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Christmas 2019



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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, 21st  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 last year's event 
  • 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
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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
The last group of radio ads from a 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
Saturday 21st December,
on the High Street, Newport Pagnell

Xmas19: Find the Nativity 
pictures of last year's event further down this page

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 21st 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 last year's event follow. To see pictures of earlier 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 12th  from 7.30pm   beer & carols           NPBC at The Plough
Sunday 15th   6pm           carol Service                       All Saints, Lathbury
Sunday 15th   6pm     community carol service             NP Baptist CHurch Friday 20th    7pm        Christmas carols   Parish Church (St Peter&St Paul) 
Sunday 22nd   10.30am     carol service                          Methodist Church
Sunday 22nd   3pm           tea, cake & carols        United Reformed Church 
Sunday 22nd   5pm           carol service        Blessed Virgin Mary, Moulsoe  
Find locations of churches and contact details at About CTNP 

Crib services 


Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th Dec 

Tuesday 24th   4.00pm at the United Reformed Church (URC)
Tuesday 24th            5.00pm at the Parish Church

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.

 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 
xmas19: URC and Methodist Church 

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


xmas19: services at Anglican churches


xmas19: services NPBC
xmas19: services St Bede's  Chinese Calvary Church
Find locations of churches and contact details at About CTNP