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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
13 Feb 2015 :: Cathedral uses art and music to interpret Crucifixion »

Fifteen contemporary artists have contributed to an innovative project illustrating the Stations of the Cross at Brentwood Cathedral. Read more...

Abbot Cuthbert
13 Feb 2015 :: Desert Island Disciples at Brentwood Cathedral parish »

Come and hear four distinguished priests talk about their faith Read more...

Bishop Alan cGraham Hillman
11 Feb 2015 :: Rite of Election will see Bishop greet RCIA candidates »

Bishop Alan will meet more than 200 people preparing to join the Church as Lent begins. Read more...

New Hall School and AoS
11 Feb 2015 :: New Hall students learn about seafarers' charity »

John Green, director of development at Apostleship of the Sea, gave pupils some insight into the Catholic charity's ministry with seafarers during a recent visit to the school. Read more...

5 Feb 2015 :: Radio 4 to broadcast from Cathedral »

The BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship programme will come from Brentwood Cathedral this weekend. 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...

1 Mar 2015 :: Rochford organ recital to raise money for Iraqi Christians »

Come and support displaced Iraqi families at this organ recital. Read more...

Della Shenton
7 Mar 2015 :: Ecumenical Study Day with Della Shenton DHS »

Jerusalem: the Spiritual Heart of the World - Recognition and Responsibility for the Holy Land Read more...

Picture of Thomas Merton
16 Mar 2015 :: 'Thomas Merton, restless pilgrim' »

The 31 January 2015 was the centenary of Thomas Merton's birth. Come and find out more about this prolific Catholic writer at a talk by Fr Brian O'Shea, parish priest of St Thomas of Canterbury. Read more...

QF Question Mark
18 Mar 2015 :: Question of Faith event at Our Lady of Compassion in Saffron Walden »

Bring your questions about living the Catholic faith to Saffron Walden on 18 March, 2015. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Transfiguration Fra Angelico
23 Feb 2015 :: 'This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him' »

The transfiguration of Jesus gives his disciples a glimpse of the future which lies beyond suffering and death. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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