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Pastoral Ministry Office

Welcome to the website for the Pastoral Ministry Office.  The Office exists to support lay ministry across the Diocese of Northampton, including in parishes, hospitals, prisons and universities.  In this website, you will find lots of different ways to get involved, resources to support ministry in your parish, and ways that you can grow in faith. Enjoy!



Light up Lent! Our online Week of Accompanied Prayer  29th Feb – 7th March






“We do not have to wait to see where this journey of the world-wide Church will take us. This is the moment we can embrace an authentic synodality in the way we live our diocesan life.”

Read more about our new Office for Synodality here.








Pastoral Area Councils – learn more about Bishop David’s vision for local action and mission in our diocese. 






Called & Equipped – our one year programme offering a foundation in Catholic teaching and a journey in faith formation.

What is God calling you to do next?






Our summer webinar series is now over, but you can catch up with all the videos. Read-along Fr James Mallon’s Divine Renovation with special guests including Bishop David Oakley, Jo Boyce of CJM Music, and Hannah Vaughan-Spruce from Divine Renovation UK.