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

Prisoners’ Sunday is on the 10th October, can you help?

Pact are looking for people who will be ambassadors for the charity.

Bishop Richard's Pastoral Letter for the 25th Sunday of the Year

"The Catholic Church remains opposed to any form of assisted suicide."

Bishop Richard concelebrated a special Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of the Assumption.

Parishioners, friends & supporters marked the end of restoration works.

Join our Prisons Week Online Event 12 October, 5 - 6.15 pm

The theme this year is 'Journeying from Despair to Hope…'

Our People

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Our Parishes

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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.’