Venerable Ignatius Spencer

Venerable Ignatius Spencer

Venerable Ignatius Spencer The Road to Sainthood For Northamptonshire Priest Pope Francis has declared that a nineteenth century priest, who grew up in a Northamptonshire village is to be known as Venerable Ignatius Spencer, the Vatican has announced. If the name...
Fr Dan Kiely

Fr Dan Kiely

Fr Dan Kiely On Sunday 24th January, 2021, our diocese lost a devoted priest, Fr Dan Kiely. Fr Dan died in Ireland after a long illness. Canon Kevin O’Driscoll, parish priest of Holy Family Catholic Church and Dean of the pastoral Area in Slough, knew Fr Dan most of...
The Sunday of The Word of God

The Sunday of The Word of God

The Sunday of The Word of God On the third Sunday in Ordinary time, the Church celebrates the Sunday of the Word of God. On the 30th September 2019, Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter in the form of a Motu proprio “Aperuit illis”. Within this personal edict, Pope...
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 This Monday, 18th January marks the start of the week of prayer for Christian unity. Each year a week is set aside for us to stand alongside our Christian brothers and sisters from all denominations to pray together through a...
Bishop David’s Lockdown Message

Bishop David’s Lockdown Message

A Pastoral Message during the third lockdown Bishop David Oakley has today released a message for clergy and laity across the Diocese of Northampton as the burden of the pandemic continues to grip us   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Last week, we...
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