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

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.

Cathedral Services Live Minimize

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: 

  • Holy Week and Easter Masses 2018
  • 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)
  • Tree of love Christmas service (18/2/18)
  • Masses for the Dowry of Mary (Walsingham ) tour (February 2019)
  • Chrism Mass 18th April 2019
  • Ordination of Fr David Donaghue, 20th July 2019

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

Diocese e-news

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Church Finder Minimize
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
Safeguarding Minimize
Diocesan crestClick here  for the Safeguarding sub-section which will lead you to their contact details
Pastoral Letter
Bishop Peter

Bishop Peter's  Pastoral Letter for the Month of Mission, October 2019, is downloadable here

Year of the Word Minimize

God Who Speaks logoInformation about this Bishops' Conference initiative, launched on 30th September, is here. .

Diary dates... Minimize
filofaxClick here for events, devotions, and feasts through till the start of 2020
Pastoral Ministry Office Minimize

piles of study books on deskClick here for information about the work of the Pastoral Ministry Office, including small-group leader and volunteer-encouragement training ;  Its new website including prayer resources is here. A fund is available to help with the cost of training and resources for parishioners looking to expand their faith and skills.Update here

Data Protection & GDPR Minimize

Schoolboys looking at computersInformation about last year's changes in Data Protection law, our Privacy Notice and other policies, the Guide for Volunteers, and the slides from the Diocesan roadshows last summer, are all here, now including the Records-retention and Disposals policies for parishes and the Diocesan offices. 

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