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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
5 Sep 2014 :: Don't stop the music »

St Teresa's School, Basildon and its fledgling orchestra is to feature on Channel 4. The instruments were donated by parishioners across the diocese. Read more...

4 Sep 2014 :: Colchester heritage on display »

The Colchester parish of St James the Less and St Helen is opening its doors again as part of English Heritage weekend, while new findings are on display at the Abbey Gatehouse. Read more...

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25 Aug 2014 :: Remember Hiroshima ... »

A commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki recently took place in the Church of Our Lady and St Joseph in Stock. Read more...

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24 Aug 2014 :: Tilbury death: Catholic seafarers' charity holds Mass for ferry crew »

In the aftermath of the Tilbury container death, chaplains supported distressed crew members and blessed the ship. Read more...

Bishop Moth (Mazur/Catholic Church)
18 Aug 2014 :: Bishop Moth calls for prayers for victims of persecution in Iraq »

In a pastoral letter the Bishop of the Forces is calling for an end to the persecution of Christians and all minority groups in Iraq. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
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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...

Photograph of Father James Hanvey, SJ
17 Sep 2014 :: 'Evangelii Gaudium' - The Joy of the Gospel - Fr James Hanvey, SJ »

Fr James will open up for us aspects of 'Evangelii Gaudium' which have a particular relevance for the Church today and it's practical implications for our personal lives. Read more...

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24 Sep 2014 :: Question of Faith to visit Walthamstow »

Our Lady and St George Walthamstow will host this Question of Faith evening organised by the Commission for Evangelisation and Formation. Read more...

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24 Sep 2014 - 22 Oct 2014 :: NEWHAM DEANERY - Course for Catechists - Soil for the Seed - Exploring the Sacraments »

A time for catechists to revisit their understanding of the Sacraments and to share good practice. We will also give time to reviewing resources. Read more...

Photograph of Fr Denis McBride, C.Ss.R
4 Oct 2014 :: On the Road to Emmaus - Discipleship - Fr Denis McBride, C.Ss.R »

We will look at the story of Emmaus, listen to the disciples share their sense of loss and bewilderment following the death of Jesus. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
15 Sep 2014 :: 'The last will be first, and the first, last' »

This week's parable shows that we cannot demand rewards from God and that his ways are not limited by human standards. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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