World Youth Day 2019 in Costa Rica and Panama promises to be a memorable trip for our young people.
Amid headlines about illegal immigrants and special forces, little mention was made of the seafarers who live and work on the Grande Tema.
Priests, seminarians and sisters will be visiting four schools in the diocese this week to encourage students to think about vocations of all kinds, from marriage to the religious life.
David Worsfold reports on a special performance of Handel's Messiah in Brentwood Cathedral.
Bishop Alan blessed those set to travel to Costa Rica and Panama for World Youth Day 2019 at a Mass in the Cathedral recently.
Bishop Alan Williams has written to all parishes for the Feast of the Holy Family.
Listen to Bishop Alan’s Christmas message (first heard on BBC Essex) here:
People sleeping rough in the borough, where homelessness is the worst in the country, will now be able to access the support they so desperately need, thanks to Caritas Anchor House.
Residents from a local nursing home were among the audience for the event, put together by the Student Arts Council of Grays Convent.
UK Power Networks is encouraging people with medical needs, families with babies and the elderly to sign up to the Priority Services Register, so that they can get extra help during a power cut.