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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
Abbot Cuthbert
2 Mar 2015 :: Abbot Cuthbert kicks off Desert Island series »

In the first of this year's series of Lenten discussions, entitled Desert Island Disciples, Abbot Cuthbert Madden was interviewed by Fr Martin Boland. Read more...

Jesus meets his mother by Gideon Pain
2 Mar 2015 :: Brentwood Stations art to cross the Atlantic »

The contemporary Stations of the Cross paintings commissioned by Brentwood Cathedral have been snapped up by a Chicago gallery, where they will be displayed after Easter. Read more...

Bishop holds Book of Elect
24 Feb 2015 :: Bishop Alan welcomes those electing to join Church »

Nearly 250 people made a commitment to join the Church during the Rite of Election in Brentwood Cathedral on the first Sunday of Lent. Read more...

Cathedral
13 Feb 2015 :: Cathedral uses art and music to interpret Crucifixion »

Fifteen contemporary artists have contributed to an innovative project illustrating the Stations of the Cross at Brentwood Cathedral. Read more...

Abbot Cuthbert
13 Feb 2015 :: Desert Island Disciples at Brentwood Cathedral parish »

Come and hear four distinguished priests talk about their faith 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...

Della Shenton
7 Mar 2015 :: Ecumenical Study Day with Della Shenton DHS »

Jerusalem: the Spiritual Heart of the World - Recognition and Responsibility for the Holy Land Read more...

Picture of Thomas Merton
16 Mar 2015 :: 'Thomas Merton, restless pilgrim' »

The 31 January 2015 was the centenary of Thomas Merton's birth. Come and find out more about this prolific Catholic writer at a talk by Fr Brian O'Shea, parish priest of St Thomas of Canterbury. Read more...

QF Question Mark
18 Mar 2015 :: Question of Faith event at Our Lady of Compassion in Saffron Walden »

Bring your questions about living the Catholic faith to Saffron Walden on 18 March, 2015. Read more...

Footsteps through the desert
21 Mar 2015 :: Diocesan Annual Spirituality Day - 'Journeying with Jesus' »

Bishop Alan will lead us in prayer and reflection as we continue to journey with Jesus through Lent in preparation for the great Paschal Mystery. 'God loved the world so much...' (John 3:16) Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Cleansing of the Temple
2 Mar 2015 :: 'Stop turning my Father's house into a market' »

The cleansing of the temple shows that Jesus comes to bring a new age, a new time, a new form of worship, revealing the way to God. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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