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February 2021
 ADVERTISING RATES                    February 2021
 for the year 2021   THE PARISHES of BERE REGIS and AFFPUDDLE

 (Cheques to be made payable to Bere Regis PCC)   with TURNERSPUDDLE
 Rates for charitable, community or non-profit organisations are charged at 50% of above.

 Full year advertising is based on complete calendar years.  Adverts inserted for part   Our   Our Mission:
 years are charged at a pro-rata rate of the full year cost.  Full year advertisers are
                              Vision:           To encourage awareness of the
 automatically included on both village websites.   presence of God through worship
                              To make
 Full page, full year   £260   Full page, one month   £38   music and the arts;
                              love               To encourage everyone in the
 Half page, full year   £160   Half page, one month   £22
                              known in          Christian faith through example,
 Third page, full year   £120   Third page, one month   £16
                              the world           learning and spiritual growth;

 Quarter page, full year   £98   Quarter page, one month   £13   today and   To make our churches open and
                              to live out
 Small-ads, full year   £70   Small-ads, one month   £11   welcoming to all, and supportive
                                                              of those in need;
 For all advertising enquiries, contact the Editor, details on inside back cover.
                                            To challenge injustice at home and
                                              abroad and to balance our care
                                                           for the environment.

 The Dates for your Diary

       Dear friends
 section will return in due course,   I hope this lockdown hasn’t been too hard on you.  I think it is quite bitter-sweet –
       we know that it is good for us and something we must endure, but we can’t help
 once all our clubs, societies and   thinking it would be nice to get our freedom back.  At least now we have more
       glimmers of hope because of the vaccines and the efficient way they are being
       rolled out.  Talking of glimmers, there has definitely been evidence that the days
 events are back on track.    are getting a little longer.  I was out until about 5pm yesterday and it was only just
       dusk, but it had been a sunnier day.  It’s the middle of January as I write and for
       most,  Christmas  will  be  just  a  distant  memory,  but  in  my  home  and  in  our
 Hopefully, it will not be too long   churches,  there  are  still  Crib  scenes  out  and  they  will  remain  so  until  the  2  of
 before we return to some kind of   You may wonder why this is…

       Every  year  on  February  2   the  Christian  Church  celebrates  the  festival  of
 normality.   Candlemas, or to give it it’s proper title ‘The Presentation of Christ in the Temple’.
       It marks the halfway point between the winter solstice on 21  December and the
       spring equinox on 21  March.
       Long  ago,  before  Christianity,  people  celebrated  a  festival  of  light  at  this  time,

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