Newsletter submission Guidelines

The GCNA Newsletter is produced as a monthly publication by the staff and volunteer team in the GCNA office. So that we can ensure the quality and accuracy of the information in the newsletter we have produced the following guidelines.


The purpose of the GCNA Newsletter is for both internal and external communications. It is often given to members of the community that can not attend church as well as providing communication within the church. It is both a printed and an online publication and is viewed in paper format and via our website.

Main Guidelines

  • Please ensure that you have any information that you would like included in the following months newsletter emailed to in typed format before the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

  • Where possible supply brief and succinct text with a variety of relevant images that may be used if space allows (please ensure you have the permission from all of the people in the photos, permission forms are here).

  • For any event based news please make sure that you have already received approval from Parish Council for your event.

  • For space considerations your submission may be altered or reviewed prior to print at the discretion of the Editor.

  • If you are unsure as to whether your submission will meet Privacy Protocols please check for more information.

  • If you have a bi-monthly, quarterly or semi-regular event please remind us via email so that we can make sure that it is included in the following months newsletter.

TIP Make your enthusiasm for your event or article shine in your text!

What’s going on - Events Section

The What’s Going On Section of the Newsletter provides a blurb about the event that you are advertising. Please provide us with the following:

  • Title

  • Date

  • Blurb - maximum of 100 words

TIP Mark your calendar with the second Wednesday of the month for the Newsletter submission deadline.


Articles provide the opportunity to update the whole church on previous events, activities or points of interest. To submit and article please provide the following:

  • Title

  • Text - maximum 200 words

  • Any relevant photos (please see Main Guidelines for information on photos)

TIP Include humour! Make it light! Make it interesting!

Small Groups and Bible Studies

Small Groups and Bible Studies are an essential part of the fabric of our church and the way that we relate to each other and to Christ. We are committed to advertising these in a separate publication on a quarterly basis so that they are highlighted within our church.

If you have any amendments or additions to the Small Group Program please email Geoffrey at or if you would like to start a group please email