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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!


Walking by Starlight – our online Advent retreat, Thursday evenings through Advent







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







Called & Equipped – our new year long programme.  What is God calling you to do next?







Refresh, renew, re-energise – building back our parishes after lockdown.  A whole swathe of ideas, webinars, and handouts to refresh parish life again.





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.