Saturday & Sunday, 24th & 25th December,

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES,

in the churches of Newport Pagnell

see Christmas 2016 services; and for other things Christmas, see Christmas Best Wishes 2016

 

Tuesday, 20th December,

VIGIL

TO REMEMBER ALL WHO HAVE DIED THIS YEAR ESCAPING FEAR, OPPRESSION, PERSECUTION AND WAR

5—7pm at Newport Pagnell Market Square

URC Vigil 20 Dec 2016

 

Saturday, 17th December,

'FIND THE NATIVITY'

ON NEWPORT PAGNELL HIGH STREET

start 10am, finishing with carols and refreshments at the United Reformed Church at 11.15am

ALL ARE WELCOME 

CTNP: Finding the Nativity, 17 Dec 2016

Xmas 2016 Find the Nativity Sat 17th Dec

For other things Christmas, see Christmas Best Wishes 2016

 

Friday, 16th December,

U3A CHRISTMAS CONCERT,

7.30 pm at Lovat Hall [change of venue], Newport Pagnell

Tickets £7 to include seasonal refreshments; available from members of the choir, calling 07762178379, or from Jennifer Mazzone on 01908 613088.

There is a raffle, proceeds for a local charity.

We look forward to meeting you.

 

Thursday, 15th December,

ANDANTE FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC & CAROLS,

7.30 pm at St Mary's Church, Bletchley MK3 6BJ

Xmas16 Andante music and carols 15 Dec 2016 

 

Thursday, 15th December,

BEER & CAROLS,

from 7.30 pm at the Plough, Newport Pagnell

Xmas16 Beer and Carols 15 Dec 2016 

 

Monday, 12th December,

THE 8th HEALING PERSPECTIVES WITH REV NICK EVANS AT ST

LUKES

7.15pm at St Lukes, Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell

ALL ARE WELCOME 

This is the eighth in a series of meetings. The general format of the meeting includes a short presentation, questions and discussion, and some healing practice for those that wish. For more information, see What about healing?

SSPP: Healing poster updated for end 2016

 

Sunday, 11th December,

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE

4pm at the Parish Church, Newport Pagnell

ALL ARE WELCOME 

If you want to know more about a Christingle service, see Christmas 2016 services .

 

Sunday, 4th December,

WHAT IS....? Starting the Conversations,

at the United Reformed Church, Newport Pagnell

last of 6 sessions—Open Discussion "What did we think?" 

6pm; food from 5pm if you let the URC know you are coming! 

 URC: contact details Oct 2016

 see also About belief - first 3 series

 URC: What is? starting the converstaions Oct2016

 

Saturday, 3rd December,

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR,

10am–1.30pm at St Bede's Catholic Church, Newport Pagnell

Bottle stall, book stall, refreshments and much more!

All proceeds to Macmillan Nursing and Hampers for the needy of Newport Pagnell.

 

Saturday, 3rd December,

MILTON KEYNES CITY ORCHESTRA—CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS,

6pm at the Parish Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

 MK City Orchestra 3 Dec 2016

Milton Keynes City Orchestra is performing with Polymnia Choir for the fourth year, supported by the Co-op, Cambourne Travel and Rushford and McCarville in Newport Pagnell. Our president is Lady Thompson.

On Saturday 26th November the Orchestra will have a tombola stall at the Church Bazaar.

 

Sunday, 27th November,

WHAT IS....? Starting the Conversations,

at the United Reformed Church, Newport Pagnell

5th of 6 sessions—Stephen Norrish "What is Sin & Forgiveness?" 

6pm; food from 5pm if you let the URC know you are coming! 

 URC: contact details Oct 2016 

 see also About belief - first 3 series
 
 

Saturday, 26th November,

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

all day at The Parish Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

Interesting stalls, activities for children, tea/coffee, mulled wine and delicious home-baked cakes.

 

Saturday, 26th November,

NEWPORT PAGNELL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON,

at Newport Pagnell High Street

 

Saturday, 26th November,

BRIDGEBUILDER TRUST BARN DANCE,

6.45pm for 7pm at [CHANGE OF VENUE] The Ridgeway Community Centre, 33 Dulverton Drive, North Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1NA

A night of fun, fundraising and fish 'n' chips with live music by Sleeping Moggy, plus a chance to catch up on our news in the interval.

Tickets £10 each; to book contact: 01908270670 or office@mkbt.org.uk

Traidcraft food on sale—bring your purse and buy some early Christmas presents! 

