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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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23 Jun 2015 :: Diocese restructures to invigorate mission »

The Diocese has reshaped its central administration to reduce expenditure and adapt for the future. Read more...

Students with Bishop Alan and Fr Mark
19 Jun 2015 :: Bishop confirms students at University of Essex »

Bishop Alan visited the Catholic Chaplaincy at the Colchester-based university last month. Read more...

Laudato si' cover
19 Jun 2015 :: Pope Francis' environment challenge to us all »

Pope Francis' letter on the environment and human ecology challenges us to consider the kind of world we want to leave to our children. Read more...

Trinity reunion poster
19 Jun 2015 :: Trinity reunion for class of '82 »

A reunion is being planned for those who left Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green around 1982. Read more...

Interior of St Michael's
19 Jun 2015 :: East Ham parishioner raises funds for fire-damaged church »

A parishioner at St Michael's is taking part in two gruelling events to raise money for repairs to the church. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
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
Nazareth
29 Jun 2015 :: 'A prophet is only despised in his own country' »

In this week's gospel reading Jesus is rejected by the people of his home town. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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