logo: Christmas starts with Christ

Even with Covid,

if you can,

take a moment for

Christmas 2021    

 

The last two years of a still on-going pandemic has affected everyone to some extent or another. For some it has become very difficult, and not a time to be invited to celebrate.

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So even if you are not in a place to celebrate, perhaps you can find a place and a moment to remember the marvel represented by the Christmas birth of Jesus.

Some in-person events and services have been arranged this year by the churches of Newport Pagnell.

Details may be found at

Forthcoming Events.

 

Browse further down for links to have a look at other materials on this website, and to find church contacts and church websites for video and internet events.

 

Xmas2021 comment 

 

Advent God,
Stengthen my heart to be
strong in times of weakness
kind in times of adversity
tender in times of trial
open in times of suffering
whole in times of brokenness
And patient while waiting for you.   Amen. 

 

[thanks to Wendy Lloyd for sharing this prayer via Revd Nicola Martyn-Beck

 

 

Xmas2020: poster-clip 

 

Elsewhere on this website:

 
 and on other websites:

  
 

Carols

 
See Forthcoming Events for date/times of carolling events/services.
 

 

 

Church contacts 

 

Find locations of churches, contact details and church website links

at About CTNP 

 

   

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 xmas19: another thought (trunc)

 

 

 

 

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 AND FROM THE ARCHIVES...

Some pictures and notes from December 2019

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xmas19: How about adding something to this Christmas 

 

CTNP Family Christmas Nativity Event
held in December 2019,
on the High Street, Newport Pagnell

 

 At Christmas baby Jesus was born, but who else was there as well?

 
Xmas19: Find the Nativity 
 
 
pictures of a previous year's event further down this page
 
  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 
 
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the service called CHRISTINGLE


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 (Church of England) 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.

  
Find locations of churches and contact details at About CTNP