Proclaiming the Gospel Building the Kingdom of God..throughout the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Berkshire north of the River Thames. Live streamed Mass The Becket Festival
The mission of our Church is defined in the document Evangelii Nuntiandi:
‘Evangelising is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelise (EN 14)
Bishop David spoke recently about what our missionary diocese looks like. Read his words here
Our diocese consists of lay people of all ages aswell as priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers. We are called together to participate in our mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus and building
the Kingdom of God.
Our mission is vast and we aim to make a difference to the world we live. We fulfil our mission in all aspects of life through birth, death and bereavement, sickness, loneliness, hunger, imprisonment, working with people with disabilities, and with the young and the old; through families; caring for the poor, the homeless and those who live at the margins of society; sharing our Faith with each person we meet and reaching out to our society so much in need of the Love of Christ.
Our curial departments support the local mission through our framework for mission, announced by Bishop David in July 2021.
Details of our Catholic parishes can be found here and of our Catholic schools here
The Healing Garden at Northampton Cathedral
As a response to caring for those who have been hurt by abuse by members of our Church or others, our healing garden based behind Northampton Cathedral and next to the St Thomas Centre is open to all.
Catch up on all the latest news from across our diocese.
Find out more about our upcoming diocesan assembly.
Watch and participate in all services and liturgies live from our Cathedral in Northampton
Keep Up To Date With The Synod Across Our DIocese
Click here for details and contact information in relation to our safeguarding policy.
We are recruiting
For all the latest opportunities for joining the mission in our diocese
Deacons and Wives Day
Bishop David began the Deacons and Wives day at Northampton Cathedral with a Mass of Thanksgiving. Deacons and their wives arrived at...
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
Bishop David was delighted to be invited to participate in the Annual Mass of the Eastern Section of the Equestrian Order of the Holy...
LOUDFENCE – Beaconsfield
Bishop David Oakley will preside at the opening service of LOUDFENCE, Beaconsfield. LOUDFENCE represents the voices of those who wish to...
Bishop David Announces Clergy Moves
Bishop David has announced the following clergy moves: After twelve years, Canon Mark Floody will step down as Cathedral Dean and Fr Simon...