Our Diocese

Welcome to the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton, we are a welcoming community of people committed to Christ and His Church. 


Welcome From Bishop Richard

'Thank you for your visiting the Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Website – a ‘window’ into the life of the Catholic Church in Surrey and Sussex, a welcoming community of people committed to Christ and His Church. If the Gospel Message is new to you, or if you are seeking detailed information about the Diocese, this site will help you to explore the many ways in which the life of the Diocese and its parishes can help you on your pilgrimage of life.'

Diocesan News

Join Bishop Richard at our Refugee Crisis Coffee Morning, Saturday 25 June at 11.30am

People across our wonderful parishes are invited to attend and contribute.

The Relics of St Bernadette will journey to our Diocese this October.

The visit will provide enriching opportunities for prayer and reflection.

The Sunday Obligation: returning to Mass at Pentecost.

'Believers need to journey in faith & worship with their fellow disciples.'

Bishops issue a Spring Plenary resolution on Migration.

Refugees and asylum seekers "should be welcomed and respected".

Our People

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Our Parishes

Discover our parishes, the beating heart of our Diocese.

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Our Events

Find out what's going on all across the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton.

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The word vocation comes from the Latin ‘vocare’, meaning ‘to call’ - so a vocation is a calling. Everyone has a vocation. Our first call is to love God and to be holy, or as Pope Francis put it, ‘to be saints is not a privilege for a few but a vocation for everyone.’