1947 - Service Publications, and its associated company SouthDown Press Ltd. Established in Hove, East Sussex.
The two companies were founded by Peter Edward Martell.
His wife, Ruby Evelyn Ryder, is a relation of Samuel Ryder the donor of the world's most prestigious golfing championship "The Ryder Cup" and co-founder of the seed company Heath and Heather. Learn more about the Ryder Cup competition
1964 - Service Publications moves its production operation to Shoreham-by-Sea.
2005 - Service Publications ceases printing maps to concentrate its operation on Church and Charity diaries.
2006 - The company remains a family firm, and is jointly owned and operated by the second and third generation of Martell's.
2013 - The company upgrades and modernises it's offices, with new computers, printers, as well as a new phone system.
2014 - Service Publications reinvests in a new onsite server and upgrades its accounts and office operating systems.
2015 - The first colour diaries are produced, offering churches the opportunity to include colour pictures in the diaries. Advertisers welcome the opportunity of promoting their services with professionally designed colour adverts.
2016 - Staff member Stuart Hay celebrates 50 years service with the company.
2017 - Service Publications launches the production of Free Parish/church magazines.
2017 - After 53 years Service Publications moves its production operation from Shoreham-by-Sea to new premises in Burgess Hill.