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

Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation


Through Baptism, the parish community and the Universal Church welcome new members of all ages into the Christian community. We ask that you be registered and participating members of the parish for three months before approaching to request Baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to discuss making arrangements. Click here for a Preparation for Baptism information sheet.


Confession is available in the Church on Saturday from 10.00am to 10.25am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and also from 6.00 to 6.15pm. Confession is also available at other times by private appointment via the Parish Office.


The Sacrament of Holy Communion provides great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ. The Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives his Body and Blood so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion, joining the one Body of Christ, the Catholic Church.


Thorough Confirmation we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This Sacrament leaves a permanent and indelible mark on a person’s soul – marking them out forever as a Christian. Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we become full members of the Catholic Church and are called to be witnesses for our faith to all those we encounter.

Marriage, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick


If you are planning to marry, please contact the Parish Office to make an appointment to discuss your plans. Couples planning to marry in this parish, or elsewhere, are asked to attend a Marriage preparation courses that takes place locally at St Joseph’s Parish Centre.

Holy Orders

Once a man has been ordained, he is spiritually changed and is called to serve the Lord and the Church in a deeper way and continue the mission of Christ. Each level of ordination confers on the individual special graces: for Deacons – the ability to preach; for priests – the ability to act in Persona Christi, the Person of Christ, to offer the Mass; for Bishops – a special grace of strength to teach and lead their flock. Click here for further information if you are interested in the Priesthood or serving as a Permanent Deacon and also to obtain the relevant Diocesan contact details.

Anointing of the Sick

If you know of someone who is very ill, housebound or about to go into hospital for an operation, please let the Parish Office know. We also have Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit within the parish by arrangement via the Parish Office.


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

Holydays of Obligation: 9.30am and 7.30pm

Confessions: 11.00am on Saturday

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

Stations of the Cross: 7.00pm on Friday during Lent

Penitential Services: As announced before Christmas and Easter