Changes at Evangelical Press and Evangelical Times
There is a hymn that includes the phrase ‘and nothing changes here’. If Evangelical Press (EP) were to adopt a hymn to express the life of the company over the last three years, it would not be that one! But perhaps these words would help: ‘Change and decay in all around I see: O thou who changest not, abide with me’!
The wonderful thing is that, in all that has happened, the Lord has been with us, working things we hadn’t thought possible and leading us in directions we couldn’t have foreseen.
The publishing world is having to change rapidly, all over the world, as previously long-established patterns of reading are altered by competition from new ways of delivering content.
For EP change was obviously necessary, but any change needed to preserve EP’s primary mission to serve the people of God, by providing quality Reformed literature that accords with the historic Reformed confessions.
We believe that EP has begun 2015 freshly equipped for the task the Lord has given us. Here are the changes summarised. For some time the main purpose of the Darlington office has been the preparation and administration of Evangelical Times (ET), work which EP carried out under contract.
By mutual agreement (EP and ET remain sister organisations) EP no longer has that contract, so EP’s Darlington office has closed, while ET has moved to another Darlington office very close by.
For the past two years, EP’s main work of publishing books has been done by staff working from home and people working under contract. That will continue: we have staff in North Wales and Derbyshire, and valued friends working under contract in places as far apart as Scotland, Cumbria, Shropshire and the south of England. The Lord has graciously provided good folk who share our vision.
EP has benefited from its distribution arrangements in both the USA and UK. JPL Fulfillment (www.jplfulfillment.com) in Grand Rapids also share our vision and is an essential part of our continuing work in North America.
IVP in the UK has been hard-working and professional, but our three-year contract with the company comes to an end in March this year.
We are pleased to announce a new and close relationship with 10ofthose Ltd, who will carry the full range of EP Books.
Bryntirion Press’ books are produced and distributed in association with EP. We value this relationship highly and appreciate the opportunity it gives for EP to support the work of the gospel in Wales.
Grace Publications have been associated with EP for many years. EP is no longer able to offer the facilities that Grace Publications require, and so as 2014 drew to a close, it was agreed that the time was right for Grace to look elsewhere. They are seeking an agreement with another organisation. We pray that the Lord will bless both organisations.
Contacting EP or ET
To contact EP, please email [email protected] or telephone 0333 772 0214 (calls at normal BT national rate).
Our mailing address from January has been EP Books, Pistyll Hall, Pistyll, Holywell, Flintshire CH8 7SH (although our registered office is 140 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 7RT). EP and Bryntirion books are listed and available at www.epbooks.org
The new Evangelical Times office address is 3, Trinity Court, Faverdale North, Darlington, DL3 0PH. The telephone number remains the same as before (01325 380232), as do ET’s various email addresses
Managing Director of EP