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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.

Video Highlights


» Photos from Graham Hillman

Audio Highlights

(The following audio clips require Flash player available from Adobe: get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.)

Introduction and welcome by Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Greeting from Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini

Greeting from Emeritus Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Greeting from the Bishop of Chelmsford, Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell

Full Ceremony

Commentary by Peter Blackman

(We apologise for the poor sound quality on some occasions.)

Bishop Alan Williams SM in conversation

Latest News
Bishop with Fr Michael Stokes
24 Jul 2014 :: Harwich parish welcomes Bishop to 150th birthday celebration »

Parishioners are planning a number of events to celebrate the milestone. Read more...

20 Jul 2014 :: Diocese celebrates 25th annual Lourdes pilgrimage »

The diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is 25 years old - and this year's is the largest ever. Read more...

Fr Patrick with Bishop Thomas
19 Jul 2014 :: Brentwood gains a new priest »

Deacon Patrick Daly became a priest in a joyful ceremony at his home church of Our Lady Immaculate in Chelmsford recently. Read more...

Bishop Alan
19 Jul 2014 :: Bishop Alan issues his first pastoral letter »

The pastoral letter is to be read or made available at all Masses on the weekend of the 19th/20th July 2014, 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time Read more...

Bishop Alan presides at service
16 Jul 2014 :: 75th anniversary for Shoeburyness parish church »

Parishioners at St George and the English Martyrs welcomed the new Bishop as they celebrated an important milestone in the history of their church. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
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...

QF symbol question mark
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...

Photograph of hand with mustard seeds in it
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...

Photo of Sr Margaret Shepherd
25 Oct 2014 :: CEF Ecumenical Study Day with Sr Margaret Shepherd »

On Saturday 25 October 2014 Sr Margaret will share her insights on the history of Jewish-Christian relations. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Fish and loaves
28 Jul 2014 :: 'Give them something to eat' »

The story of the feeding of the five thousand also speaks of Jesus satisfying both material and spiritual need, and prepares us for the gift of his life. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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