Diocesan paper is aiming for 60k readership

A free tabloid newspaper has been launched for the Diocese of Sheffield. 

Shine! has a 25,000 distribution in South Yorkshire.

There is a core of three editorial staff, including editor Rob Marshall, a reporter and a sub-editor.

Marshall runs the PR company 33RPM Public Relations, which also handles the PR for the Archbishop of York.

He has launched a number of similar titles for diocese in London, and occasionally reports for the BBC.

Thanks to funding from advertisers, the 20-page newspaper has been produced at no cost to the diocese.

James Pieslak said: “As people start to send in letters with differing
opinions I am sure there will be some good debates going on in the

As well as churches, Shine! is being distributed to
prisons, hospitals, universities and schools and hopes to reach a
readership of 60,000.

The next issue is due out in November and in 2006 the paper hopes to become quarterly.

The new paper also has a website: www.sheffield.anglican.org/shine.

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