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undefinedA different printing company has produced the July issue of Chester Diocesan News that's currently being distributed around our parishes. Inprint Colour Ltd. took over the printing from Cowdall's which closed earlier this summer. Inprint Colour is owned by sister and brother Jeanette Phelps (PICTURED)and Mark Heywood.

Their well-established family-run business is based in Crewe. 

Jeanette and Mark have stepped in to take on the work of printing CDN – one of highest-circulation diocesan newspapers in the Church of England, selling in excess of 30,000 copies a month.

And the good news is that Ray Cowdall – the long-standing owner of our former printer Cowdall’s, and a highly experienced printer of parish and church publications – will work closely at Inprint Colour over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.

The charge to parishes for CDN remains the same – at £7.40 per 100 copies.

In the July issue ... reports of a new worker to tackle poverty, an upcoming conference about mental health issues, and a very successful parish festival in Stockport.

In recent months the communications staff at Church House (Stephen Regan and Stephen Freeman) have been setting more colour photographs for reproduction in CDN – and there has been a favourable reaction to that from readers.

And a slightly bigger size of type is now being used in the publication than previously – making it easier to read.

Invoicing and payments are being done in much the same way with the new print company but perhaps using more email communication than previously.

Parishes also have the option of printing their parish magazines with the new print company – and to get those mags inserted at source into future CDN issues if they so wish.

Parish officials should contact Inprint Colour from now on with queries about CDN and any other print needs. Phone 01270 251589 and ask for Jeanette Phelps or Mark Heywood or email them

Jeanette said: “I’d like to welcome all the relevant parish officials to what I hope will be a rewarding creative partnership as we build on the great work done with CDN and various parish magazines over the years by Ray Cowdall.

“The July issue is the first to be printed at our works, but I want everyone to know that Ray Cowdall will be with us for the foreseeable future to ensure a smooth transition and a great future for CDN in print.”

The closure of Cowdall’s printing company this summer happened quite quickly after the loss of key staff at the works. Cowdall's had produced CDN and distributed it to parishes for more than 30 years.

Apart from his new work with Inprint Colour 88-year-old Ray Cowdall plans to retire. We in the diocesan communications team wish him a very happy and peaceful retirement, and thank him for his help and assistance over many years.

We hope you enjoy all the stories in CDN, our diocesan publication of record, as well as enjoying our comprehensive news service on

Mark Heywood

July's CDN - produced by our new printers Inprint Colour Ltd