Blessed John Rochester

detail of the painting 'The Martyrdom of Fathers John Rochester and James Walworth' by Vincenzo Carducci, c.1632; Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Son of John Rochester of Terling and Grisold of Bobbingworth. Carthusian choir monk at the London Charterhouse. Priest. Exiled by the government to the Charterhouse of Saint Michael at Hull, Yorkshire. Martyred with Blessed James Walworth for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church.




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  • “Blessed John Rochester“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 May 2020. Web. 23 June 2021. <>