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Welcome to the Diocese of Brentwood

Photo: Bishop Thomas The Rt Rev Thomas McMahon, Bishop of Brentwood, 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
23 Apr 2014 :: Canonisation to be broadcast in cinemas across UK and Ireland »

You can watch the canonisation of John Paul II and John XXIII in 3D at participating cinemas. Read more...

Bishop lights Paschal candle
20 Apr 2014 :: 'Light of Christ' »

Bishop Thomas confirmed 19 in his last Easter Vigil Mass at the Cathedral. Read more...

Bishop Thomas
20 Apr 2014 :: 'Love is stronger than hate' »

Through Easter, Jesus shows us that life is stronger than death, says Bishop Thomas. Read more...

Bishop with Book of Elect
17 Apr 2014 :: Easter: a new beginning for RCIA candidates »

This weekend will see around 330 people join the Church in our diocese. Read more...

Fr Alan at press conference
14 Apr 2014 :: 'A listening Bishop' »

Fr Alan Williams, who has been appointed the 7th Bishop of Brentwood, says the best way to learn about his new diocese is to meet its people. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
28 Apr 2014 :: All Governors' evening course »

Book your place on this useful course for governors. Read more...

Dr Gavin Jarvis
7 Jun 2014 :: Science and ethics at the start and end of life »

What can science tell us about the beginning and end of human life? How will the answers inform the ethical decisions we make? Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Easter cross
22 Apr 2014 :: 'Peace be with you' »

When Jesus appears to the eleven he brings the gift of peace and the Holy Spirit, and praises those who believe without seeing. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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