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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
Cardinal lights candle
15 Nov 2015 :: Cardinal says Paris killings were 'a crime crying out to heaven' »

Cardinal Vincent expresses his condolences to French community.

Ten Ten's Clare O'Brien receives award
4 Nov 2015 :: Catholic Theatre Company wins award for stage play about human trafficking »

A play about a woman rescued from trafficking has won an award for Ten Ten, a Catholic theatre company. Read more...

Bishop Moth
2 Nov 2015 :: Bishop Richard Moth supports 'Mental Health Equality' Campaign »

Bishop Moth has urged people to join the campaign by contacting their MP. Read more...

26 Oct 2015 :: Desperate refugees need help to live again »

Fr Dominic Howarth reflects on his recent visit to Calais to give 'packets of hope and love' to the growing number of refugees there. Read more...

Basildon volunteers
18 Oct 2015 :: 'Drops of hope in an ocean of need' »

Volunteers in Basildon have been putting together 'packets of love and hope' for the refugees in Calais. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
5 Dec 2015 :: Advent Spirituality Morning (1) »

The Rt. Rev. Alan Williams SM, Bishop of Brentwood, will lead an Advent Spirituality Morning. All are welcome. Read more...

6 Dec 2015 :: Bra-vissima to perform at Warley in aid of Romanian children's charity »

Come to a Magic of Christmas concert at Warley Hill on Sunday 6 December. Read more...

12 Dec 2015 :: Advent Spirituality Morning (2) »

The Bishop Emeritus, Thomas McMahon will lead an Advent Spirituality Morning. All are welcome. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Stormy seas
23 Nov 2015 :: 'Nations will be bewildered by the clamour of the ocean' »

In this week's reading, we look forward to the first coming of God in Bethlehem, and to his glorious return. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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