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).

Datchet – St Augustine

A characterful rural church with an unusual stage-scenery classical façade and a homely interior with some good marble... Read More

Daventry – Our Lady of Charity and St Augustine

An interesting design, especially in terms of the original internal layout, but this was radically remodelled about... Read More

Desborough – Holy Trinity

A good late-Victorian former Nonconformist church of distinctive design, prominent in the townscape. The interior is of... Read More

Dunstable – St Mary

An ambitious design of the early 1960s, built from designs by Desmond Williams & Associates at the time of the... Read More

Earls Barton – St Anselm

A utilitarian  design  of  the  late  1960s.Before the building of the present church Mass... Read More

Eton – Our Lady of Sorrows

An interesting and lavish curiosity as an early twentieth century ‘copy’ of a Baroque church on a small scale,... Read More

Eton Wick – St Gilbert

A modest church of the 1960s, conventionally longitudinal in plan, and displaying architectural and decorative detail... Read More

Gerrards Cross – St Joseph

A curious hybrid building of two dates; of the uncompleted earlier church of 1914 survives one external wall and a... Read More

Great Billing – Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

An endearing church, especially the classical interior. Architecturally the exterior is unremarkable, although the... Read More

Great Missenden – Immaculate Heart of Mary

A well detailed design of the 1960s, with successful additions and furnishings of the early twenty-first century. The... Read More

High Wycombe – St Augustine, Apostle of England

An example of the late twentieth century gothic style, infused with classical elements, which was favoured by the... Read More

Houghton Regis – St Vincent de Paul

Church built in the late 1970s, attached to a school. Not of architectural distinction or historical significance.The... Read More

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