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

Share your stories of Lourdes for a special commemorative book about the pilgrimage.

Be part of our diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes 50th anniversary celebrations!

Stella Maris port chaplains will support seafarers who are far from home this Christmas.

The charity are passionate about helping the people of the sea through the year.

Read Bishop Richard's Pastoral Letter for the Feast of Christ the King

'We go from prayer to Mission and bring all back to Christ'

Invited Season III Episode I is LIVE

Watch the first of our brand new Invited Advent films here.

Our People

Connect with diocesan staff and clergy here.

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Our Parishes

Discover our parishes, the beating heart of our Diocese.

Parish Finder

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.’