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

The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) has released a new report into child poverty.

In work poverty ‘blights the lives of children and young people'.

Our Parishes and Schools support PACT's Operation Elf Christmas Appeal

Find out how a chocolate raffle will help children in our community this Christmas.

Advent is a season of reflection, anticipation and reconciliation

CBCEW have released a number of Advent resources for use across our community.

Pope Francis: the Lack of respect shown at our borders makes us all less human.

The Pope described the treatment of many migrants as 'deplorable'.

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.’