Church leaders fear the writing is on the wall for traditional church magazines after one of the oldest in the country closes after more than 100 years.
For more than 150 years, England's parish rags were first port of call for anyone wanting the latest gossip or date of the next WI meeting.
But now they are falling victim to the digital age and one of the oldest, the parish magazine at the Brontes former home of Haworth, West Yorkshire, flourished in the aftermath of the sisters' literary legacy, is to close. [...]
Only 200 copies of each edition of the Haworth magazine were printed – and half were usually thrown away.
Haworth vicar Rev Peter Mayo-Smith said: "It is costing us a lot of money and like all organisations we have to make hard decisions about spending."
No one really knew how old the magazine was and its roots could extend back to the Brontes, he said, adding: "We have to take into account the Bronte connection.haworthchurchhaworthchurch