Events and services for Easter 2015
The services planned for the different churches during Easter are listed further down this page.
First some general interest events are listed.
You are, of course, cordially invited to any of the events or services.
Also, for events and discussion of the meaning of Easter, why not have a look at
- the Easter website for Milton Keynes Churches at EasterMK
- the Real Meaning of Easter at the realeasteregg website at RealMeaningOfEaster
- the interactive exploration of the Easter story which you can find at the CrackingOpenEaster website
On Good Friday (3rd April) there is
- a joint CTNP open-air Service of Witness (to the crucifixion),
- after a Good Friday Procession down the High Street,
- and followed by refreshments and hot-cross buns at the Methodist Church;
On Easter Saturday (4th April) there is
a 'HAPPY EASTER' gift distribution between 10.30—11.30am and 12noon—1pm on the High Street;
If you would like to receive a small gift celebrating the Easter message of good news, that after the solemnity of Good Friday, Jesus rose and LoveWon!, then look out for this gift distribution in Newport Pagnell.
Times for services at the different churches during Easter 2015
Please browse down the page.
Services at the United Reformed Church
Palm Sunday 29th March 10.30am worship
Maundy Thursday 2nd April 7.30pm worship and Holy Communion in the Gallery, shared with the Methodists at the URC
Good Friday 3rd April 7.pm Tenebrae Service
Easter Sunday 5th April 10.30am Easter Day worship with Holy Communion
Newport Pagnell Methodist Church
Good Friday 3rd April Good Friday service
followed by coffee and hot-cross buns
Easter Day 5th April Easter Day service with Revd. B. Howden
St Bede's Roman Catholic Church
Holy Thursday 2nd April Mass of the Lord's Supper,
8.30pm at Chirst the King, Kents Hill
Good Friday 3rd April Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
3.00pm at St Bede's Roman Catholic Church, Newport Pagnell
Holy Saturday 4th April Easter Vigil
8.00pm at St Bede's Roman Catholic Church, Newport Pagnell
Easter Sunday 5th April Mass
9.00am at St Bede's Roman Catholic Church, Newport Pagnell
Newport Pagnell Baptist Church Sunday Services
Services at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul and also St Lukes
Ashes to Go
Wednesday 5th March is known in some Christian traditions as ‘Ash Wednesday' and marks the start of the season of Lent. Between 11am and 12.30pm that day some of us from the Newport Pagnell churches were out on the High Street highlighting the beginning of the Lenten journey and reminding people how God's love is freely available.
God meets us not just in worship, but in the midst of life, and ‘Ashes to Go' reminded us of that. It was an opportunity to talk to someone about any concerns or worries and was an invitation to pause in the midst of our busy lives for reflection, healing and prayer.
In April, all the churches joined for a Good Friday outdoor service
Good Friday Walk of Witness
On Friday, 18 April people from all our churches processed along the High Street to hold an outdoor service at Market Hill to mark this special day in the Christian calendar. Click on the image to the right for more pictures.