On this page
- Christmas carol, crib, Christingle and other services in Newport Pagnell; (browse further down for dates and times)
- for friends and family, the CTNP 'Find the Nativity' event on the High Street on Saturday morning, 21st December from 10.15 to 11.30am followed by carols at the United Reformed Church (also on the High Street)
- links to recordings of radio adverts that have been aired on Heart FM during previous years' Advent; their punchline is 'Christmas Starts with Christ'
- find out about the local churches at About CTNP
- link to the 'Christmas Starts with Christ' website by clicking on the logo
Elsewhere on this website there are
- several stories inspired by the Christmas story; start with Christmas Are you willing to respond to the challenge? , the Christmas Shepherd's Story and others listed in the panel on the left
- links to previous HeartFM radio ads (further down this page, and some at Audio and Video Ads for Christmas 2015 )
- a variety of materials in the About Christianity section including Where to start with Christianity? , About belief - notes on various talks and What about healing?
- more than twenty letters in the 'Letter From a Minister' section (for example Dec 19 Revd Nick Evans )
- for other events in Newport Pagnell see Forthcoming Events
- the MK Where's Jesus website at WheresJesus
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
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
Saturday 21st December,
on the High Street, Newport Pagnell
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th Dec
the service called CHRISTINGLE
Sunday 15th December
4pm Christingle at the Parish Church (St Peter & St Paul)
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.
The Anglican churches of the Parish Church, St Luke's, All Saints Lathbury and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Moulsoe