Liturgy CommissionSupporting and enriching the liturgical life of the diocese
resourcing the liturgical life of the diocese
The Commission 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.
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:
- For clergy
- For funeral directors and their staff
- Understanding a Catholic funeral
- Preparing for my funeral
Covid19 Update –
As we are currently only allowed a simple graveside or crematorium chapel service, the Liturgy Commission has expanded on the somewhat limited text in the Order of Christian Funerals and given permission for this to be used during the current crisis.
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
Jane Porter – Acting Chair of Music Section
Rev John McArdle – Chair of Art and Architecture Section