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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.

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Latest News
Migrants in the rain
20 Aug 2015 :: Basildon parish appeals for aid for migrants »

Catholics in Basildon are donating sleeping bags, trainers, jeans and cooking utensils to help migrants suffering in the Calais 'jungle'. Read more...

Bishop and Gill Franklin
17 Aug 2015 :: BCCS celebrates work at annual garden party »

The annual garden party of the Brentwood Catholic Children's Society last month saw the retirement of two of the charity's social workers. Read more...

Bishop Wraw as Bartimaeus
14 Aug 2015 :: Putting the Passion into Essex »

Bishop John Wraw, Bishop of Bradwell, has written to all those interested in staging Passion Plays in the county, inviting them to get together to share ideas and expertise. Read more...

Apostleship of the Sea logo
11 Aug 2015 :: Apostleship of the Sea ensures support for seafarers lives on »

The charity is encouraging supporters to make an in-memory donation to keep alive the values of departed loved ones. They will be remembered in the special annual Mass of Remembrance in November. Read more...

Hurdling
11 Aug 2015 :: Olympic hurdler visits Basildon's youth summer camp »

Young Catholics at Basildon's Field of Dreams activity project got to grip with hurdling last week, thanks to a visit by Tony Jarrett. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
Runbeat
2 Sep 2015 :: Brentwood Catholic Children's Society - Run for a Child »

Dig out your running shoes and support this children's charity with a 5K run. Read more...

Apostleship of the Sea logo
24 Sep 2015 :: Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris Mass »

Join Bishop Tom Burns SM in Southwark to pray for seafarers and the work of the AoS. Read more...

BCYS
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
Washing pot
24 Aug 2015 :: 'Nothing that goes into a man from the outside can make him unclean' »

As the Pharisees focus on traditional religious practices such as washing, Jesus emphasises the importance of what lies in men's hearts. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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