For more on Bridgebuilder at Bridgebuilder Trust 

 

Sunday, 20th November,

CTNP ANNUAL SONGS OF PRAISE,

at the Parish Church, Newport Pagnell

Songs of Praise 20 Nov 2016 

See also Songs of Praise 2016

 

Sunday, 20th November,

WHAT IS....? Starting the Conversations,

at the United Reformed Church, Newport Pagnell

4th of 6 sessions—Lawrence Moore "What is Salvation?" 

6pm; food from 5pm if you let the URC know you are coming! 

 URC: contact details Oct 2016

 see also About belief - first 3 series

 

URC: Beliefs-3 Starting the conversations

 

Monday, 7th November,

THE 7th HEALING PERSPECTIVES WITH REV NICK EVANS AT ST LUKES

7.15pm at St Lukes, Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell

ALL ARE WELCOME 

This is the seventh in a series of meetings. The general format of the meeting includes a short presentation, questions and discussion, and some healing practice for those that wish. For more information, see What about healing?

SSPP: Healing meetings to end 2016

 

Sunday, 6th November,

WHAT IS....? Starting the Conversations,

at the United Reformed Church, Newport Pagnell

2nd of 6 sessions—Peter Sharrocks "What is Christian Faith?" 

6pm; food from 5pm if you let the URC know you are coming! 

 URC: contact details Oct 2016

 

Sunday, 30th October,

WHAT IS....? Starting the Conversations,

at the United Reformed Church, Newport Pagnell

for 6 weeks, starting with—Geoffrey Clarke "What is church?" 

6pm; food from 5pm if you let the URC know you are coming! 

 URC: contact details Oct 2016

URC: What is? starting the converstaions Oct2016

 

Tuesday, 25th October,

FAIRTRADE SALE,

at St Luke's, Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell

 

Saturday, 15th October,

STEVE LEGG GOSPEL NIGHT,

at Newport Pagnell Baptist Church, Newport Pagnell

More details to follow.

 

Saturday, 8th October,

COFFEE MORNING,

9.30am - 12.30pm at 66 Lakes Lane, Newport Pagnell

RNLI boat

Coffee morning for RNLI Lifeboats ( RNLI Lifeboats )

 

 

Saturday, 8th October,

QUIZ NIGHT,

7pm at the Methodist Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell,MK16 8AQ

RLNI flag

Cost £5 per person with a maximum of six people in a team.

Contact: Linda and Geoff Morris 01908 617050

All proceeds to RNLI MK. RNLI Lifeboats )

 

Saturday, 8th October,

MK Acapella Concert,

7.30pm at the United Reformed Church Newport Pagnell

 

Monday, 3rd October,

THE 6th HEALING PERSPECTIVES WITH REV NICK EVANS AT ST LUKES

7.15pm at St Lukes, Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell

ALL ARE WELCOME 

This is the sixth in a series of meetings. The general format of the meeting includes a short presentation, questions and discussion, and some healing practice for those that wish. For more information, see What about healing?

SSPP: Healing meetings to end 2016

 Monday, 26th September,

[DATE CHANGE] THE 6th HEALING PERSPECTIVES now moved to 3rd October

 

Saturday, 17th September,

QUIZ NIGHT,

at Newport Pagnell Baptist Church, Newport Pagnell

More details to follow.

 

Sunday, 11th September,

MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON,

3pm at The Limes Atrium, Westbury Grange, Newport PagnellMK16 8JA

Admission £3 including refreshments;

Proceeds to the work of MHA in Westbury Grange and The Limes 

 

Sunday, 28th August, FLOWER FESTIVAL, 11.30am - 5pm

and

Monday 29th August, 10am - 4pm

at the Parish Church in Newport Pagnell (where events of the Civil War took place over 300 years ago)

SSPP Parish Church Flower Festival

 

 

The theme is the English Civil War, and there will be refreshments.

 

also on these two days,

at Bury Field, Newport Pagnell, there is an enactment of 'The Great Battle in Newport Pagnell" by the English Civil War Society.

Free event, charge for car park.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 22nd August,

THE 5th HEALING PERSPECTIVES WITH REV NICK EVANS AT ST LUKES

7.15pm at St Lukes, Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell

ALL ARE WELCOME 

This is the fifth in a series of meetings. For more information, see What about healing?

 

Monday, 15th August - Thursday 18th August

CTNP HOLIDAY CLUB—The Guardians of Ancora,

10am - 12.30pm in Lovat Hall, Newport Pagnell Baptist Church, NEWPORT PAGNELL 

                  Holiday Club 2016: Guardians of Ancora

A four day fun filled holiday club for around 150 infant and junior school-aged children.

