Young people are vital our communities and as such youth ministry is a priority within the Diocese of Northampton. Supporting the work of the great number of volunteers across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, the NYMO team are available from their base in Luton. Fr Simon Penhalagan is the chair of the Bishop’s Liaison Group for Youth Ministry as well as representing NYMO both within and outside our diocesan boundaries.


Neil Roseman is our Director of Youth Ministry. Neil co-ordinates the lux. programme including its residential weekends, the Lourdes pilgrimage, he is responsible for strategy implementation and staff management alongside budget and office management. He also works with specific parishes to support them in developing youth groups. You can email Neil on



Fiona Murphy is our Administrator who looks after the day-to-day running of the office. Email Fiona at




The diocesan youth ministry is principally carried out by enthusiastic volunteers in the parishes. There are four paid 'pastoral assistants' with some responsibility for youth ministry, as well as one full time paid youth co-ordinator at St Joseph's, Gerrards Cross. For more information about the diocese please visit the Diocesan Website.