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

Bishop Richard's Weekly Reflection: “Let us be open to the Holy Spirit's gifts."

"Let us be open to the grace that is poured into our hearts, that we may be fruitful in our living of the Gospel."

Renewing the Church - Royal Priesthood Conference at St Mary's University, 20-22 June

The conference, supported by Bishop Richard, will feature renowned academics & scholars.

May 2024 Pastoral Plan update from Canon Kieron O'Brien

Canon Kieron outlines progress to date across the Diocese

Monks in the City join the Bishop of Chichester on an ecumenical walking pilgrimage.

Pilgrims from across church communities walked from Kemptown to Hove on 11 May.

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.’