Book of Saints – Richard of Chichester

detail of the illustration of Saint Richard of Chichester from Pictorial Lives of the SaintsArticle

(Saint) Bishop (April 3) (13th century) Richard De Wiche, born near Worcester, distinguished himself from early 230 youth by his piety and intellectual ability. He studied at Paris and Bologna and, returning to England, was made Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He was a devoted friend of Saint Edmund of Canterbury, chosen by him as his chief adviser, and attended him in his exile. Consecrated Bishop of Chichester (A.D. 1245), he bravely defended the rights of his See against the Royal usurpations, but was chiefly conspicuous for his devotedness to his flock and for his care of the poor. He died at Dover in the building still known as the Maison Dieu (A.D. 1253), and was canonised nine years later.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Richard of Chichester”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 April 2017. Web. 21 July 2017. <>