Roman Catholic Diocese of Brentwood

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Diocese of Brentwood

Dioecesis Brentvoodensis
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Country England
TerritoryEssex, Barking, Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
Ecclesiastical provinceWestminster
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Westminster
Area3,967 km2 (1,532 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2012)
225,700 (8.1%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established20 July 1917
CathedralBrentwood Cathedral
Secular priests115
Current leadership
BishopAlan Williams
Metropolitan ArchbishopVincent Nichols
Vicar GeneralKevin Hale
Bishops emeritusThomas McMahon
The Diocese of Brentwood within the Province of Westminster
The Diocese of Brentwood within the Province of Westminster
Diocese of Brentwood

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brentwood is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in England. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Westminster.


The diocese covers the traditional county of Essex, an area of 3,959 km2 comprising the non-metropolitan 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, matching Essex's historic boundaries and the Anglican Diocese of Chelmsford. The see is in the town of Brentwood where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary and Saint Helen. It has 82 parishes, among these 47 parishes are in London; Havering (11), Barking and Dagenham (6), Redbridge (11), Waltham Forest (8), Newham (11).


The diocese was erected on 20 July 1917 from the Archdiocese of Westminster. The current bishop is Alan Williams, the seventh Bishop of Brentwood.


Past and Present Ordinaries[edit]

Coadjutor Bishops[edit]

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Diocese of Brentwood website
  • "Diocese of Brentwood". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 May 2011.

Coordinates: 51°37′10″N 0°18′23″E / 51.61944°N 0.30639°E / 51.61944; 0.30639