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Diocese of Northampton

Dioecesis Northantoniensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 29 September 1850
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Westminster
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: England
  • Region: Great Britain
  • Square Kilometers: 5,532 (2,136 Square Miles)
  • Description: The counties of Bedford, Buckingham, and Northampton, and that part of Berkshire (formerly in Buckinghamshire) that lies to the north of the River Thames.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.northamptondiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Marriott St., Northampton NN2 6AW, England, Great Britian
  • Telephone: (01604)715.635
  • Fax: 792.186

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern District
1840ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Midland District Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern District (erected)
Diocese of Northampton
29 September 1850ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Eastern District Diocese of Northampton
13 March 1976Territory LostDiocese of Northampton Diocese of East Anglia (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Northampton
195059,2522,033,1852.9%1166818432214756379ap1951
1969175,4223,000,0005.8%162107269652147722111ap1971
1980136,6001,597,5008.6%966215886486432265ap1981
1990159,1851,829,0008.7%86421281,243174425075ap1991
1999170,7371,800,0009.5%91351261,355173720274ap2000
2000171,7371,800,0009.5%87261131,519212819675ap2001
2001173,2151,800,0009.6%85261111,560233019275ap2002
2002174,7401,800,0009.7%87271141,532243418875ap2003
2003172,5942,000,7698.6%90251151,500273219069ap2004
2004173,5392,000,7698.7%92351271,366254418068ap2005

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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