HOW MUCH TO CHARGE? HOW ABOUT FREE?
The following it is acknowledged that our different denominations have different regulations regarding accounting for income and expenditure. This then simply adds to the collective experience. An A5 page newsletter of up to 60 pages and an A5 supplement - a diary, directory, adverts, events in the 11 churches in the town etc - is produced each month. Each print run of 125 of newsletter/supplement costs around £2 a copy. A decision by the members of church was unanimous that the newsletter be free - but you get nothing for free. Why free? Because of the effort needed to collect subscriptions, advertising fees etc wasn't there. There are those who make donations - some quite generous - but the costs are primarily covered by 'if you think the newsletter is worth having then put something extra in the (Sunday) offertory plate' or make a donation. Are costs covered? Yes, they are.