Our Diocese

Welcome to the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. Here you can find the parishes and people that make up our diocese and the great work that they are carrying out.


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

Pope Francis receives the COVID-19 vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccination programme is taking place at the Vatican

There is a March 2021 safeguarding training deadline for those working with vulnerable groups in parishes

Meet the March deadline and ensure your safeguarding training is up to date.

Join our fantastic new Lent programme: Invited

Encounter the beauty of our faith and engage more profoundly with the Gospel message!

The latest COVID-19 guidance for parishes.

The Government has updated the guidance issued to places of worship. Find out more here.

Our People

Connect with our Diocesan staff and clergy here.

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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.’