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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
Syrian destruction
6 Oct 2015 :: What are you doing to help refugees? »

There are a number of ways to help ease the suffering of refugees - prayer, donations, shelter, our time and skills. Please share your experience so that others who want to help may benefit from it. Read more...

Keith Fernett
17 Sep 2015 :: VAT threat to Caritas Anchor House services »

The award winning homeless charity faces an additional £1m bill for VAT on its 'move on' flats. Read more...

Migrant shelter
14 Sep 2015 :: Reflections on a day in the Calais 'Jungle' »

After a trip to Calais to deliver aid to the migrants living in miserable conditions in the Calais 'jungle', Fr Dominic Howarth reflects on their situation and offers advice to those willing to help. Read more...

9 Sep 2015 :: Catholic Bishops respond to Pope Francis' call to mission and mercy »

In a pastoral letter for Home Mission Sunday, the Bishops pledge to make the task of proclaiming God's mercy a priority. Read more...

Praying for Syrian refugees
9 Sep 2015 :: Call to action on refugee crisis »

Catholics in England and Wales are urged to respond to the refugee crisis with both prayer and practical action in a statement from the Bishops' Conference. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
9 Oct 2015 :: Charity Race Night in aid of BCCS »

Brentwood Catholic Children's Society is organising a night at the 'dogs' to raise money for its work with children across the county. Read more...

10 Oct 2015 :: BCYS Youth Gather at Danbury »

Come to Youth Gather at Danbury Outdoors in October. Read more...

Professor Richard Burridge
10 Oct 2015 :: Ecumenical Study Day on the Four Gospels »

Professor Richard Burridge, Dean of King's College, London, will deliver the session. Read more...

BCYS members
24 Oct 2015 :: BCYS Pilgrimage to Knock »

Don't miss out on a pilgrimage to Knock with BCYS. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Camel and gateway
5 Oct 2015 :: 'Sell everything you own and give the money to the poor' »

In this reading, Jesus maintains that material possessions may well block the passage to salvation. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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