Mission Northampton

In the New Testament St Paul teaches that our new life in Christ is a gift, he writes: “for it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is …the gift of God.”   (Ephesians 2:8)

Our faith, like any gift, needs to be received and unpacked. Catechists need to be properly equipped, with both training and ongoing support, so that they can effectively help others to receive and unpack the precious gift of the Catholic faith.


Catechesis forms part of Mission Northampton. 

Whilst recognising that each parish organises their own programmes for Sacramental Initiation and other formation the Diocese provides training and support for catechists.

The following Catechist Brochure contains information about Training & Support for Catechists in the Catholic Diocese of Northampton.

To book a course for your parish or Pastoral Area or for information about forthcoming courses please contact Alex. The Bishop’s Certificate in Catechesis Level 1 is also available online via video conferencing, please contact us to request more information about this mode of delivery.

In addition to the courses outlined in the brochure other events and courses are also regularly advertised via our diocesan e-news, our monthly newsletter which you can subscribe to at the foot of the page.

You may also be interested in the work of our youth ministry team, NYMO. NYMO offer support for all those who minister to young people aged 11-30. They also host the BLAZE event for all those making their confirmation across our diocese.

Who We Are

Our Contact details

Alex Heath – Adviser for Adult Faith Formation, Catechetics and Chaplaincy