Roman Catholic Diocese of Brentwood

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Diocese of Brentwood
Dioecesis Brentvoodensis
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Brentwood.svg
Country  England
Territory Essex, Barking, Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
Ecclesiastical province Westminster
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Westminster
Deaneries 12
Area 3,967 km2 (1,532 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
225,700 (8.1%)
Parishes 82
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 20 July 1917
Cathedral Brentwood Cathedral
Secular priests 115
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Alan Williams
Metropolitan Archbishop Vincent Nichols
Vicar General Kevin Hale
Emeritus Bishops Thomas McMahon
The Diocese of Brentwood within the Province of Westminster
The Diocese of Brentwood within the Province of Westminster

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 the Right Reverend Alan Williams, the seventh Bishop of Brentwood.

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