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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
27 Apr 2016 :: Campaign secures more affordable homes on Boleyn Ground »

Homelessness charity Caritas Anchor House has been campaigning with other organisations to increase the proportion of affordable housing on the former West Ham site. Read more...

Calais migrants
26 Apr 2016 :: Sign Calais Action's petition on lone child refugee amendment »

The petition calls on Lords and MPs to pass an amended Immigration Bill tonight and save the lone refugee children in Europe. Read more...

At the organ
25 Apr 2016 :: Cathedral organist in overnight play-a-thon »

Stephen King played from 8pm to 8am at Brentwood Cathedral. Read more...

Keith Fernett
21 Apr 2016 :: Homeless residents receive awards for achievements »

Chief Executive Keith Fernett and Chair of Trustees Monsignor John Armitage presented the awards at the Caritas Anchor House ceremony. Read more...

Pope Francis (Catholic Church)
12 Apr 2016 :: Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation on the family »

The long-awaited document on the family, entitled The Joy of Love, focuses on the need to care for rather than condemn those whose lives do not reflect Church teaching. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
Bishop opens Mercy Door
6 May 2016 :: The Spirituality of Mercy »

Come and hear Bishop Alan Williams at Wanstead.

7 May 2016 :: Maryvale College open day: distance learning courses for all »

Come and see what is on offer at Maryvale, the home of Blessed John Henry Newman. Read more...

Year of Mercy Logo
21 May 2016 :: Year of Mercy - 'Pathways to Prayer' »

Year of Mercy - Bishop Emeritus Thomas McMahon will facilitate this morning on the topic of 'Pathways to Prayer'. Read more...

23 Jun 2016 - 25 Jun 2016 :: Called to Care Conference for health and social care professionals »

Organised by the Bishops' Conference, this conference will focus on challenges and opportunities for Christians working in health and social care. Read more...

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Scripture reflections
Holy Spirit image
25 Apr 2016 :: 'If anyone loves me he will keep my word' »

In the 'farewell discourse' at the Last Supper, Jesus exhorts his disciples to show their love for him by 'keeping his word', promising them the help of the Holy Spirit. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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