Liturgy Commission

Supporting and enriching the liturgical life of the diocese
Responding To The Psalms Servant King Vicariate

Resourcing the liturgical life of the diocese

The Liturgy Commission forms part of the Servant King Vicariate and aims to resource the liturgical life of the diocese through offering training, relevant resources and updates in its different areas. It also works to support diocesan liturgies and the provision of the Rites of Christian Initiation. We respond to requests for support from parishes and schools for the Church’s liturgy, and as communities seek to refurbish, develop and enrich our buildings.


Sunday of the Word of God 2022

On the 30th September 2019, Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter in the form ofa Motu proprio “Aperuit illis” in which he instituted ‘The Sunday of the Word of God’to be held on the third Sunday of Ordinary time each year.To celebrate this occasion, Bishop David will preside at a Service of the Word in theCathedral at 3pm on Sunday 23rd January. As a part of this Service Bishop David willbless all readers who proclaim the Word of God in their parishes. Please encouragereaders to attend the service.

Readers Commissioning Cards 2022

Order of Service

The service will be live streamed for those who cannot attend.


Funerals – Diocesan Guidance

The commission has prepared guidance for the celebration of Catholic Funerals, building on the previous text of some years ago.

There are four sections to the guidance:

  1. For clergy
  2. For funeral directors and their staff
  3. Understanding a Catholic funeral
  4. Preparing for my funeral

A downloadable copy of all sections is available by clicking here.


Diocesan Readers Course

Diocesan Readers Course Download

Ministers of the Eucharist Reflection Course

Ministers of the Eucharist Reflection Course Download

Who we are

Our Contact details

Bishop of Northampton – President of the Commission

Mgr Kevin McGinnell – Chair of Commission and Chair of Liturgical Formation section, Pastoral Rites section and Office for RCIA
01582 723312

Jane Porter – Acting Chair of Music Section

Rev John McArdle – Chair of Art and Architecture Section
01582 571187

Upcoming Courses from the Liturgy Commission

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