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Fr. Oliver Coss SSC was installed as Rector of All Saints Northampton, with St Peter and St Katharine on the 7th September 2016 and can be contacted through the Parish Office or by emailing .



Mr. David White and Dr. Robin Sheppard are the CHURCH WARDENS of All Saints. They can be contacted through the Parish Office, on 01604 632845.

Mrs.Margaret White is the PARISH SECRETARY. She can be contacted through the Parish Office, on 01604 632845 or by emailing

Dr.Robin Sheppard is the PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER. He can be contacted through the Parish Office.


Jem Lowther is the Director of Music at All Saints' Northampton. He can be reached by email at or phone (01604) 632845.

JEM LOWTHER took up the position of Director of Music at All Saints’ Church in Northampton in September 2015. In this role he takes charge of the training and direction of the choirs, as well as all the other musical activities of the church. Educated as a Music Scholar at Eton College, Jem spent his gap-year working as an organist in Washington D.C. and New York City, before taking up at Organ Scholarship at Corpus Christi College Oxford. In this role he acted as musical director for the college’s chapel choir, leading them in performance both at home and abroad. He left Oxford with a first-class degree in Music, and the highest mark of any organist in his finals recital. Alongside his work as a choral conductor, Jem continues to be active as an organ recitalist, recently presenting Widor’s Sixth Organ Symphony and a large section of Bach’s Clavier-Übung III in performance. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, and studies with both Thomas Trotter and Ronny Krippner. He is also the Education and Training Officer for Northampton & Peterborough’s RSCM committee, which, in 2017, has seen him lead workshops on choral direction, plainchant, and working with children.


PHILIP SLANE has been the SINGING TUTOR at All Saints since January 2012. Philip was a chorister at Winchester Cathedral, later winning scholarships to the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music. He held positions in the choirs of Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral (where he still sings frequently), and has regularly sung with The Sixteen and The Monteverdi Choir.

Alongside this he fashioned a solo concert and opera career, including tenures at Glyndebourne and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. In the last few years Philip has steered his career towards teaching, and since joining the team at All Saints, he has been revelling in the opportunity to contribute his professional experience to our highly talented young musicians.



Laurence Caldecote was appointed Assistant Organist on 1st January 2018, but first played organ at All Saints’ in December 2016, when, at short notice, he was organist for Mass of the Nativity and since that time, he has been our regular organist on Sunday mornings.
Laurence holds a BA (Hons) in Music Composition and Professional Practice from Coventry University where he was Director of the Coventry University Performing Arts Chamber Choir. He has studied composition with Chris Hazell and Robert Ramskill, and the organ with Dr Martin Moxham, Geoffrey Holroyde, Tim Campain, and Kerry Beaumont. He currently studies with Richard Brasier in London.
Laurence is a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers.


ROGER PALMER has been ORGANIST EMERITUS at All Saints since 2013, following 21 years as ASSISTANT ORGANIST. Roger began playing the organ in his teenage years and soon became Assistant Organist at Luton Parish Church. He had the honour of playing for the Queen and the Royal family as they attended the church each year from Luton Hoo Country House as part of their Wedding Anniversary celebrations.

Roger plays regularly for local choirs and holds the Fellowship Diplomas of both Trinity College of Music and the London College of Music, as well as the Associate Diploma of the Royal College of Music.



The Company of All Saints' Ringers ring on Sundays, feast-days and on all civic occasions, and they regularly ring peals or quarter peals for special anniversaries. A new ring of ten bells was installed in 2006. The TOWER CAPTAIN is BRIDGET PAUL, who can be contacted on 01604 832291.

Further information on the bells can be found here.


We are lucky enough to maintain the only remaining boys’ choir in the county, and there is also a separate girls’ choir. These top lines are supported by a back row of men who sing the alto, tenor, and bass parts. The choirs sing for High Mass on Sunday mornings, at 10:30, and evensongs on Wednesday and Thursday at 6:00. They also carry out a busy programme of concerts and tours, more details of which can be found in the Music Department. For a full list of choral services click here.


There are three specific groups of worshippers at All Saints. There is the Weekday Congregation who attend the daily Eucharist or thrice-weekly Choral Evensong. Then there is the Sunday congregation who attend the 8.00am, 10.30am and 6.30pm services. Finally the Civic Congregation, who attend annual & anniversary services important to the town and county.


The Parochial School was resited in the 1970s, but the links between the parish and the school are maintained by foundation governors, and the Beckett & Sargent foundation.


Conscious of the need for educational grant aiding, the B & S charity, founded in the Parish, gives grants to young people in all fields of education.


The P.C.C is part of the Church of England's synodical government, operating by statute. The Parochial Church Council is elected on an annual basis by those on the Electoral Roll of the Church. The P.C.C consists of David White as Chairman, an ex officio member who is a Church Warden, the Deanery Synod Representatives and twelve elected members.


The All Saints' Coffee Shop is leased from the Church by Tony Ansell, Caterers of Distinction, who opened the refurbished premises in January 2009. Tony Ansell is also a Councillor for Northampton Borough Council.

Further information can be found here.

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