Church of England Diocese of Peterborough Northampton All Saints with St. Katherine and St. Peter

About Us

Situated in at the heart of Northampton, the Church is part of the Parish of All Saints with St Katharine and St Peter in the Church of England; it is also Northampton's Civic Church. The classical building sits on the site of a great Norman Church, and All Saints ministers to the needs of a busy town of some 200,000 inhabitants.

The church is open from 9:00am to 6:00pm 365 days a year and welcomes all visitors, whether they come to see our beautiful church, join one of our services or to listen to our renowned choirs - either the traditional choir of Boys and Men, or our separate Girls' Choir - at one of their five weekly Choral Services (Choral Evensong at 6:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday); Choral Eucharist at 10:30am on Sunday; Choral Compline at 7:30pm on Friday).

In a world of restless change and identity crises, the Church's greatest asset is surely its direct connection to the heart of our Country, and at All Saints we reflect the traditional values that have held the Church of England in good stead for many centuries. This is not to say that we are "old-fashioned"; rather we use the language and liturgies of generations who have gone before us to reflect the timelessness of our relationship with God.

On Sundays we celebrate the Eucharist (sometimes known as The Holy Communion, or the Mass) at 8:00am and 10:30am. The former is a Book of Common Prayer said Service, and the later a traditional form of Common Worship with Prayer Book language and Readings. The Eucharist is also part of our daily worship, at 12:30pm on Weekdays, and this service has its own Choir - the All Saints' Singers - drawn from adult singers who sing in other Parishes, and from those who have no other connection with the Church, who sing on Feast Days.

On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday the Choirs sing Prayer Book Choral Evensong, concluding with an Anthem. We have our own Kalendar which celebrates the work of local worthies (for example Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the DNA molecule or Malcolm Arnold, composer, both of whom were born in the Town) alongside the Prayer Book and Common Worship Calendars of Saints, and at Evensong we focus on the Saint "of the Day", or else a general theme in the readings.

Regular Sunday and daily services supplement the annual celebrations and commemorations of the historic settlement of Northampton, to which all visitors are welcome. Our building is fully wheelchair accessible and we have a recently refurbished suite of lavatories at the north end of the Narthex.