Up-coming events

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL : 15th - 17th December 

This year we're really excited to be holding a Christmas Tree Festival in Newport Pagnell Parish Church! We are hoping that lots of local businesses and organisations will enter into the spirit of this by designing and decorating their own tree for display inside the church.  We already have over 20 signed up but still room for more!  Any organisations or groups, whether related to our churches or independent, are very welcome to take part.  We want this to be a real community event - an opportunity for businesses, organisations and the people of our town to celebrate the festive season and come into Newport Pagnell's beautiful, historic parish church to enjoy this wonderful extravaganza of Christmas trees. Refreshments will also be available.

For more information, and to sign up, contact Julie at eldridgej55@yahoo.com

'FIND THE NATIVITY': Saturday, 16th December, 10.30am to 11.45am

At Christmas baby Jesus was born, but who else was there as well? If you search along Newport Pagnell High Street between 10.30 and 11.30am, you should find some of the other folk who were around in Bethlehem at the time! They'll stamp the trail map you can pick up at your first stop. Make your way to the 'stable' where Mary and Joseph, and a donkey, will be waiting - there will be refreshments and concluding carols there from 11.30am to 11.45am. Spread the word and come and join in the fun!

This event is organised by Churches Together in Newport Pagnell.

CHRISTINGLE IN THE PARISH CHURCH on SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER at 4.00pm
Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. Everyone assembles their own Christingle using an orange, red ribbon, sweets and a candle; 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. 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.

COMMUNITY CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT, Friday 22nd December at 7pm in the Parish Church
Come and sing some well-loved carols and enjoy mulled wine and a mince pie. Spread the word to friends and neighbours and let’s see if we can fill the church.