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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
Romero, courtesy CAFOD
23 May 2015 :: Beatification of Romero comes at time of increasing martyrdom »

As martyred Archbishop Romero is beatified, the Presidents of Churches Together in England express their deep sorrow at the alarming increase in violence against Christians in many parts of the world. Read more...

Nepali dishes raised funds
21 May 2015 :: Convent pupils Step Up for Nepal »

Grays Convent girls raised money for earthquake survivors in Nepal recently with a PE event and special Nepali dishes in the school canteen. Read more...

Fr Jim McCormack
19 May 2015 :: Sudden death of Clacton priest leaves parish in shock »

Fr Jim McCormack, the much loved parish priest of Our Lady of Light and St Osyth, has died suddenly. Read more...

Bishop with citizens
18 May 2015 :: Young citizens receive awards at Cathedral »

At the annual Catholic Schools' Citizenship Awards held in Brentwood Cathedral, 67 schools across the diocese nominated pupils who had displayed outstanding awareness of good citizenship. Read more...

Chasuble decoration
17 Apr 2015 :: Bishop reflects on requiem for Richard III »

Bishop Alan attended the requiem Mass for Richard III last month and shares his thoughts. 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...

John Morrill
13 Jun 2015 :: Legacies of Luther and Calvin: a study day with John Morrill »

It is nearly 500 years since the start of the Reformation: what can we still learn from it and from two of its most important figures? 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
Holy Spirit
19 May 2015 :: 'Receive the Holy Spirit' »

In this reading the disciples are empowered to bring the forgiveness of Christ to those who wish to receive it. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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