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Advent Reflections 2014

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Each year the Diocese produces a set of Advent Reflections for groups and individuals and this year is no different. Advent 2014 is a booklet of scripture, reflections and prayers written by young people and designed for small group discussion. Six young people were brought together to write reflections on the second reading of each week of Advent, and to design prayer activities and challenges to introduce new methods of prayer to people around the Diocese.

To order copies contact the Diocesan Bookshop on 01293 651165 or email For more information contact David Wills, Adult Formation Adviser on 01293 651157 or

Image: “The grace of Christ pours upon others through us, especially through our wounds, when our lives are entirely his” Elizabeth Wang - T-00195-OL © Radiant Light 2014.

Employment Opportunities

As a result of a combination of external funding and staff vacancies, the following employment opportunities currently exist within the diocese:

Diocesan Inclusion Adviser (part time)
Project Officer (part time, 2 year fixed term)
Christian Education Centre Coordinator (full time)

For further details, please click here.

Apostolic Administrator

Abp Peter SmithOn 4th October the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Bishop Kieran Conry. At the same time the Holy Father appointed Archbishop Peter Smith as the Apostolic Administrator of the vacant See of Arundel and Brighton, until such time as a new Bishop takes possession of the Diocese.

Archbishop Peter has visited the Diocese already on a couple of occasions to met with some of those working for the diocese including some of the clergy. He will continue to support the Diocese as best he can whilst still, of course carrying out his responsibilities for the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Welcome to Dabnet

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton serves the counties of Sussex and those parts of Surrey outside the Greater London Boroughs. These pages combine the information from various sources around the diocese in one easy to use format. The information on the pages is frequently updated. If what you are looking for does not appear to fit in any of the categories on the left, try using the search tool at the top right of the page. Even the webmaster has to resort to this occasionally!

We are always interested in your comments so if you want to make any suggestions please use the 'comment on this page' link on the left.

St. Cuthman’s Retreat Centre

The Retreat CentreOur diocesan retreat centre at Coolham, near Horsham, is open to individuals and groups of all denominations and of none. Simple Chapel, Morning and Evening Prayer, with Mass most days. Well stocked Library, silent and non-silent options - including for dining. 20 acres of beautiful grounds, plus a 5 acre lake with views to the South Downs.

Main house– 8 single and 8 twin rooms, all en-suite – minimum stay 2 nights. For individuals, couples and groups.

‘Quiet Days’ for individuals – spend a day in the House, Chapel and grounds.
Includes a two-course lunch and refreshments.

Group use – popular with parish, diocesan and other groups with a maximum 24 (if some rooms shared) – minimum stay 2 nights. For all denominations.

The Garden Rooms– for non-residential group meetings, ‘away days’, ‘INSET’ and workshops – max 18 people. Located in our orchard, with catering options, easy parking and disabled access.

St Cuthman’s ‘Reflection Days’and special events – led retreat days for individuals in our Garden Rooms.

Click here for the St Cuthman's Pages

Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

To find out more visit their website here...

Festival 50 - July 5 2015

To find out more about Festival 50 to celebrate the Diocesan Golden Jubilee in 2015 click here.

Events in the Diocese

Find out more about events in the Diocese by clicking here

The Catholic Faith

Do you want to know more about the Catholic faith ?
Visit the Catholic Faith Centre Website.


Find out more about the vocation of Catholics on the Diocesan Vocations website

A&B Diocesan Liturgical Calendar

The Universalis A&B Diocesan Liturgical Calendar is available here...


Faith Today
 Faith Today

Church Marketplace

Church Marketplace

Catholic Truth Society


About the website

The Arundel and Brighton DiocesanTrust is a Registered Charity No. 252878

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