The Easter Story of Jesus

Palm Sunday to Pentecost 

              (Palm Sunday to—Good Friday to—Easter Sunday to—Ascension and—Pentecost/Whitsunday)


browse down for the following sections

  • services at the churches of Newport Pagnell
  • links to Easter material on this and other websites 
  • churches in Newport Pagnell
  • pictures, poems and bible extracts used in previous years ChurchesTogetherNP (CTNP) events



Easter Saturday 2016: Love Won page2

The full Easter story, of Jesus who became the Christ, is remembered through a whole host of events from Palm Sunday through Easter Week to the Crucifixion, the risen Christ, and the many appearances before Ascension and Pentecost/Whitsun.

For this last climactic part of the story, see Easter: What's the bottom line?


Easter: Pentecost the culmination of the Easter story



The Easter services at the Churches of Newport Pagnell



Find details of Easter services on pages 12 & 13

of the monthly newsletter Connections at 2022-04April Connections 


 Find contacts at About CTNP


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From the Parish Church (St Peter & St Paul's)

Easter 2020: SSPP St Luke's cross

Reflections on the Way of the Cross at WayOfTheCross Reflections 
Service videos as Reflections and Services 
More from the Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul at StPeterandStPaul 




[two years ago (2020) at St Luke's, Newport Pagnell]




browse further down to find links to other materials, see pictures of previous years' Good Friday ChurchesTogetherNP (CTNP) Walks of Witness, and the text of some poems and bible extracts for individual reflection 


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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





the churches in Newport Pagnell

see About CTNP for

  • links to individual church websites,
  • to find where the churches are located in Newport Pagnell,
  • for short church introductions
  • for other events see Forthcoming Events




pictures, poems and bible extracts used in Good Friday CTNP Walks of Witness    in previous years 



(Pictures for 2019 back to 2017 follow; please browse further down) 



Good-Friday, March 2019, 



on the High Street in Newport Pagnell 

Starting from Market Square (outside Boots), everybody walked up the High Street to the Parish Church, where there was a short communal service for all at noon.

Everybody was very welcome to join this walk and service!

    Easter2019-WalkOfWitness pics 



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