Advertising Rates 2020

The Plain Truth is a subscription-only magazine, currently mailed FREE on request to readers in 80 countries across the globe, but with the majority of subscribers based in the UK.

The following prices are the 2020 rates for The Plain Truth. If you wish to place advertising in The Plain Truth, please contact Denise Walker, Advertisement Manager on 01903 604338.

The Plain Truth will only accept advertising and inserts for products and services it feels appropriate for its Christian audience and is at the discretion of the Editor.

A limit of a maximum of four inserts per issue in The Plain Truth is the policy of the magazine and The Plain Truth will avoid, where possible, carrying inserts which are clearly ‘in competition’ within the same issue of the magazine.

Advertising in The Plain Truth magazine

Full Page: Colour, non-bleed (270 x 182mm) £400
Full Page: Colour, with bleed (303 x 216mm) £400
Half Page Horizontal: Colour (133 x 182mm) £300
Half Page: Horizontal Colour, with bleed (133 x 216mm) £300
Full Page: Outside back cover, non-bleed (297 x 210mm) £500
Full Page: Outside back cover, with bleed (303 x 216mm) £500
Quarter Page: Colour (133 x 88mm) £200
Eighth Page: Colour (66 x 88mm) £100

Artwork should be supplied in PDF format, CMYK.

Inserts in The Plain Truth magazine

Charged at £55 per thousand for inserts not over 10 grams. Each additional gram charged at an additional £5 per gram, per thousand inserts. All inserts should be delivered to our mailing house prior to printing.  Please ask for details on request.

Delivery of inserts to: CPO Ltd, 1 Easting Close, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 8HQ.

Tel: 01903 604338


Currently with a 5,500 print run, with 11,000 readers’ ratio (2-1) plus the 2016 Readership Survey recorded that 52% of subscribers passed their copy onto a friend after reading. In addition, many copies are also used in schools, church house groups, libraries and retreat centres, so an estimated readership of the printed version is around 20,000. As from May 2018, with the re-launched website, pdf downloads are available and advertisers’ links will be uploaded. (Online advertising is also available – see below.)


Winter 2019/20
Ad copy by 20 December 2019
Inserts delivery 05 January 2020

Spring 2020
Ad copy by 30 March 2020
Inserts delivery 06 April 2020

Summer 2020
Ad copy by 30 June 2020
Inserts delivery 05 July 2020

Autumn 2020
Ad copy by 30 September 2020
Inserts delivery 05 October 2020

Winter 2020/21
Ad copy by 22 December 2020
Inserts delivery 05 January 2021

(The magazine is printed and then distributed approximately two weeks after insert delivery dates.)

Advertising on The Plain Truth website

We have two sidebar slots available on our website for advertising.

Size: 264px x 264px

Period /cost for display:
1 month: £50
3 months: £120
6 months: £200

Recent advertisers include:Open Bible Trust · Practical Action · Friends of the Earth · The Bible Network · Bible Society · MAF · Tearfund · Barnabas Fund · Emmaus