CTNP 


Churches Together in Newport Pagnell


As you browse down this page, first there is a short "About CTNP" section, followed by

  • links to examples of what CTNP has been doing
  • links to the websites of the churches of CTNP
  • a link to a map to find a church
  • a little about the structure and organisation of CTNP
  • a very short history of Newport Pagnell

 

About CTNP 

There are many different Christian churches in Newport Pagnell, but they all have the same basic calling—to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all.

Think of ice cream! There are lots of different flavours but they're all ice cream! It's a bit like that with churches. There are different flavours and we all have our favourites. There are different styles of church which suit different types of people.

When the wider community of Christians in Newport Pagnell come together to do things, they're called CTNP.

about: the doors of all the churches are open to welcome you

 

Some examples of
what CTNP has been doing


 

The websites of the churches of CTNP 


The churches of CTNP are

 



To find the location for a particular church

Have a look at Find a church.

 

 

The organisation of CTNP

To find out more about the structure and organization of CTNP, Have a look at CTNP Constitution in the section "meetings & administration".

The churches of Newport Pagnell are working together in the service of God to proclaim the Gospel of Christ in the community. The churches join together for worship and for social activities, learning from each other and working towards true unity in Christ.

 

A History of Newport Pagnell

NEWPORT PAGNELL has a long and varied history as one of the chief communities of North East Buckinghamshire.

People have lived at the confluence of the rivers Great Ouse and Lovat since the Bronze Age. The Saxons, the Romans and the Normans all had an influence on the development of what was to become one of the first market towns in the county.

Newport means new market; the Pagnell comes from the Pagnell family who owned the Manor in the 12th century. It once had a castle and a priory, but though agriculture was its main industry for centuries travellers soon brought it an added importance. The town became a busy stopping place for travellers between Nottingham and London, Oxford and Cambridge. During the Civil War it was heavily fortified by the Parliamentary Forces, whose ranks included a soldier who was later to earn fame as John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim's Progress.

Samuel Pepys the diarist visited the town and praised the Parish Church as being "Cathedral-like." During the coaching era many other famous people stayed at the hotels including the Swan, the Saracen's Head and the Anchor.

Newport Pagnell at this time had its own tanneries, parchment works (one by the River Lovat is now the last remaining in Britain), breweries, cattle market and was an important centre for the lace trade.

In the 19th century it had its own canal, its own railway link with the main line at Wolverton, its own newspapers and a mustard factory. Tickford Bridge was built over the Lovat in 1810 and is still in use, being the oldest iron bridge in England still taking main road traffic.