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The Right Reverend Peter Doyle
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Bishop Peter DoyleKey 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.

   
 
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Image of Cathedral sanctuaryWe 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. Recent ones include: 

  • Easter Sunday Mass (01/04/18)
  • The Easter Vigil Mass (31/03/18)
  • The Good Friday Service (30/3/18)
  • The Chrism Mass (29/3/18)
  • The Rite of Election (18/2/18)
  • 11am Sunday Mass (4/2/18) with Fr Floody's update on the Cathedral Centre
  • The Patronal Feast  Mass with the Papal Nuncio, (8/12/18)

A full list of recorded services and Masses is on the streaming website, just look for the tab headed "Recordings". Please share this link with others northamptondiocese.org/live

   
 
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Bedford Sacred Heart & St Cuthbert's Polish churchClick here for our interactive map showing all our churches with Mass times and names of priests and deacons
   
 
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Pastoral Letter
 
Bishop Peter

Bishop Peter's  Pastoral Letter for Lent 2019,  is downloadable here

   
 
Lent
 
Haggard looking Christ sitting on rocksWe are in the season of Lent, a time when the Church calls us to fasting, prayer and charity in preparation for Easter. More here... 
   
 
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Image of seed-heads against a cloudy skyIn our Spirituality section you will find a list of .resources for Lenten prayer and reflection


 Also there is a link to a Bishops' Conference flyer promoting an online survey ahead of the year of Scripture in 2020 ;  please help them by completing the survey about how you engage with the Word of the Lord

   
 
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