Relic of St. Edmund Campion
30th June 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
These two windows which may be found in the Chapel at St Bernard’s Catholic School depict St Edmund Campion. St. Edmund’s relic will be at Holy Family Church on Sunday 30th June during the 11.15 Mass on its annual journey from Lyford Grange in Berkshire (where he was arrested) to Tyburn where he was executed. Saint Edmund Campion, S.J., was an English Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr who was arrested because he was conducting an underground Catholic ministry in officially Anglican England. He was convicted of high treason and brought through Slough and Colnbrook before his cruel execution at Tyburn (present day Marble Arch). St. Edmund Campion was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886 and canonised in 1970 by Pope Paul VI as one of the forty Martyrs of England and Wales. His feast is celebrated on 1st December as he was taken to his martyrdom at Tyburn.
In the background of one window you can clearly see St Ethelbert’s church and Windsor Castle and the other depicts Colnbrook where he stayed at the Ostrich Inn.