WHO IS THE EDITOR?

Andrew Halloway joined the Good News Fellowship as Editor in 2007 and his first issue was the October 2007 edition. He has over 25 years of experience in Christian publishing. He worked for CWR (Crusade for World Revival) as an editor and writer for four years and for CPO (Christian Publishing and Outreach) as editorial manager and then publishing manager for eight years. At New Life Publishing, where he was editorial manager for five years, he was Editor of another evangelistic newspaper, New Life, and Deputy Editor of the official monthly magazines of two national church denominations. He is married to Mandy, has two daughters and lives in Nottingham. If you would like to contact Andrew, email the Editorial Department through the form on the Contact section of this website, or write to: Good News Editor, PO Box 9831, Nottingham NG2 9JN.

 

PRISON OUTREACH

Every month, the Good News Fellowship places over 1,300 copies of Good News, free of charge, into prisons around the country.

This vital and effective ministry is entirely supported by gifts. Donations to this ministry are welcome and, if you are a UK income or capital gains tax payer, you can gift aid your donation at no cost to you. This means that we can recover the tax you have already paid on your gift. Cheques should be made payable to 'Good News Support' and sent to: Phill Bounds, Good News Support, 9 Alderfen Close, Shelton Lock, Derby DE24 9QQ.
Please ask for a gift aid declaration form and, if you wish to pay by bank transfer, our bank account details. Tel: 01332 702742.

Our Registered Charity number i
s  1167287.


If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us. 
See the Contact section for the relevant department

or write to:
Good News Editor
PO Box 9831
Nottingham
NG2 9JN