The CTNP Nativity Event
has been held just before Christmas for the last several years.
Here are some pictures and descriptions of some of these previous events.
Find details of this year's event at Christmas 2018
CTNP Family Christmas Nativity Event
on the High Street, Newport Pagnell
Saturday, 17th December 2016,
'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
At Christmas, baby Jessu was born, but who else was ther as well?
If you search along Newport Pagnell High Street, you will find the other folk who were around in Bethlehem at that time.
Pick up a trail map at your first stop, and then get stamps for all your discoveries.
Make your way to the stable where Mary and Joseph, and a donkey, will be waiting.
There will be refreshments and concluding carols
Search for the Nativity on Newport Pagnell High Street—Saturday 19th December 2015
This year the Churches Together in Newport Pagnell have devised a new approach to spread the joy of the Nativity throughout the town.
Instead of just watching a performance in one static location, everyone is invited to "Search the High Street" from 10am to find the key characters in the story, before the show starts.
Trail maps can be collected from any of the churches on the morning of the 19th December with hints about who to look for and where they might be found.
- Where might the Angels be warming up their voices for the Heavenly Choir?
- Which Inn was full? (Newport Pagnell has so many to choose from!)
As each of the characters is found, the trail map is stamped before the hunt continues for the next part of the story. The 'Search' is aimed at children and families but everyone is welcome to join the fun.
There's no required order for the search to be completed so you can take your own time and track down the characters as you wish.
But don't forget, there is a finale at 11.15am where a tableau of the stable scene will include all the characters, and of course the donkey! There will be a short recap of the story, linking the various elements together.
Carols will be sung, refreshments served and a gift given to all children.
The location of the finale is part of the search but don't worry, it will be easy to find!
Put this date in your diary now and tell all your friends!
a Christmas Open Air Nativity Service was held on Saturday 20th December 2014
which started at the Parish Church, Newport Pagnell
People from all the local churches walked down the High Street from the Parish Church with Mary, Joseph and the donkey;
The couple made their way to Market Hill, seeking accommodation on the way.
To hear an interview with the Donkey, check your audio is enabled, that the volume is up, and then click on the following arrow in the box
The drama unfolded around Market Hill (the Boots/The Dolphin end of the High Street) and was followed by some popular and well known carols.
Carol singing and the drama help us to remind ourselves and all who heard it what Christmas is really about (see also Why is the Christmas Story special? )
On Saturday, 29th November, there was a full day of Christmas events along the High Street in Newport Pagnell
On this day the following events took place on and around the High Street in Newport Pagnell:
- the annual Christmas Lights Bazaar at the Parish Church — stalls included homemade cakes, a human fruit machine, raffles, face painting, tombolas and lots more; throughout the day, local school children came in to sng Christmas songs; after the High Street lights have been switched on, there were carols with the choir;
- Christmas Tree event — at the Methodist Church in the afternoon to help us decorate three christmas trees; tea anc coffee also available;