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

A Meditation by Sister Halaska

A meditation about God's love shared by Bishop Richard

Our Lady of Lourdes pledge to Livesimply

Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners intend to 'Live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor'

People across our Diocese are fundraising to end water poverty overseas

CAFOD's Walk for Water campaign aims to make a difference to people living in water poverty overseas

Pope Francis has arrived in Iraq

Pope Francis will be the first Pope to visit the country, making the visit an historic occasion.

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.’