St Alban Deanery: Northampton Diocese: Westminster Province: Reg Charity No 234091: Tel 01582 723099: email © 2023

Church Activities

Children of God (COG)

The children’s liturgy groups at the Saturday 6.30pm and Sunday 11.00am Masses during term time is suspended for the moment.  New helpers are always welcome. All of the necessary teaching materials are provided. Children who have made their First Holy Communion are encouraged to remain within the community.

Catechism Classes

We are fortunate to have parishioners who volunteer to help parents of non-Catholic School children prepare their children for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion. The meetings are in term time in the Parish Lounge.


Classes are held for all candidates, regardless of whether they are attending a Catholic School or a non-Catholic School.

Child Protection (Safeguarding)

In keeping with the Catholic Church throughout the country, the Diocese of Northampton has implemented the recommendation of Lord Nolans’s and Baroness Cumberledge’s Report. All who have contact with children and vulnerable adults have to undergo a DBS check to offer their services in the Parish. The link Sacred Heart Parish Safeguarding provides information concerning safeguarding in our Parish.

Catholic Schools

We are blessed with good Catholic schools in the parish and in the town.

The telephone number to contact Sacred Heart Primary School adjacent to the church is 01582:287480. The Friends of Sacred Heart School organise fund raising activities to assist the school, most notably, the annual Summer Fete.

The telephone number to contact Cardinal Newman School and Sixth Form College is 01582:597125.


Sunday Masses: 6.30pm on Saturday (First Mass of Sunday) and 9.00am and 11.00am on Sunday

Holy days of Obligation: 9.30am and 7.30pm

Confessions: 11.00am to 11.30am on Saturday

Weekday Masses: 9.30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday (check the weekly Newsletter)

Stations of the Cross: 7.30pm every Friday during Lent

Penitential Services: As announced before Christmas and Easter