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).

Slough – Our Lady Immaculate and St Ethelbert

A fine landmark church, its design inspired by the medieval churches of Norfolk. The building has a tall, spacious... Read More

Slough – St Anthony

A vast building reflecting the scale and ambition of much post-war Catholic church building. It is a very late example... Read More

Slough – The Holy Family

A plain church of the late 1950s by Sebastian Comper, made more interesting by a modern narthex addition and... Read More

Stony Stratford – St Mary Magdalene

A plain structure of the 1950s occupying a fairly prominent position in the local conservation area, but not making a... Read More

Thrapston – St Paul

A striking design, the high-pitched roof form a type popular for smaller churches in the mid-1960s. The church is... Read More

Toddington – St Elizabeth of Hungary

A charming and homely little church, given by a local benefactor and formed from a converted outbuilding. In 1939 Miss... Read More

Towcester – St Thomas More

A mid-nineteenth century Nonconformist chapel converted for Catholic worship in the 1970s. In the 1820s a Catholic... Read More

Wellingborough – Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

One of several churches in the diocese by the London architect S. J. Nicholl. The church is distinguished by some... Read More

Wellingborough – St Edmund Campion

A 1970s church building displaying the post-Vatican II trend towards multi-purpose use. The sanctuary is attractively... Read More

Wendover – St Anne

A plain church of the early 1960s, extended in the 1980s, and a notable example of shared use of church premises. In... Read More

Westcott – St Edmund of Abingdon

A modest former Baptist chapel, the brickwork giving it the industrial character of a railway mission. St Edmund’s... Read More

Woburn Sands – St Mary

A brick-built Gothic church, one of many such built in the diocese in the 1950s and early 60s by J. S. Comper. The... Read More

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