This year's theme Guardians of Ancora features great Bible stories within a fun-filled program, based on Scripture Union materials

If you want to book a place for your child, see CTNP Holiday Club 2017 and 16 

If you want to volunteer to help, see CTNP Holiday Club volunteers  

 

Thursday, 4th August, EVENING MEETING, 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Quaker Center, 1 Oakley Gardens MK15 9BH

Talk entitled, "Challenges and opportunities for Christianity in the 21st century with special reference to Britain", given by Dr Daleep Mukarji, OBE.

 

Monday, 25th July,

HEALING PERSPECTIVES WITH REV NICK EVANS AT ST LUKES

7.15pm at St Lukes, Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell

ALL ARE WELCOME 

We will spend a bit longer on the practical as feedback has been that we hadn't spent enough time on that aspect, and also include worship, bible study and other healing perspectives. For more information, see What about healing?

 

Sunday, 24th July,

MOTHER'S UNION GARDEN PARTY,

2pm - 5pm at 120 Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell (if wet, in St Luke's chcurch nearby)

Everyone is welcome.

There will be a raffle.

Proceeds are for Keech Hospice and Mother's Union projects. 

 

Friday, 15th July,

MEADE CENTRE SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA,

7pm - midnight at Christ The Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes

Tickets: £15.00 for adults; Children aged 15 and under £1.00, Children aged 4 and under: FREE;

ticket includes one BBQ meal: beef or veggie burger or bacon bap or hot dog AND one ice-cream

tickets from: Cambourne Travel, High Street, Newport Pagnell; or Alison Shaw on 07949268650 and 01908 661251; or Jenny Mills at Newport Pagnell URC  07703485017 revdjmills@btinternet.com

URC: Meade Centre fund raiser Extravaganza 

 

Saturday, 9th July,

FESTIVAL OF PRAYER,

10am - 4.30pm at Ripon College, nr Wheatley, Oxford OX44 9EX

All welcome.

Organised by the Bible Reading Fellowship with the Diocese of Oxford; £25 per person, choice of speakers, see BRF for all details

 

Saturday, 9th July,

EMERGENCY HELP SCHEME GARDEN PARTY/AGM,

2pm - 4pm 120 Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell (if wet in St Luke's church)

All welcome.

Adults £3, Children £1.50 (includes refreshments). Help Scheme drivers please bring your ticket with you.

Enjoy the afternoon and support the CTNP Emergency Help Scheme.

 

Friday, 8th July

CELEBRATION OF HYMNS

7.30pm at The Methodist Church on the High Street, Newport Pagnell

Following a successful 'Celebration of Hymns' last summer, we are going to use the same format this year, with people choosing and introducing a hymn that is special to them. The Salvation Army (MK SalvationArmy) have kindly agreed to lead the evening again.

If you would like to request a hymn to be included in the programme,

the contact details are: Pam Mountford phone: 01908 615080 email: pjm12@btinternet.com 

 

 Sunday, 3rd July,

FINDING OUT ABOUT BELIEFS—SERIES 2

6pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

Last of six sessions—discussion and comment on "What we've learned". See About belief - first 3 series  

 

Sunday, 26th June,

FINDING OUT ABOUT BELIEFS—SERIES 2

6pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

Fifth of six sessions—being a Quaker.  See About belief - first 3 series

 

 Saturday, 25th June & Sunday 26th June

CTNP at NEWPORT PAGNELL CARNIVAL,

in the town procession and on the Carnival Field

                    logo NP Carnival 2016

CTNP will be taking part under this year's theme of 'Sporting Moments', and an 'open top' bus has been hired for the procession, featuring the 'FA Cup Final'; the CTNP theme is 'Christians United'.

CTNP logo

We are looking for volunteers from each of the churches in the town to take part both in the parade and also to be at the CTNP stall in the gazebo on the Carnival Field on Saturday after the procession, and on Sunday.

If you would like to be part of this, or can help in any way, please contact: Kathy Cowell, Moira Evans, Steve Greenfield, Keith Bedford, Stephanie Proctor, or one of the ministers. 

If you are prepared to loan for the day football shirts, scarves and flags to decorate the bus, or if you have any football banners, please let one of the contacts know as soon as possible (we will make sure they are returned after the event).

For general information on the Carnival, please see the carnival website.

   

 

CTNP logo

Thursday, 23th June

CTNP FORUM AND AGM,

at 7.45pm in the Methodist Hall on The High Street, NEWPORT PAGNELL 

All are welcome. 

The annual public meeting of CTNP. 

The evening will be informal, with refreshments, some interesting talks, and possibly an auction of a painting or two by a local artist.

