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The Way reader survey

Your chance to tell us what you think of Cumbria's ecumenical newspaper, The Way

In Christmas 2009, we launched The Cumbria Way as an ecumenical publication; the newspaper of the Church in Cumbria.

Formerly, it had been the diocesan newspaper. The decision to become an ecumenical publication was taken quickly, in the light of the increasing partnership working between the different denominations in Cumbria. This meant the editorial team, which consists of representatives from several denominations, didn’t make any major changes to the format, appearance or nature of the content.

Eighteen months on, we have been heartened by the positive feedback we’ve received from so many readers, both new and old, but we feel it is important to make sure that The Way is delivering what people really want.

To this end, in the Summer edition we have launched our first reader survey. This is your chance to have your say on The Way and to shape what we do in the future - what are we doing well, what could we do better, and is there anything different you’d like to see? Your input will be vital in ensuring that The Way continues to be a vibrant, relevant and inspiring publication for Christians across Cumbria.

Filling in the survey should take you no longer than 15 minutes - and as an added incentive, all entries we receive by the closing date of Friday 2 September will be entered into our prize draw to win a short break at the Whitchester Christian Centre.

You can access the survey by clicking here, or alternatively pick up the Summer edition of The Way (out now in a church near you), fill in the form and return to: The Way reader survey, Church House, West Walls, Carlisle, CA3 8UE. If you run out of space on the form, you can continue any of your answers on a separate piece of paper, or email comments to


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