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The Right Reverend Peter Doyle
Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Northampton in England Minimize

Key to the life of the Church is the ability to communicate. Our mission is to spread by word and example the Good News of Jesus Christ for which he died and rose to new life. 

This website is one great way to communicate. While the website is primarily intended as a source of information for the people of the Diocese and for those visiting the Diocese, we hope also that it will be helpful to anyone seeking knowledge of our Faith. 

Like anything alive, our Diocese is growing and changing. Many people from other countries and cultures are becoming very much part of the life of our region and of our parishes and schools.

The Diocese is involved in many different areas of life. Not just in parishes, but in schools, through to hospitals and prisons; working with people with disabilities, and with the young and the old; promoting the value of family and of marriage; caring for the poor, the homeless and those who live at the margins of society; handing on our Catholic Faith to each generation and reaching out to our society so much in need of the Truth and Love of Christ. 

Our website provides an open window into the life and mission of the Diocese. I hope this site will help you to get to know us and the work that we do. And I hope that you will feel the welcome that the Church in the Diocese of Northampton wishes to offer you.

Peter Doyle - Bishop of Northampton.

Cathedral Services Live Minimize
Click here to view live stream

We are now live streaming Cathedral Services. This means that you can view our services live online when you are unable to attend the Cathedral in person. Click here to view

Selected previous services will also be recorded and available to view on-demand. At present this includes Mgr Hocken's memorial Mass (25/9/17), the Coronation of the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (30/9/17), the Chapter Mass (21/11/17) and the Mass of the Immaculate Conception (8/12/17)

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Church Finder Minimize
St Columba's, CheshamClick here for our interactive map showing all our churches with Mass times and names of priests and deacons
Safeguarding Minimize
Diocesan crestClick here  for the Safeguarding sub-section which will lead you to their contact details
How to use this site Minimize
compassClick here (or on the icon) for our quick guide to finding your way round this site.
Christmas closures Minimize

Magi old paintingA full list of Christmas closures dates for Bishops House, NORES, NYMO, CAFOD and Safeguarding is here.  Also emergency contact details over the holiday period.

Year of Prayer and Vocation Minimize

Silhouette of small boat on lake, sun on water, blue and greyBishop Peter has launched a Year of Prayer and Vocation. The video message played in churches on 2nd/3rd December is available to view here , as is the text of the message and the Bishop's Homily on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. There are also resources for personal, parish and school prayer, and a rich collection of web links. 

Job opportunities Minimize

There are two paid youth ministry.vacancies in the Diocese at present, at Corby and Luton - and also one for a Parish Administrator in Luton - more here

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