Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

St Edmund Campion in the Thames valley

St Edmund Campion - or at least a relic of him - has been back in some of his old haunts in the Thames valley. Escorted by the Knights of St Columba the relic has been on its annual tour around churches culminating in a visit to the site of his martyrdom at Tyburn.


St Edmund Campion

Image: marysdowry productions

This morning it was at Holy Rood in Oxford for veneration following the morning Mass and on Sunday it will be at Lyford Grange, where the saint was arrested in July 1581, for a service at 3pm


Lyford Grange


There is an account from David Nash Ford of St Edmund's capture at Lyford here.

My post about the saint from his feast day last year can be read at St Edmund Campion.

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