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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
Exhibition at Cathedral c Graham Hillman
17 Nov 2014 :: St Teresa exhibition starts national tour at Brentwood »

An exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of St Teresa of Avila is currently at Brentwood Cathedral. It will travel to 15 other cathedrals, two monasteries and Walsingham in subsequent months. Read more...

Bishop Thomas and Bishop Stephen at Anchor House
14 Nov 2014 :: Bishop Thomas to be honoured for work on Christian unity »

Bishop Thomas is to receive the Order of St Cedd from Anglican Bishop Stephen Cottrell at a service in Chelmsford Cathedral. Read more...

Chaplaincy members with Bishop Cronin
10 Nov 2014 :: Missio enables Pan Africa Catholic community to be in solidarity with Ebola sufferers »

At a recent Mass in Southwark Cathedral, the Pan Africa Catholic community raised funds to support those suffering with the Ebola pandemic. Read more...

Cardinal Vincent (cMazur/catholicnews.org.uk)
6 Nov 2014 :: Cardinal Nichols calls on Parliament to take a lead from Catholics »

At a CSAN event at the House of Commons, Cardinal Vincent Nichols highlighted the issue of poverty in working households and set out the Catholic vision for society. Read more...

Sierra Leone girl (by Tommy Trenchard, Caritas)
6 Nov 2014 :: CAFOD asks parishes to dig deep for Ebola appeal »

Parishes in Saffron Walden and Shoeburyness raised £1000 between them in an appeal last weekend, but many more such contributions are needed. 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...

Wait on the Lord
29 Nov 2014 :: Advent Day of Reflection 2014 - 'The Meaning is in the Waiting' »

An invitation to 'Wait on the Lord' in an atmosphere of prayerful reflection and silence. Read more...

Advent -  A Season of Hope and Reconciliation
2 Dec 2014 - 9 Dec 2014 :: Advent 2014 »

Advent - a season of hope and anticipation as we prepare anew for the coming of Christ into our lives at Christmas. 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
Potter and wheel
24 Nov 2014 :: 'I say to all: Stay awake!' »

Waiting for the return of the Lord is the most prominent theme in the first weeks of Advent. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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