Spanz magazine

Spanz is the Church's magazine. It covers topical issues of interest to Presbyterian and Uniting churchgoers, as well as telling the stories of churches engaging successfully with their communities. The ISSN number for the online version of Spanz is 1179-3473.

Feedback and comments on Spanz are always welcome - email

Changes to Spanz publication

Prior to 2018, Spanz was a quarterly magazine, published each year in Autumn (March), Winter (June), Spring (September), and Summer (December).

In 2018, Council of Assembly advised that as part of its policy of a balanced operational budget, resource allocated to the Spanz publication had been reduced for the year ended 30 June 2019, which meant a reduction from four editions to three in 2018/2019

In 2020, Spanz (no.78) was to be published in May 2020 (there are no 2020 autumn nor winter editions).

Council of Assembly Convenor, Richard McLean advises: "We are investigating the Church’s overall communication across our life together and note the high use of, and engagement with, online communication in the wider community. We are also aware of our need to care for creation and the increasing costs of printing and distribution. Any changes beyond May 2020 will be signaled next year."

The May 2020 edition of Spanz was placed on hold when the country went into Covid-19 pandemic lockdown as it was not possible to produce it with businesses closed. Council of Assembly has not made an announcement yet concerning the future of Spanz.


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If you would like to subscribe to Spanz, please email us at Don’t forget to include your name and postal address. Spanz is free to Presbyterian and Uniting parishes. Annual subscription is available for individuals (within New Zealand).

Advertising in Spanz

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