Good News for Norwich to also cover Norfolk

GNFNEaster09WebTabloid ecumenical Christian newspaper Good News for Norwich will be rebranded as Good News for Norwich & Norfolk from its next edition in September. It will be getting a new look and spreading its wings to cover a wider area of the county in response to readers who completed a recent online survey of the title.

Good News for Norwich has been published since 1992 to help provide an information service and resource to churches across greater Norwich as well as provide a means for churches to reach every home in Norwich at Christmas.
The online survey of readers backed the current tabloid format and the publishing schedule of three times a year. But almost three quarters of respondents said they would like the paper to cover adjacent areas of Norfolk as well as greater Norwich.
Over 80% of survey respondents said that they read most of the stories in the paper and news and people stories are their favourite parts of the publication, followed by event listings, feature articles and adverts.
Almost 90% of respondents said they think the paper informs and keeps the local Christian community up to date and 81% said it is a useful evangelistic tool, while 54% think it gets different churches working together and fosters a sense of unity. Some 68% of people are happy to distribute the paper within their church and 60% outside the church to friends, neighbours and work colleagues.
If you are a church which does not currently receive copies of Good News and would like to arrange a time and place to collect receive free copies in future, please e-mail Peter Barnes at or on 01603 743786 and tell him where you are and how many copies you would like.

To read the latest edition, click here, including stories about a Norwich family’s miracle baby, plans for a 25th anniversary celebration of the Billy Graham Mission England crusade in Norwich in 1984, a rally-driving East Anglian church minister, a new Norwich church and one on the move, a bid for a new airplane by two former Norfolk flying doctors, a Harley-Davidson riding Christian motorcycle president in Norwich and a link to famous Chinese Christian, Watchman Nee, highlighted by a coach-load of overseas visitors to a Norwich church.
Good News for Norwich has been produced three times a year ever since 1992 and in that time has distributed over 1.4 million copies to homes and churches across greater Norwich.
., 11/06/2009

Published: 11/06/2009