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)


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



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



CTNP events in Newport Pagnell


Friday, 19th April, 



11.45am – noon on the High Street in Newport Pagnell 

logo: CTNP logoStarting 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) 


Easter2019-WalkOfWitness pics 
Saturday, 20th April, 


10 to 12noon on the High Street, Newport Pagnell

Look 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


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 Methodist Church 

Maundy Thursday 18th April

2pm Holy Communion, at the Methodist Church on the High Street

Easter Sunday 21st April

10.30am Family service and Holy Communion, at the Methodist Church on the High Street




The United Reformed Church (URC)

(Maundy) Thursday 18th April

2.30pm     Women's Own afternoon service, at URC on the High Street

Good Friday 19th April

7.30pm  film: 'The Son of God'

another chance to see a powerful film about Jesus from birth tresurrection

at URC on the High Street 

Easter Sunday 21st April

10.30am all age worship focused on,

'What does Resurrection mean in the 21st century?'

bring cut flowers to decorate the cross and enthusiasm to worship God in words, actions and song!

at URC on the HIgh Street 


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





St Bede's Catholic Church

(Maundy) Thursday 18th April

7.30pm   Mass of the Last Supper

Good Friday 19th April

3pm        Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord

Easter Sunday 21st April

9am        Family Mass




The Calvary Chinese Christian Church


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





pictures, poems and bible extracts used in previous years 



Good-Friday, 30th March 2018, 



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 



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 - 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,, 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