Our house patrons
Our house patrons are: St Edmund Campion, St John Fisher, St Philip Howard, St Cuthbert Mayne and St Ralph Sherwin. These five holy men suffered for their Catholic faith at a time when England was less tolerant of religious diversity.
The English Reformation left an indelible mark upon our country: Churches were lost, Abbeys and Convents destroyed and countless people suffered great hardships for remaining faithful to Christ and His Church. It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that many of the laws and restrictions placed upon Catholics in England were finally repealed with the passing into law of the Catholic Emancipation Act. Today we can be guilty of occasionally taking the exercise of our faith for granted, we can easily attend Holy Mass and celebrate the Holy Sacraments in public without the threat of persecution or retribution.