The Diocese of Northampton

The Diocese serves our catholic communities throughout the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Berkshire north of the River Thames. For more details on events, churches and schools within the Diocese, please see the Diocesan website.


The Cathedral Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Thomas of Canterbury is the seat of the Bishop of Northampton and the Mother Church of Catholics across the Diocese. The Cathedral has many groups and events throughout the year and all the details and further information can be found on their website.

 

Bishop
David Oakley

Bishop David was recently ordained Bishop of Northampton following the retirement of
Bishop Emeritus Peter Doyle.
Bishop David was ordained a priest in 1980 and has served in several parishes within the Archdiocese of Birmingham. He was appointed Pastoral Director and Procurator at Oscott in 1994. As Parish Priest at Maryvale, Fr David directed the diocesan Department for Parish and Family Catechesis. He was the the twenty-third Rector of Oscott from 2013 until he was chosen as Bishop.

 

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