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Welcome to the Diocese of Brentwood

Photo: Bishop Alan Bishop of Brentwood, Alan Williams, oversees a large and varied diocese stretching from East London to the North Sea.

Formed in 1917, the Diocese comprises the Administrative County of Essex, the unitary authorities of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, and the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.


Latest News
Fr Stephen is ordained (pic Joseph Kelly)
20 Jan 2015 :: Bishop ordains Fr Stephen Morrison »

A packed congregation at Our Lady Immaculate saw the ordination of Fr Stephen Morrison in December. Read more...

Palestine (Catholic Church)
15 Jan 2015 :: Bishops call for human dignity as basis of peace »

After its annual meeting in the Holy Land, the Co-ordination of Bishops' Conferences has urged public officials to take new approaches and foster interaction between Israelis and Palestinians. Read more...

Bishop Alan with Mgr Kevin
7 Jan 2015 :: Fr Kevin Hale becomes Vicar General »

The Leigh-on-Sea parish priest will assist Bishop Alan in his governance of the Diocese. Read more...

CAFOD clinic (picture by Annie Bungaroth)
28 Dec 2014 :: Cathedral Advent appeal to fund CAFOD clinics »

Generous parishioners at the Cathedral parish have raised enough to fund two healthcare clinics for a year. Read more...

Bishops at Bishop Alan's ordination
27 Dec 2014 :: Bishops issue reflections on marriage: The Call, the Journey, the Mission »

The document is designed to help both clergy and laity reflect on the reality of family life as currently lived and consider how the Church can improve its pastoral support for people in their lives. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
Image of the sower
10 Sep 2014 - 13 Jun 2015 :: 'Living Our Faith' CCRS Course for Parish Catechists »

Living Our Faith is a two year course of adult formation in the Catholic Faith offered by the department of Adult Religious Education and Formation for Ministry. Read more...

The Book of the Elect
31 Jan 2015 :: Diocesan RCIA Study Morning - parishes preparing for the Rite of Election »

The morning will give us the opportunity to reflect on the practical implications for the Rite of Election. A new Lectionary based resource for the Sundays of Lent will be made available. Read more...

Symbol of the Trinity
12 Feb 2015 :: Preparing for the Rite of Acceptance »

This meeting is for clergy and catechists whose Confirmation candidates will be celebrating the Rite of Acceptance in Brentwood Cathedral on Sunday 8th March at 3pm. Read more...

Della Shenton
7 Mar 2015 :: Ecumenical Study Day with Della Shenton DHS »

Jerusalem: the Spiritual Heart of the World - Recognition and Responsibility for the Holy Land Read more...

Cardinal Vincent Nichols in Brentwood
11 Jul 2015 :: Save the Date! »

Put 11 July 2015 into your diary to attend a National Evangelisation Conference for all clergy, religious and lay people, inspired by Evangelii Gaudium from Pope Francis. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Capernaum synagogue
26 Jan 2015 :: 'Be quiet! Come out of him!' »

Jesus' authority as he heals a man 'possessed of an unclean spirit' impresses the people and demonstrates that the kingdom is near. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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