– and the October issue

October brings us everything from the Christian Resources Exhibition to Bible Sunday, from Prisons Week to Animal Welfare Sunday, from Halloween to St Luke’s Day and the subject of healing.

There is also the ongoing war in Ukraine, the cost-of-living crisis, the drought, and increasing persecution of the Church in Nigeria.

We can offer you material on all of it, plus lots, lots more, including reflections on the life of the Queen.

This winter looks set to be difficult, and so your magazine has an important role to play in comforting and cheering people, reminding them that God is still there for them, no matter what problems are threatening them.

And so, as the evenings draw in, we hope that you can settle easily into this autumn.

With all good wishes

Anne Coomes and the Parish Pump Team