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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
Confirmation sleepout
28 Mar 2015 :: Basildon parish youth sleep out for the homeless »

Thirty five young people preparing for Confirmation as Catholics raised money for homelessness and youth projects in Basildon recently. Read more...

Candle
27 Mar 2015 :: Fr Denis Hall dies »

The popular East End priest served in Canning Town, Leyton, Manor Park and Forest Gate before celebrating 50 years of priesthood in his last parish of Upton Park just two weeks ago. Read more...

Confirmation candidates
13 Mar 2015 :: Bishop Alan welcomes Confirmation candidates »

At the Rite of Acceptance last week, nearly 500 young people from across the diocese made a commitment to witness to Christ in the world. Read more...

Abbot Cuthbert
2 Mar 2015 :: Abbot Cuthbert kicks off Desert Island series »

In the first of this year's series of Lenten discussions, entitled Desert Island Disciples, Abbot Cuthbert Madden was interviewed by Fr Martin Boland. Read more...

Jesus meets his mother by Gideon Pain
2 Mar 2015 :: Brentwood Stations art to cross the Atlantic »

The contemporary Stations of the Cross paintings commissioned by Brentwood Cathedral have been snapped up by a Chicago gallery, where they will be displayed after Easter. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
Image of the sower
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...

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
Crucifixion - Mantegna
25 Mar 2015 :: 'My God, my God, why have you deserted me?' »

In the Passion according to Mark, the Son of God drinks the cup of suffering to the depth out of love for his brothers and sisters. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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