Catholic Church of Our Lady of Walsingham, Corby
Catholic Church ofOur Lady of Walsingham, Corby




The Lord is Risen.

A Blessed Eastertide to you all.


News from the Parish.


Congratulations and Blessings to the 68 children who made their First Holy Communion on 20th May. We had two lovely celebrations, our thanks to all who contributed in any way. We were blessed with gorgeous weather. 
Because of Covid, it is four years since we had a big day like this for our children. How we all enjoyed it.

It is great to be Catholic!


Please Note:



Second Collection this weekend for the church's work in the media.


SVP. For those who are interested in joining our local group, listen out for announcements.


No Confessions at all on Saturday 27th May owing to Fr Michael having to visit another parish that day.


News From the Diocese.


Clergy Moves.

Canon Michael is included in this year's moves. In order to carry out his job as Vicar General Fr Michael needs to be centrally located in the Diocese which stretches south to the River Thames, virtually to Windsor Castle and Heathrow Airport. Corby is the northern-most town in our Diocese, resulting in a lot of travelling time.

 Therefore Canon Michael is being transferred to St Martin de Porres parish in Luton.


Fr Christopher Perry has been appointed as Parish Priest to replace Canon Michael. Fr Christopher is currently Parish Priest in Bletchley, Milton Keynes and is delighted to have been appointed to Corby where he was assistant priest here ten years ago.

Lots of priests are on the move in this round of transfers.


Canon Mark Floody is granted a Sabbatical Year after twelve years of dedicated service in the Cathedral.

Fr Simon Penhalegan of St Martin de Porres Luton is to replace Canon Mark.

Canon Michael Harrison is to replace Fr Simon.

Fr Christopher Perry of St Thomas Aquinas and All Saints Bletchley is to replace Canon Michael.

Our own Fr Gerard Byrne of St Brendan's and St Patrick's Corby is to replace Fr Christopher.

Fr Wayne Coughlin of Ss Philip and James and Holy Cross Bedford is to replace Fr Gerard.

Two new priests of the SMMM Order in Nigeria are to replace Fr Wayne.

These moves will take place on or around 18th August 2023.


Furthermore, in a separate chain, Fr Paul, Fr Jais, Fr Daniel and Fr Alessandro are moving or accepting extra responsibility in the High Wycombe and Aylesbury areas.


Also, Fr Andy Richardson of Holy Family and St John Luton takes up a Pastoral role in Oscott Seminary, to be replaced by our own Fr Jobin and later by Fr Ebin of St Edward's Kettering. A new priest will be sent by the Syro Malabar eparchy to replace Fr Ebin.


Nobody enjoys change, so let us be generous in our response and pray for the priests and people involved.


Bishop David has asked Canon Michael to coordinate the moves in his role as Vicar General. 




Our Churches:

St John Ogilvie’s Church, 1, Copenhagen Road, Danesholme, Corby, NN18 9BX


Our Lady of Walsingham, 71, Occupation Road, Corby, NN17 1EE 





Thank you for visiting us.


Go to to watch 24/7 coverage of Our Lady's church. Just type "Corby" then click on "Our Lady of Walsingham" then click "play" on the rather dramatic icon picture of the church.







New Regular Time for Confessions at Our Lady's.

Saturdays: immediately following the 9.30am Morning Mass. We will finish when the last person has finished.


Please note that there will no longer be Confessions on Saturday evenings. 


Confessions at St John Ogilvie's remain on Fridays, on request, immediately following the 9.30am Mass.




God bless,


Canon Michael Harrison

Fr Prasad Kasireddy MSFS





The Sunday Obligation was reinstated at Pentecost 2022. 

It is great that people have now returned to Sunday Mass.








Covid rules have been relaxed, but we still want everyone to be safe.


Parish Office Hours


Mon, Tues, Wed...., Fri 9am-12.30pm,

excludes Bank Holidays.







Also, other Mass times locally: Saturday Vigil 6pm St Brendans, Beanfield Avenue

Sunday 8am (Latin) St Brendans

9.30am and 11am St Brendan's

5pm St John Ogilvie's


24/7 emergency cover continues at Kettering General, thanks to Frs Paul, Gerard, Ebin, Bernadetto and Gregory.

If you have someone in hospital, please  ask the ward staff to contact the on-call priest.


May God bless you and those you love,


Canon Michael

Fr Prasad





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A camera operates in Our Lady's church 24/7 and can be viewed via




All the latest news can be found in our current weekly Newsletter which can be accessed online by clicking here.









To book a Baptism or a wedding, please attend one of our weekend Masses and see the priest afterwards. He will give you a form to return to the Parish Secretary.




About Us:


Your priests live in Corby, in Our Lady’s Presbytery, which is located next to the church on the busy Occupation Road within the heart of the older part of Corby town. Corby is our main centre of Catholic population. Corby has three churches, we also minister to St John Ogilvie in Danesholme while Fr Gerard Byrne is Parish Priest of St Brendan's.



When recently appointing Canon Michael as Diocesan Vicar General, Bishop David appointed Fr Sujith John as Assistant Priest at Our Lady's in order to share the Pastoral responsibilities in our parishes. Fr Sujith was recently promoted as Parish Priest in Yeovil. We are delighted to have welcomed Fr Prasad Kasireddy as the new Assistant Priest. Fr Prasad is from the same missionary order as Fr Sujith - the Missionaries of St Francis de Sales.


Our Lady's church celebrated its 80th birthday on 25th March 2018. We have been around for a long time, ministering to the spiritual and pastoral needs of the local people, in keeping with the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic church.


If you are new to the parish or area, please feel very welcome to come along to a weekend Mass. Our main family Mass is at 10am on Sundays.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word for children in school years Reception, 1, 2 and 3 is at the 10am Mass each Sunday during school term time.


We also have a Saturday night Vigil Mass at 6.30pm and the new addition, 8.30am Mass, introduced recently due to Covid. If you are worried about crowds the 8.30am Mass is for you.


Also the 5pm Mass at St John Ogilvie's NN18 9BX.


We are a friendly congregation and newcomers are always welcome. It would be great to meet you so please do introduce yourself to the clergy after Mass.


We are blessed to have many people serving in the parish in a variety of ways so please do look at the Parish Life and Groups and see how you might be able to get involved.


Among those serving is our Parish Youth Worker, Rick Netherwood, who organises youth ministry for young Catholics all over town. If you are between the ages of 11-35, or have relatives that are, then take a look at the Corby Young Catholics page to see what's up next. We are always looking for adults who would be happy and willing to help as leaders too.


If you cannot find what you are looking for on here or need to get in touch then please feel free to call or email our administrators Maggie and Kay in the parish office between 9:30 - 12.30 Monday to Friday or if you're in the area why not pop by the presbytery (parish house).


Whether you are just visiting or if the parish is like a second home to you, we hope you enjoy browsing our website and we look forward to seeing you soon.


With every blessing,


Canon Michael Harrison





Please enjoy the photographs of our church below, many of which were taken a few years ago on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Consecration of our Church, with Bishop Peter Doyle as main celebrant.

Usual Mass Times

Saturday Vigil: 6:30pm

Sunday: 8.30; 10am


5pm (St John Ogilvie's NN189BX)


See Current Newsletter for all other Mass times

Our Details

Our Lady of Walsingham 

71 Occupation Road


NN17 1EE

Tel: 01536 203121


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