Church Times Advertising Current Rates

Advertising in the Church Times means your message will be seen by thousands of faithful readers who are engaged and proactive in the daily life of the church. The paper has a weekly distribution of 20,000, while the website attracts over 26,000 unique visitors every week.

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Telephone: 020 7776 1010


Editorial Display Advertisements

PER Single Column Centimetre £14.95
PAGE (340 mm x 265 mm wide) £2610
1/4 PAGE (170 mm × 129 mm wide) £655
1/2 PAGE (170 mm × 265 mm wide) £1310

Colour charge is £40 up to a Quarter page; anything bigger is £120

Space bookings recommended 14 days prior to publication date.

Copy deadline for run of paper display advertising is Friday 5.00pm (date preceding Friday publications).


Classified Advertisements

RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING PER Single Column Centimetre (s.c.c). £14.95
(Primary & Secondary School Teachers, Organists, Clerical, Appointments, Youth Work, Situations Vacant etc.)
CLASSIFIED DISPLAY & SEMI DISPLAY - PER Single Column Centimetre (s.c.c). £14.95
LINEAGE - PER WORD (12 words minimum) £0.99

Space bookings recommended 7 days prior to publication date.

Copy deadline Monday 5.00pm.

GOLDEN GUARANTEE Ask about our Until Filled guarantee! All recruitment advertisements are posted on our website:

Special pre-paid discount on holiday lineage, 5 insertions for the price of 4.



Bookings, subject to availability, required two weeks prior to date of publication; sample copies are required for approval.

Acceptable sizes in range greater than 15cm by 11cm (15cm being the leading edge) up to tabloid, but those which are usually supplied are A5 or A4. No concertina or zed-folds. Nothing landscape wider than 180 mm without prior approval

Under 12g, per thousand £64
13g-29g, per thousand £71
30g-49g, per thousand £80
50g-69g, per thousand £91
+ £10 per 10g band thereafter by negotiation

A 25% surcharge may be applied for print runs of less than 10,000 inserts.

It is advisable to supply 20,000 for the entire print-run.



Other Opportunities


Sponsor the Scribble Pad for only £30 a week plus VAT (extra charge for colour).


Introductory price of up to 72% off the rate card. The bigger discounts for longer bookings.
• Single insertion, less 25%
• 2-5 issues, less 30%
• 6-9 issues, less 35%
• 10-12 issues, less 40%


Mechanical Data

Classified: 6 columns to the page
Displayed: 5 columns to the page

Dimensions for editorial pages
Single column width 49 mm
Double column width 102 mm
Triple column width 155 mm
Four column width 208 mm
Whole page 340 × 265 mm
Half page 168 × 265 mm
Quarter page 168 × 129 mm

Dimensions for classified pages
Single column width 41 mm
Double column width 85 mm
Triple column width 129 mm
Four column width 173 mm
Five column width 217 mm
Whole page width 262 mm

Centre-page supplements of 4 or 8 pages accepted by arrangement.

Artwork should supplied as 200 dpi CMYK pdf files with fonts embedded.

Copy with or without logos/pictures can also be supplied for setting. Full production specifications are available on request.

Copy Deadline: for classified
To guarantee insertion date, space bookings are required 7 days prior to publication.

Copy Deadline: for editorial
To guarantee insertion date, space bookings are required 14 days prior to publication.


Web Advertising

The Church Times website is editorially driven and attracts thousands of visitors each week. The site is designed so that advertisements appear randomly on any given page.

Choose to advertise on either the Church Times website or other sites within the Hymns Ancient & Modern group. If you decide to advertise in both areas, you will receive a 10% discount on the overall price.

Church Times website banner ad size:
600 pixels wide x 500 pixels deep - static JPEG or animated GIF

Please note: your advert will appear at various sizes to ensure it displays well on mobile devices as well as on computer screens. Please check that your artwork is legible when scaled down to 300 pixels wide.

For further details please get in touch: 


New Media Opportunities

The Church Times iOS App

This is a digital version of the Church Times newspaper, reflecting the content of the printed paper and enabled for iPhones and iPads. 

To advertise on the app two static jpeg images are required:
1242 pixels wide x 2208 pixels deep
2048 pixels wide x 1536 pixels deep

Weekly E-Letters

Weekly e-letters sent to subscribers and our contacts are an excellent way of displaying an advertisement alongside Hymns Ancient & Modern content.
The Church Times Thursday preview e-letter is sent to subscribers previewing forthcoming news, events and features scheduled for the next issue of the paper. This letter is sent to over 8,000 addresses and has an average ‘open rate’ of approximately 25%.

The Church Times on the day promotional e-letter is our fastest growing mailing list - in apreil 2018 it numbered in excess of 2500 addresses.

The Church House Bookshop e-letter showcases new and planned releases, and contains special offers from our imprints SCM and Canterbury Press. It provides links to our online bookshop, enabling the reader to purchase these titles. This e-letter has over 7,600 addresses, with an average ‘open rate’ of 19%.

Sponsorship for these e-letters is available to purchase in 8 week slots:
8 weeks offer of £444 to sponsor any of the e-letters.

Your banner will feature either as an MPU 240 x 200 or upright banner 240 x 320 inside the e-letter or as a strap banner at the bottom of the e-letter (a generous size of 200 pixels deep by 580 pixels wide). It is actively linked to your site.

To sponsor either of these e-letters and to check prices and availability, contact the Advertisement Manager, Stephen Dutton on 0207 776 1011
or email 

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