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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
Bulldozed camp
9 Feb 2016 :: A caravan called TOWIE, French bulldozers and an amazing group of Belgians »

Fr Dominic Howarth reflects on his most recent visit to the Calais Jungle. Read more...

Brentwood Cathedral
8 Feb 2016 :: Brentwood looks forward to Centenary year »

The Diocese will be marking the 100th anniversary of its foundation in 2017. Read more...

Bishop Alan
7 Feb 2016 :: Bishop appoints Chapter of Canons »

Bishop Alan is demonstrating his commitment to a consultative approach with the induction of a Chapter of Canons on 11 February in Brentwood Cathedral. Read more...

Picture of choir
26 Jan 2016 :: St Philomena's reaches finals of national choral competition »

The youngsters will be singing with 17 other choirs at the Royal Festival Hall. Read more...

Fr Denis Hall
19 Jan 2016 :: Booklet on Fr Denis Hall to raise money for cause close to his heart »

Containing memoirs of and tributes to the popular East End priest, the publication will benefit Aid to the Church in Need. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
Year of Mercy Logo
13 Feb 2016 :: Meeting the God of Mercy through the Sacraments »

Year of Mercy - Father Martin Boland, Dean of Brentwood Cathedral will lead 'Meeting the God of Mercy through the Sacraments'. Read more...

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14 Feb 2016 :: Refugee Mass at Cathedral »

The next Year of Mercy Sunday evening Mass will particularly welcome refugees, trafficked people and those who care for them. Read more...

21 Feb 2016 :: Charity recital at St Gabriel's »

Carl Bahoshy aims to raise more funds for Iraqi Christians in Need at a piano and organ recital in February. Read more...

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5 Mar 2016 :: 'Wrestling with Forgiveness' »

Year of Mercy - Bishop Emeritus Thomas McMahon will facilitate this morning on the topic of 'Wrestling with Forgiveness'. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Jesus tempted
8 Feb 2016 :: 'Man does not live on bread alone' »

To overcome evil with goodness is the constant challenge of the gospel, says Fr Adrian Graffy, as he reflects on the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness and its parallels in modern life. Read more...

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