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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
Bishop Alan
7 Feb 2016 :: Bishop appoints Chapter of Canons »

Bishop Alan is demonstrating his commitment to a consultative approach with the induction of a Chapter of Canons on 11 February in Brentwood Cathedral. Read more...

Fr Denis Hall
19 Jan 2016 :: Booklet on Fr Denis Hall to raise money for cause close to his heart »

Containing memoirs of and tributes to the popular East End priest, the publication will benefit Aid to the Church in Need. Read more...

Bishop Alan
16 Jan 2016 :: Educators in Brentwood Diocese welcome homegrown Year of Mercy resource »

Sr Jude Groden and Fr Chris O'Donnell have produced a practical and accessible book for parishes and schools. Read more...

Becky Collard at work
30 Dec 2015 :: Mission for Mercy »

Becky Collard talks about her work in decorating Brentwood Cathedral's Holy Door for the Year of Mercy. Read more...

Altar servers
30 Dec 2015 :: BBC broadcasts Midnight Mass from Brentwood »

"For us, the birth of Christ is a beginning for humanity: without it, we would always have been in the dark about God," said Fr Martin Boland who preached at the service. Read more...

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Forthcoming Events
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11 Feb 2016 :: Year of Mercy - Reflection Morning For Schools »

A Lenten reflection morning for headteachers, teachers and school governors in this Year of Mercy. Bishop Alan Williams, SM will lead the session. Read more...

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13 Feb 2016 :: Meeting the God of Mercy through the Sacraments »

Year of Mercy - Father Martin Boland, Dean of Brentwood Cathedral will lead 'Meeting the God of Mercy through the Sacraments'. Read more...

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14 Feb 2016 :: Refugee Mass at Cathedral »

The next Year of Mercy Sunday evening Mass will particularly welcome refugees, trafficked people and those who care for them. Read more...

21 Feb 2016 :: Charity recital at St Gabriel's »

Carl Bahoshy aims to raise more funds for Iraqi Christians in Need at a piano and organ recital in February. Read more...

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27 Feb 2016 :: Year of Mercy - 'Wrestling with Forgiveness' »

Year of Mercy - Bishop Emeritus, Thomas McMahon will facilitate this morning on the topic of 'Wrestling with Forgiveness' Read more...

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Scripture reflections
2 Feb 2016 :: 'From now on it is men you will catch' »

In this story we see the first disciples leave their miraculous catch of fish to follow Jesus. Fr Adrian Graffy reflects. Read more...

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