Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Welcome to A&B Communications Blog

This is a first posting on the new blog for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel & Brighton Communications Office. If this all sounds rather grand then the reality is that the Communications Office consists of one full-time Communications Officer (currently the writer of this, Deacon Mark Woods) and a group of volunteers who prepare and publish the A&B News, the monthly diocesan newspaper. All in all a small but we hope enthusiastic and professional group of people.

The desire is that this blog will be another way of providing news and information from Arundel & Brighton Diocese as well as the Church in England and Wales and beyond primarily for the clergy and people of the diocese. We welcome comments and ideas from readers of the blog - all comments will be moderated. We hope this will prove another way in which we can share the good work taking place in the Church at home and elsewhere, so that the good news of Jesus Christ can continue to be shared with the world.

For more A&B news visit the diocesan website


  1. Great idea - look forward to following the news when in Rome!

  2. Heartiest good wishes at the start of an important new venture for the diocese. I hope more and more people, especially priests! - will use it.

  3. Congratulations on the new blog. I've just added a link to it on the side bar of our parish blog(
    I wish you all well in the new venture.

  4. Excellent, welcome to the blogosphere!

  5. This is a great idea: congratulations for starting it. I wish you all the very best with your initiative to communicate via this medium.

  6. Calling in from St Louis after a week of two hurricanes in the United States (Gustav and Sarah Palin), I am grateful for this way of keeping in touch with news at home.

    Thank you to those who have set up this venture. God bless you.

  7. Greetings from California, this blog is a great idea

  8. Wonderful!

    A Catholic diocese is getting real, and cool!

    Let us pray that the more fuddy duddy backward dioceses follow your example.

    The leading light of our parish told me I should not use the internet, because, according to the leading light, it is Satan't tool. I told her, we can use it as a tool for God, and the Pope uses it.


    Next shot:

    The Vatican has a website.

    Now I can tell Leading Light Arundel and Brighton has a blog.

    Leading Light will crawl under a pew in sheer terror.

    Congratulations, to the Diocesan Communications Officer, and thanks to your bishop for approving the project. Bless his cotton socks!

    A link will be posted on a Catholic forum I help to adminster.