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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
Pope Francis
4 Jul 2015 :: Bishop Alan asks parishes to take action on environment »

The CAFOD LiveSimply Award is a practical way for parishes to respond to Pope Francis' global imperative. Read more...

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4 Jul 2015 :: Young people at Woodford Green stand up for their faith »

More than 70 young people pledged to make a difference as they were Confirmed at St Thomas of Canterbury parish church recently. Read more...

2 Jul 2015 :: Requiem for a dedicated pastor »

Fr Jim McCormack worked as a priest in the Diocese for over 50 years. Read more...

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23 Jun 2015 :: Diocese restructures to invigorate mission »

The Diocese has reshaped its central administration to reduce expenditure and adapt for the future. Read more...

Students with Bishop Alan and Fr Mark
19 Jun 2015 :: Bishop confirms students at University of Essex »

Bishop Alan visited the Catholic Chaplaincy at the Colchester-based university last month. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
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
Nazareth
29 Jun 2015 :: 'A prophet is only despised in his own country' »

In this week's gospel reading Jesus is rejected by the people of his home town. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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