Brand new Pathways magazine set to launch in January

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by Jo Duckles

After what feels like months of creative thinking, brainstorming, reading, writing, editing and tweaking, I can now reveal our new diocesan magazine Pathways.

Available from early January 2019 Pathways replaces the Diocese of Oxford Reporter (the Door) newspaper that aimed to bring a sense of unity to a diverse diocese through a mixture of news, features, comment and photography every month.

But, after 29 years and several re-designs, it was time for a change. So, we spent the summer pouring over a variety of magazines, reflecting on our recent market research survey on what readers want and thinking about ideas for a brand-new publication.

The result is Pathways, a B5, full-colour magazine containing a mix of reflective features to help you go deeper with God, and practical pieces to help you live out your faith on a day-to-day basis.

We hope it will be a resource you will enjoy reading and will be happy to pass on to inquirers – those curious about the Christian faith who want to learn more.

The new publication and the communications work we do online reflects changes in the way a technological revolution has heralded major changes in how we share news as a society. Pathways does not contain news. It was hard to keep news stories relevant in a monthly magazine and would be even harder in a quarterly. However, I started my career as a news reporter, and I realise the importance of reporting news as it happens.

Please keep sending me press releases and snippets of news from your parishes and schools to jo.duckles@oxford.anglican.org.  If you want to discuss give me a ring on 01865 208227.  I’ll use those stories on the newsfeed on this website, share them over Twitter and Facebook, in e-News and of course send them on to the relevant local news outlets.

And don’t forget to order your copies of Pathways here as well as following us: @oxforddiocese on Facebook and Twitter.