To find last year's minutes, see PublicForum and AGM

 

BUT FIRST make sure you exercise your democratic right and

VOTE IN THE EU REFERENDUM

 

Sunday, 19th June,

FINDING OUT ABOUT BELIEFS—SERIES 2

6pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

Fourth of six sessions—Sikhism.  See About belief - first 3 series

 

Monday, 13th June,

HEALING PERSPECTIVES WITH REV NICK EVANS AT ST LUKES

7.15pm at St Lukes, Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell

We will spend a bit longer on the practical as feedback has been that we hadn't spent enough time on that aspect, and also include worship, bible study and other healing perspectives. For more information, see What about healing?

 

Sunday, 12th June

Royal Picnic 12 June 2016  

Sunday, 12th June,

FINDING OUT ABOUT BELIEFS—SERIES 2

6pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

Third of six sessions—Jehovah's Witness.  See About belief - first 3 series

 

Thursday 9th June

EU REFERENDUM HUSTINGS

7.30pm at Christ Church Stantonbury

Everyone welcome. 

Logo: EU

There will be speakers representing both sides of the campaign. Each will speak for 10 minutes to set out their cases to remain or leave the European Union. There will be an additional 10 minute presentation giving a more 'neutral' point of view.

This will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the floor. 

This is intended to be an informative evening to help your decision on how to vote on 23rd June.

Make sure you exercise your democratic right to

VOTE in the Eu Referendum on 23rd June! 

 

Tuesday, 7th June

EU REFERENDUM HUSTINGS

7.30pm at Water Eaton Church Centre 

Everyone welcome. 

Logo: EU

There will be speakers representing both sides of the campaign. Each will speak for 10 minutes to set out their cases to remain or leave the European Union. There will be an additional 10 minute presentation giving a more 'neutral' point of view.

This will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the floor. 

This is intended to be an informative evening to help your decision on how to vote on 23rd June.

Make sure you exercise your democratic right to

VOTE in the Eu Referendum on 23rd June! 


Sunday, 5th June,

FINDING OUT ABOUT BELIEFS—SERIES 2

6pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

Second of six sessions—a Buddhist. See About belief - first 3 series

 

Sundays, 5th June until 3rd July,

FINDING OUT ABOUT BELIEFS—SERIES 2

6pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

Second of six sessions—a Buddhist. See About belief - first 3 series

URC: Finding Out About Beliefs 2 May-July2016 

 

Wednesday, 1st June,

GOOD NEWS FOR ROMANIA (GNfR) COFFEE MORNING,

11am - 4pm at 31 Whitton Way, Newport Pagnell

Bring & Buy stalls and raffle. 

Donations of cakes, finger food, and/or one item to sell on the stall would be helpful and appreciated, but no worries if you haven't anything.

Contact for more information: Mandy Pateman on phone: 01908 218679 or email: mandypateman@hotmail.com

For more information on the charity see GNfR 

Also

collecting (1) new and as 'as new' children's clothes (young children/older teens) (2) school bags/rucksacks, to be given at an annual summer camp; items to be sent for distribution on 3rd June; for anyone who enjoys knitting/crochet we would love knitted scarves, gloves, knitted over-shoulder bags, toys to send to the children and families at Christmas. (we already have plenty of knitted hats, kindly donated) 

 

 

Friday, 27th May

U3A SPRING CONCERT CELEBRATIONS

7.30pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

Come and enjoy a concert given by the U3A choir;

Soloist: Ralph Mazzone

Tickets £7 to include refreshments from 07762 178379 or from Jennifer Mazzone on 01908 613088

All proceeds to Air Ambulance and the URC Mead Centre Fund United Reformed Church Hall - Mead Centre - redevelopment

 

Monday, 23rd May,

MILTON KEYNES THEOLOGY FORUM—FAITH IN EDUCATION

7.30pm at Christ the Vine, Jonathans, Coffee Hall, MK65DD

An open discussion for thinking Christians. Contributions by Huw Humphreys and Sherry Gladwin. For more information, see the Milton Keynes Mission Partnership website at event--Faith in Education

 

Sunday, 22nd May,

2017 SPRING HARVEST

3pm at Lovat Hall, Newport Pagnell Baptist Church

An opportunity to find out about next year's visit to Spring Harvest.

 

Saturday, 21st May

LADIES BREAKFAST

8.30am - 10.30am at Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands

The speaker to be announced.

Come and join the breakfast; bring your friends. You can be sure of a good cooked breakfast (no washing up!), wonderful fellowship and a good chat.

Tickets £5.75 from Mai on 07928 288075 or email: jclangford@btinternet.com 

 

 

Sunday, 15th May

UNITED SERVICE TO MARK THE START OF CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

6pm, at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

To mark the start of Christian Aid week, and to commission the collectors.The service will be led by Revd Jenny Mills.

