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).

Bletchley – St Thomas Aquinas

An economical Gothic design by Sebastian Comper, half its intended size. Catholic worship revived in the Bletchley area... Read More

Bourne End – St Dunstan

A post-Vatican II church, thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of the new liturgy. It is linked to the previous... Read More

Brackley – St Martin

An economical post-war design, one of a number of churches in the diocese designed by J. S. Comper.In 1916 Mrs Juliet... Read More

Buckingham – St Bernadine of Siena

A 1970s church of unprepossessing external appearance, but with a striking interior with furnishings of note. The... Read More

Burnham – Our Lady of Peace

A church in a stripped version of the loosely basilican round-arched style so popular for Catholic churches in the... Read More

Burton Latimer – St Nicholas Owen

A striking 1970s church of modern design, by a noted local architectural practice.A Mass centre was established at... Read More

Caddington – St Thomas Apostle

A utilitarian structure of the 1960s, of no evident architectural or historical significance.The church was blessed... Read More

Chesham – St Columba

A large church in modern Italian Romanesque style, its tall campanile a local landmark.In 1908 Chesham was served by... Read More

Chesham Bois – Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

An early twentieth century church with some attractive Gothic and vernacular detailing, altered and extended in the... Read More

Corby – Our Lady of Walsingham

The exterior of this interwar church is unremarkable but the interior is spatially striking spatially and the design of... Read More

Corby – St Brendan

A large early 1960s church by Reynolds & Scott, on a traditional longitudinal plan with some modern Gothic... Read More

Corby – St Patrick

An early 1960s church of individual design and strong character by a noted local architectural firm.Corby was... Read More

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