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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
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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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16 Sep 2014 :: Vatican II talks available online »

It is over 50 years since the Second Vatican Council began. Find out about the work of the Council and the impact it has today. Read more...

5 Sep 2014 :: Don't stop the music »

St Teresa's School, Basildon and its fledgling orchestra is to feature on Channel 4. The instruments were donated by parishioners across the diocese. Read more...

4 Sep 2014 :: Colchester heritage on display »

The Colchester parish of St James the Less and St Helen is opening its doors again as part of English Heritage weekend, while new findings are on display at the Abbey Gatehouse. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
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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...

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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...

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Scripture reflections
13 Oct 2014 :: 'Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar - and to God what belongs to God' »

This week's reading tells us that while we cannot cut ourselves off from the affairs of the world, we should never compromise our beliefs and values. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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