Palm Sunday to Pentecost 

 (25th Mar to 10th May--Ascension and 20th May--Pentecost)

now updated for this year's services

and pictures of the Walk of Witness 

browse down to find these 


Easter Saturday 2016: Love Won page2

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


For ministers' letters particularly related to Easter, see  May17 Deacon Klaus Reidel,   Jun16 Geoff Morris,   Mar15 Revd Mindy Bell (Lent),     Jun14 Fr James Evans, (Pentecost);

and also see the latest letter at   latest letter from a minister


Checkout these videos; what do you think?


For additional thoughts on the significance of Jesus, see



events in Newport Pagnell


held on Friday, 30th March, 



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 Walk of Witness 2018 

Saturday, 31st March, 


10 to 12noon on the High Street, Newport Pagnell

Look out for surprise gifts and opportunities for prayer, here on the High Street.




browse down for services in churches in Newport Pagnell

For links to individual church websites 

or to find where they are,

see About CTNP


The Methodist Church 

Maundy Thursday 29th March

7pm Holy Communion at the Limes Service MHA Westbury Grange

Easter Sunday 1st April

10.30am Family service and Holy Communion


The Anglican churches of the Parish Church and St Luke's, Wolverton Road, and at Lathbury and Moulsoe

 Easter 2018: SSPP services  


Newport Pagnell Baptist Church

 Easter 2018: NPBC Simiply Good News services


Easter Week at Newport Pagnell Baptist Church 

Easter 2018: NPBC Easter week services



St Bede's Catholic Church

Easter Sunday 1st April

9am Family Mass




The Calvary Chinese Christian Church

Easter Sunday 1st April

regular Sunday service in the Methodist Church, starting at 2.30pm




The United Reformed Church

Easter Sunday 1st April

regular Sunday service, starting at 10.30am





information connected with events from previous years 


Good Friday 14th April (2017)

CTNP event to witness to the Crucifixion


Walk of Witness

 started 11.45am, Market Hill, Newport Pagnell High Street

Three crosses - Credit: Abcdz2000 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/abcdz2000/3428819302/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.

GoodFriday Walk of Witness pics 2017


copyright acknowledgement
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

EasterPoem Accomplices by Godfrey RustThen 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."


Luke 23:39-43

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the EasterPoem Thief by Godfrey RustChrist? 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."







John 19:25-27

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.

EasterPoem Son by Godfrey Rust


Matthey 27:45-46

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. EasterPoem Wager by Godfrey RustAbout 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?"









John 19:9-30

EasterPoem Masterpiece by Godfrey RustA 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."












 EasterPoem Indifference by Godfrey Rust

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


EasterHOPE card and biscuit baskets



to celebrate the promise and joy of the risen Christ of Easter