'With Jesus, we learn as a joyful family and flourish to be the best that we can be'
Blessed John Finch
Martyred 30th April 1534
John Finch was born about 1548. He was a yeoman of Eccleston, Lancashire, from a Catholic family, but brought up an Anglican. When he was twenty years old he went to London where he spent nearly a year with some cousins at Inner Temple. While there he was struck by the contrast between Protestantism and Catholicism in practice, and determined to lead a Catholic life. He later returned to Lancashire where he was reconciled to the Catholic Church.