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The Right Reverend Peter Doyle
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Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Northampton in England Minimize
 

Key to the life of the Church is the ability to communicate. Our mission is to spread by word and example the Good News of Jesus Christ for which he died and rose to new life. 


This website is one great way to communicate. While the website is primarily intended as a source of information for the people of the Diocese and for those visiting the Diocese, we hope also that it will be helpful to anyone seeking knowledge of our Faith. 


Like anything alive, our Diocese is growing and changing. Many people from other countries and cultures are becoming very much part of the life of our region and of our parishes and schools.

The Diocese is involved in many different areas of life. Not just in parishes, but in schools, through to hospitals and prisons; working with people with disabilities, and with the young and the old; promoting the value of family and of marriage; caring for the poor, the homeless and those who live at the margins of society; handing on our Catholic Faith to each generation and reaching out to our society so much in need of the Truth and Love of Christ. 


Our website provides an open window into the life and mission of the Diocese. I hope this site will help you to get to know us and the work that we do. And I hope that you will feel the welcome that the Church in the Diocese of Northampton wishes to offer you.

Peter Doyle - Bishop of Northampton.

   
 
Cathedral Services Live Minimize
 

Image of Cathedral sanctuaryWe are now live streaming Cathedral Services. This means that you can view our services live online when you are unable to attend the Cathedral in person. Click here to view

Selected previous services will also be recorded and available to view on-demand. Recent ones include: 

  • Easter Sunday Mass (01/04/18)
  • The Easter Vigil Mass (31/03/18)
  • The Good Friday Service (30/3/18)
  • The Chrism Mass (29/3/18)
  • The Rite of Election (18/2/18)
  • 11am Sunday Mass (4/2/18) with Fr Floody's update on the Cathedral Centre

A full list of recorded services and Masses is on the streaming website, just look for the tab headed "Recordings". Please share this link with others northamptondiocese.org/live

   
 
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Bedford Sacred Heart & St Cuthbert's Polish churchClick here for our interactive map showing all our churches with Mass times and names of priests and deacons
   
 
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Diocesan crestClick here  for the Safeguarding sub-section which will lead you to their contact details
   
 
Year of Prayer and Vocation Minimize
 

Silhouette of small boat on lake, sun on water, blue and greyIn December Bishop Peter launched a Year of Prayer and Vocation. There are many resources for personal, parish and school prayer (September's now available). Fr Ken Payne has also contributed a set of Homily Notes for the Year. 
The Bishop's video message played in churches on 2nd/3rd December is available to view here , as is the text of the message and the Bishop's Homily on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

   
 
Change of address Minimize
 

Immaculate Heart church at Great MissendenYour webmaster Brin Dunsire, and Avril Baigent, the Pastoral Ministry Adviser, have just moved offices from Princes Risborough to Great Missenden. More... 

   
 
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Schoolboys looking at computersInformation about the changes in Data Protection law, our Privacy Notice and other policies, the Guide for Volunteers, and the slides from the Diocesan roadshows in May, are all here.  A new Gift Aid Declaration has just been finalised and is downloadable from here if needed urgently. 

   
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