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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
Bishop Alan
20 Oct 2014 :: Ordination DVD draws praise »

A DVD of the ordination of Bishop Alan Williams can now be ordered through the website or by post. Read more...

Fr Adrian
20 Oct 2014 :: Pope Francis appoints Brentwood priest to Pontifical Biblical Commission »

Scripture expert and director of CEF, Fr Adrian Graffy, is to be a member of a Vatican body which focuses on Bible scholarship, interpretation and promotion in the Church. Read more...

Jeremy Paxman (c Matt Badenoch)
18 Oct 2014 :: Challenging perceptions on World Homeless Day »

Bishop Alan attended a World Homeless Day event organised by Caritas Anchor House recently - and offered the charity the unconditional support of the diocese when he visited shortly afterwards. Read more...

Devines with Bishop Laffitte
7 Oct 2014 :: Rome endorses Scripture resource for married couples »

The head of the Pontifical Council for the Family is to write a foreword for a booklet of gospel reflections for married couples, after meeting members of pro-marriage group 'Two in One Flesh'. Read more...

Denise and Stuart Grierson
6 Oct 2014 :: 'We must keep the earth fit for our children' »

As the UN Climate Change Summit took place in New York, CAFOD members joined many other groups in a march in London to call for action. 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...

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...

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

Come to CEF's next Ecumenical Study Day, entitled 'Milestones in Modern Jewish Catholic Relations'. Read more...

Words describing Advent
18 Nov 2014 :: In the Spirit of the Seasons - Advent and Christmas - Mgr David Manson »

An opportunity to renew and deepen our appreciation of the Liturgical Year, with particular focus on Advent and 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
Pharisees and Sadduces
20 Oct 2014 :: 'On these two commandments hang the whole Law' »

Jesus summarises the law of God as love of God and love of neighbour. He will later model the love Christians must show in his self-giving death on the cross. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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