Welcome to the website for NORES, the Northampton Diocesan Office for RE, Catechesis and Schools.

We hope you will find all the information you need, please follow the relevant links for the service you require. A staff list showing areas of expertise can be found on the About Us page, click here to have a look.


Events and Bookings

NORES organises and conducts many events and courses throughout the year.

By following the links below you can find information about forthcoming events and courses along with advertising resources and booking forms.

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Calendar 2020-21




Page for Prayer

Fr Kevin and the Diocesan Liturgy Commission are producing regular prayers to offer spiritual support in these testing times.  Click here to visit our page for prayer


Here is the list of resources made available in March, April, May, June, July and August


Bishop David's letter to catechumens 2020

Adult Education

Adult education is seen very much as a priority by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales as outlined in the document ‘The Priority of Adult Formation’ produced by the Committee for Catechesis and Adult Christian Education in 2000.


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Year of the Word

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as 'The God Who Speaks': A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of; Verbum Domini;- Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.

Have a look at our ">Year of the Word resources here contact Alex Heath for further details.