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Welcome to the Diocese of Brentwood

Photo: Bishop Thomas The Rt Rev Thomas McMahon, Bishop of Brentwood, 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 Thomas
20 Apr 2014 :: 'Love is stronger than hate' »

Through Easter, Jesus shows us that life is stronger than death, says Bishop Thomas. Read more...

Bishop with Book of Elect
17 Apr 2014 :: Easter: a new beginning for RCIA candidates »

This weekend will see around 330 people join the Church in our diocese. Read more...

Fr Alan at press conference
14 Apr 2014 :: 'A listening Bishop' »

Fr Alan Williams, who has been appointed the 7th Bishop of Brentwood, says the best way to learn about his new diocese is to meet its people. Read more...

Fr Alan Williams (Mazur)
14 Apr 2014 :: Brentwood welcomes new Bishop »

Fr Alan Williams SM, the Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, has been appointed Bishop of Brentwood by Pope Francis. Read more...

Bishops with staff and residents
12 Apr 2014 :: Catholic and Anglican bishops visit East London homeless »

As part of the 'Listen to God: Hear the Poor' week, Bishop Thomas and Bishop Stephen Cottrell of Chelmsford Diocese paid a visit to East London based homeless charity Caritas Anchor House. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
28 Apr 2014 :: All Governors' evening course »

Book your place on this useful course for governors. Read more...

Dr Gavin Jarvis
7 Jun 2014 :: Science and ethics at the start and end of life »

What can science tell us about the beginning and end of human life? How will the answers inform the ethical decisions we make? Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Christ Risen - Piero della Francesca
14 Apr 2014 :: 'They have taken the Lord out of the tomb' »

The sight of the empty tomb is enough to convince the gospel writer of the resurrection - without which there would be no good news to proclaim. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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