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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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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...

Orchestra
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...

Gatehouse
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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25 Aug 2014 :: Remember Hiroshima ... »

A commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki recently took place in the Church of Our Lady and St Joseph in Stock. Read more...

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24 Aug 2014 :: Tilbury death: Catholic seafarers' charity holds Mass for ferry crew »

In the aftermath of the Tilbury container death, chaplains supported distressed crew members and blessed the ship. 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...

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4 Oct 2014 :: On the Road to Emmaus - Discipleship - Fr Denis McBride, C.Ss.R »

We will look at the story of Emmaus, listen to the disciples share their sense of loss and bewilderment following the death of Jesus. Read more...

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8 Oct 2014 :: Preparing Children for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation - 2015 »

We invite all catechists who are involved with the preparation of children for First Holy Communion/Reconciliation. Read more...

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25 Oct 2014 :: CEF Ecumenical Study Day with Sr Margaret Shepherd »

On Saturday 25 October 2014 Sr Margaret will share her insights on the history of Jewish-Christian relations. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
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29 Sep 2014 :: 'The kingdom of God will be...given to a people who will produce its fruit' »

In this parable Jesus directs his words to those in authority who do not heed the messengers of God and who reject his message. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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