Spanz magazine

Spanz is the Church's quarterly 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 according to this schedule: Autumn (March), Winter (June), Spring (September), and Summer (December).

Last year, 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 2019, Spanz (no.76) will be published in May 2019. Spanz budget 2019/2020 is yet to be discussed by the Council of Assembly and information concerning future editions of Spanz will be advised in June 2019.

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Subscription enquiries

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

Spanz accepts advertising. For information on editions in 2019 see above. If you would like to advertise in our magazine, please email