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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
Mgr John Armitage (Matt Badenoch)
14 Dec 2014 :: Mgr John Armitage to become Rector at Walsingham Shrine »

The parish priest at the Royal Docks and vicar general of the diocese is to leave his beloved East End for the National Shrine of Our Lady. Read more...

Bishop receives picture
2 Dec 2014 :: Bishop honours Abbot John Beche »

At a ceremony outside the remains of St John's Abbey in Colchester, Bishop Alan unveiled a board recording the execution of its last abbot. Read more...

28 Nov 2014 :: Remembering the last abbot of St John's Abbey, Colchester »

Bishop Alan Williams is to unveil a plaque recording the death of the Blessed John Beche outside his abbey this weekend. Read more...

Exhibition at Cathedral c Graham Hillman
17 Nov 2014 :: St Teresa exhibition starts national tour at Brentwood »

An exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of St Teresa of Avila is currently at Brentwood Cathedral. It will travel to 15 other cathedrals, two monasteries and Walsingham in subsequent months. Read more...

Bishop Thomas and Bishop Stephen at Anchor House
14 Nov 2014 :: Bishop Thomas to be honoured for work on Christian unity »

Bishop Thomas is to receive the Order of St Cedd from Anglican Bishop Stephen Cottrell at a service in Chelmsford Cathedral. 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...

Cardinal Vincent Nichols in Brentwood
11 Jul 2015 :: Save the Date! »

Put 11 July 2015 into your diary to attend a National Evangelisation Conference for all clergy, religious and lay people, inspired by Evangelii Gaudium from Pope Francis. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
The Annunciation - Merode
15 Dec 2014 :: 'I am the handmaid of the Lord' »

At the very heart of this passage is the request of God to Mary and her generous response. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects on her willingness to do God's will. Read more...

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