Directory: Willesden Area
The Willesden Area includes Brent, Harrow, Ealing and Hillingdon in North West London.
The area is diverse, being mainly suburban but also containing 'deprived' regions and large swathes of Green Belt.
The Willesden Area is the special responsibility of the Bishop of Willesden, the Rt Revd Pete Broadbent.
The Bishop is supported by the Archdeacon of Northolt, the Ven Duncan Green.
The Willesden Area includes Brent, Harrow, Ealing and Hillingdon in North West London. The area is diverse, being mainly suburban but also containing ‘deprived’ Urban Priority Areas and large swathes of Green Belt.
Brent, Ealing and Harrow are home to some of the largest minority ethnic communities in London. In addition, the presence of London Heathrow Airport means numbers of refugees and asylum seekers in the area are high.
There are 20 Church of England voluntary aided schools in the area; 18 primary and two secondary. The two secondary schools are especially successful and popular; one is designated a ‘beacon’ school.
There are 14 hospitals, including specialist facilities such as Harefield Hospital (heart patients) and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
Woodland Adventure Forest School, Harrow, has expanded its activities this year following generous support from the Bishop of London’s Mission Fund
The Revd Steve Morris, Vicar of St Cuthbert’s Church in Wembley, has written a book on establishing memory cafés as a way to help tackle loneliness and isolation.
The Bishop of Willesden has given his signature to the newly launched Faith Covenant, between Brent Council and the many local faith-based organisations in the borough.
Bishop Pete Broadbent, YMCA West London President, Bishop of Willesden and Acting Bishop of London, has welcomed 21 walkers to St Paul’s Cathedral at the end of their 10-mile Founder’s Day Walk.