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Christmas 2018



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  • Christmas carol, crib, Christingle and other services in Newport Pagnell; (browse further down for dates and times)
  • Xmas2016 nativity W256pxfor friends and family, the CTNP  'Find the Nativity' event on the High Street on Saturday morning, 22nd  December from 10.15 to 11.30am followed by carols at the United Reformed Church (also on the High Street)
browse down for some pictures of this event 
  • links to recordings of this years' radio adverts to be aired on Heart FM during Advent; their punchline is 'Christmas Starts with Christ' 
  • find out about the local churches at About CTNP 
  • have a look at the Milton Keynes Where's Jesus site at WheresJesus
  • link to the 'Christmas Starts with Christ' website by clicking on the logo
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Elsewhere on this website there are


Christmas radio ads which have been aired during Advent in previous years on Heart FM

Make sure you audio is enabled, volume is up, and then enjoy the folllowing clips on YouTube

Radio ads from previous years

What is missing from Christmas 

Christmas lights you can see from space

A Hashtag in a Pear Tree

Audio and Video Ads for Christmas 2015
Radio ads from the previous year

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





















CTNP Family Christmas Nativity Event
was held on Saturday 22nd December (2018),
on the High Street, Newport Pagnell

pictures of this year's event further down this page
Xmas2018-CTNP Family Nativity Event 22Dec18 1015 High Street 
At Christmas baby Jesus was born, but who else was there as well?
If you search Newport Pagnell High Street between 10.15am and 11.30am on Saturday 22nd December you will find the other folk around in Bethlehem at the time. 
Pick up a trail map at your first stop; see who you can find; and make your way to the stable where Mary and Joseph will be waiting;
there will be refreshments and concluding carols at the United Reformed Church (also on the HIgh Street) between 11.30am and 11.45am
Some pcitures of this year's event follow. To see pictures of previous year's events goto CTNP Nativity Archive 
Xmas2018: Nativity on the High Street- pics page 1 
Xmas2018: Nativity on the High Street- page2 
Nativity2014 Donkey


Thursday 13th Dec      7.30pm Beer & carols at 'The Plough'
Sunday 16th Dec        5pm NPBC Community Carol Service
                                 at the Newport Pagnell Baptist Church 
Sunday 16th Dec       6pm Carol Service at All Saints, Lathbury
Thursday 20th Dec     7.30pm Caroloke at 'The Coachmakers'
                                 (see URC below)
Friday 21st Dec          7pm Carols by Candlelight at the Parish Church 
Sunday 23rd Dec       10.30am Carol Service at the Methodist Church
Sunday 23rd Dec        5pm Carol Service at St Mary's, Moulsoe
Find locations of churches and contact details at About CTNP 

Crib services 


Sunday 23rd Dec

10.30pm Familty Nativity Service at Newport Pagnell Baptist Church

Christmas Eve, Monday 24th Dec
4.00pm at the United Reformed Church
---"I'm an angel; get me out of here!"
5.00pm at the Parish Church

the service called CHRISTINGLE

Sunday 16th December

4pm  Christingle at the Parish Church

Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. At the version celebrated in the Parish Church, everyone assembles their own Christingle using an orange, red ribbon, sweets and a candle which are all provided. Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children understand the importance of Jesus; the lit candle represents Jesus as the light of the world.

For the Children's Society background see Christingle 

Because Christingle was specifically created with children in mind, the celebrations are the perfect event to take children along to, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages

As families stand in a circle, with the Christingle candles all lit, it is a time of wonder and awe and a lovely way to begin your Christmas celebrations.

[Geoff Morris adds ...]Christingle Services have changed enormously since they first began and are now one of the most popular ways for families to look forward to Christmas. The idea began in the eighteenth century with a simple red ribbon tied round a candle to represent Jesus as the light of the world with the ribbon reminding us of the suffering he went through for us. This was mostly a service in the Moravian Church until 1968 when the Children's Society of the Church of England picked up on this idea for a fundraising event and from then it has grown into the increasingly popular Family event it is today.

 For more details,
browse further down to find the range of church activities and services being held in the run up to Christmas
Find locations of churches and contact details at About CTNP 

The United Reformed Church

Xmas2018 United Reformed Church (URC) events 

The Anglican churches of the Parish Church, St Luke's, All Saints Lathbury and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Moulsoe


Xmas2018 SSPP services 


St Bede's Catholic Church

Monday 24th December, Christmas Eve

6.00pm Children's Christmas Mass

Monday 25th December, Christmas Day 

9am Christmas Mass



The Calvary Chinese Christian Church

Sunday 23rd December,

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

Tuesday 25th December, Christmas Day

2.30pm to 3.30pm Christmas Service in the Methodist Church



The Methodist Church 

Sunday 23rd December

10.30am Carol Service

led by Muriel Moffoot

Tuesday 25th December, Christmas Day 

10.30am All-age worship

led by Revd Nicola Martyn-Beck 



Newport Pagnell Baptist Church 

Xmas2018 NPBC Baptist Church events 
Find locations of churches and contact details at About CTNP