The Diocese of Northampton was founded in 1850. Today it encompasses the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and that part of Berkshire (formerly in Buckinghamshire) that lies to the north of the River Thames. The cathedral is in Northampton, and is dedicated to Our Lady Immaculate and St Thomas of Canterbury. 73 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2009).

+Northampton – Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury

The cathedral church of the Diocese of Northampton. Originating as a small chapel and residence in 1825 (both of which... Read More

Aston-le-Walls – The Sacred Heart and Our Lady

Built in 1827, this is an early (pre-Emancipation) but much-altered village church, paid for by the Catholic... Read More

Aylesbury – Our Lady of Lourdes

A post-Vatican II church of polygonal plan and portal frame construction, built to serve a new housing estate.The... Read More

Aylesbury – St Joseph

A small town centre church, the Gothic design old-fashioned for its date.In 1843 or 1844 a mission dedicated to St... Read More

Aylesbury – The Guardian Angels

A 1960s portal-framed church built to serve a large post-war housing estate. The church was built to serve... Read More

Beaconsfield – St Teresa, St John Fisher and St Thomas More

An interesting building of two main builds dating from the first half of the twentieth century and with strong... Read More

Bedford – Christ the King

An attractive design in a simplified Romanesque style, with an impressive interior. The church is one of a large number... Read More

Bedford – Holy Cross

A functional building of the late 1950s, originally intended as a parish hall for a church that was never built, to... Read More

Bedford – St Philip and St James

A post-Vatican II design, serving the post-war northern expansion of Bedford. Brickhill was developed as a part of... Read More

Bedford – The Holy Child and St Joseph

An impressive stone-built church, begun in the 1870s and completed in 1911, by which time its High Victorian Gothic... Read More

Biggleswade – St Peter

A post-Vatican II church and hall, consisting of two octagons with appendages. In 1920 a church dedicated to St... Read More

Bletchley – All Saints

A fairly large (intended to be larger) and late church by Sebastian Comper, in a loosely Classical style, with some... Read More

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