Wagtail is the parish magazine for Whittington, Arkholme and Gressingham, with a print-run of 460 copies, distributed throughout the three parishes.

Click on the cover (below) to read the latest edition and archive editions.

All local churches and community groups are welcome to send in news of their activities to Wagtail ‐ reports of recent events as well as announcements of what is coming up. Colour photographs can now be included too.

The deadline for items for inclusion in each edition is the nineteenth of the preceding month. Please submit all items to editor@wagtail.org.uk.


The churches publish a weekly bulletin which can be found online here: www.these4parishes.co.uk

Whittington has an official parish council website here www.whittington.org.uk and another village website and blog here: www.whittingtonvillage.org.uk

Hornby has its own village magazine here: www.hornbyvillage.org.uk/news/contact

ADS IN WAGTAIL cost £1 per line per edition. See page 2 of the latest edition for the new format. There are usually ten editions per year (every month except January and August). Payments up to the end of the calendar year are appreciated, for simplicity. It is also possible to sponsor an edition of Wagtail, which buys a tag on the front page and half the back page as full-colour display-ad space. The cost is £45 per edition. See editions from October 2015 onwards as examples. The deadline for each edition is the nineteenth of the preceding month. Contact ads@wagtail.org.uk. Many thanks for your support.