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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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17 Apr 2015 :: Bishop reflects on requiem for Richard III »

Bishop Alan attended the requiem Mass for Richard III last month and shares his thoughts. Read more...

Fr Denis Hall
17 Apr 2015 :: Diocese mourns East End legend »

Large numbers of people lined the streets for the funeral of Upton Park's Fr Denis Hall, who worked in East London parishes for most of his 50 years of priesthood. Read more...

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6 Apr 2015 :: Light and love at Easter »

Bishop Alan celebrated the pinnacle of the Church's year, the Easter Triduum, for the first time as Bishop of Brentwood. Read more...

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30 Mar 2015 :: Proclaim '15 heralds sell-out national Catholic evangelisation conference »

The national conference is the highlight of an evangelisation initiative which aims to support the building of missionary parishes through practical resources and the promotion of prayer. Read more...

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29 Mar 2015 :: Your voice will make a difference »

In the run-up to the election CSAN and CAFOD have produced a guide to help supporters ask parliamentary candidates important questions on tackling poverty both at home and abroad. 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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30 Apr 2015 :: Question of Faith Evening at Our Lady of Lourdes, Wanstead »

Have you any questions about the Catholic faith? Bring them to the next Question of Faith Event. Read more...

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12 May 2015 :: What does the Church say about marriage, divorce and re-marriage? »

This session should dispel some myths and preconceptions about the Church's approach to a difficult pastoral situation. 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
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20 Apr 2015 :: 'I am the good shepherd' »

This reading focuses on the loving care Jesus shows for his flock and his free and generous giving of his life for them. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects Read more...

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