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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
Bishop Alan
20 Oct 2014 :: Ordination DVD draws praise »

A DVD of the ordination of Bishop Alan Williams can now be ordered through the website or by post. Read more...

Fr Adrian
20 Oct 2014 :: Pope Francis appoints Brentwood priest to Pontifical Biblical Commission »

Scripture expert and director of CEF, Fr Adrian Graffy, is to be a member of a Vatican body which focuses on Bible scholarship, interpretation and promotion in the Church. Read more...

Jeremy Paxman (c Matt Badenoch)
18 Oct 2014 :: Challenging perceptions on World Homeless Day »

Bishop Alan attended a World Homeless Day event organised by Caritas Anchor House recently - and offered the charity the unconditional support of the diocese when he visited shortly afterwards. Read more...

Devines with Bishop Laffitte
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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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...

Words describing Advent
18 Nov 2014 :: In the Spirit of the Seasons - Advent and Christmas - Mgr David Manson »

An opportunity to renew and deepen our appreciation of the Liturgical Year, with particular focus on Advent and Christmas 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
Fr Angelico - All Saints
27 Oct 2014 :: 'Your reward will be great in heaven' »

As we celebrate All Saints, Jesus teaches us about the values, attitudes and actions of those who truly seek God. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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