Ilford parish celebrates ordinations record

Nearly 60 priests and deacons have come from the parish of Saints Peter and Paul in Ilford - and a marble chalice bearing their names is to be blessed by Bishop Alan Williams. The ceremony will begin a parish novena of prayer for vocations.

New canons are installed

Fr Tom Lavin from St Teresa of Lisieux in Lexden and Fr Tom Hamill from St Michael's in East Ham were installed at a Mass in Brentwood Cathedral.

Day for Life 2019 to focus on domestic abuse

Bishop John Sherrington, the bishop responsible for Day for Life in England and Wales, wants to raise awareness of domestic abuse, which 'too often makes the home a place of suffering, fear, degradation and isolation'.

Diocese honours young citizens

Young people living out the Gospel message in their parishes and schools received citizenship awards from Bishop Alan at Brentwood Cathedral recently.