The Easter Story of Jesus
Palm Sunday to Pentecost
(14th Apr—Palm Sunday to 19th Apr—Good Friday to 21st Apr—Easter Sunday to 30th May—Ascension and 9th June—Pentecost)
NOW UPDATED FOR THIS YEAR'S SERVICES and PICTURES OF THIS YEAR'S WALK OF WITNESS
browse down for the following sections
- links to Easter material on this and other websites
- CTNP Easter events
- churches in Newport Pagnell
- Easter-week church service times and details
- pictures, poems and bible extracts used in previous years CTNP events
The full Easter story, of Jesus who became the Christ, spans a whole host of events from Palm Sunday through Easter week to the crucifixion, the risen Christ, and the many appearances before Pentecost. For this last climactic part of the story, see Easter: What's the bottom line?
For other thoughts on Easter and the crucifixion, see
and also see the latest letter at latest letter from a minister
Checkout these videos; what do you think?
- where do you stand on whether Jesus was Man Myth or Messiah; have a look at the video Man-Myth-or-Messiah
- do you think Easter is just about bunnies? see beyond the bunny
- do you need to investigate this Easter event? see is this something to look into?
For additional thoughts on the significance of Jesus, see
- video clip "Who do you think I am?"
- the real meaning of Easter at the RealMeaningOfEaster
- an interactive exploration of the Easter story which you can find at CrackingOpenEaster
- the resources and links in Where to start with Christianity? on this website
CTNP events in Newport Pagnell
Friday, 19th April,
CTNP WALK OF WITNESS,
11.45am – noon on the High Street in Newport Pagnell
Starting from Market Square (outside Boots) at 11.45am, and walking up the High Street to the Parish Church, where there will be a short communal service for all at noon.
All are very welcome to join this walk and service!
(This year's pictures follow; browse further down for pictures of previous year's events)
10 to 12noon on the High Street, Newport PagnellLook out for surprise gifts and opportunities for prayer, here on the High Street.
the churches in Newport Pagnell
see About CTNP for
- links to individual church websites,
- to find where the churches are,
- for short church introductions
Easter-week church service times & details
UPDATED FOR 2019
skip past the service details, to see pictures of previous years events, and the text of some poems and bible extracts for individual reflection
The Anglican churches of the Parish Church and St Luke's, Wolverton Road, and at Lathbury and Moulsoe
Monday 15th April 7pm Compline (prayers) The Parish Church
Tuesday 16th April 7pm Compline (prayers) St Luke's
Wednesday 17th April 7pm Compline (prayers) The Parish Church
Thursday 18th April 7.30pm Holy Communion The Parish Church
with Washing of Feet
Friday 19th April 9am Morning Prayer The Parish Church
Friday 19h April 2.30pm Liturgy of the Cross The Parish Church
Saturday 20th April 7pm Service of Light St Luke's
with Worship & Praise
Sunday 21st April 8am Holy Communion The Parish Church
9.30am Family Communion The Parish Church
Newport Pagnell Baptist Church
pictures, poems and bible extracts used in previous years
Good-Friday, 30th March 2018,
CTNP WALK OF WITNESS,
started at 12noon outside Boots, and walked up to the Parish Church for a short service;
here are some pictures of the day
Good Friday 14th April (2017)
CTNP event to witness to the Crucifixion
Walk of Witness
started 11.45am, Market Hill, Newport Pagnell High Street
Witness to the price Jesus paid for holding to His mission to bear testimony to the Kingdom of God.
The Walk started at Market Hill (outside Boots) at 11.45am, followed by a united service at the Parish Church at noon.
For the hymns see GoodFriday2017 CTNP Walk of Witness Hymns
Browse down after the pictures for the readings and poems.
for all poems by Geoffrey Rust in the following texts is
"© Godfrey Rust, www.wordsout.co.uk, all rights reserved"
Matthew 27: 27-37 & Luke 23:33-34
Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in froont of him and mocked him. "Hail king of the Jews! they said. They spat on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him. As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Two criminals were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But thhis man has done nothing wrong." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Son, here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished."
Background to Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy
at the blog Patrick Comerford
Easter Saturday morning, 15th April (2017)
on Newport Pagnell High Street
HOPE card and biscuit gifts distributed
to passers-by on the High Street
to celebrate the promise and joy of the risen Christ of Easter