The Presbyterian Record is a national magazine for members and adherents of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Since 2000, it has been published by the Presbyterian Record Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that is financially and editorially independent of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Guiding Principles

The Record seeks to carry out a Presbyterian ministry to all members of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, providing editorial material that may offer comfort, support or challenge, all the while encouraging the growth in Christ’s grace of its readers.

While guided by Church policies, people and traditions, the Record maintains an independent editorial policy, based on the belief that an open and honest church press helps to build a vigorous church.

The Record, while never disparaging others, gives primary expression to those things Presbyterian and Canadian, guided by the principles of fairness and justice in offering expression to the various voices and points of view within the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

The Directors of the Presbyterian Record Inc. and staff of the Record seek to be good stewards of both the material and human resources God has placed at their disposal.


Responsible advertising benefits the reader, the publisher and the advertiser. Ads inform the reader, create revenue for the publisher and make for a more interesting magazine, and provide a very cost-effective way for the advertiser to reach potential customers. Accordingly, the Record accepts and publishes paid advertising that does not conflict with the core values of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

To ensure that this is done in accordance with established good practice of the publishing industry, the Record complies with the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards. Further, to ensure clarity between advertising and editorial content, the Record follows the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors Guidelines.