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Bishop A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Clergy#Christianity, Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. Within the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Moravian Chur ...
of
Northampton Northampton is a town and civil parish in the East Midlands region of England. It lies on the River Nene, north-west of London and south-east of Birmingham. As the county town of Northamptonshire, Northampton is the largest settlement within ...
is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Northampton in the Province of Westminster, England. The Episcopal see, see is in the town of
Northampton Northampton is a town and civil parish in the East Midlands region of England. It lies on the River Nene, north-west of London and south-east of Birmingham. As the county town of Northamptonshire, Northampton is the largest settlement within ...
where the Cathedra, bishop's seat is located in the Northampton Cathedral, Cathedral Church of Our Lady and Saint Thomas of Canterbury. The current bishop is the Right Reverend David James Oakley, David Oakley, who was ordained bishop on 19 March 2020.


History

The Apostolic Vicariate of the Eastern District of England was created in 1840 out of the Vicar Apostolic of the Midland District, Midland District (which was renamed the Central District) and a couple of counties out of the Vicar Apostolic of the London District, London District. The Eastern District consisted of the counties of Cambridgeshire (with the Isle of Ely), Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, and Suffolk, all from the former Midland District, and the counties of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire from the London District. On the Universalis Ecclesiae, restoration of the Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX in 1850, most of the Eastern District became the Roman Catholic Diocese of Northampton, Diocese of Northampton, with the Vicar Apostolic the Eastern District, William Wareing, appointed the first bishop of the diocese. The remainder of the Eastern District (Lincolnshire and Rutland) became part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham, Diocese of Nottingham., ''The Episcopal Succession, volume 3'', p. 431. Through the Local Government Act 1972, Local Government Act of 1972, a small area of Buckinghamshire became part of Berkshire, and Huntingdonshire and the Isle of Ely merged into Cambridgeshire. The Diocese of Northampton lost territory (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk) on the creation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia, Diocese of East Anglia in 1976.


List of the bishops of Northampton and its precursor offices


Vicar Apostolic of the Eastern District


Bishops of Northampton


References


Bibliography

* {{DEFAULTSORT:Bishop Of Northampton Roman Catholic bishops in England by diocese, Northampton Roman Catholic Diocese of Northampton