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On this page you will find our Frequently Asked Questions.

If the answer to your dilemma in not here, please get in touch with us via the Contact us page, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


I'm having difficulty downloading articles...

Your chosen articles will be copied to your computer's clipboard. You can then paste the article into your word processor document.

This can be done by right-clicking your mouse and choosing paste from the drop down menu, or typing 'Ctrl'+'V' if you are using Windows software, or 'Cmd'+'V' if you are on a Macintosh.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with the website, please contact our Web Editor at

Alternatively, call 0207 776 1015 to speak to someone directly. This phone will be answered Monday-Friday, between 9 am and 4 pm.

Is there a limit to how much I can download under the terms of my subscription?

There is no limit as to how much content you can download from this site. You may also download the same article more than once. There is a limit to one magazine per account.

What's the difference between Subscribing to The Sign and Ordering copies?

The Sign was originally a print only publication, producing a monthly church magazine inset to supplement local news with national news and features. We still produce a monthly edition of The Sign, which you can Order for your own magazine.

The Sign Online is a new service which allows you to create your own magazine with our content, when you Subscribe to the website. You can pick and choose articles and themes that suit you, adding them directly into your own publication. 

How can I order printed copies of The Sign?

Contact us and we can set up an order.

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Can I advertise in the print edition of The Sign?

Yes, you can. We hold three advertisement spaces in our print (paper) edition of the magazine.

If you would like to advertise in the print edition of The Sign, or have questions about our rates and advert sizes, please get in touch. To advertise, please contact Stephen Dutton.

Click here to download our rates and advert sizes.


Can you print my parish magazine?

We cannot print any self-assembled parish magazines, even if their content comes from our archives. We do sell print copies of The Sign magazine, published each month, which you are welcome to order.

How do I renew my subscription?

If you are a Direct Debit subscriber your subscription will renew automatically. Please contact us.

If you subscribe using a debit or credit card please renew your subscription online.

Become a contributor

Does your own magazine have a star contributor? Have you produced an article or a photo that deserves wider readership? Don’t keep it to yourself.

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Where does our content come from?

The Sign's content is written by our staff and also features articles from the Church Times and magnet...

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