Everyone welcome! 

 

Sunday, 15th May to Saturday 21st May

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

Volunteers still welcome as door-to-door collectors to enable us to cover as many streets in the town as possible.

To volunteer, or for more information, please contact: Pat Parker on 01908 610837. 

 

Saturday, 14th May

MEN'S BREAKFAST

8.45am - 10am at Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands

The speaker is Biship Alan, Bishop of St.Albans.

For more information, contact: Sean Stokes mobile: 07875 199402 email: sean@mensbreakfast.co.uk 

 

Saturday, 14th May

CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING

morning at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell

ChristianAid logo

 

Coffee morning and collection on the High Street for Christian Aid.

 

 Saturday, 23rd April

URC: Community Meal 23Apr16 

 

Saturday, 21st April,

MK Christian Environment Group – Christian Aid Workshop ‘The Big Shift’

7.30pm at Christ the Vine, Jonathans, Coffee Hall, MK6 5DD

Phil Evans, Bucks Regional Coordinator of Christian Aid, will lead this workshop focusing on how we can turn away from fossil fuels and campaign for politicians and businesses to shift investment towards renewables.

Free entry – voluntary donations appreciated.

For further details contact David Miller david@millersofmk.co.uk  or see www.mkceg.org.uk

 

Saturday, 16th April

LADIES BREAKFAST

8.30am - 10.30am at Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands

The speaker will be Sister Josephine Walsh.

Come and join the breakfast; bring your friends. You can be sure of a good cooked breakfast (no washing up!), wonderful fellowship and a good chat. (The next meeting is 21st May)

Tickets £5.75 from Mai on 07928 288075 or email: jclangford@btinternet.com 

 

 Thursday, 14th April

COUNCIL ELECTIONS—meet the candidates

7.30pm at Christ Church, Stantonbury

Following the success of similar 'hustings' meetings arranged last year before the General Election, this meeting is arranged ahead of the Milton Keynes Council Elections to be held on 5th May.

Representatives of the major political parties contesting the elections have been invited to attend.

If you want to submit questions in advance, please forward them to John Moffoot at moffoot285@btinternet.com BY FRIDAY 8th April. 

 

Tuesday, 12th April

COUNCIL ELECTIONS—meet the candidates

7.30pm at Whaddon Way Church, Bletchley

Following the success of similar 'hustings' meetings arranged last year before the General Election, this meeting is arranged ahead of the Milton Keynes Council Elections to be held on 5th May.

Representatives of the major political parties contesting the elections have been invited to attend.

If you want to submit questions in advance, please forward them to John Moffoot at moffoot285@btinternet.com BY FRIDAY 8th April. 

 

Saturday, 9th April,

QUIZ NIGHT AT BROOKLANDS,

7pm at The Brooklands Centre

Gather a team together and sharpen your wits on Bill Watson's latest quiz.

Enjoy a convivial evening and make a donation to Christian Aid's Food for Change - supporting the project in Burkina Faso.

 

Friday, 25th March,

GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF WITNESS,

11.45am start at Market Hill (outside Boots)

 Walk to the Parish Church

12noon start of a short service at the church

ALL ARE INVITED

More on Easter at Easter 2016.

 

Easter Spring daffodils

Saturday morning, 26th March,

EASTER SATURDAY

ON NEWPORT PAGNELL HIGH STREET

Look out on Saturday morning on Newport Pagnell High Street for a small surprise.

More on Easter at Easter 2016 

 

Tuesday, 22nd March,

DRAMATIC PRESENTATION OF THE EASTER STORY,

at 7pm in the Newport Pagnell Methodist Church

All are welcome. 

Presentation by Mark Topping called, "An impossible God"; a dramatic presentation of the Easter story as seen through the eyes of those involved.

This is a return visit for Mark after his well received, "An evening with John Wesley" 

Tickets £8 (or £10 on the door) from Revd A Harbey 01908 976193 or Phil Mountford 01908 615080. 

  

LENT LUNCHES 

Friday, 12th February, LENT LUNCH, 12noon - 1.15pm at the URC Hall on The High Street in Newport Pagnell


also

Friday, 18th, 26th February and 4th 11th 18th March, LENT LUNCHES, 12noon - 1.15pm at the URC Hall on The High Street in Newport Pagnell


ChristianAid logo

Enjoy some delciious home-made soup and a variety of breat rolls and cheeses.

Cost £4; all profits go to Christian Aid.

 

URC: Finding Out About Beliefs 

A series of six talks.

For more information see About belief - first 3 series