Herald update

1.5.2020 | Presbyterian Herald, Church Life, Mission, Congregational News, COVID-19 Emergency

Despite the printed version of the Presbyterian Herald being on hold for now, as a result of current restrictions relating to the COVID-19 emergency, the April edition of the magazine is available free online.

The publication of the Presbyterian Herald has been suspended temporarily as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. Although there will be no more printed versions in the near future, April’s edition did make it through the production process before work and travel restrictions came into force prohibiting its distribution by Herald agents across Ireland.

Head of PCI’s Creative Production Department, James McCormick, which produces the magazine said, “The Presbyterian Herald relies on the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteer agents throughout Ireland to distribute the magazine. The agents, along with the goodwill and cooperation of many depots, ensures the smooth delivery of the magazine to all our subscribers.

“Due to these unprecedented times, many depots and collection points have been closed, so not all agents received the April edition prior to the lockdown. Delivery of the remaining magazines should not be attempted and only be completed when government health and safety guidance allows. As a result of these difficulties the April edition of the magazine is currently available for free.”

Click here to download a free PDF copy of April’s edition.

You can also download and subscribe to the digital interactive version of the Presbyterian Herald via issuu. For more details click here.

Herald Extra podcast

Herald Extra podcasts are still available. Starting with the November 2019 edition, this monthly podcast delves deeper into some of the articles in each edition. with special guests, background stories and news. Although currently on hold, you can listen to past episodes and subscribe to the podcast here.

Last month, at the beginning of this pandemic, Sarah Harding, the editor of the Presbyterian Herald, wrote to all agents explaining that, “In the midst of what is a very worrying and upsetting time, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of the Presbyterian Herald. We will miss providing this important communication tool for our denomination, but we look forward to starting up again as soon as we can. In the meantime, we hope and pray that you stay safe and continue to trust and rely on our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ during this anxious time.”

Agents will be kept informed of any changes to the current arrangements.

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