4th May 2024

Assistant Secretary – Cathedral House (Bishop’s Office)

The Diocese of Brentwood are looking for an Assistant Secretary to work for the Bishop’s Office at Cathedral House – Brentwood. The primary purpose of the role is to assist the Bishop’s Secretary with providing office management and secretarial support to the Bishop. The post will be full time working Monday to Friday.

Full job description: Assistant Secretary – Bishops Office – Job Description

If you have any queries regarding the role or if you wish to apply, please email your CV and cover letter to date for applications is 22nd May 2024

Young Adults' Retreat

4th May 2024

‘Revive; Discover; Empower’ a young adults retreat: Walsingham House are hosting a young adults retreat on the weekend of 22nd – 23rd June. The retreat is open to those who are 19+. It will be a weekend of prayer and friendship and a wonderful opportunity to take a break from work or university. The cost of the retreat is £45 and more information, including how to book, can be found at

Pray and fast for the end of abortion in this country

4th May 2024
On Tuesday 21st May, the Vigil of St Rita, please pray and fast for the end of abortion in this Country. Through God’s grace we have seen thousands of Mothers in our counselling centre continue their pregnancies in very difficult circumstances. Please help us to help save lives with your prayers, fasting and support.

Thy Kingdom Come - Pentecost Prayer Novena 2024

27th Apr 2024

There will be 24/7 prayer running from 2pm on Sunday 12th May to 10pm on Saturday 18th May at the Sion Community Chapel. You are welcome to join us any time from 6am to 12 midnight.  It would be very helpful if you could book an hour slot in the prayer room by visiting this link: https://signup.24- or you can join us for Praise & Worship at 8pm which is taking place each evening.  We look forward to welcoming you for this special prayer time. 

For more information, please contact

Sion Community, SENT, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9BX

First Saturday Divine Mercy Recollection Day

27th Apr 2024

The Divine Mercy Apostolate, London is holding a First Saturday Divine Mercy Recollection Day at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, on Saturday 1st June 2024 from 11 am to 4:30 pm. The Recollection Day will include teachings on the Message of Mercy, Holy Mass, Stations of the Cross, Hour of Mercy with Adoration and Benediction and Veneration of the Image of Merciful Jesus. All welcome. Pls call millie on 07957594646 for more information. Coaches from Ealing Broadway and Victoria.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham

27th Apr 2024
25th May 2024: Join Bishop Alan and other parishes around the Diocese of Brentwood in Walsingham. We will celebrate Mass at the Basilica before walking the Holy Mile to the grounds of Walsingham Abbey to celebrate Vespers and Benediction on the site of the Holy House. See poster in the church for more details.

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage

27th Apr 2024

Join Bishop Alan on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (Friday 19 – Friday 26 July).  To book, please go online: Brentwood Lourdes - Lourdes - Tangney Tours (   If you wish to discuss any aspect of the pilgrimage, please e-mail Kathryn Young or Suzanne Reeves at

The pilgrimage is slightly longer this year because of the availability of chartered flights, which allow us to bring many more assisted pilgrims than commercial flights.  However, if anyone is interested in a shorter stay n Lourdes, during the Diocesan Pilgrimage, please contact Tangney.  As ever, any parish which wishes to join the Diocesan Pilgrimage, but make their own travel arrangements and hotel bookings, are most welcome to do so.  If you wish to discuss this, please contact me.

General Election Catholic voting

22nd Apr 2024

With a UK general election due sometime this year, politicians will be looking for our votes. We have a responsibility as Catholics to make sure that parties commit to tackling issues such as poverty and injustice. Raising our voices and contacting parliamentary candidates as a parish community will send a strong signal to those standing for election in our local constituencies. A Year of Encounter is a joint initiative between CAFOD and St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), equipping Catholics to ask key questions of local candidates at the key moments. Please see // for more information, including online sessions on Thursday 25th April and Saturday 4th May to learn more.

CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, provides practical support to people and communities in need around the world. But as part of its mission CAFOD also encourages Catholics in England and Wales to respond to the call of the Church to promote the common good. We are all invited to play our part in creating the social conditions necessary to build a world that reflects the Kingdom of God. 

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