Times and Dates for Christmas services
at the Newport Pagnell churches
Please browse down to find what you could be taking part in.
A note on the service called CHRISTINGLE
Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. At the version celebrated in Newport Pagnell Parish Church on Sunday 11th December at 4pm, everyone assembles their own Christingle using an orange, red ribbon, sweets and a candle which are all provided. Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children understand the importance of Jesus; the lit candle represents Jesus as the light of the world.
For other Christingles in Milton Keynes see MK Christingles
For the Children's Society background see Christingle
Because Christingle was specifically created with children in mind, the celebrations are the perfect event to take children along to, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
As families stand in a circle, with the Christingle candles all lit, it is a time of wonder and awe and a lovely way to begin your Christmas celebrations.
[Geoff Morris adds ...]Christingle Services have changed enormously since they first began and are now one of the most popular ways for families to look forward to Christmas. The idea began in the eighteenth century with a simple red ribbon tied round a candle to represent Jesus as the light of the world with the ribbon reminding us of the suffering he went through for us. This was mostly a service in the Moravian Church until 1968 when the Children's Society of the Church of England picked up on this idea for a fundraising event and from then it has grown into the increasingly popular Family event it is today.
Find the location of a Newport Pagnell church at Find a church
Find individual Newport Pagnell church websites at About CTNP
Find other church services around Milton Keynes at ChristmasMK
To find the rest of Christmas in Newport Pagnell see Christmas Best Wishes 2016